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Veronica J. Kuehn Will Return to Off-Broadway’s Avenue Q

first_img View Comments Veronica J. Kuehn, veteran star of Avenue Q, will reprise her turn as Kate Monster/Lucy in the musical at New World Stages beginning on February 18. Kuehn will succeed Gizel Jiménez, who will play her final performance on February 17.Kuehn is a celebrated alum of Avenue Q, having appeared in the musical from July 20, 2011 through February 9, 2015. She has also been seen onstage as Ali in Mamma Mia!, Jovie in Elf and Monica Lewinsky in Clinton The Musical.Kuehn joins a current cast that includes Katie Boren, Grace Choi, Matt Dengler, Jamie Glickman, Imari Hardon, Jason Jacoby, Nick Kohn, Lacretta, Rob Morrison and Michael Liscio, Jr.Featuring a Tony-winning book by Jeff Whitty, a Tony-winning score by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx and Tony-nominated direction by Jason Moore, Avenue Q took home the 2004 Tony Award for Best Musical, later transferring to its current off-Broadway run at New World Stages.As previously announced, Avenue Q will conclude its off-Broadway run on April 28. Avenue Q Related Showscenter_img Veronica J. Kuehn(Photo provided by Sam Rudy Media Relations) Show Closed This production ended its run on May 26, 2019last_img read more

MENTOR Vermont announces recipients of 2019-2020 Vermont Mentoring Grants

first_imgFranklin County: See Multiple Counties section above. Multiple Counties: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermont (Chittenden, Essex, Orleans, and Windham Counties); The Collaborative (Bennington, Windham, and Windsor Counties); Franklin County Caring Communities (Franklin and Grand Isle Counties); Living Proof Mentoring (Chittenden and Windsor Counties); New Circle Mentoring Program/Safer Society Foundation (Addison and Rutland Counties); and Spectrum Mentoring/Spectrum Youth and Family Services (Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties). Windsor: Empower Up!/Windsor Central Supervisory Union; and Windsor County Mentors.For more information about the Vermont Mentoring Grants and this year’s award recipients, please visit: is external).About Mentoring: According to the “Mentoring Effect,” a study released in 2014 by MENTOR, one in three youth in Vermont will enter adulthood without having a formal or informal mentoring relationship with a caring adult. National studies by MENTOR and Big Brothers Big Sisters demonstrate that youth with mentors are less likely to engage in risky behavior with drugs and alcohol, and they are more likely to develop positive relationships with peers and adults and pursue college and other post-secondary opportunities.Based on the 2019 Vermont Mentoring Surveys, more than 66 percent of middle and high school youth supported by mentoring programs in Vermont feel like they matter to people in their community, and more than 86 percent of mentors play a direct role in their mentee’s education.About MENTOR Vermont: MENTOR Vermont (formerly known as Mobius) supports 140 adult-to-youth mentoring program sites that serve 2,300 mentor pairs throughout the state. In addition to awarding grant funding to youth mentoring programs, the organization provides technical support to mentoring program staff, maintains an online program directory and referral system for volunteers, manages a quality-based program management database, raises public awareness of mentoring, works with programs to ensure they are meeting best practices, and leads statewide mentoring initiatives. For more information about mentoring programs and initiatives in Vermont, visit is external).Source:  MENTOR Vermont 11.15.2019 Bennington County: Mentoring at UCS/United Counseling Service. Rutland County: The Mentor Connector. Windham: See Multiple Counties sections above. Chittenden County: Connecting Youth Mentoring/Champlain Valley School District; Essex FriendCHIPS/Essex CHIPS; Maker Mentor Program/The Generator; King Street Center’s Junior Senior Buddies; Milton Mentors/Milton Community Youth Coalition; and SB Mentoring/South Burlington School District. Washington County: Cabot Mentoring; Twinfield Together Mentoring Program; and Girls/Boyz First Mentoring. Caledonia County: See Statewide section above.center_img Essex County: See Multiple Counties section above. Orleans County: See Statewide and Multiple Counties sections above. Grand Isle County: Grand Isle County Mentoring. Vermont Business Magazine MENTOR Vermont recently awarded 25 grants, totaling $348,735, to support youth mentoring programs throughout the state. The 2019-2020 Vermont Mentoring Grants will support more than 100 new and existing program sites, and more than 1,800 adult-to-youth mentor pairs in communities across Vermont.“MENTOR Vermont and our funding partners are excited to be able to continue supporting the amazing work that mentoring programs and their mentors are doing to support youth in their local communities,” said Chad Butt, executive director of MENTOR Vermont. “Together we are building toward a future in which every young person in Vermont has the supportive mentoring relationships they need to grow and develop into thriving, productive, and engaged adults.”The Vermont Mentoring Grants are made possible each year through funding support from the A.D. Henderson Foundation and the Vermont Department for Children and Families. The 2019-2020 grants will provide continuing support for established programs that demonstrate they meet best practices and help expand mentoring programming in underserved regions of the state.All 2019-2020 grantees have committed to being partners in the Vermont K-12 Mentoring Initiative, a multi-year project, spearheaded by MENTOR Vermont, to establish the statewide program infrastructure needed to allow youth the opportunity to be matched with a mentor from elementary school until they successfully enter adulthood.Additionally, grantees beyond their first two years of operation are required to demonstrate that they are meeting best practices through the Quality Mentoring System (a program assessment system developed by MENTOR Vermont and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership). Grantees will also continue to use common questions from the Vermont Mentoring Surveys to survey their mentors and mentees.Through the 2019-2020 Vermont Mentoring Grants, MENTOR Vermont has awarded 25 grants to agencies, schools and districts/supervisory unions, and independent non-profits throughout the state, including:Statewide: The DREAM Program; Everybody Wins! Vermont. Orange County: The Mentoring Project of the Upper Valley; and RAMP Mentoring/Randolph Area Mentoring Program. Lamoille County: No agencies applied. Addison County: Mt. Abraham Unified School District.last_img read more

Logic, inconsistency and goals

first_imgAs a political science junkie in college, my classmates and I enjoyed debating any issue of the day. Often into the wee hours of the morning.Our professors joined in the game, often giving us statements, and asking us to prove or disprove them.The Confederacy was doomed to lose the civil war.England was doomed to lose its American colonies.It was inevitable for the U.S. to lose the Vietnam War.If you were asked to disprove a statement, you quickly thought of anything that flew in the face of the argument. You listed out the inconsistencies, ranked them, and then started the job of chipping away.The process could create the perfect exercise for your credit union.Divide your management into two teams. Give them a list of your credit union’s goals.Team one’s job? Have them support the following statement.Our credit union is doing everything possible to achieve our goals.Team two? Give them the opposite task.Both teams should be able to look at existing credit union policies, budget levels, training and anything else that would help or hinder your credit union’s efforts.At the end of the exercise, you’ll have a good overview of what you’re doing to hit your goals, and what holes you may have. 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Anthony Demangone Anthony Demangone is executive vice president and chief operating officer at the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU). Demangone oversees day-to-day operations and manages the association’s education, membership, … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Legal Roundup

first_img Legal Roundup Brevard Honors: The Brevard Bar Foundation — dedicated to aiding the educational, legal, and charitable projects aimed at meeting the needs of the public and the profession — hosted its first annual dinner in recognition of its lifetime charter members and donors. Florida Bar President Jay White provided the keynote address. The lifetime charter members include: John O. Alpizar, Roy A. Alterman, Kevin P. Bailey, Douglas R. Beam, Mason R. Blake, S. Sammy Cacciatore, Sammy M. Cacciatore, Jr., Steven G. Casanova, Stephen G. Charpentier, Hubert C. Childress, Gregory J. Donoghue, Gary B. Frese, Daniel J. Freyberg, Carmine D. Gigliotti, Marjorie Green, Edward Kinberg, Stephen R. Koons, Scott D. Krasny, Troy R. Lotane, Clifton A. McClelland, Joan Berry Nassar, James M. Nicholas, Arthur W. Niergarth, Robin M. Petersen, Julie Glocker Pierce, Judge Frank R. Pound, Judge Tonya B. Rainwater, Walter C. Shepard, Erik P. Shuman, Nicholas F. Tsamoutales, Kenneth F. Tworoger, David Volk, and Judge Robert A. Wohn. O’Malley to Lead BALS: Andrew O’Malley has become president of Bay Area Legal Services. Other officers include President-elect Gary Walker, Treasurer Leslie Schultz-Kin, and Secretary Cerese Taylor. YLD Law School Division: Second-year University of Miami School of Law student Madeleine “Mady” Mannello was elected president of The Florida Bar Young Lawyer’s newly established Law Student Division. She was elected by representatives from 10 Florida law schools. The new division will help forge networks between law students and attorneys, provide mentoring and scholarship programs, and represent law students in state matters that affect them. Diversity Scholars Award: Constangy, Brooks & Smith presented its annual Diversity Scholars Award to University of Florida, Levin College of Law student Xinning Shirley Liu, a second-year student. She received a $2,000 scholarship for her outstanding accomplishments. Liu, who had previously been selected as a Fulbright Research Scholar, has studied political science, business, philosophy, and language from colleges in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Oxford, England. As a J.D. candidate at UF, Liu hopes to receive special certification in international and comparative law and intellectual property law. Black History: At its fifth annual celebration for Black History Month, delancyhill P.A., in collaboration with the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce, and the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, as part of the HMSF preview of the Black Crossroads: The African Diaspora in Miami exhibition, honored former County Commissioner Betty T. Ferguson for inspiring change, community engagement, and building bridges in the African diaspora of South Florida. Honoring Dr. King: More than 400 people gathered at J.A.Y. Ministries in Riviera Beach to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., Day at an event sponsored by Gordon & Doner. Following the annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day parade, members of the local community joined in prayer and an afternoon of food, music, giveaways, and entertainment. Gordon & Doner also donated two new Dell computers to J.A.Y. Ministries’ youth outreach program for its learning center. More Scholarships: The Leesfield Family Charitable Foundation awarded a $1,000 law school scholarship to Doris Torres, a third-year law student at Florida International University and president of the Hispanic Law Students Association. The scholarship was granted in association with the Florida Association for Women Lawyers and was presented at FAWL’s 26th Annual Judicial Reception and Scholarship Presentations event at the Ritz-Carlton in Coconut Grove. Fisher & Phillips Recognized: Fisher & Phillips and firm partner Cathy Stutin were the recipients of the 2008 Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Inc. The firm was selected for the award because of its dedication toward providing pro bono services for BPHI, including employment advice and counseling. Gullikson Fundraiser: The Law Offices of Andy M. Custer recently hosted a fundraiser in support of the Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation. The night brought together the legal and medical professions from Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. The Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation’s mission is to provide support to brain tumor patients and their caregivers and families. APABA Charity Event: Members of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida, law school students, and friends joined together for a volunteer project at the Jubilee Center of South Broward, Inc., preparing lunch and serving approximately 100 clients of the center. APABA South Florida plans to participate in similar events in the near future. Cape Coral Cares: The Cape Coral Bar Association recently donated a sizable contribution to the Cape Coral Caring Center to help the organization in assisting those persons in the Cape Coral community who have a critical need due to the recent downturn in the economy. President Steven K. Teuber presented the donation check to Executive Director Fred J. Cull and met with Julie Ferguson, operations manager of the CCCC, at its February meeting to learn about the organization and how it serves the community. Since its inception, the CCCC has helped more than 70,000 people in the Cape Coral Community on a short-term basis. Jax Women Lawyers to Meet: The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will have its April 8 luncheon meeting at the River City Brewing Company at noon. The guest speaker will be Travis Hollifield, founder of the Hollifield Legal Centre for Women, who will speak about the employment rights and duties of women attorneys. For more information contact Stephanie Harriett at [email protected] Best Buddies: The Hollywood firm Dell & Schaefer donated 35 tickets to the Florida Panthers hockey game recently and 80 members of the firm went to the game with participants in the Best Buddies of Broward, an international nonprofit that enhances the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. More than 30 members of the firm also participated in the Best Buddies Day Walk-a-Thon March 8 at the Velodrome at Brian Piccolo Park. Dell and Schaefer partner Steven J. Dell is chair of the board of directors of Best Buddies of Broward and the firm’s efforts raised more than $50,000 for Best Buddies of Broward last year. Naples/Ft. Myers Paralegals to Meet: The Southwest Florida Chapter of Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc., will meet March 19, at Double Tree Guest Suites on Tamiami Trail North in Naples. The speaker will be Lawrence Pivacek, an arbitrator/mediator, who will discuss “Ethics in the Judiciary.” The dinner meeting will begin with a buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m. and a CLE presentation at 6 p.m. The cost is $25 members and $30 for nonmembers. The chapter also will host a membership drive April 16 at Bank of Florida on Daniels Parkway in Ft. Myers. The social event will be from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend. For additional information about either event, contact Carolyn Pierce at [email protected] NSU Public Interest Day: The Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University held its 17th annual Public Interest Law Day on February 19, where students were able to meet with representatives from 25 different organizations to discuss summer internships and clinic placements. Organizations represented at the Public Interest Law Day included the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Homeland Security, Public Defender’s Office for Broward and Miami-Dade counties, Legal Aid Service of Broward County, and Guardian Ad Litem for Broward and Palm Beach counties. March 15, 2009 Regular News Legal Rounduplast_img read more

A long legal road leads to a permanent home

first_img BRITTNEY CARROLL, fourth from left, with her parents Shannon and Brian Carroll and her siblings, from left, Magdalene, Risa, Mirabel, Anthony, Samuel, and Titus.A long legal road leads to a permanent home December 1, 2015 Nancy Kinnally Regular News A long legal road leads to a permanent homecenter_img Guardian ad litem lawyers work to assist a child with special needs Special to the News Brittney Carroll, 11, smiles broadly and extends her hand in greeting to welcome a visitor to her family’s Tallahassee farm, where she and her six siblings help care for a menagerie that includes dogs, cats, ponies, goats, chickens, a donkey, and a cow named Buttercream. Born prematurely and with a panoply of medical disorders that could shorten her lifespan, Brittney spent years in and out of Orlando hospitals and medical foster homes until Brian and Shannon Carroll got a phone call asking if they would consider adopting her. “We told her, ‘Yes, we would absolutely be interested in taking this little girl,’ because we believe that all life is valuable and that all children deserve a loving family, whether they are going to pass away, whether they have special needs, no matter what the issues are,” Shannon Carroll said. “We made a commitment to God a long time ago that if we were ever called to take a child we would consider that a call from Him.” In spite of their faith and their willingness to open their home for the first time to a child with special needs, the Carrolls encountered roadblocks in their effort to adopt Brittney. But Brittney had a guardian ad litem attorney who went to bat for her, and he in turn had the support of a legal aid attorney funded in part by The Florida Bar Foundation. “It was just a great tag team,” Brian Carroll said. Brittney’s GAL attorney, Richard Dellinger of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor and Reed in Orlando, had been with her for eight years and worked with Ericka Garcia, then with the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, to provide Brittney with educational and developmental opportunities while in foster care and to make sure she would eventually find permanency. Things were starting to look up for Brittney in foster care, thanks to Garcia and Dellinger’s advocacy, but then she ended up being hospitalized for eight months. One day Dellinger was told that Brittney didn’t have long to live, so he went to see her and was surprised to find that not only was she going to live, but she was asking to go home. Dellinger immediately called on the Florida Department of Children and Families to get Brittney out of the hospital, where he felt she was essentially being warehoused. “The foster mom wouldn’t take her back, so we got her out of the hospital and found another medical foster home that would take her,” Dellinger said, “It was a good home, but still just a foster home.” Over the objections of Brittney’s new foster mom, Dellinger and Garcia succeeded in getting her enrolled in school for the first time in years. There she received speech and other therapies, had the chance to interact with peers, began walking as opposed to spending all her time in a wheelchair, and quickly moved from a nonverbal to a verbal classroom. As a developmental disabilities attorney working under a Florida Bar Foundation Children’s Legal Services grant, Garcia made sure Brittney had an individualized education program (IEP) that provided her access to all of the educational services to which she was legally entitled. “That’s one area where Ericka was really helpful with her expertise,” Dellinger said. “Because I’ve never done an IEP, but we worked together, and Ericka went out to the school and met with the teachers and developed that IEP.” Garcia said Brittney was starting to blossom being around teachers and other children. Then Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, a program funded by the Dave Thomas Foundation that helps match special needs children with adoptive parents, found the Carrolls, and Dellinger began advocating for something Brittney had never had before – a family that would be hers forever. But when Brittney made her first visit to the Carrolls’ farm in June, she had just one day to get used to her potential adoptive home when she ended up back in the hospital. And because Children’s Medical Services, the state agency responsible for managing Brittney’s medical care, had not transferred her care to Tallahassee, Shannon had to hop onto an ambulance and return with her to Orlando, where she stayed by Brittney’s side for a month in the hospital, leaving Brian and their friends from church to look after the family’s six other children. Shannon, who homeschools her children while her husband manages a Chick-fil-A restaurant, had never been separated from her children for more than a couple of days and suddenly found herself in a hospital in a strange city, without a car, spending her days changing Brittney’s diapers and holding her vomit bucket as the child struggled to overcome pancreatitis. Feeling homesick and overwhelmed, Shannon had moments of uncertainty. “But we really felt like the moment we said yes on the phone this little girl was ours, just as if we’d birthed her,” Shannon said. “If I gave birth to a biological baby, and they had to go to the hospital, well, where would I be? I’d be at the hospital. So, we decided to keep our commitment to Brittney, that wherever it led us, that’s where we would be.” That’s when Dellinger’s role became critical to the success of the adoption. The episode made it clear that if Brittney was going to live in Tallahassee, CMS had to transfer her medical care there, but the agency was refusing. “Feet were dragging,” Brian said, adding that he and Shannon did not want to push too hard for fear of appearing angry and being judged unfit to parent Brittney. As Brittney’s advocate, Dellinger had no such fears. He demanded a conference call with all the agencies involved in Brittney’s case to arrange for her medical care to be transferred. “Richard was really good about being the guy who was behind us and fighting the fights that we’re not so comfortable taking up, and saying, ‘This child needs to go home. This child needs permanency,’” Shannon said. Dellinger told Brittney’s caseworkers that they needed to support her adoption because it was going to happen. Then, after a status hearing to which the CMS caseworker didn’t show up, he consulted with Garcia and another legal aid attorney and they agreed that he could ask the judge to have her court-ordered to appear. The strategy worked. Within 24 hours the judge held another hearing, at which the caseworker agreed to have Brittney’s medical care transferred. On September 11, just three months after Brittney fell ill in Tallahassee, her adoption was finalized. Now a student at Gretchen Everhart, a Tallahassee school for special needs children where she gets the therapies she needs, Brittney recently went camping near Ocala along with her family on a trip organized by the school. Brittney got to try her hand at archery, tie dye a T-shirt, go to a dance, and splash around in the pool — her favorite activity of all. “We’ve done a lot of firsts,” Shannon said. Like riding an escalator, which gave Brittney the giggles, or going skating, which Brittney did in her wheelchair with Shannon pushing her. At home, though, the wheelchair in which Brittney used to spend most of her time sits unused in a corner of the dining room. Brittney instead has the freedom to play with her dolls and dress-up clothes, sit on the floor petting her dog Fez, or sweep the floor, an activity she enjoys. As she saunters about the house, she flashes her wide grin almost any time she makes eye contact with another person, which is often in a household of nine. Just one sign points to her serious medical condition: The little backpack Brittney wears holds the only food she can eat, which is dispensed to her all day through a tube. The Carrolls don’t feel as though they alone could have cared for Brittney. “To be honest, anybody could love her. She’s an awesome kid,” Shannon said. But she and Brian know Brittney is better off having a family than being in a medical foster home, where she eventually would have aged out, at which point she most likely would have been sent to live in an institution. “She had a medically trained foster home,” Shannon said. “Her need was to find an adoptive family, somebody who would be with her forever, and who would commit to love her long-term, regardless of her disability, and that’s what we told them we were. We’re no more, we’re no less than this.” On Brittney’s adoption day, after witnessing the adoption Dellinger left in a hurry before his emotions got the best of him. “I felt like I was losing my kid. I had to leave pretty quick,” he said. “But it’s good. Right now she is in the best place. She is exactly where she needs to be, with a great family, a wonderful family.” These are tender words from a lawyer who on any given day is handling $300 million trust cases and dealing with corporate giants. “I work for large companies and wealthy individuals, but I treat cases for the poor just like I do any of the rest of them,” said Dellinger, who keeps about three pro bono cases going at a time and is also serving this year as president of the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association. Dellinger said his collaboration with Garcia on Brittney’s case is a great example of the importance of legal aid to the success of pro bono attorneys. “The expertise of having a legal aid lawyer, funded through the Foundation and other sources, is huge for an advocate, because that is expertise that I would not have. I would not know how Children’s Medical Services has been treating other kids. I wouldn’t know how to work with CMS. That’s why we have legal aid law firms, so we can have specialists in these areas,” he said. Garcia, who is now director of pro bono partnerships for The Florida Bar Foundation, is working to facilitate the development of programs that will tap into the power of lawyers like Dellinger who are willing to make pro bono a part of their practice. And she plans to help strengthen the bridges between private pro bono efforts and legal aid. “In Brittney’s case and in many others, I have seen it work,” Garcia said. “I look forward to helping make sure it happens on a more widespread and routine basis, and to helping ensure that the system is dynamic and well-oiled and that we’re all-systems-go for kids like Brittney and for many others in need of civil legal assistance.”last_img read more

Warren House apartments sell for $13.75M

first_imgColliers International in Greater Phoenix negotiated the sale of two apartment assets in Phoenix for a combined total of $13.75 million.Warren House East at 2911 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix, consists of 258 units and sold for $10.75 million or $41,667 per unit. Warren House North at 6060 N. 7th Street in Phoenix, consists of 67 units and sold for $3 million or $44,776 per unit.Executive Vice Presidents Bill Hahn, Jeff Sherman and Trevor Koskovich with Colliers’ Phoenix office represented both the seller and buyer. The seller was California-based Warren Properties. Scottsdale-based Mentor Properties, Inc. purchased the property. Mentor Properties owns several apartment communities in metro Phoenix, plans moderate upgrades and renovations at both properties.Warren House East was built in two phases in 1970 and 1972. The property consists of 10 two- and three-story buildings with a total of 136,484 square-feet situated on approximately 6.31 acres.The 258 units include 12 efficiencies, 51 studios, 159 one-bedroom and 36 two-bedroom apartments, ranging from 350 to 868 square feet. Common amenities include a swimming pool, tennis court, children’s playground, laundry facilities and 360 parking spaces. The property was 93 percent occupied at the time of the sale.Warren House North was built in 1966 and includes a two-story building with 27,825 square-feet situated on approximately .82 acres. The 67-unit community offers 37 studios and 30 one-bedroom apartments ranging from 375 to 465 square-feet. Common amenities include a swimming pool, laundry facilities, outdoor barbeques and 89 parking spaces. The property was 87 percent occupied at the time of the sale.“Both acquisitions provide Mentor Properties the opportunity to take advantage of the rapidly gentrifying areas along East Indian School Road and in the North 7th Street corridor,” said Koskovich. “While adding value through property renovations, Mentor is positioned to capitalize on the millennial apartment market in these two highly desirable Phoenix neighborhoods.”Warren House East is located in the Camelback Corridor and just west of the Arcadia neighborhood, with easy access to the entire Valley via the SR 51 freeway on-ramp two miles to the west. Numerous popular restaurants and extensive shopping options are available within one to two miles of the complex.Warren House North is situated in North Central Phoenix, one block north of Bethany Home Road and one mile from the SR 51 freeway. The community is located in the heart of the top-ranked Madison School District and in proximity to a wide range of restaurants, grocery stores, shopping centers and medical facilities.last_img read more

Allow These Two Olympic Runners to Demonstrate the Motivational Powers of Belonging to a Team

first_imgNew York Magazine:Over the long weekend, NBC aired what is essentially the Super Bowl of American running: the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. Distance running is typically thought of as an individual sport, but the race also happened to inadvertently demonstrate a concept that’s recently been explored in the scientific literature — the incredible psychological power of feeling like part of a team.…Cragg finished first, and Flanagan held on to third, securing her own ticket to Rio in August. Some have speculated that if it weren’t for Cragg’s encouragement, Flanagan may have fallen behind or dropped out entirely. It was a memorable example of the motivational power that comes from having a teammate, something organizational psychologists have recently begun to explore, with some surprising results. Recently, for example, five experiments conducted by Stanford University psychologists showed that there is a weird power in simply feeling as if you are part of a team, even if you are in fact working on your own.Read the whole story: New York Magazine More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

NOW HIRING: Sales Manager

first_imgLSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  Deeza Chassis Parts, a technology focused manufacturer of premium chassis parts, is looking for a Sales Manager for its Totowa, N.J., headquarters to grow current company sales throughout the USA. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement •    A minimum of 5-10 years successful and recent sales experience related to undercar products in aftermarket automotive sales. Experience in distribution channels should include traditional distributors, two-step distributors, major retailers, automotive repair chains and buying groups. •    Manage current manufacturer reps. •    Sign up new manufacturer reps to create new distribution channels. •    Determine prospects and work towards making them customers. •    Must be a hands-on, proactive, high-energy, enthusiastic individual with excellent motivational and development skills. •    Ability to make sales calls independently. •    Strong organizational and planning skills. Ability to generate weekly, monthly and yearly sales plans and execute them. •    Ability to travel with overnight stays This is a full time on-site position. Only local candidates or candidates willing to live in N.J. will be considered. We do not provide re-location assistance. Please email your resume to: [email protected]  or fax to 973-237-1135.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

COVID-19 Update Jamaica: 2 New Imported Cases Recorded

first_img The new imported cases are a 35 year old male of a St. James address and a 61 year old female of a Kingston & St. Andrew address. Both are returned to Jamaica recently from Florida, USA. Jamaica now has 116 imported cases; 219 cases are contacts of confirmed cases; 39 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine and 7 under investigation. CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Jamaica recorded two new imported cases of COVID-19 today. This brings the total confirmed cases in the island to 617.   At the same time, total recoveries remain at 420 (68.1%). Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC St. Lucia records more cases of COVID You may be interested in… Oct 16, 2020 Oct 15, 2020center_img Two critically ill patients are among the 187 (30.3%) active cases currently under observation. There are no moderately ill cases at this time. Oct 16, 2020 Oct 15, 2020 More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… One more COVID-19 death as Jamaica records 20 new positivesJamaica recorded another death from COVID-19 , as 20 more people tested positive for the virus on Sunday, pushing the country’s tally to 1,023. This brings to 14 the total number of deaths in Jamaica due to the virus. The deceased is a 37-year-old male from St Catherine. The Ministry…August 10, 2020In “General”Suriname, Guyana, Bahamas register deaths from COVIDGuyana and Suriname have registered more deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) as other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries register increased cases of the virus that was first detected in China last December and blamed for 774,000 deaths and 21.6 million infections worldwide. Suriname announced that five people died from the virus…August 17, 2020In “General”Jamaica records Two COVID-19 deaths, 74 new positivesThe Ministry of Health and Wellness confirms two new COVID-19 related deaths. The deceased are a 90-year-old male of a Kingston & St. Andrew address and a 34-year-old female of a St James address, who’s death previously reported as under investigation. Both also had comorbidities and we express condolences to…September 11, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApp With 189 patients in isolation, seven persons-of-interest in government quarantine and 1,499 in home quarantine, the island’s health departments are currently following 854 close contacts of confirmed cases. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Some 356 (57.7%) of all confirmed cases are females and 261 (42.3%) are males, with ages ranging from two months to 87 years.last_img read more

The last of the tradesmen

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited accesslast_img read more