Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

first_imgPhoto via Asbury United Methodist Church on Facebook.Prairie Village church helps provide relief for hurricane-ravaged Haiti. Volunteers convened at Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village on Sunday to help package 10,000 meals to send to the relief efforts in Haiti as it recovers from Hurricane Matthew. [Prairie Village church sends aid to hurricane-ravaged Haiti — WDAF]Lancers soccer team notches another win after first draw of the year. Shawnee Mission East rebounded after dropping its first points last week with a 4-0 win at Free State High Tuesday evening. With the win, the Lancers remain undefeated and improved to 11-0-1. Junior Tommy Nelson started the scoring 14 minutes into the game with a blast from 25 yards out. Shortly before halftime, senior Oliver Bihuniak scored from 30 yards out. The Lancers’ defense and junior keeper Collyn Lowry withstood several Free State threats in the second half before senior Stanley Morantz scored off a corner kick with nine minutes to play. A minute later, Bihuniak set up senior Clayton Phillips for the final score. The win keeps the Lancers within striking distance of Sunflower League leader Olathe East, whom the Lancers face October 18. Before then, Shawnee Mission East will celebrate Senior Night 7 p.m. Thursday against Leavenworth at the Shawnee Mission Soccer Complex, 95th Street and Nieman Road. (Write up courtesy David Morantz).New business licenses in Mission. Both Mainstream Events (the old Mission Theater building) and Planet Fitness have taken out business licenses in Mission. Planet Fitness is taking part of the old Hobby Lobby space. Both locations have been subject to extensive remodeling and plan to open in the next few weeks.Gateway meetings set for Thursday and Friday this week. Developer Tom Valenti will hold two community meetings this week to talk about a new plan for the Gateway project. The Walmart that had been part of the proposal will be replaced by smaller retailers. The meetings will be held at the Sylvester Powell Community Center. The first one is at 7 p.m. Thursday and the second is at 8 a.m. Friday.Northeast Johnson County morning roundup is brought to you by Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop on Johnson Drive. For updates on the latest blends and specialty drinks available, follow them on Facebook.last_img read more

The Key To The Corner Office

first_imgJeannie Nguyen is a vice president and relationship manager with National Bank of Arizona’s real estate banking group in Tucson, Ariz. She specializes in investor and developer commercial real estate relationships exceeding $5M. Jeannie is the 2014 president of Tucson CREW. She is also involved with National Bank’s Women’s Financial Group and Angel Charity for Children, Inc.Jeannie NguyenOne of AZCREW’S main objectives is to champion success of women in commercial real estate through leadership, relationships, education and excellence. What kind of movement toward leadership roles are you seeing among the Tucson chapter’s members? How does this compare to the industry five, 10 or even 20 years ago?Tucson CREW is dedicated to the advancement of women in commercial real estate and we are certainly seeing evidence of such. We have members in senior positions such as senior/managing partner, principal, senior vice president and CEO. Growth is happening. Twenty years ago, one would have walked into a board room and probably witnessed 25 percent, or less, representation by women. That gap is closing but does still exist at some levels of senor leadership.Tucson CREW, in unison with CREW Network chapters nationwide, have put forth focus to assist women in empowering themselves to attain greater levels of leadership and personal and professional confidence. At the chapter level, we provide opportunities to assist individuals with this through multi-faceted opportunities including involvement in chapter leadership roles, structured luncheons offering programs designed to increase marketplace and subject matter knowledge, ability to build networks and foster relationships. Participation in CREW, and CREW-related activities affords an additional level of individual and company visibility as well.How does Tucson crew make an effort to affect gender inequality among leadership in the CRE industry? Are there any other obstacles or challenges Tucson crew is working to overcome?At the national level, CREW Network performed a benchmark study which addressed gender inequality among leadership in CRE. Based on the research, between 2005 and 2010, women at the SVP/VP/managing director/partner level increased from 20 percent to 24 percent. In 2010, male counterparts were noted at 27 percent, versus 25 percent in 2005. However, the greatest inequality remains at the C-suite level (president, CEO, CFO, COO). Of women surveyed in the 2010 benchmark study, only 9 percent of women respondents held C-suite positions compared to 22 percent of their male counterparts.In answering one question of how to increase women leadership at the highest level, CREW Network has deployed a mentoring program known as “Bridging the C-Suite Gap.” This executive mentoring program allows mentees to work with mentors to create executive development and action plans to achieve development and career goals. The ultimate goal will be to see more women attain the top tier of leadership. In Tucson CREW, we have one member as a current participant in the national-level program and a second member who is a recent graduate.Locally, Tucson CREW is working to make an impact not only with its members but also the next generation of young professionals. While our chapter has had a long history of reaching out to both high school and college students, through an annual event intended to introduce them to areas of commercial real estate, we recently elevated this approach to the next level. Through our partnership with University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management and College of Architecture, Tucson CREW members have dedicated additional time and energy to become increasingly involved with students through panel participation and networking events.This year, Tucson CREW began its first formal mentoring program. Seven Tucson CREW mentors are mentoring six students for a one-year period. Through these different touch-points, it is our chapter’s goal to not only cultivate professional and leadership development but also to expose students to the many career possibilities within commercial real estate.What is the most important thing people need to understand about Tucson crew?We are a vast resource of knowledge and talent. Further, our chapter is one small part of a larger 9,000-member base that encourages networking, deal making and cultivating of ideas and resources.last_img read more

The Rijeka Nautic Show docks on the Rijeka waterfront

first_imgThe Port of Rijeka will host another edition from September 23rd to 25th Rijeka Nautic Showa.This nautical fair is based on the long tradition of Rijeka’s fair activities and since its beginnings in 2013 it has quickly become an important meeting place for all lovers of sea and sailing, boaters, sailors, sports and recreational fishermen, divers, people who like to sail and spend time. at sea and by the sea. With a rich accompanying program, the fair announced the participation of more than fifty exhibitors who will present a selection of vessels, marine engines and equipment from world manufacturers, and the fair will be attended by about thirty innovators from the nautical sector.”A rich accompanying program awaits you: exhibitions of innovation and technical creativity, sailing regatta, entertainment and a diverse tourist offer. This year we are also hosting an attractive sport fishing competition BIG OM – BIG Game Fishing”Announced the organizers of the fourth Rijeka Nautic Show.There are only a few days left during which you can take advantage of early check-in:http://rijeka-nautic.com/prijavnica/, and more information can be found on the official web sitelast_img read more

Study finds fair trade logo boosts consumer’s willingness to pay

first_imgShare on Twitter Share Critically, the emblem influences subjective evaluations of products, as researchers at the Center for Economics and Neuroscience at the University of Bonn demonstrated in their latest study: While test subjects lay in a brain scanner, they bid on various food products. Each of these products was available in two versions – Fair Trade or conventionally produced. The results were clear: On average, participants were willing to pay around 30 percent more for products produced according to Fair Trade standards, compared to their conventionally produced counterparts.Logo activates brain’s reward systemAs the study was conducted in a brain scanner at the LIFE&BRAIN Center in Bonn, researchers could also show that products labeled with this emblem led to increased activity in specific brain regions: For example, they observed increased activation in regions important for reward processing as well as frontal regions that process abstract product attributes (e.g. whether or not a product carries a Fair Trade logo, and the meaning of such a label).Part of the frontal lobe ultimately calculates the willingness to pay in an area known as the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, (vmPFC), which refers to the area’s location. “The higher the activity in the vmPFC, the more money subjects were willing to pay,” explains Prof. Dr. Bernd Weber, neuroscientist at the University of Bonn. The scanner data suggests that the vmPFC integrates information from other brain areas and uses this information to calculate an overall value. Based on information from various regions, it reaches a decision: Would I pay 50 cents for the Fair Frade banana? Or just 30 cents?Fair Trade products taste betterThe Fair Trade logo leads to even more widespread effects: the food labeled with Fair Trade logos also tasted better. In a second experiment, participants sampled two pieces of chocolate, declared as coming from either Fair Trade or conventional production. Participants then rated the product’s palatability. The piece of chocolate labeled with a Fair Trade emblem received superior taste evaluations.“Pure imagination,” says the study’s lead author Laura Enax. “Both pieces of chocolate are actually identical.” Share on Facebook LinkedIncenter_img Email Products labeled with a Fair Trade logo cause prospective buyers to dig deeper into their pockets. In an experiment conducted at the University of Bonn, participants were willing to pay on average 30 percent more for ethically produced goods, compared to their conventionally produced counterparts. The neuroscientists analyzed the neural pathways involved in processing products with a Fair Trade emblem. They identified a potential mechanism that explains why Fair Trade products are evaluated more positively. For instance, activity in the brain’s reward center increases and thereby alters willingness to pay computations.The study results have now been published in the journal Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.A blue-green circle around a stylized figure in black with a raised arm: Since its launch in 2003, the Fair Trade logo has hardly changed. Currently, it is found on a great variety of products, including coffee, bananas, creams, wine bottles and even soccer balls. Pinterestlast_img read more

Difficulty processing speech may be an effect of dyslexia — not a cause

first_imgShare Pinterest The cognitive skills used to learn how to ride a bike may be the key to a more accurate understanding of developmental dyslexia. And, they may lead to improved interventions.Carnegie Mellon University scientists investigated how procedural learning – how we acquire skills and habits such as riding a bike – impacts how individuals with dyslexia learn speech sound categories. Published in Cortex, Lori Holt and Yafit Gabay found for the first time that learning complex auditory categories through procedural learning is impaired in dyslexia. This means that difficulty processing speech may be an effect of dyslexia, not its cause.“Most research on the cause of dyslexia has focused on neurological impairments in processing speech sounds that make up words, and how dyslexic individuals have difficulty learning how to map visual letters to those sounds when they are learning to read,” said Holt, professor of psychology in CMU’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC). “Our finding that procedural learning is impaired in dyslexia is important because it links observations of procedural learning deficits in dyslexia, which are not language-specific, with the phonological impairments so typical of dyslexia.” To determine procedural learning’s role in processing speech sounds, adults with dyslexia and a control group played a video game. Holt developed the game and previously used it to show that it engages procedural learning of speech and non-speech sounds among listeners who do not have dyslexia.While navigating through a three-dimensional outer space-themed environment, listeners heard novel complex nonspeech “warble” sounds that they had never before encountered. The object of the game was to shoot and capture alien characters. Each of the four visually distinctive aliens was associated with a different sound category defined by multiple, somewhat variable, sounds. As participants moved throughout the game, game play speed increased and encouraged players to rely more on aliens’ sounds to guide navigation.The results showed that the participants with dyslexia were significantly poorer than the control group at learning the sound categories that corresponded with the different aliens and generalizing their learning to new sounds introduced after the game.“Auditory training has already shown promise in remediating phonological and reading skills in dyslexia. Understanding the nature of how procedural learning deficits interact with auditory category learning in dyslexia will direct evidence-based approaches to the next generation of dyslexia interventions,” Holt said. Share on Facebookcenter_img LinkedIn Email Share on Twitterlast_img read more

Stertil-Koni Names Brian Marshia Technical Support Manager

first_img AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,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 In his new post, Marshia brings extensive experience as a field service engineer, most recently working in the industrial power supply industry for Dynapower Co. in Vermont. Marshia also is a licensed Master Electrician and has substantial background in customer support, training, troubleshooting and knowledge transfer with other field technicians. STEVENSVILLE, Md. – Stertil-Koni, a leader in heavy-duty vehicle lifts, announced that Brian Marshia has joined the company as technical support manager. He succeeds Keith Bunn, who was recently named Western regional sales manager for the company. 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.  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.center_img 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.  LSI 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 In making today’s announcement, Dr. Jean DellAmore, president of Stertil-Koni, stated, “Brian is a very strong addition to our rapidly growing company. His technical expertise, combined with his depth of experience in delivering exceptional customer and field support, will enable Stertil-Koni to build on its hard-fought position as the No. 1 provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting systems.”last_img read more

Hydrogen Highway motors forward

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Oil Spill Scare at Concordia Wreck

first_imgThe Oil Spill Response team was immediately activated and the area was cleaned through the use of absorbent booms.At the moment, there is no evidence of leakage in progress, according to the update.The team is replacing the absorbing booms in the area. As explained, technical assessments have showed that there is no damage in the structure, nor in the hot tap flanges.The latest refloating activities have seen the Concordia wreck emerge for about 6.5 meters.There are still 6 starboard sponsons to be lowered to their final position. Once this operation is completed, deck 4 and 3 will emerge rapidly one after the other.The weather and sea conditions, especially strong winds, over the last couple of days and the complexity of the operations, have impacted the overall time schedule with some delays.Technicians are still aiming at a departure on Monday July 21st but are also looking at Tuesday 22nd as an alternative possibility.[mappress]Time lapse of the Day 4:Press Release; July 20th, 2014 At about 11 pm last night, a small amount of hydrocarbons was spotted in the mid ship/aft of the Concordia wreck, the Parbuckling team informed.last_img read more

Family law

first_img Janys M Scott QC, Alison Stirling (instructed by Drummond Miller WS) for the appellant; Morgan Wise, Lynda Brabender (instructed by Biggart Baillie) for the first respondent; Rosemary Guinnane, David Sheldon (instructed by Aitken Nairn WS) for the second respondent; David Johnston QC, Roddy Dunlop QC (instructed by in-house solicitor) for the first minuter; Marie Helen Clark (instructed by HBM Sayers) for the second minuter. Administration of justice – Human rights – Jurisprudence – Children’s hearings The appellant (K), an unmarried father, appealed against a decision ([2010] CSIH 5) suspending a sheriff’s interlocutor granting him parental rights and responsibilities so as to make him a ‘relevant person’ for the purposes of a children’s referral relating to his daughter (X). Although not living with X, K had enjoyed regular contact until it was stopped pending allegations of sexual abuse. Various children’s hearings took place, which K was not entitled to attend since registration of X’s birth predated the coming into force of the 1996 amendment to section 3(1) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and he was not therefore a ‘relevant person’ for the purposes of section 93(2)(b) of the act. The sheriff granted him parental rights under section 11 to enable him to attend the hearings, but the First Division suspended the sheriff’s interlocutor on the basis that he had not considered the overarching principles in section 11(7). The key issues concerned: (i) the kind of orders made in the sheriff court which would be effective to give a father the right to participate in a children’s hearing; and (ii) human rights consequences arising from the statutory scheme relating to children’s hearings. Held: (1) The sheriff’s order had been competently pronounced and properly granted under section 11(1) of the act (see paragraph 24 of judgment). The right to be heard was one of the fundamental rules of natural justice and K needed to be made subject to parental responsibility to maintain relations with X, (paragraphs 14,17,25), Ceylon University v Fernando [1960] 1 WLR 223, PC (Cey) and Official Solicitor v K [1965] AC 201 HL considered. The defect in the order was one of specification, not of substance; it would have been preferable for the sheriff to set out more detail but his failure to do so did not make the interlocutor incompetent because there was no ambiguity and no sound basis for the view that the overarching principles had not been applied. (2) As currently constituted, the children’s hearing system violated article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights 1950. The Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 provided that all fathers registered after May 2006 were entitled to be present at children’s hearings irrespective of the strength of their family life with the child. It was difficult to see why the exclusion of fathers registered before that date was justified. (paragraphs 45-48). There were positive procedural obligations inherent in the right to respect for family life. Parents had to be enabled to play a proper part in the decision-making process before they experienced interference by public authorities, W v United Kingdom (A/121) [1988] 10 EHRR 29 ECHR applied and Elsholz v Germany (25735/94) [2000] 2 FLR 486 ECHR considered. Children’s hearings had to have the best and most accurate information, and excluding the very person whose conduct was in question deprived everyone of that information (paragraphs 41-48). The potential for violation of article 8 could be cured by inserting into section 93(2)(b)(c) the words ‘or who appears to have established family life with the child with which the decision of a children’s hearing may interfere’ (paragraphs 60-70). Appeal allowed. center_img Principal reporter v K: SC (Lords Hope (deputy president), Rodger, Kerr, Dyson, Lady Hale): 15 December 2010last_img read more

Heavy Lift Awards 2020 shortlist revealed

first_imgAirfreight Solution of the Year, sponsored by SarensAir Canada CargoBlue Water ShippingChapman FreeborndeugroJeena and Company Project of the Year, sponsored by Fesco ProjectsCanadian Arctic Mining Project – deugroDorogobuzh Project – RTLFormosa I wind farm – MammoetSoderstrom Railway Bridge, Getingmidjan – SarensThe Demolition of Morandi Bridge, Italy – FagioliTransport of 42 bridge elements for the Hising Bridge in Gothenburg – Tschudi Logistics GroupVEAS Liquid Bio-gas Storage Tank (“Take That Hill”) – Logistics Plus Shipping Line of the Year, sponsored by Trans Global Projects Group (TGP)AAL ShippingCMA CGMFESCOSAL Heavy LiftWallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean Excellence in EngineeringAir Canada CargoCollett & SonsFESCOGPO HeavyliftMammoet Environment Award, sponsored by Blue Water ShippingAssociated British PortsCMA CGMHeerema Marine ContractorsOffshore Heavy Transport (OHT)Rhenus LogisticsSarensWallenius SOLWallenius Wilhelmsen Innovation Award, sponsored by Wallenius Wilhelmsen OceanEilon Engineering Weighing SystemsHareket Heavy Lifting & Project TransportationKAMAG / TII GroupMammoetShipNextSt. Lawrence Seaway Management CorporationStraightpoint – The Crosby Group Overland Transport Provider of the Year, sponsored by GoldhoferBarnhartCollett & SonsFagioliLift & Shift IndiaMammoetOrient Heavy HaulageSpedition Kübler Port/Terminal Operator of the YearBlue Water ShippingPerez Torres Maritima (PTM)Port of EverettPort of AçuWallenius Wilhelmsen Solutionscenter_img Project Logistics Provider of the Year, sponsored by AAL ShippingdeugroDHL Industrial ProjectsFagioliOIA Global Training Award, sponsored by RTLMammoetProject Professionals GroupSTA Logistic HLPFI would like to thank all of those who entered and congratulate those of you that made the shortlist – the standard of entries was very high this year and some difficult decisions had to be made.See the full shortlist below: Forwarder Network of the YearThe Heavy Lift GroupWCA ProjectsXLProjects Safety Award, sponsored by deugro groupAAL ShippingFagioliPort of AçuSarens Following HLPFI’s decision to host the awards in a virtual capacity this year, the winners will now be revealed from October 5-21 and we will be publishing more information about each of our finalists over the coming weeks on www.heavyliftpfi.com.Please register your interest in our digital awards offering to make sure you don’t miss out on any other announcements or developments.www.heavyliftawards.comlast_img read more