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Six Keys to Changing Almost Anything

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreChange is hard. New Year’s resolutions almost always fail. But at The Energy Project, we have developed a way of making changes that has proved remarkably powerful and enduring, both in my own life and for the corporate clients to whom we teach it.Our method is grounded in the recognition that human being are creatures of habit. Fully 95 percent of our behaviors are habitual, or occur in response to a strong external stimulus. Only 5 percent of our choices are consciously self-selected.In 1911, the mathematician Alfred North Whitehead intuited what researchers would confirm nearly a century later. “It is a profoundly erroneous truism,” he wrote, “that we should cultivate the habit of thinking of what we are doing. The precise opposite is the case. Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them.”Most of us wildly overvalue our will and discipline. Ingenious research by Roy Baumeister and others has demonstrated that our self-control is a severely limited resource that gets progressively depleted by every act of conscious self-regulation.CHECK Out: 4 Quick Tips to Find—and Keep—HappinessIn order to make change that lasts, we must rely less on our prefrontal cortex, and more on co-opting the primitive parts of our brain in which habits are formed.Put simply, the more behaviors are ritualized and routinized — in the form of a deliberate practice — the less energy they require to launch, and the more they recur automaticallyWhat follows are our six key steps to making change that lasts:1. Be Highly Precise and Specific. Imagine a typical New Year’s resolution to “exercise regularly.” It’s a prescription for failure. You have a vastly higher chance for success if you decide in advance the days and times, and precisely what you’re going to do on each of them.Say instead that you commit to do a cardiovascular work out Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6 a.m., for 30 minutes. If something beyond your control forces you to miss one of those days, you automatically default to doing that workout instead on Saturday at 9 a.m.Researchers call those “implementation intentions” and they dramatically increase your odds of success.2. Take on one new challenge at a time. Over the years, I’ve established a broad range of routines and practices, ranging from ones for weight training and running, to doing the most important thing first every morning without interruption for 90 minutes and then taking a break to spending 90 minutes talking with my wife about the previous week on Saturday mornings.In each case, I gave the new practice I was launching my sole focus. Even then, in some cases, it’s taken several tries before I was able to stay at the behavior long enough for it to become essentially automatic.Computers can run several programs simultaneously. Human beings operate best when we take on one thing at a time, sequentially.3. Not too much, not too little. The most obvious mistake we make when we try to change something in our lives is that we bite off more than it turns out we can chew. Imagine that after doing no exercise at all for the past year, for example, you get inspired and launch a regimen of jogging for 30 minutes, five days a week. Chances are high that you’ll find exercising that much so painful you’ll quit after a few sessions.It’s also easy to go to the other extreme, and take on too little. So you launch a 10-minute walk at lunchtime three days a week and stay at it. The problem is that you don’t feel any better for it after several weeks, and your motivation fades.The only way to truly grow is to challenge your current comfort zone. The trick is finding a middle ground — pushing yourself hard enough that you get some real gain, but not too much that you find yourself unwilling to stay at it.4. What we resist persists. Think about sitting in front of a plate of fragrant chocolate chip cookies over an extended period of time. Diets fail the vast majority of time because they’re typically built around regularly resisting food we enjoy eating. Eventually, we run up against our limited reservoir of self control.The same is true of trying to ignore the Pavlovian ping of incoming emails while you’re working on an important project that deserves your full attention.The only reasonable answer is to avoid the temptation. With email, the more effective practice is turn it off entirely at designated times, and then answer it in chunks at others. For dieters, it’s to keep food you don’t want to eat out of sight, and focus your diet instead on what you are going to eat, at which times, and in what portion sizes. The less you have to think about what to do, the more successful you’re likely to be.5. Competing Commitments. We all derive a sense of comfort and safety from doing what we’ve always done, even if it isn’t ultimately serving us well. Researchers Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey call this “immunity to change.” Even the most passionate commitment to change, they’ve shown, is invariably counterbalanced by an equally powerful but often unseen “competing” commitment not to change.Here’s a very simple way to surface your competing commitment. Think about a change you really want to make. Now ask yourself what you’re currently doing or not doing to undermine that primary commitment. If you are trying to get more focused on important priorities, for example, your competing commitment might be the desire to be highly responsive and available to those emailing you.For any change effort you launch, it’s key to surface your competing commitment and then ask yourself “How can I design this practice so I get the desired benefits but also minimize the costs I fear it will prompt?”6. Keep the faith. Change is hard. It is painful. And you will experience failure at times. The average person launches a change effort six separate times before it finally takes. But follow the steps above, and I can tell you from my own experience and that of thousands of clients that you will succeed, and probably without multiple failures.Tony Schwartz is the president and CEO of The Energy Project and the author of The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working. Become a fan of The Energy Project on Facebook and connect with Tony at Twitter.com/TonySchwartz and Twitter.com/Energy_Project.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Hero Uses Own Money to Buy Groceries for Those Who Can’t Afford to Shop

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreNamed an everyday Hero, Don Hanlon achieves that with a simple, but generous gesture.He walks in the doors and says, “What do you need?”Once each month for ten years Don has been talking trips to Sam’s Club with people who are dealing with domestic violence and homelessness.He spends $300 on each family from his monthly Social Security check.(WATCH the video below or READ the story at the Denver Channel)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Tony Nominee Josh Groban Announces New Album and Virtual Concert Series

first_img View Comments Josh Groban(Photo: Emilio Madrid for Broadway.com) Star Files Josh Groban is releasing a new album called Harmony this coming November. The Tony nominee will take fans on a virtual concert “tour” this fall with three new, intimate concerts filmed in-person and live streamed directly to audiences.On October 3 at, Groban will perform a concert full of Broadway songs. November 26 will be the date of the Harmony release concert. On December 19, he is set to take on his first holiday concert. Each concert will take place at 4PM ET on its respective date and feature new songs and classic favorites. Tickets to the virtual concerts can be purchased here.Groban made his Broadway debut in 2017 in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, for which he received a Tony nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. In 2018, he hosted the Tony Awards alongside Sara Bareilles.Get a sneak preview at the concert series with the trailer below! Josh Grobanlast_img read more

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How credit unions help tackle hunger in America with American Community Project’s Dan Emery

first_imgby: Mike LawsonYou may remember last winter when we spoke with American Community Project’s Dan Emery just as he and Myles Chung started on their cross-country venture to bring our domestic hunger awareness top of mind in the United States. Yes, in our country (the land of “plenty”), there are people going hungry. That’s not good.So Dan and Myles decided to spread the word across the country, starting out in Maine earlier this year and traveling to all 48 states in 48 weeks. Oh, and they are trekking nationwide on scooters. Yes, scooters — that go no faster than 30 mph. Despite the speed issues, the “scooter dudes,” as they have been nicknamed on various stops, have managed to stay on course with their mission — which is credit union backed. Well done, CUs!We caught up with Dan in the state of Washington and discussed his latest adventures, as he and Myles prepare their return trip to Maine. He is also very thankful for all the credit unions that have stepped up to support this cause. And, if your credit union still wants to participate, you can. Just go to their Facebook page or website, listed below, and donate.And, once again, many thanks to CU Grow’s James Robert Lay for bringing Dan’s trek to our attention.Visit:acproject.orgfacebook.com/AmericanCommunityProjectYouTube: American Community Project Exploring Hunger continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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USDC-MDFL Bar still accepting renewal fees

first_imgUSDC-MDFL Bar still accepting renewal fees U SDC-MDFL Bar still accepting renewal feesWhile the deadline and grace period for submitting USDC-MDFL Bar renewal fees has passed, the court will continue to accept renewal fees through September. However, all renewals received this month will be assessed a $50 late fee ($70 total).No attorney renewal fees will be accepted as of October 1. If renewal fees are not submitted prior to the October 1 deadline, the attorney will no longer be considered a member of the court’s bar and must reapply for membership at a cost of $191 before they may again practice before the court.Information regarding the USDC-MDFL renewal process is available on the court’s website at www.flmd.uscourts.gov. September 1, 2012 Regular Newslast_img read more

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#Speedinglawfully to raise funds for Dade Legal Aid

first_img With the COVID-19 pandemic making the annual Patently Impossible pro bono fundraising event undoable, Dade Legal Aid: Put Something Back is, um, shifting gears to hold a virtual bike race that participants can do on an indoor machine or real bike.Dubbed “Speeding Lawfully,” those registering for the event will get an app and instructions on how their pedaling can help raise money for Dade Legal Aid.“Speeding Lawfully is a socially distanced bike challenge for all ages and activity levels that will take the place of Dade Legal Aid’s annual Patently Impossible Project, since it just isn’t possible to hold the Patently Impossible competition in person this year,” said Jaime Rich Vining, chair of the Dade County Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Committee and chair of the event. “All proceeds from the event are earmarked to assist Dade Legal Aid and Put Something Back Pro Bono Project with providing equal access to justice to low-income residents of Miami-Dade County.”Speeding Lawfully will use the Peloton app platform and “any kind of bike, stationary or outdoor, will work, so long as you have access to the Peloton app, which is free for new subscribers for the first 30 days,” Vining said.Using the hashtag #speedinglawfully, competitors can register their results, see the leaderboard, send each other high-fives, and otherwise follow the event.To register, visit Dade Legal Aid’s website at www.dadelegalaid.org or email jrv@friedlandvining.com.The event is set for Sunday, October 25, at 10 a.m.“Within a few days of the challenge, Legal Aid will send registered participants the event particulars, including the information for the ride from Peloton’s on-demand menu that we selected,” Vining said.Dade Legal Aid Executive Director Karen Ladis said the app can be modified if entrants want to run or walk instead of to ride a bike.Although times are individual, she said awards will be given for law firms or law schools with the best attendance, best shirt, best time, and other categories.Ladis said the proceeds are needed as her agency handles thousands of cases annually in “family law, domestic violence, probate, guardian ad litem, child advocacy, bankruptcy, housing, and consumer law.”“The demand for our services has never been greater,” Ladis said. “Our staff and pro bono volunteers are facing new challenges working remotely and navigating the new norm while continuing to provide a safety net of civil legal services to those in dire need — the elderly, the disabled, survivors of sexual assault and human sex trafficking, unaccompanied minor children, veterans, and others.”“Put Something Back is the cornerstone of the pro bono efforts by Miami lawyers. The program has served thousands of clients for decades. As a former president of the Dade County Bar Association, I am very proud of this program and the work of Dade Legal Aid,” said Bar Board of Governor’s member Steven Davis.Speeding Lawfully replaces the popular Patently Impossible Project, where contestants got a bag of parts and raced, individually or in teams, to complete the contraption. Sep 30, 2020 Regular News #Speedinglawfully to raise funds for Dade Legal Aidlast_img read more

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Influential millennials in commercial real estate

first_imgThey are called lazy, narcissistic, entitled. Nevertheless, Millennials are the largest and most educated generation in the United States today and they are impacting and driving every sector of Arizona’s business community. Here are 10 Millennials who are not just the future leaders of tomorrow, they are the movers and shakers in today’s commercial real estate industry.Michelle AlaridMichelle Alarid Associate Fennemore Craig Age: 33 Alarid practices in the area of real estate transactions, including the acquisition and sale of property, leasing of retail and office space and negotiating easements and other land use agreements. She is a member of Valley Partnership’s Advocates Class of 2015, a program created exclusively for a select number of Valley Partnership partners under the age of 35. She is also an executive committee member of Gabriel’s Angels Board of Young Professionals.  Value of youth: “It’s given me the fresh perspective to quickly identify issues and analyze courses of action to create positive outcomes for my clients—and the energy to put in some good old-fashioned hard work.” Impact of Millennials: “Every new generation brings a new perspective to the business arena. Millennials, who are so based in technological innovation, will continue to implement innovations.” Tina Bark-RoyTina Bark-RoyDirector of client developmentJohnson-CarlierAge: 35Bark-Roy has a B.A. from American University of Paris in France and is fluent in English, Spanish and French. As a former small business owner, she was responsible for customer sales and management, branding and client retention activities.Value of youth: “I am in an unique place because I am an older Millennial. I believe this gives me an advantage when it comes to instigating change in my company and industry because I am old enough that people (sometimes) listen to me, but still young enough to speak with the voice of a generation that has been completely revolutionized by technology and has experienced the change in social and work environment norms.”Impact of Millennials: “We won’t even have to wait a decade to see the changes brought on by the surge of millennials into the work force in Arizona. It’s already happening! Just look at Skysong if you want a taste of what the future business landscape will look like.”Dan ClevengerDan ClevengerAssociate PrincipalWestlake Reed LeskoskyAge: 36Clevenger is an associate principal at the award-winning design firm Westlake Reed Leskosky. Clevenger serves on the Phoenix Metro Advisory Council, state board of directors for the American Institute of Architects and serves on the board of directors for Artlink, Inc. In recognition of his professional achievements and service to the profession of architecture, Clevenger was recognized with the AIA Arizona AIA10 award in 2015.Value of youth: “I am driven by a desire and passion to be involved in decisions that shape our city. I believe our generation will have far more impact collaboratively than individually. My involvement and leadership professionally at Westlake Reed Leskosky and through organizations such as the AIA and Artlink, Inc. supports this collective mindset.”Impact of Millennials: “Millennials, many of whom entered the workforce during the recession, have had to define their own career path and, in many cases start their own businesses and have done so collaboratively – in support of one another. As local entrepreneurs continue to build their businesses, there will be more focus on a locally based economy – people and businesses that are invested in Arizona.”Krystal DillKrystal DillBrokerage servicesCBREAge: 29Dill partners with Bryan Taute and Charlie von Arentschildt at CBRE to provide leasing and investment sale services to agency clients. Prior to CBRE, Dill assisted in marketing and leasing Lincoln Property Company’s entire 8 million-square-foot portfolio across Arizona. An active industry member, she serves on the board of AZCREW and is chair of its PR/Outreach Committee. She is also a member of NAIOP and is a part of its Education Committee.Value of youth: “The Arizona business community has seen an influx of companies led by young, innovative executives. As a professional of the same generation, I can relate to the Millennial C-suite in a different way than the previous generation.”Impact of Millennials: “The entrepreneurial and start-up communities are driving business trends. TAMI (technology, advertising, media and information) companies are becoming a critical component of our business landscape. I think my generation is going to be credited with the diversification and strengthening of the Arizona economy. Also, looking further ahead, consider Gen-Z, they have never known a world without screen time. We are going to be responsible for the full integration of technology into how business is done.”Brent MalloneeBrent MalloneeVice president, Retail Services GroupCushman & WakefieldAge: 34Mallonee is a top producer with Cushman & Wakefield’s Retail Group, completing more than 6.17 million square feet of transactions with a total consideration of more than $232.6 million. Mallonee is part of a three-person team that brings a broader prospective and knowledgeable to all facets of retail real estate having worked on project leasing and tenant representation assignments, specializing in ground up development and redevelopment projects.Value of youth: “Embracing the positive impact that collaboration and technology have on the real estate industry has helped me quickly increase productivity and bring value to clients.”Impact of Millennials: “The expectation for thorough analysis, supported by factual data communicated in a very rapid fashion, will be the standard for our industry. Connectivity on all levels will continue to be a dominant trend across successful business landscapes from the most local to increasingly global levels.”Cameron MillerCameron MillerDevelopment managerEvergreen DevelopmentAge: 26Miller has been a development manager with Evergreen, a national retail and multifamily developer, since 2012. He specializes in site due-diligence, entitlements, design, permitting and construction management for single-tenant and retail centers. Miller is an active member of the Valley Partnership Advocates Program, ICSC Phoenix NextGen Committee and ULI.Value of youth: “My youth has allowed me to approach the municipal staffs and industry leaders I’ve worked with as mentors, which has helped me to learn best practices in completing developments.”Impact of Millennials: “We’re early adopters of disruptive technologies, which will continue to produce new companies, new industries, and the associated urban landscapes that cater to a live/work/play lifestyle.”Dan NomaDan Noma, Jr.Designated brokerVenture Real Estate & InvestmentAge: 34Noma is the designated broker of Venture REI, a full-service real estate brokerage firm that specializes in commercial and residential investment properties. The son of a builder and developer, real estate runs in Noma’s blood and he is recognized as one of the state’s leading real estate brokers.Value of youth: “For me, it’s been about having the time to dedicate to my business. My wife and I don’t have any children yet, so I have been able to be nimble with time and able to focus my efforts on growth without any constraints. We are expecting triplets in January, so things may change then.”Impact of Millennials: “We are so accustomed to having access to instant information and making information readily available that we can speed up just about any business process. I anticipate things will only speed up over time and business transactions like the due diligence in evaluating a project will be completed in a matter of days instead of months.”Jennifer SchraderJennifer SchraderCo-founder and chief operating officerCaliber CompaniesAge: 34Schrader sets the asset investment standard for Caliber’s Wealth Development acquisition strategy. She ensures the $150 million worth of commercial office buildings, hotels, single-family and multi-family properties are performing with a maximum positive outcome. She oversees management of the company’s day-to-day operations, critical to generating revenue and accomplishing business goals. Her thought leadership in architecture and design assists Caliber with award-winning projects that provide great returns to its wealth development clients.
Value of youth: “When starting Caliber, my partners and I (all three Millenials) started Caliber amidst the chaos and collapse of Arizona’s real estate market. Forging ahead with no playbook or backing from financial institutions, we made a conscious effort to stand out from the crowd and do things differently. While others chose the short-term approach and focused on one area of the market, we didn’t get caught in the hype. We chose to diversify, offering a single-sourced, integrated approach (and) infusing technology in brokerage, construction, property management and wealth development — all in-house.Impact of Millennials: “I believe a shift will occur with business owners collaborating together on programs and initiatives, currently not in place, that target and help those less fortunate. Close to my heart are those less fortunate including people in our community, animals and veterans around the U.S.”Josh SimonJosh SimonPresidentSimonCREAge: 30Simon has developed more than 2 million square feet during his career and will develop more than $140 million in retail projects across 10 states in 2016 for SimonCRE, which specializes in retail ground up development, redevelopment, single tenant build-to-suits and multi-tenant retail projects throughout the country in primary, secondary, and tertiary markets.Value of youth: “Being a Millennial and business owner, I thrive on the use of new technology and being adaptive to change, which has allowed us to challenge the status quo.”Impact of Millennials: “Millennials, with the help of our state leadership, will attract a new diverse economy not so dependent on tourism and construction to keep Arizona strong for decades ahead.”Hayley SmithHayley SmithBanking officer – Phoenix MetroFirstBankAge: 25Smith joined FirstBank after graduating from Colorado State University in 2013, and soon transferred to Arizona. She is now a banking officer in the Phoenix Metro office. Smith is active with several professional groups including Valley Partnership, AZ Crew and GET Phoenix Young Professionals.Value of youth: “With the advances in today’s technology and the amount of resources available, Millennials are generating innovative ideas while being adaptable to the ever-changing business environment.”Impact of Millennials: “Millennials are building a strong foundation of leaders across Arizona. We can inspire everyone to share their successes with future generations, creating a better tomorrow.”last_img read more

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MANN+HUMMEL USA Names Thomas to Communications Post

first_imgDeMoulpied 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. PORTAGE, MI — MANN+HUMMEL USA has named Julie Thomas to the position of executive assistant to the president, with responsibility for the automotive supplier’s public relations programs. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Thomas, who has more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, advertising and trade shows, will report directly to President Claude Mathieu. She will be based at the company’s North American headquarters in Portage, Mich. Previously, Thomas was worldwide sales manager for Westcott, a photographic equipment manufacturer headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, where she also had responsibility for Westcott’s advertising and sales promotion programs. Her career background includes experience in trade exhibits and business management for the Photo Marketing Association International in Jackson, Mich. For more information about MANN+HUMMEL, go to: www.mann-hummel.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,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 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.  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.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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On The Job In Los Alamos: LAPSA Elects Officers

first_imgOn the job in Los Alamos Thursday at the Los Alamos Fire Department Administration Training Room are members of the Los Alamos Public Safety Association (LAPSA). Newly elected board members are, front row from left, President Lennie Upshaw, general manager at Centerra Los Alamos; Vice President Dr. Alice Bodelson, psychologist at LANL Occupational Medicine; Secretary Donna Martinez, LANL Defense Security; Treasurer Daniel Roberts, sergeant at the Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) and Ex-Officio Oliver Morris, LAPD commander. LAPSA members, center row from left, Mel Tafoya, Lisa LaPointe-Tafoya, Adolofo Meana, Lori Padilla, Sheri Holman, Rodney Robertson and Mark Wayne and back row from left, Brent Belcoff, Dr. Liz Maines and Steve Dawald. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

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Escape On A Horse Performs Virtually For Los Alamos Summer Concert Series Friday Night

first_imgEscape On A Horse performs virtually Friday for the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series. Courtesy photoSUMMER CONCERT News:The Los Alamos Summer Virtual Concert Series Presented by Toyota of Santa Fe is proud to present Escape on a Horse performing at 6 p.m., Friday July 17, on the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series Facebook page. Drawing from the musical styles of rock and roll, country, bluegrass, and alternative, Escape on a Horse has established themselves as unique musical- storytellers in northern New Mexico. A veritable bridge of the music of the present mixed with timeless stories of the human condition, Escape on a Horse draws crowds in with their blend of personable experience and palatable musical talents. Based in northern New Mexico, Escape on a Horse began in 2016 as a collaboration of Daniel Jaramillo (guitar and vocals), Andrew Stocker (bass guitar and vocals), Ryan Little (pedal steel), and David Fellenz (drums). The band self-produced their debut album in 2018.The New Mexico Music Awards later nominated the album in 2019 for Best Country album. To learn more about the band, visit: www.EscapeonaHorse.com.This Live virtual concert will also be shown on multiple Facebook pages including: Los Alamos Community Services, Escape on a Horse Facebook page, and the SantaFe.com Facebook page. PAC-8 Los Alamos Public Access Television Channel will air the Escape on a Horse concert at 7 p.m., Wednesday July 22, 2020. KRSN 1490 AM Radio will be broadcasting the recorded concert at 8 p.m., Thursday, July 23, 2020.The Sponsors of this Friday’s Escape on a Horse virtual concert are N3B and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) manages the 10-year Los Alamos Legac Cleanup Contract for the U.S. Department of Energy, Environmental Management, Los Alamos Field Office. The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is promoting a new program called, Shop Local This Summer and Earn Chamber Checks. This program supports all small businesses in Los Alamos County that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information about Los Alamos businesses participating in the program, or to learn more about the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, visit: www.losalamoschamber.comThe 2020 Los Alamos Virtual Summer Concert Series is powered by Toyota of Santa Fe and the 2020 Sponsors: Enterprise Bank & Trust, The Finishing Touch Los Alamos, Los Alamos Daily Post, Los Alamos Market Co-Op, Comfort Inn Los Alamos, RayLee Homes, Century Bank, Title Guaranty, Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, N3B, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Plateau Property Management, New Mexico Bank & Trust, Zia Credit Union, Del Norte Credit Union, Los Alamos Schools Credit Union, Los Alamos MainStreet, RE/MAX Los Alamos, Waterstone Mortgage, SMSI, Edgewater, Merrick, Longenecker & Associates, LANL Foundation, The New Mexico Consortium, CrossFit Los Alamos, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Santa Fe, Metzger’s Do It Best Hardware, Bennetts Fine Jewelry & Gifts, Pajarito Brewpub & Grill, KRSN 1490 AM Radio, PAC 8 Television, and State Farm Agent Loren Valdez.Connect with the concert series at: www.LosAlamosSummerConcertSeries.com.Find the series on: Facebook under @LosAlamosSummerConcertSeries, & Instagram using @LosAlamosSummerConcertSerieslast_img read more

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UK: GE Oil & Gas Invests in Subsea Manufacturing Facility, Creates New Jobs

first_imgGE Oil & Gas has invested £4m into its subsea manufacturing facility in Aberdeen, Scotland, leading to the creation of 20 new jobs across 2014.This follows the recruitment of 30 new employees at the site last year, with the investment also expected to contribute to an increase in output, allowing the organisation to meet the growing demands of customers and their global subsea projects.Rod Christie, CEO-GE Oil & Gas Subsea Systems, said: “As a centre of excellence for the manufacture and testing of subsea tree systems, our Bridge of Don site is pivotal to the sustained success of our organisation. Enabling us to meet the growing demands of our customers, this latest investment provides the plant with significant capability improvements, enhancing test and assembly activities along with allowing important safety and technology upgrades. It also allows us to generate new employment opportunities for the region.”A highlight of the investment has been the establishment of a standalone training school, with a dedicated classroom area for 12, coupled with separate workshop areas for practical training in the operation of running and installation tools, lifting and handling, make-up of test equipment and pressure testing. The facility will be used to develop the local skills base, along with talent from other regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa.The creation of an Advanced Technology Organisation (ATO) lab has also resulted from the refurbishment, with the new facility doubling the footprint of the existing lab. This additional space allows more room for conducting product qualification test programmes, introduces additional crane capacity and includes an environmentally-controlled measuring room, with all environmental chambers placed under cover.Other enhancements include:• Increased structural capability in Test & Assembly 2 (T&A2), from 30-tonnes to 50-tonnes, with new 50-tonne cranes for heavier lifts;• A deepened gas pit in T&A2 (from 3m-6m), new pressure test cells and testing equipment. This has created the additional capability to build and test Master Valve Blocks (MVB), small tree units and large sub-assemblies such as flow bases.• Test & Assembly 1 (T&A1) has been structurally upgraded from 50-tonnes to 100-tonnes, allowing for heavier lifts, with five new test cells introduced, enabling greater efficiency.Two 100-tonne cranes were installed in T&A1 in January, an upgrade that will allow large-scale tree systems to be handled using a single crane, enabling the more efficient and timely manufacture of subsea production systems.“The goal is to grow our capacity for delivery of trees through the plant,” Rod added.“We have a dedicated and highly skilled workforce and this transformation will enable them to grow our production capabilities significantly as we align to the increased demand for our products and services.”Press Release, February 05, 2014; Image: GElast_img read more

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We all have good intentions

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 Subscribe now for unlimited access 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 building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

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Dominican First Wireless Ultrasound-Guided Nephrostomy Done by Chinese Medical Team

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share LifestyleLocalNews Dominican First Wireless Ultrasound-Guided Nephrostomy Done by Chinese Medical Team by: – April 28, 2020 Tweetcenter_img (Chinese Embassy) Dominica’s first wireless ultrasound-guided nephrostomy surgery was successfully completed in China-Dominican Friendship Hospital on April 15th, 2020.This is one of a series of minimally invasive surgery performed by the Chinese Medical Team after setting up the urology specialist outpatient clinic in the China-Dominican Friendship Hospital.Other minimally invasive procedures have been performed including the first transurethral bladder lithotripsy, transurethral resection of bladder tumors, minimally invasive suprapubic cystostomy, transurethral resection of urethral stricture, transurethral resection of the prostate, ureteroscope lithotripsy, laparoscopic kidney surgery, etc. Local patients with urinary diseases have received standardized and effective minimally invasive treatment.Dominica has never had a urology specialty, ward or surgery. The arrival of urology specialists from the Chinese medical team in June 2018 opened a new history of Dominica urology specialty. Since then, Dominica has urology specialty, wards and a series of minimally invasive surgery. Especially in March this year, the National Health Commission of China donated two sets of portable ultrasound and advanced puncture guidance and other complete equipment for renal puncture and fistula, which provided extremely favorable conditions for the implementation of minimally invasive surgery projects. The urologist directly carries a small wireless ultrasound for bedside examination and training, which solves the problem that patients have to wait for a long time to make an ultrasound examination in the past. Many urinary problems can be diagnosed immediately. Accurate ultrasound-guided cystostomy has also been successfully carried out.An 80-year-old prostate cancer patient who underwent the first ultrasound-guided kidney calyx puncture and nephrostomy had no urine came out from his suprapubic catheter. The casualty doctor considered that the catheter was obstructed and replace the suprapubic catheter, but it didn’t make a difference and turned to urology specialists. With the help of the portable wireless ultrasound it was confirmed that the suprapubic catheter was located in the bladder properly, and there was not much urine. The catheter was unobstructed, and the bilateral renal ultrasound was quickly performed.Hydronephrosis was found in both kidneys because the prostate cancer caused bilateral ureters obstruction. At that time, it was during the severe period of the new coronavirus. The patient was a senior with poor general physical health and Chinese doctors recommended that he go home and take oral anti-tumor drugs after emergency treatment. At this time, the wireless B-ultrasound combined with the puncture frame immediately played a role. After simple disinfection and towel placement, ultrasound guided precise puncture into the target renal calyx. Clear urine was extracted and the nephrostomy was successful. The patient’s obstruction problem was resolved immediately.Dominica has a high incidence of prostate cancer, and hydronephrosis caused by prostate cancer or other pelvic and abdominal tumors is very common. Percutaneous renal calyx puncture and nephrostomy is an effective method for solving hydronephrosis caused by urinary tract obstruction and rapidly improving renal function in most cases, which is equivalent to the effect of a hemodialysis machine. 99 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

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First Named Storm Could Form This Weekend

first_imgForecasters are pointing to a possible named tropical system off the southeastern US coast this weekend.There is an 80% chance of tropical development over the next five days and a 70% chance over the next 48 hours, the National Hurricane Center is forecasting.“This system is likely to become a tropical or subtropical storm by late Friday or Saturday when it is located near the northwestern Bahamas,” the National Hurricane Center said.This could be the sixth consecutive year with a storm forming before June 1 — the official start of hurricane season.If the system were named, it would be Arthur, the first name on this year’s Atlantic hurricane list.As the storm gets its act together it could come close to the East Coast early next week before getting pulled back out into the Atlantic Ocean. The most significant threats to land will be probable tropical storm-force winds, heavy rainfall and dangerous surf.“If the system were to develop, it would likely be a subtropical depression or subtropical storm,” CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen says. “A subtropical storm is a hybrid between a regular area of low pressure (cold core) and a purely tropical system (warm core).”The NHC began giving subtropical storms a tropical cyclone name in 2002. LifestyleLocalNewsRegional First Named Storm Could Form This Weekend by: – May 15, 2020 Tweet Share 283 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share For a subtropical storm to become a hurricane, it has to become fully tropical by establishing a warm core and then strengthen to hurricane-force winds.“This potential storm is not likely to become a full hurricane,” CNN meteorologist Chad Myers says. “Still, with ocean temperatures above normal most of the year, the middle of May will likely become the new start of tropical storm season.”Sea surface temperatures continue to remain above average across the Atlantic — except for the cooler North Atlantic.Warm surface temperatures are the fuel needed for hurricane development.“Although the eastern half of North America has been cold the last few days and coastal waters are cooler than normal, the offshore area of likely development is still 2 degrees above normal,” Myers says.It is these sea surface temperatures and the possibility of La Niña forming that have most seasonal forecasters calling for an active, possibly even extremely active, Atlantic Hurricane season.La Niña is the cool phase of the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) climate pattern — a naturally occurring phenomenon that involves fluctuating ocean temperatures in the Pacific.La Niña is the opposite of El Niño, which is the warm phase of the cycle. If La Niña forms in the Pacific, it can significantly increase the number of hurricanes in the Atlantic because it creates a more favorable wind environment.There are over a dozen early forecasts published. And even though the official forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration won’t come until May 21, a strong consensus in the forecasts across the industry indicates the Atlantic is in for an active season.This could be the sixth consecutive year with a storm forming before June 1 — the official start of hurricane season.(CNN, SLU Online)last_img read more

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No. 20 UWF volleyball advances to GSC Tournament Championship

first_imgNext Game: Live Stats North Alabama (GSC Championship) 11/22/2015 – 12:30 p.m. Preview Full Schedule Roster Watch Live PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 20-ranked University of West Florida volleyball team swept Shorter 3-0 (25-22, 25-15, 25-20) in the semifinals of the Gulf South Conference Volleyball Tournament on Saturday afternoon. Top-seeded West Florida advances to its eighth GSC Tournament Championship appearance in the last nine years and will face the No. 2 seed North Alabama in the tournament final on Sunday, November 22 at 12:30 p.m. CT in the UWF Field House. West Florida used a .231 team attacking percentage in the win and had a balanced offensive attack on Saturday with five Argos tallying at least eight kills in the match. “I think what makes our team so difficult to play against is the fact that we have so many weapons,” Wolter said. “We have players that have to embrace the fact that even if it isn’t their day we still have other players that can step up and get the job done.” West Florida will be looking to win its seventh GSC Tournament Championship in the last eight years on Sunday. UWF faced UNA in the tournament final in 2008, 2010 and 2011 and came out on top in all three matchups. West Florida swept North Alabama in both regular season matchups this season. North Alabama will be making its 17th GSC Tournament Championship appearance on Sunday. The Lions have won 16 conference tournament titles in the 34-year history of the conference. Junior Kathryn Torre (Highland, Ill./State College of Florida) had an efficient performance on offense with nine kills on 19 attempts with no attack errors (.474). Torre also added four blocks in the win. Senior Autumn Duyn (Venice, Fla./Venice HS) tallied a team-high 10 kills at a .296 clip with nine digs and three blocks. “I thought in that first set Autumn made some veteran plays off the block, just defensively not letting them score on us,” Wolter said. “I felt like Kat was really tough to stop all throughout the match. I felt every time she went into the front row everyone could just take a deep breath because she was causing Shorter some problems at the net.” Junior Cora Bidlack (Randolph, N.J./Randolph HS) had nine kills at a .300 clip with a block. Sophomore Rachel Neblett (Austin, Texas/Vista Ridge HS) had eight kills and a pair of blocks on Saturday while junior Corisha Smith (Inwood, W.Va./Musselman HS) added eight kills in the win. Junior Tori Martella (Jacksonville, Fla./Providence HS) tallied a team-high 23 digs while sophomore Monique StCyr (Williamsburg, Va./Jamestown HS) had 40 assists, eight digs, three blocks and a service ace on Saturday.             For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS# Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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‘You MUST Compensate Us With Lionel Messi’- Angry Roma President Orders Barcelona

first_imgRoma president, James Pallotta, has insisted that Barcelona “unethically and immorally” signed Malcom, when the Italian club already had an agreement with the player and his former club Bordeaux.It has then asked for Lionel Messi by way of apology.The Giallorossi were expecting Malcom to arrive for a medical earlier this week, only for Barca to hijack the transfer with a bigger offer to Bordeaux.Pallotta in an interview with SiriusXM FC, said: “They knew that this was done.Malcom“In point of fact yesterday they apologised to us about their actions and how they did things and I don’t accept the apology, I mean, at all.“The apology, the only way I’ll except it is either one of two things. I mean at the end of the day, send [Malcom] to us, and you know that’s not going to happen.“But maybe, as a goodwill gesture, at the very least they should send Messi to us.”last_img read more