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Riot employees threaten walkout over forced arbitration

first_imgRiot employees threaten walkout over forced arbitrationLeague of Legends developer’s attempt to keep workers’ gender discrimination claims out of court draws backlashBrendan SinclairManaging EditorMonday 29th April 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleRiot GamesRiot Games is dealing with unrest among its ranks. According to Waypoint, employee talk of a walkout at the company has grown loud enough to draw the attention of executives.The current discord at the studio was stoked by last week’s news that Riot wanted a number of employees’ gender discrimination lawsuits moved out of the courts and into private arbitration proceedings. Riot said the employees in question signed agreements waiving their right to sue the company when they first accepted jobs there.Waypoint reported that Riot’s chief diversity officer Angela Roseboro addressed the potential of a walkout over the weekend in an employee Slack channel, recognizing that the company was aware “some Rioters are not feeling heard.””I know yesterday’s article about Riot’s motion to compel arbitration feels like we’re not moving forward,” Roseboro said. “And I have to say for me, it demonstrates we still have work to do. There are pros, cons, and nuances to the discussion of arbitration, especially given the active litigation against Riot. It can be complex so these types of topics are best discussed live where it’s easier to have a conversation.”Roseboro asked employees to ask questions during the company’s regular town hall presentation this Thursday, and said Riot would hold “small group sessions where we can talk through your concerns,” asking those interested to add their names to a spreadsheet.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Waypoint also obtained an email Riot Games CEO Nicolo Laurent sent to employees today about the possibility of a walkout in which he reiterated Roseboro’s desire for discussion on the topic and said, “We’re proud of our colleagues for standing up for what they believe in.”A Riot employee told Waypoint the offer of small group sessions drew further backlash from people “frustrated at yet another example of closed-door discussions instead of transparency. Overall, I think Rioters are sick of feeling like they have no visibility into what leadership is actually doing to improve.”Last year, Riot promised significant culture change and improvements after a Kotaku report with dozens of then-current and former employees described a deeply discriminatory company culture. It has since hired Roseboro to be its first chief diversity officer and suspended COO Scott Gelb for two months for “inappropriate and unprofessional behaviour,” which reportedly included farting on employees, dry-humping them, and slapping or flicking testicles.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesTencent in talks with US Committee to retain Epic and Riot stakesThe CFIUS is investigating whether user data handled by the two studios could constitute a “national security risk” because they are Chinese-ownedBy Marie Dealessandri 6 days agoRiot issues cease-and-desist to League of Legends fan projectDeveloper denies claims that it tried to “extort” code and assets from the Chronoshift teamBy Danielle Partis 13 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

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Factory of the Year award winners bolster the future of manufacturing

first_img“This is what Factory of the Year aims to do. Since its inception in1992, hundreds of companies have participated and benefited from theindependent, cross-industry feedback that comes with the benchmark. It hasenabled them to analyse their strengths and weaknesses and initiate spot-onimprovements which, from a local perspective, should become an enabler ofgreater operational excellence,” Hulak added. Featured image: Stock AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector The overall winners of the Factory of the Year awards Understanding of 4th Industrial Revolution This initiative was launched in 2018 in South Africa by A.T. Kearney in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Manufacturing Circle and Manufacturing Indaba. He said the idea of identifying and rewarding world-class performance andproviding all participants with a confidential evaluation of their competitiveposition free of charge is therefore more meaningful and beneficial than everbefore. Hepointed out that: “As such the local manufacturing community can no longer shyaway from the pace of adoption of the 4IR technologies on shop floors,which has been dramatically increasing over the past three years.  BRICS Also read: SA manufacturers – look to the next gen AI to improve competitiveness The Factory of the Year award, a global annual competition that has been running for over 25 years, is recognised as the toughest benchmarking test for companies in the production arena. Meanwhile, Theo Sibiya, MD of A.T. Kearney Africa noted that: “TheFactory of the Year competition provides inspiration to manufacturers to raisetheir game and return the sector to its previous heights and beyond.” The competition has benchmarks and best practices from over 2,000 factories across all industries and over 30 countries. “This competition is important for the manufacturing sector because itraises the profile of our industry, said Rodseth, adding that “it is importantthat the broader public has a better understanding of what differentmanufacturing businesses entail, from the likes of a foundry dealing withmolten metals, to a high-tech facility managing the interface between peopleand artificial intelligence in a production process.” “Thoughthe South African sector in general has a relatively wide performance gap toclose, we have been very pleased to see that the top awardees in this countrycan withstand direct comparison with world class performance and standards onthe evaluated dimensions.” Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA After thorough evaluation of the nominees for the Factory of the Year (FotY) award, the results are out:center_img The future manufacturing “Morethan ever, companies have to find the right balance in their manufacturingfootprint and global value chain design. To successfully sustain and growproduction, achieving and maintaining world-class excellence requires everymanufacturer to relentlessly and continually pursue efficiency improvements. Butnowadays, that is not enough,” Hulak noted. Hulak also noted that the 4th Industrial Revolution is no longer a theoretical term and yet still to be somehow understood. Philippa Rodseth, executive director of the Manufacturing Circle said shewas inspired by the range and quality of submissions, and to see how applicantscompete with international counterparts according to the objective benchmarkingprocess that has been established over several years by administering the competitionacross various countries. Chief director of future industrial production technologies, the Department of Trade and Industry, Ilse Karg, commented: “FotY is much more than a competition, it is bringing about consciousness of future manufacturing in South Africa, trends and examples of Industry 4.0 solutions that work. Small Businesses and suppliers need to take note of the FotY award winning companies and the opportunities becoming available from market leaders.” Also read: Who made the Factory of the Year award shortlist? Igor Hulak, Partner at A.T. Kearney, said the current dynamics of the globalising world presents a challenge for all manufacturing operations, and specifically within the South African manufacturing environment where a strong sector has immense downstream impact.  “It was a pleasure to see the amazing capability of South Africanmanufacturers and I am confident that manufacturing has a great future in SouthAfrica as we have world class capability.” TAGSdtimanufacturingManufacturing sectorNyamezela Previous articleOffshore wind project secures transformers in the North SeaNext articleAbout the 8th Asia-Pacific Bioenergy Exhibition (APBE 2019) Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Finance and Policy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR In conclusion, Martin Sanne, executive manager at the Council forScientific and Industrial Research said: “All South African manufacturers standto gain huge learnings from this competition as it is not only a bench markingof capability against the world or in South Africa but also against oneself. FotY award went to manufacturer of exhaust systems Eberspächer South Africa for being a highly efficient manufacturer, with a balanced score across all dimensions assessed.Four Excellence awards were given to participants, which performed exceptionally well in a specific dimension of the FotY competition, Columbus Stainless was recognised for Excellence in Large Scale Production with Nyamezela Metering acknowledged for Excellence in Small Scale Production. The Excellence in Digitisation award was given to Atlantis Foundries and Nampak Ltd (Bevcan Rosslyn) won the award for Excellence in Resource Efficiency. Generation UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more

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PG&E asks to buy output from planned solar PV project

first_img Voith Hydro supplying pumped storage equipment to pair with Idaho combined solar-wind project RenewablesNew ProjectsSolar RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR PG&E wants to purchase the output under a 15-year power purchase agreement with First Solar’s (Nasdaq: FSLR) planned CA Flats PV power plant, according to SolarServer.com. The project will use First Solar’s cadmium telluride thin-film PV modules. TAGSPGE By chloecox – Linkedin Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E, NYSE:PCG) is seeking approval from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for a contract to buy the output from a 150-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in California. Facebook Avista considering RNG on way to net-zero carbon goals Twitter Previous articleFP&L, NRC refute St. Lucie nuclear tube wear claimsNext article2/26 Henry Hub Average Natural Gas Spot Prices chloecox Linkedin Facebook 2.27.2014 PG&E asks to buy output from planned solar PV project Read more solar energy news Renewable project management firm Bradley acquired by Bureau Veritas Twitter First Solar expects to finish the project by the end of 2018.  No posts to displaylast_img read more

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3 New Utility-Scale Solar Projects Planned for New Mexico

first_img 10.13.2015 Once operational, the project will be the largest solar photovoltaic facilities in New Mexico, and the PPA is one of the cheapest in the U.S. to date for utility-scale solar at just 3.5 cents per kilowatt hour. New Mexico is poised to bring 165 MW of new solar capacity online by the end of 2016. Voith Hydro supplying pumped storage equipment to pair with Idaho combined solar-wind project RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook RenewablesNew ProjectsSolar Linkedin Twitter 3 New Utility-Scale Solar Projects Planned for New Mexico Avista considering RNG on way to net-zero carbon goals TAGSNextEra center_img Renewable project management firm Bradley acquired by Bureau Veritas Two utility-scale projects near Roswell and a third near Deming have been announced by Southwest Public Service Co. and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, respectively. Twitter Linkedin Previous articleBechtel Selected for EPC Services on 1,000-MW New York Gas ProjectNext articleStion Energy Services Announces Completion of Mississippi’s 1st Utility-Scale Solar Project chloecox SPS, a subsidiary of Xcel Energy with about 385,000 customers in New Mexico and Texas, has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with NextEra Energy to develop two 70-MW facilities near Roswell.  By chloecox – D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments LLC and TurningPoint Energy inked a deal that will see the development of a 25-MW solar facility in Luna County.  The facility will provide electricity to Tri-State, a wholesale power supplier for 44 cooperatives in New Mexico and three other states. No posts to display Facebooklast_img read more

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News in Brief

first_imgSINGLE Market Commissioner Frits Bolkestein this week urged Germany to drop its objections to creating a single EU appeal court in Luxembourg for hearing disputes over the proposed new Union-wide ‘Community patent’. Speaking after meeting German Justice Minister Herta Daeubler-Gmelin, Bolkestein said Berlin’s insistence on a national patent appeals court risked jeopardising the creation of the planned EU patent. Businesses support the Commission’s proposal because it should lower the cost of protecting inventions in Europe – currently five times higher than in the US. But Germany wants cases to go to a German court of ‘first instance’ and be referred to Luxembourg only on appeal.THE Commission has approved the purchase of 70 TotalFinaElf motorway service stations by retailer Carrefour, oil companies Agip, Avia and others. The sale was one of the conditions the Commission attached to its approval of the merger between TotalFina and Elf Aquitaine to create the world’s fourth biggest oil company. The approved list of buyers includes Agip (21 stations), Theveninet Ducrot/Avia (12 stations), Picoty/Avia (five stations), Avia Autoroute (four stations), BP (three stations), Carrefour/Carfuel (17 stations), Esso (four stations) and Shell (four stations).THE European Banking Association said this week that it would formally announce a pan-European system for low-value payments in euro later this month. EBA said the system, called Step1, would provide its bank participants with a single cut-off time for retail payments to all EU member states as well as simplified liquidity management and reconciliation procedures. THE Commission has cleared plans by Compagnia di Partecipazioni Assicurative ed Industriale to buy Falck and Falck’s Societa Nordelettrica unit. TheCommission said the deals would not adversely affect competition in theItalian electricity generation market.last_img read more

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Duda’s climate critique gets chilly reaction

first_imgPolish President Andrzej Duda’s attack on the European Union’s decarbonization policies this week is raising concerns that the country is on a collision course with the EU’s energy and climate policy agenda. “The Polish president doesn’t do energy policy,” said German MEP Reinhard Bütikofer, co-chair of the European Greens Party. He said no one is asking Poland to lead the fight against climate change, but urged Warsaw not to be a spoiler.“At least they shouldn’t constantly stand in the way of European efforts in this very direction,” he said. He also said he plans to talk with Polish government ahead of the COP21 climate talks in Paris this December to raise concerns that the EU is being much more ambitious in its emissions reduction policies than other large polluters, which “is unreasonable from the point of view of Europe’s economic competitiveness.”Duda said there “have to be hard words about the need to verify Europe’s commitments” in the climate and energy sectors when other countries aren’t imposing similar limits on their economies.Poland’s problem is that it has a triple disadvantage, said Christian Egenhofer, head of the energy and climate program at the Brussels-based Centre for European Policy Studies: the power sector is still heavily dependent on coal, the economy is still very energy inefficient, and per capita GDP is much lower than in western Europe.Any government has to live with this reality, Egenhofer said.While Duda’s comments are in line with the country’s long-standing position on climate and coal, the difference is that he “can present them more loudly” than former President Bronisław Komorowski, said Andrzej Kassenberg, co-founder of the Warsaw-based Institute for Sustainable Development.“Komorowski was a bit more delicate,” he said. Poland has long been among the leading opponents to the EU’s more ambitious emissions control ideas, in large part because Poland has the bloc’s largest coal industry, which generates almost 90 percent of its electricity.Additionally, the more than 100,000 people directly employed by the sector make for an attractive constituency in an election year and Poland has parliamentary elections scheduled for October 25.Duda, elected in May and sworn in earlier this month, joins the long list of Polish politicians who have put their defense of coal above Brussels’ environmental priorities. Donald Tusk, now the European Council president, and his successor as Polish prime minister, Ewa Kopacz, have both been full-throated defenders of Polish coal.“I think Poland has been basically the main divisive force of the last decade when it comes to European energy and climate policy,” Claude Turmes, energy policy spokesperson for the Greens in the European Parliament, said after Duda’s election.In an interview with POLITICO published this week, Duda lashed out at the EU’s emissions policy.“I do not agree with such a policy and will say that this is a policy that is completely at odds with the strategic interests of our country,” he said. “Which country wants to give up resources which it owns and which are a guarantee of its economic sovereignty and energy independence?” The fear in Brussels is that October’s election is likely to see Kopacz’s center-right Civic Platform party replaced by the more nationalist Law and Justice party backed by Duda. A prime minister as well as a president who are even more eager to protect coal than the current government could make it more difficult for the EU to push for the ambitious climate goals backed by greener countries like Germany and Scandinavia.“Naturally, it would be disadvantageous for European energy policy if during the parliamentary elections those powers won whose energy policy horizon doesn’t go beyond coal, coal, coal,” said Bütikofer. Also On POLITICO The world according to Duda By Jan Cienski Wersja Polska Świat Dudy By Jan Cienski Even though Duda is making his displeasure clear, it is unlikely that Poland will try to overturn the EU’s carefully prepared strategy for COP21.Miguel Arias Cañete, the European commissioner for climate action and energy, said this week that all of the EU’s 28 members, including Poland, had “unanimously” agreed last fall on common objectives for 2030, including reducing emissions by 40 percent and increasing renewables by at least 27 percent.To sweeten the deal for countries like Poland, the bloc committed funding to promote modernization and innovation projects in poorer countries’ energy systems and smooth the transition to a low-carbon future. Poland has received a substantial amount of free emissions permits to cushion the blow to its polluting industries.“It’s not illogical to defend national interests but what is often forgotten is the importance of derogations,” said Christian Democrat MEP Ivo Belet, who was the European Parliament’s lead policy maker on this year’s emissions trading scheme reform, the bloc’s main decarbonization instrument.“Always when I see and encounter my Polish colleagues, I stress these important derogations like the solidarity mechanism,” whereby 10 percent of total annual allowances will be allocated to Poland and other lower-income countries, said the Belgian MEP. “Everyone in the EU has to respect European law … and of course with regard to Paris, it’s very important that the EU goes there with a unified position.”While defending coal and denouncing decarbonization may annoy EU officials, it is broadly popular in Poland. Duda’s pro-coal talk is aiming at keeping Poland’s thousands of miners happy, said Egenhofer. “You cannot scare miners too much before the elections,” he said.last_img read more

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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 [email protected] 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