City Moves for 7 March 2019 – Who’s switching jobs at Oliver Wyman, Croud and Fieldfisher?

first_img City Moves whatsapp whatsapp Thursday 7 March 2019 7:17 am Tags: City Moves Share Today’s City Moves include Oliver Wyman, Croud and Fieldfisher.Oliver WymanDavid Gillespie has today been appointed head of UK and Ireland at global management consultancy Oliver Wyman. In his new role, reporting to Davide Taliente, head of EMEA, Gillespie will lead the firm’s UK businesses while continuing to head up its established UK banking and organisational effectiveness practices. An Oliver Wyman alumnus, David re-joined the firm in 2016 after a senior career in UK banking. He is a graduate of Oxford University in Modern History and has completed the Harvard Advanced Management Programme. Taliente said: “Since returning to Oliver Wyman two years ago, David has established himself as a leader of transformation work for major organisations and on organisational agility more broadly. As the UK and Ireland continue to face a highly challenging environment across all sectors, I have no doubt that David will further grow the business by mobilising our partner team to deliver tangible and differentiating support for clients.”Croud Global digital marketing agency Croud has announced the appointment of Mark Bond as its chief operating officer. In this newly-created role, Mark will be responsible for overseeing all global business operations. Beginning his career in marketing, Mark went on to spend 18 years at telecoms giant Vodafone UK, where he held several senior roles including both sales and marketing director and UK customer operations director. Mark was a founding director of the mobile operator’s joint venture, Weve, the mobile marketing partnership between O2, Vodafone and EE. Prior to his new role at Croud, Mark held a number of other UK board roles, and was most recently the vice president of airline training consultancy L3. Based in Croud’s London HQ, Mark will oversee the operations teams in global offices across the UK, the US and Australia. He will report into the founder and chief executive, ex-Google executive Luke Smith.FieldfisherLeading commodities lawyer Rashpaul Bahia has joined European law firm Fieldfisher as a partner. Since April 2018, Rashpaul has been advising Morgan Stanley on the build out of its EMEA power and gas trading business. He was previously a partner at Reed Smith. At Fieldfisher, Rashpaul will help build the firm’s commodities trading practice. Rashpaul’s energy and commodities trading experience covers power, gas, LNG, oil, coal, metals and agricultural products, and his transactional experience has focused on asset- backed solutions for clients. Prior to five years at Reed Smith from 2013, he also spent over 13 years at McDermott Will and Emery where he became partner in 2011. City Moves for 7 March 2019 – Who’s switching jobs at Oliver Wyman, Croud and Fieldfisher? More From Our Partners Bill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told last_img read more

Wigan Athletic football club enters administration amid ‘significant impact’ of coronavirus pandemic

first_imgKarish Andrews, partner in the Sports Business Group at law firm Lewis Silkin, commented: “The Covid-19 crisis was always going to cause great difficulty for football clubs that rely heavily on match day revenue. Most clubs below the Premier League still have a very precarious financial position despite financial fair play rules. (Getty Images) Also Read: Wigan Athletic football club enters administration amid ‘significant impact’ of coronavirus pandemic Krasner said: “Our immediate objectives are to ensure the club completes all its fixtures this season and to urgently find interested parties to save Wigan Athletic FC and the jobs of the people who work for the club.” “Perhaps it is time for secured funding to be made available before any change of control of a club can take place,” he added. (Getty Images) The club played a Championship game as recently as yesterday, where Wigan Athletic won 3-0 against Stoke City. Its next match against Brentford is due to take place this Saturday. (Getty Images) Also Read: Wigan Athletic football club enters administration amid ‘significant impact’ of coronavirus pandemic “Wigan Athletic has been a focal point and source of pride for the town since 1932 and anyone who is interested in buying this historic sporting institution should contact the joint administrators.” It marks the first professional club in England to fall into administration during the pandemic, just weeks after a Hong Kong based consortium took over the club and promised to steel its future. As recently as last week, a Hong Kong-based businessman, Wai Kay Au Yeung, was registered as the owner of more than 75 per cent of the club’s holding company. Au Yeung had initially been a minority shareholder in the Next Leader Fund (NFL) consortium. On 4 June, the club’s owners, the International Entertainment Corporation, approved the sale of Wigan Athletic to NFL in a deal with £17.5m, plus repayment of £24.4m the company had invested in the club. Andrews added that it was “remarkable” the club announced it will enter administration just one month after its takeover by NFL. Wigan Athletic football club enters administration amid ‘significant impact’ of coronavirus pandemic Wednesday 1 July 2020 12:44 pm Before the Open: Get the jump on the markets with our early morning newsletter Krasner added: “Obviously the suspension of the Championship season due to Covid-19 has had a significant impact on the recent fortunes of the club. Show Comments ▼ Paul Stanley, Gerald Krasner and Dean Watson from Begbies Traynor have been appointed as joint administrators, the Championship team said in a statement. “Administration does not mean this is the end for Wigan and hopefully a new owner can be found to keep the club alive. From FA Cup winners to administration in just seven years shows the fragility of football club ownership.” Poppy Wood Wigan Athletic has entered administration following the “significant impact” of the coronavirus pandemic on the football club’s finances. whatsapp whatsapp Share More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comlast_img read more

State moves to update its petroleum spill guidelines

first_imgAlaska’s Energy Desk | Environment | Juneau | State GovernmentState moves to update its petroleum spill guidelinesDecember 7, 2016 by Rashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Juneau Share:A crew works on a Gastineau Channel beach on Thursday to clean up heating oil spilled from a vandalized tank at the Prospector Hotel in 2014 in Juneau.  (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO) Alaska’s petroleum-based economy means there are many opportunities for toxic petroleum-based spills.At least 80 percent of the contaminated sites that the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation deals with, have petroleum products in them. Now, the Department is making moves to update the decades-old protocols it uses when petrochemicals leak into the soil and water. Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.In late November, about 30 people gathered in a conference room at the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s Juneau headquarters. They were the first to hear about the Department’s plans to update its regulations for cleaning up petroleum spills. Sally Schlichting who handles policy and regulation for contaminated sites for the DEC, ran the meeting. She said the overhaul is overdue. “The last time we looked at petroleum specifically was in 1999. So it’s been quite a long time. It’s been about 17 years,” she said.The regulations she oversees cover spills all along the pipeline route from oilfields to gas stations to home heating oil tanks. Schlichting said her department wants to update the cleanup levels to reflect more current science on the toxicity of petroleum. Petroleum cleanup is complex. Things like jet fuel, heating oil and gasoline are made up of hundreds of compounds and calculating risks to human health is tricky. And Schlichting said, in the decades since the levels were last tweaked, they’ve discovered some oversights. “For example, in our groundwater, our cleanup levels, in the past, had not accounted for the risks to children from consuming and being in contact with that groundwater that’s contaminated,” Schlichting said.So the department is holding a series of scoping meetings. They’ve reached out to consulting companies,  state agencies from around the country, the oil industry.  They’re taking comments through mid-January. Then they’ll go back to the drawing board. At least one environmental consultant in Palmer plans to weigh-in. Ralph Hulbert said he has clashed with DEC in the past because  the complex calculations they require for petroleum cleanup in soil and groundwater don’t factor in what it would take to respond to a spill.“They do not like to consider the risks of these responses and what you have to do to clean it up,” Hulbert said. Hulbert said some of the cleanup methods cause risks that are worse than what a spill could ever have caused. He also thinks the state doesn’t do enough to ensure that cleanup costs are reasonable for homeowners and companies who’ve had spills. Schlichting said DEC gets a lot of comments that their cleanup levels aren’t scientifically based.  During the Juneau meeting, people said they were concerned that more complex approaches to cleanup would be prohibitively expensive. Whatever the department decides to do, it could take awhile. After the scoping process ends, the department will spend time researching the input they’ve gotten. Then they’ll either develop draft regulations and go out for public comment or hold a few workshops. “We’re looking at a year, maybe even two years,” she said.And while it’s not clear what the new regulations will look like, Schlichting said it’s likely that the cleanup levels for some things, like diesel and gasoline, will probably become more stringent. Share this story:last_img read more

Autumn Statement 2014: £2bn cash boost for NHS is not enough, says Labour

first_imgSunday 30 November 2014 11:54 pm Tags: Autumn Statement 2015 NHS Chancellor George Osborne announced a £2bn boost to NHS spending yesterday, ahead of formal plans which will be set out in the Autumn Statement. However, Labour hit back almost immediately, arguing that the extra cash is nowhere near enough to plug a hole in the healthcare budget. Speaking on the Andrew Marr show yesterday the chancellor said the money was a “down payment” following calls from NHS bosses to pump an extra £8bn into the service by 2020. £1.3bn of the planned spend is new money, paid for by cutbacks in other government departments, with £700m coming from reallocated health spending already sitting in Department of Health coffers. Osborne offered up an additional boost by pledging to spend the £1.1bn fines recouped by the Treasury following the foreign exchange rate manipulation scandal to pay for improvements in GP surgeries over the next parliament. “Because we have a strong economy and we’ve got the public finances under control, we can afford to put £2bn into the frontline of the NHS across the United Kingdom. This is a down-payment on the NHS’s own long-term plan and it shows you can have a strong NHS if you have a strong economy,” Osborne told the BBC yesterday. Labour shadow chancellor Ed Balls hit back, pledging to match the chancellor’s spending commitment and put an additional £2.5bn into the NHS if his party is elected next year, paid for by a mansion tax on properties worth over £2m. The NHS has long been a battleground between the two main parties, but the argument over where much-needed extra cash will come from has been hotting up ahead of the Autumn Statement. Both Labour and the Liberal Democrats had called on Osborne to promise an extra £1bn for the service, a target which he says he has met and doubled. More detail on how the plans will work will be set out this week. Kate McCannKate McCann is a reporter at City A.M. She covers politics and insurance and can be contacted at [email protected] Show Comments ▼ Autumn Statement 2014: £2bn cash boost for NHS is not enough, says Labour whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For Seniors Share whatsapplast_img read more

How Rehab Enterprises in Portlaoise have linked up with a number of businesses

first_img How Rehab Enterprises in Portlaoise have linked up with a number of businesses Pinterest Facebook Previous articlePortarlington dad raises funds for Irish Cancer Society by climbing KilamanjaroNext articlePreview to this weekend’s Towns Cup action LaoisToday Reporter Twitter WhatsApp By LaoisToday Reporter – 11th February 2018 Twitter Rugby WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TAGSRehab Enterprises Home Sponsored How Rehab Enterprises in Portlaoise have linked up with a number of… Sponsored Community Emlyn O’Reilly from Ballacolla at work in Rehab Enterprises in Portlaoise Do you know a business that could do with extra support?Rehab Enterprises, Ireland’s biggest employer of people with disabilities, have contracts with a range of businesses and have received wide praise for the quality of their work.Rehab Enterprises in Portlaoise provide supported employment to 13 people with disabilities, including three certified forklift drivers, who work alongside three people without disabilities on a range of enterprises.Their day-to-day jobs include sub-assembly work as well as ‘pick and pack’ services for a range of medical companies, including Becton and Dickinson Medical Dun Laoghaire, Fleming Medical in Limerick and Voya Beauty Products, Sligo.Rehab Enterprises in Portlaoise also has contracts with An Post, Powerpoint Engineering Portlaoise, Alpha Wireless in Ballybrittas and Foamalite Plastics in Cavan.They have also secured a contract with the Department of Social Protection, and this service is carried out in their lo-call centre in Portlaoise.Marie Kinsella, manager at Rehab Enterprises in PortlaoiseBrigid McCormack, supervisor at Rehab Enterprises in PortlaoiseAs a result of these successes Rehab Logistics is keen to bring more companies on board.Eimear Breen, from An Post, praised the service the company receives from Rehab Logistics Portlaoise.Eimear said: “Marie Kinsella and her team at Rehab Logistics Portlaoise have provided An Post with a very specialised service for more than ten years now. The service, comprising numerous elements, requires close monitoring with regular updates and considerable flexibility.“Rehab, along with Marie and her team, are professional and a pleasure to deal with and certainly help to make my job that bit easier.”Kieran Quinn, from Fleming Medical, has also been impressed by the quality of the service, saying: “All the team at Rehab Enterprises are so accommodating and nothing is ever a problem, the standard of quality of the work is perfect – they are a great resource to have when needed!”Powerpoint Engineering Limited has partnered with Rehab Enterprises over the past three years.Conor McGarry, Powerpoint’s Commercial and Business Development Manager, says he is always delighted with the service they receive from Rehab Enterprises.“Projects are always delivered on time and in a very competent and professional manner. I would recommend Rehab Enterprises for the quality, flexibility and friendly service they provide,” he said.It isn’t just employers who benefit, Emlyn O’Reilly, from Ballacolla, was unable to work for many years after he suffered extensive third degree burns to his body. This serious accident left him struggling with PTSD and depression.Three years later Emlyn says his role at Rehab Logistics has been transformative. “I wake up in the morning looking forward to coming to work and meeting people that I can, and do, call friends,” he said.“My self-esteem has grown and I am doing things and trying things that years ago I would have run away from. I am in a much better place because I was given another chance here at Rehab Enterprises,” he added.The majority of people with disabilities want to join the workforce but are prevented from doing so by being unable to access the appropriate supports.Without specific interventions, the percentage of people with a disability in employment is unlikely to increase. At the moment, the unemployment rate for people living with a disability is more than double that of able-bodied people.Rehab is working hard to counter perceptions that those living with a disability are incapable of offering value.Employment provides financial independence for people living with disabilities and builds confidence, enabling people to contribute and play a valuable part in their local communities.It also offers a supportive environment for people who may find returning to the workplace physically or emotionally stressful.Marie Kinsella, manager of Rehab Enterprises in Portlaoise for more than 20 years says, “I have seen first-hand the difference having a secure job makes to a person living with a disability.”“It provides the necessary skills and confidence to be active in the workforce and fosters a sense of inclusion, empowerment and independence.”All Rehab Enterprise employees receive full training in a supportive, person-centred environment and have access to an employee support system. Staff travel to and from work independently. Rehab Enterprises Portlaoise has ISO accreditation and is audited on a yearly basis.If you’re interested in partnering with Rehab Enterprises in Portlaoise please call Marie Kinsella at 057 86 82414/086 6098246 or e-mail [email protected] ALSO – Rehab Enterprises lead the way in employing people with a disability in Laois Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Council Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squadlast_img read more

Residents weigh New Year’s messages

first_img Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Residents weigh New Year’s messages In Kim Jong Un’s 2016 New Year’s Address he advocated economic development and other similar policies with the purportedgoal of improving the lives of the people. He also omitted the nuclear narrative, a point that garnered significant international attention and analysis. Reactions from the domestic public,however, were in line with past years–tepid, predominately focused on criticizing the oration as “nothing more than a token gestureunworthy of attention,” local sources reported. On the 4th, our Daily NK reporter spokewith a source in North Hamgyong Province, who told us that among the firstpeople of the year mobilized to produce organic fertilizers, including nightsoil, the speech was termed a “sham” and “useless.” Many pointed out that last year’s address targetedagricultural, livestock, and fishing as sectors for development to increase the quality of life for the average citizen, but underscored having “yet to receive, evenonce, any fish or pork” from the state.Sources in Yanggang and South Hamgyong Provinces corroborated this news.Despite the fact that “improving the livesof the people” is mentioned without fail annually during the New Year’saddress, the regime continues to expend its energy on idolization of theleadership rather than pursuing policies that might actually make any tangibledifference to the people, she said, noting, “ Following last year’sspeech, the state invested in construction of statues of Kim Il Sung and KimJong Il [rather than, for example, desperately needed infrastructure improvements].” North Korean citizens who are currentlysuffering through an intense cold spell are “tired of these empty promises.”Complaints are numerous: “Every year we have to produce more compost, and yetwe have never received adequate supplies,” beleaguered residents point out. “Even though the regime promises economic development, we continue living purelyowing to our own efforts without any real support from the state,” still othersprotest, many of whom reminisce about a different era. “Kim Il Sung actually carried out hispromises to the people but now it’s all just words,” is a commonsentiment weaving together the older generations in the North, according to the source.Including the sources, many residents contestthat the “successes of the fisheries development efforts” referenced in the NewYear’s Address can be attributed to the inclusion of fish caught in the oceanthat “would have been caught there anyway,” and the lack of any mention oflivestock this year “implies that the efforts to develop the livestock industry[as outlined in last year’s prescriptions] failed.” “Overall, the accomplishments of thecurrent era pale in comparison to what the state achieved in the 80s; people donot sincerely believe in the Party and are more focused on making their ownliving than they are on working for the sake of the nation. This is why it isdifficult to accomplish the goals laid out in the New Year’s Address,” oursource mused. “People say that even if the fish areabundant, they are all eaten up by the military, and ordinary citizens haveonly the jangmadang [markets] as a recourse to providing for themselves. Inthis year’s New Year’s Address, they stated that ‘the overwhelming fragrance ofthe oceans and fruits have brought joy to the people,’ but the only person inthe country who eats as much fish and fruit as they want is Kim Jong Un.” On the face of it, residents trudge along,making resolutions and promoting the objectives of the New Year’s address; yet, behind closed doors, criticism is rife, and most people simply do the minimumrequired to pass off their efforts as convincing as they are too caught up inthe struggle of daily life to commit. In other words, as our source put it to us,“to the average North Korean, the New Year’s Address is nothing but a routineexercise that is carried out at the beginning of each year, an irritating taskthat must be taken on.” News By Kang Mi Jin – 2016.01.05 10:35am Kang Mi JinKang Mi JinKang Mi Jin is a North Korean defector turned journalist who fled North Korea in 2009. She has a degree in economics and writes largely on marketization and economy-related issues for Daily NK. Questions about her articles can be directed to dailynkenglish[email protected] NewsEconomycenter_img News News North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) SHARE There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once againlast_img read more

Clark College president, student leaders give inspiring address for challenging year ahead

first_imgCollege officials and students persevere during the coronavirus pandemicBy Dan TrujilloFor ClarkCountyToday.comSince March 2020, Clark College students, faculty and staff members have felt stranded on an iceberg above the treacherous waters caused by the coronavirus pandemic.While that iceberg continues to melt, the Penguins shared their resolve and goals for the future during Thursday’s online State of the College Address.More than 140 viewers tuned in on YouTube and watched Dr. Karin Edwards, president of Clark College, speak for 30 minutes. Although there was no timetable for a return to in-person learning, Edwards spoke about how Clark responded to COVID-19, budget challenges and advancing racial equality. Associated Students of Clark College President Josiah Joner and 2021 Transforming Lives Award nominee Tosha Big Eagle shared their stories about life on and off campus in this changed reality.Dr. Karin EdwardsDr. Karin Edwards“When I accepted the role as president last February, I knew that the first year transitioning into my role would be challenging, but I couldn’t have predicted just how challenging,” Edwards explained.“I am grateful to each person in every position who has reached deep within themselves to make changes in how we work to keep Clark open and keep students in class,” she added. “The advances made in the past year will serve us well in the future.”Through research over the past year, Edwards and her colleagues learned white students are more likely to complete their introductory courses than students of color. Edwards believes this occurs because of systemic racism, economical differences, and lack of food, supplies and stability at home. A pandemic only amplifies these differences.Clark College tackled these challenges by starting a new professional development program called BUILD (Broadening Understanding Intercultural Development). The Penguin Pantry provided 576 food boxes for students. Information Technology Services loaned close to 900 laptops and WiFi hotspots to students. And thanks to the Clark College Foundation, community organizations and the Federal Cares Act, 12,000 students received funding grants to help them continue their educational journeys.“It’s been exhausting work done from employees’ kitchens and bedrooms turned home offices,” Edwards said. “I want to take a moment to praise our facility and staff members and tell them it was all worth it. Your innovation and dedication have truly made a difference in keeping our students on a promising pathway during this crisis.”Tosha Big Eagle has dealt with crises for most of her adult life. At 19, she got addicted to meth and dropped out of college.“It took a hold of my life,” Big Eagle explained.Tosha Big EagleTosha Big EagleShe was incarcerated for the first time when she was 21. Upon her release, Big Eagle said she was reinvigorated with hope and determination. She completed treatment and restarted college.Big Eagle was blindsided by the death of her father in 2008. He moved in and they were working on repairing their relationship, but he couldn’t break his cycle of addiction. He overdosed on prescription methadone while she was studying for a college final.“Heartbroken, I felt responsible. Like I could have stopped it,” Big Eagle said. “Sadly, I turned my pain into a heroin addiction.”In 2010, she was back in jail. During her seven-year sentence, she took every class and counseling session available. She learned “to be a fair and caring person who leads with respect and love.”After prison, it was difficult for Big Eagle to find employment. Once she gave birth to a son, she decided to invest in her education and enrolled at Clark College. She is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Human Development at Washington State University Vancouver and completing a certificate to become an addiction education counselor at Clark College.“While addiction, trauma and incarceration have touched my life, they don’t define who I am,” Big Eagle said.“Our future is with our children,” she added. “I believe if we educate them at a young age, we can reduce the risk of addiction, violence and poverty.”Clark College has been like a second home to Josiah Joner. His parents, siblings, grandmother, aunt and cousins have all attended the school.“Truly, we are a Clark College family and we would not be where we are today without Clark,” Joner said.Josiah JonerJosiah JonerAlthough thankful for the opportunities Clark College provides, Joner is not about to sugarcoat the stresses of online learning and say everybody at Clark is doing just fine.“Because we aren’t. It has been a tumultuous and strenuous year on all fronts,” he said.“Though it is true we are all in this together, we are not in the same boat,” Joner added. “I believe the best thing we can do for the students right now is to be there for them.”Therefore, members of Clark College student government created a resources and operations webpage to accompany the school’s online learning system. Joner said hundreds of students are accessing the page.“We hope to see the page continue to build and grow over the next few months to become a central hub for student resources,” Joner added.Edwards says there’s “a new and different normal” ahead for Clark College students and employees. She harks to a 2006 book by John Kotter, titled “Our Iceberg is Melting.”Edwards said it’s a story of penguins who learn how to work together under stress of uncertainty and rapid change.Sounds like the new normal for 2021 and beyond.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:BUILDClark CollegeClark College FoundationClark CountyClark County WashingtonDr. Karin EdwardsJosiah JonerLatestlocal newspandemicPenguinsState of the College AddressThe Penguin PantryTosha Big EagleVancouverVancouver Washingtonshare 0 Previous : Clark County Charter Review Commission lays out top issues to tackle in meetings Next : Humane Society for Southwest Washington receives Texas-area dogs and returns much-needed shelter suppliesAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Clark College president, student leaders give inspiring address for challenging year aheadPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Friday, March 5, 2021in: Newsshare 0 last_img read more

Ridgefield’s high-flying engineering class builds and launches drones

first_imgName*Email*Website Ridgefield’s high-flying engineering class builds and launches dronesPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Monday, May 3, 2021in: Youthshare 0 guestLabel Name*Email*Website Ridgefield High School students operate remote controls and drones they built in Steve Rinard’s classUnder a clear blue spring sky, a group of Ridgefield High School students excitedly left their classroom and headed out to the practice athletic fields. Instead of athletic gear, these students were equipped with something entirely different: remote controls and drones they had built in teacher Steve Rinard’s engineering class. At the beginning of the semester, Rinard’s students were still attending online classes from home, so they started by learning the science behind how drones operate. When they returned to in-person class a few weeks ago, teams of students were able to work together, using parts from kits to assemble the drones. Tucker Alexander and Caden Anderson worked as a team to build a drone in Steve Rinard’s engineering class. Photo courtesy of Ridgefield School DistrictTucker Alexander and Caden Anderson worked as a team to build a drone in Steve Rinard’s engineering class. Photo courtesy of Ridgefield School DistrictSenior Matthew Vance said he greatly enjoyed the process. “The actual physical assembly wasn’t that difficult, but the calibration and technical aspects were a bit more tricky,” Vance said.After weeks of planning, building, and testing, launch day finally arrived, and Rinard and his students couldn’t wait to see how the drones performed. Launch day featured perfect flying conditions with bright sunshine and a light breeze. There were high expectations as the teams readied their drones for flight. Some drones took off quickly into the air, but others needed a little help to get moving. With a few adjustments, more drones lifted skyward, first in fits and starts, then in smoother, gliding flights as the students got more comfortable with the controls. Landan Bryant’s drone climbed into the clear sky, soaring above treetops. Photo courtesy of Ridgefield School DistrictLandan Bryant’s drone climbed into the clear sky, soaring above treetops. Photo courtesy of Ridgefield School DistrictVance and his team enjoyed a successful drone launch. On the whole, Vance thought the class did well. “There have been crashes, and broken pieces,” he said, “but flying the drones was a lot of fun!”“We quickly learned that flying drones is not easy,” Rinard said. “It takes a little patience and a lot of practice to get the hang of it. And of course, it’s definitely helpful to have tools and extra parts on hand.”With a little practice, Landan Bryant and Tristin Baldwin were able to maneuver the drones across the athletic field. Photo courtesy of Ridgefield School DistrictWith a little practice, Landan Bryant and Tristin Baldwin were able to maneuver the drones across the athletic field. Photo courtesy of Ridgefield School DistrictRinard’s inspiration for the new class came after he attended a pair of conferences that featured several offerings on drones. “Once I saw them in action, I felt that it was something we could offer that would really add to our students’ learning,” Rinard said. Not at all deterred by the fact that he had never built or owned a drone himself prior to creating the class, Rinard joked that he “has this curse of always wanting to learn and know more!” Rinard developed every aspect of the class around building, programming, and flying the drones with the intent of energizing Ridgefield High School’s engineering program. He looks forward to teaching the class again next year so more Ridgefield students can apply their engineering knowledge to hands-on projects. Ridgefield High School students Maya Ibanez-Gibson and Jonah Bernatz prepare to launch their drone for its first flight. Photo courtesy of Ridgefield School DistrictRidgefield High School students Maya Ibanez-Gibson and Jonah Bernatz prepare to launch their drone for its first flight. 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Honda first automaker to shutter North American plants amid coronavirus

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Workers inspect vehicles and work on the assembly line at Honda of Canada Mfg. Plant 2 in Alliston, Ont., on Monday, March 30, 2015.  Nathan Dennette / Canadian Press “Fiat Chrysler confirmed a second case of a worker testing positive for the virus – the latest being at a Ram pickup plant in Michigan – after disclosing one last week at a transmission plant in Indiana that kept operating.” The automaker said March 18 it would be suspending production at the Ram plant. Trending Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever RELATED TAGSHondaFlexGM PlantNew VehiclesFlexOntario Honda says it plans to offer affected workers full pay through the March 23 to March 31 break, and that it will use the time to put its facilities through a deep cleaning.RELATED Honda announced March 18 it would temporarily halt production at its U.S. and Canadian plants for at least six days, reducing output by about 40,000 vehicles ahead of an anticipated decline in auto sales caused by the coronavirus epidemic.The move makes it the first automaker planning an extended shutdown of its North American assembly lines.In Canada, the company’s two vehicle assembly plants in Alliston, Ontario, along with its engine plant there, will see production idled; they build Civics and CR-Vs for the Canadian market. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Our up-to-date timeline of coronavirus’ impact on the auto industry See More Videos Trending in Canada PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Tesla factory deemed ‘essential,’ stays open during coronavirus lockdownThe Detroit Three automakers, conversely, agreed late March 17 not to a full shutdown of plants but instead to a “rotating partial shutdown of facilities,” with “extensive deep cleaning of facility and between shifts, extended periods between shifts, and extensive plans to avoid member contact,” the U.S.’ United Auto Workers union said in a statement.UPDATE: Mid-day March 18, reports came in the Detroit Three had decided to idle their factories after all. The original text of this article has not been edited to reflect this update.The UAW had requested General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler completely idle operations at its plants for two weeks, but the automakers apparently pushed back against that suggestion.“Interruptions at U.S. auto factories have been limited thus far, with Ford announcing Tuesday that a parts shortage would temporarily idle its Explorer sport utility vehicle plant in Chicago,” Bloomberg reports. advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Olivier Humbrecht MW Joins Phantom Creek Estates as Consultant

first_imgShare Facebook ReddIt Previous articleAndrew Iacopelli Joins Round Pond Estate as California Sales RepresentativeNext articleLucas & Lewellen Vineyards Announces New Red Wine Blend, Hidden Asset Press Release Pinterest Linkedin Home Industry News Releases Olivier Humbrecht MW Joins Phantom Creek Estates as ConsultantIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessOlivier Humbrecht MW Joins Phantom Creek Estates as ConsultantBy Press Release – May 1, 2018 259 0 Twitter TAGSDomaine Zind-HumbrechtOlivier HumbrechtpeoplePhantom Creek Estates AdvertisementOliver, British Columbia: Phantom Creek Estates is pleased to announce a long-term collaboration with Olivier Humbrecht MW of Alsace’s Domaine Zind-Humbrecht. Phantom Creek is Humbrecht’s first and only winery consulting project.Winemaker Ross Wise, left, and Olivier Humbrecht MW, rightOlivier Humbrecht, France’s first Master of Wine, is the owner and winemaker of Domaine Zind-Humbrecht. The renowned estate has been in his family since 1620, and today is one of the world’s leading Pinot Gris and Riesling producers. Humbrecht initiated the winery’s transition to organic and biodynamic practices in 1997. He is now the President of Biodyvin, a prestigious biodynamic certifying body based in Europe.As Phantom Creek expands its portfolio to include Pinot Gris and Riesling, two of British Columbia’s signature grape varieties, Humbrecht will be instrumental in helping to select and develop vineyard sites that have the potential for excellence.“Having visited three times already, I know the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys are capable of producing exceptional Pinot Gris and Riesling with great vineyard character,” said Humbrecht. “With the ambition of ownership and the skilled team at Phantom Creek, I am enthusiastic about what we can achieve.”  Working closely with Winemaker Ross Wise, Humbrecht will have an integral role in Phantom Creek’s white winemaking program. The state of the art winery, including an Alsatian inspired foudre room, was designed with Humbrecht’s input.Humbrecht will also guide Phantom Creek’s transition to organic and biodynamic farming practices. The winery’s 67 acres of estate vineyards on the Black Sage Bench, including the historic Phantom Creek and Sundial Vineyards, have been farmed according to organic practices since 2017.“We believe organic and biodynamic farming will result in the highest quality fruit from our estate vineyards,” said Ross Wise. “As the authority on biodynamic farming, Olivier is an indispensable source of knowledge.”Phantom Creek’s inaugural wines will be released in Spring 2019, coinciding with the opening of the winery. Since 2016, the winery has farmed heat-seeking varieties ideally suited to the South Okanagan, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah.About Phantom Creek EstatesOn the sunbathed Black Sage Bench in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, Phantom Creek Estates farms exceptional wines from historic vineyards. The winery’s estate vineyards, including the acclaimed Phantom Creek Vineyard, are in transition to organic and biodynamic practices. By farming historic vineyards with care and precision, Phantom Creek produces wines that celebrate and speak to where they are grown. Today, Winemaker Ross Wise continues the tradition of producing single vineyard wines from these sites. The winery is projected to open in Spring 2019. To follow the progress, visit Domaine Zind-HumbrechtWinegrowing is a passion that has been passed down from father to son in the Humbrecht family since the 17th century. Domaine Zind-Humbrecht was created in 1959 by Léonard Humbrecht, and is now led by his son Olivier Humbrecht. Olivier became the first French Master of Wine in 1989. Today, the domaine comprises of 40 hectares of vines, spread out over an array of different terroirs in the geological patchwork which is the Alsatian wine region. The expression of terroir is reinforced by cultivating the vines organically and according to biodynamic principles.Advertisement Emaillast_img read more