Volunteer for Fall Welcome

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: July 11, 2018 Join the university in welcoming new students and families to CU Boulder by volunteering for Fall Welcome. Starting with international student move-in on Aug. 18, Fall Welcome continues through Sept. 1 with more than 75 events during these two weeks. Interested?Who: Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community membersWhat: Fall Welcome 2018When: Aug. 18 to Sept. 1Where: Across campusLearn More & Sign UpThe purpose of Fall Welcome is to ensure the arrival of new students and families to CU Boulder is an engaging, healthy, inclusive and positive experience. To achieve this goal, enthusiastic volunteers are needed.“I look forward to seeing our campus come together to welcome our incoming students and families,” said Christina Gonzales, vice chancellor for the Division of Student Affairs. “Our volunteers are important because they create a positive and memorable Fall Welcome experience and support our students as they transition to life at CU Boulder academically and socially.”In addition to creating a positive move-in experience, Fall Welcome provides information on campus resources and ways to get involved, builds community and a love for the university, brings awareness of expectations and responsibilities and establishes a comfortable and welcoming environment to kick off the academic year.Last year saw 1,800 people volunteer to ensure the success of Fall Welcome. This year, volunteer shifts include helping students move in to their new campus home or assisting students and families in navigating around campus. There also are opportunities to volunteer at signature Fall Welcome events, such as Convocation, CU Kickoff and the Black and Gold Bash. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members are encouraged to join the tradition of welcoming students and families to CU Boulder by volunteering during Fall Welcome. Additionally, departments and offices can volunteer together; to register a group, please contact Hannah Wilks at 303-735-4600 or email [email protected]:Getting InvolvedCampus Communitylast_img read more

MAINopoly is back for Memorial Day Weekend

first_imgHomeNewsMAINopoly is back for Memorial Day Weekend May. 20, 2017 at 7:15 amNewsMAINopoly is back for Memorial Day WeekendMarina Andalon4 years agodaily pressfeaturegary gordonMain StMAINopolySanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica MainopolyMainopoly   Everyone is invited to eat and play for a good cause on Memorial Day weekend when Santa Monica hosts the 4th Annual MAINopoly event on Main Street.What started as a simple fundraiser has grown into a destination celebration for that part of town and officials are hoping for another successful day on May 28.“The first MAINopoly came together four years ago while we were planning for the SOULstice, and we were looking for a way to raise money,” said Main Street Business Improvement Association, Executive Director Gary Gordon. “Since then it has been an excellent event.”The spring into summer event will benefit the upcoming Summer SOULstice as well as the Santa Monica based non-profit Heal the Bay.“As a grassroots organization, we rely on the support of individuals and small businesses in our hometown,” said Heal the Bay Communications Director, Matthew King. “We are honored that the participating merchants continue to see the value we provide our community. The MAINopoly event not only raises needed funds, it also raises awareness.”The fun foodie event is an interactive version of the classic board game, Monopoly.Guest are encouraged to dress up like the characters from the board game. Participants receive a game board like map that will include the locations of different businesses along Main Street.All guest receive food tastings at the various locations in exchange for MAINopoly dollars, which will feature items such as fresh fish ceviche from Enterprise Fish Co., and tastings from participating juiceries, eateries and coffee shops.“This event has brought more attention to Main St. and the businesses,” said Gordon. “It has allowed people to really discover new places.”Some restaurants are going above and beyond and offering drink specials which include $4 draft beers, $5 cocktails and $5 shots for those with the official wristbands.Businesses participating in MAINopoly include Areal, Aussie Pie Kitchen, Bareburger, Basement Tavern, Birdcage, Books and Cookies, Bulletproof Coffee, Dolcenero Gelato, Enterprise Fish Co., Espresso Cielo, Finn McCool’s, Lula Cocina Mexicana, Manchego, Night:Shift, Pink Elephant, Rick’s Tavern, Three twins ice cream and Café 212 Pier, Ashland Hill, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Pressed Juicery, Novel Café, and Beyond o2.Gordon explains that events this day in age are especially critical for business districts, which is why Main Street continues to host events multiple times throughout the year.“Yes there is a community aspect to it, but also an economic survival aspect to it. If the economy doesn’t survive the community doesn’t survive,” said Gordon.Which is why many Main St. businesses have got together to host numerous events that help the business district as well as the community. The event will include beer gardens, a Kids Zone at Books & Cookies, a “Go to Jail” location and a VIP lounge.Those who check off all of the locations on their game board and turn it in at the official after party will be entered to win a prize. Each ticket cost $25 in advance and $30 day of event for general admission.General Admission includes MAINopoly dollars to exchange for tastings at participating locations, food and drink specials.The event will begin at 3 p.m. and go through 8 p.m. and take place on Main Street between Pier Ave and Bay St. You can check in at Areal Restaurant (2820 Main St.)For more information you can visit http://mainopolysm.com/ [email protected] :daily pressfeaturegary gordonMain StMAINopolySanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica Mainopolyshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentMarina Andalonview all postsLetter to EditorSanta Monica Public Library presents SoundwavesYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall11 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press22 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press22 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson22 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter22 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor22 hours agolast_img read more

VAHHS health care legislative wrap up, so far

first_imgHealth Care Provider Stabilization Program: The Vermont Legislature unanimously passed H.965(link is external), which would create a $275 million Health Care Provider Stabilization Program. Once the measure is signed into law by the governor, the Agency of Human Services would administer the program through a needs-based application process. Health care providers can request funding for COVID-19-related costs and lost revenue. The legislature directs AHS to consider grant applications based on:Impact on applicant’s sustainabilityDegree to which CRF grant would go toward services that would otherwise become limited or unavailable and/or would enable applicant to stay in businessDegree to which applicant maintains participation in value-based payment arrangements, if applicableDegree to which applicant can make appropriate and efficient use of CRF fundsFinancial assistance received from other sourcesThe bill also includes $28 million for a Front-Line Employee Hazard Pay Grant Program. This program provides $1,200 to $2,000 to eligible employees working in hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, and other health-related organizations. Employers may deduct payroll taxes from the hazard pay.   In addition to extending regulatory flexibilities, the bill also creates a workgroup to make coverage recommendations for health care services delivered by telephone and requires health insurers to eliminate prior authorization requirements that do not justify administrative costs as well as pilot a “gold card” program to exempt certain providers, including primary care providers, from prior authorization or otherwise streamline the prior authorization process.   Finally, the bill also includes a Mental Health Integration Council to ensure that the all sectors actively participate in mental health integration. Last Week by Devon Green, VAHHS Vice President of Government Relations Everything about the legislature has changed, but one thing remains the same—just when it seemed impossible for all the necessary bills to pass before “leaving town,” it all came together, including a $275 million package for Vermont’s health care providers and an extension on COVID-19 regulatory flexibilities. The legislature has adjourned for now, but they will be back in August to pass the remaining three quarters of the FY 2021 budget and examine and adjust the disbursement of Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF).   COVID-19 Regulatory Flexibilities Extended: The legislature also passed H.960, which extends many of the COVID-19 regulatory flexibilities set out in Act 91 to March or June of 2021, regardless of Vermont’s State of Emergency. Extended regulatory flexibilities include licensure, telehealth and AHS waiver of rules.  Source: VAHHS Montpelier 6.29.2020last_img read more

Orbea releases its latest offering, Orca Aero

first_img Related Spanish bike firm Orbea has released its latest offering, the Orca Aero… ‘a bike that doesn’t just cheat the wind but openly defies it – an ode to efficiency and stiffness that relishes the assault of a 1700 watt finish.’ According to the company, Orca Aero is the perfect accomplice for riders who aspire to become more familiar with the podium.The UCI has relaxed rules that restrict deeper profiles. With this in mind, the new Freeflow fork of Orca Aero takes advantage of the latest regulations.On the bike frame, an abbreviated tail allows for a shallower tube and smooths airflow into bottle cages… ‘Double radius improves airflow at higher yaw angles. Flattened sides reduces frontal area of the tube and offers better drag numbers at lower speeds.’Orca Aero has an oval seatpost designed to quiet airflow turbulence between the rider’s pedalling legs. There are two clamps with different setback lengths, offering a range of adjustment; and the seatpost is internal battery compatible.Orbea adds that the front of Orca Aero is constantly meeting the wind, so special attention is paid to the bar/stem/headset area. Internal cable routing is carefully routed along the best path with no rub or rattle and is optimized for both traditional and electronic shifting systems. Orca Aero is compatible with electronic or mechanical shifting systems.Orca Aero is also loaded with versatility – as multiple bottle mounts and triple bosses on the down tube mean several options for configuring water bottles whether riders want maximum capacity or ultimate aerodynamics.Orbea is part of the Mondragón Cooperative Corporation and is Spain’s largest bicycle operator. Orbea bike frames are manufactured in Asia and finished in Spain – with the brand shipped worldwide.In 2011, Orbea further cemented its relationship with Orca – the wetsuit and apparel tri brand. Heralding from New Zealand, Orca is part of the Orbea family – with Orbea and Orca reaching an agreement in 2011 for Spanish Orbea to acquire Orca’s ‘operation rights in the triathlon and compression area.’ This deal gave Orbea global rights to the Orca brand, following ‘four years of fruitful relations’ between the two companies.www.orbea.comlast_img read more

Mission volunteers make Christmas happen for dozens of local families

first_imgAbout 50 volunteers pitched in hundreds of hours to make Christmas happen for 91 local families in the Mission area. Photo courtesy of city of MissionThe ballroom in the Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center exploded with Christmas presents. Each of the tables were piled high with gifts for families in the Mission area who asked for some help with the holidays this year.About 50 volunteers from the city of Mission and neighboring businesses (including Hy-Vee and Kohl’s) poured countless hours into the city’s holiday adoption program. The city’s holiday adoption program received more than $17,000 in cash donations as well as hundreds of toys, tools, personal hygiene items, clothes and a variety of stocking stuffers for 66 families.“People are just so generous,” said Suzie Gibbs, coordinator of the holiday adoption program.And a total of 91 families in the Mission area received a food basket for their Christmas meal this year. Volunteers also picked up toys for the family cats and dogs. The municipal judge’s son stuffed 61 stockings with personal hygiene items.“This makes a difference to our local families, and most of the people that come in and receive the presents are people who already work very hard,” said Fiorella Schlossmacher, one of the volunteers and councilmember Nick Schlossmacher’s wife. “This is a huge help for them, and it just makes their Christmas better.”And everything came together just in time for Christmas, when the families came to pick up donated food and gifts Friday afternoon.“It’s just a great way for everyone to give back to people in the local community,” said councilmember Nick Schlossmacher.One local participant — who is caring for her grandchildren while their parents get back on their feet — said she will be able to give her family a good Christmas.“It’s a blessing because the kids (her grandchildren) can give something to their mom and dad, and we can give them things from their mom and dad,” she said.Gibbs said it’s important to keep up the program because of the wonderful service it provides for local families.“Christmas should be special; Christmas should be happy,” Gibbs said. “Everybody should be able to enjoy a meal, and everybody should be able to enjoy a few gifts. And if we can make one family happy one day of the year, that’s what we want to do.”last_img read more

¿Por qué algunas personas son mejores que otras recordando rostros?

first_imgAOL Latino:¿Has conocido a una persona que se presenta contigo en varias ocasiones y siempre como si fuera la primera vez, o quizás a alguien que te ha dicho, “yo te recuerdo de algún lugar, tu cara me es familiar”? Un nuevo estudio realizado por la Beijin Normal University y publicado en el Psychological Science afirma que cuánto una persona puede o no recordar un rostro tiene una explicación científica.Según reportara Science Daily, en un día normal el ser humano reconoce rostros holística y analíticamente, esto al encontrar similitudes en partes del cuerpo del individuo como los ojos o la nariz. Sin embargo, mientras el cerebro utiliza un procedimiento analítico para todos los objetos a su alrededor, se cree que el proceso holístico es especialmente crítico para reconocer un rostro particular.Read the whole story: AOL Latinolast_img read more

Calico Coatings Hires New R&D Engineer

first_imgDeMoulpied 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.  DENVER, NC – Calico Coatings, a provider of performance coatings, has hired Bala Kailasshankar to head up its Research & Development program. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Kailasshankar is originally from Madras, India. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Metallurgy from the famed Indian Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University. He was earlier Assistant Chief Metallurgist for Leyland India. He has an extensive background in metallurgy and materials science, thermochemical diffusion and deposition processes, vacuum deposition coatings, ceramic coatings and failure analysis. He has done advanced training in the UK, France and the United States. For more information about Calico Coatings, go to: http://www.CalicoCoatings.com.,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 With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

Brazil: Delivery Ceremony of Suezmax Tanker ‘Zumbi dos Palmares’ Held at EAS Shipyard

first_imgMAN Diesel & Turbo representatives attended the delivery ceremony of the Suezmax tanker ‘Zumbi dos Palmares’ on 20 May, 2013. Powered by an MAN B&W 6S70ME-C type prime mover and 3 × MAN 7L23/30H auxiliary engines, the vessel is the second ship built by Estaleiro Atlantico Sul (EAS) stemming from the Brazilian Government’s PROMEF shipbuilding program.The ceremony took place at the EAS shipyard, in north-eastern Brazil, and was attended by the President of Brazil – Dilma Rouseff, President of Petrobras – Maria das Graças Silva Foster, and President of Transpetro – Sergio Machado.“We are proud to participate in this new chapter of Brazilian shipbuilding history”, said Lincoln de Sousa, Diesel Division director of MAN Diesel & Turbo in Brazil who also attended the ceremony. He continued: “We want to congratulate Transpetro on the successful launch and are confident that our engine will contribute to a successful working life for the new tanker. To this end, we have already trained some of the Zumbi dos Palmares crew on various aspects of the engine’s operation at our MAN Primeserv Academy in Rio de Janeiro.”At the ceremony, Transpetro also announced the reactivation of contracts for 12 ships to be constructed by EAS. The latest newbuilding is one of 10 Suezmax vessels EAS is contracted to produce.Transpetro is Brazil’s largest hydrocarbon transportation company and a fully owned subsidiary of Petrobras, the local energy multinational. Under PROMEF (Program for Modernization and Expansion of the Fleet), Transpetro has ordered a total of 28 ships, all to be equipped with MAN B&W two-stroke prime movers. Each engine has an output of circa 22,000 hp.The Zumbi dos Palmares has a payload of one million barrels of crude oil, equivalent to half of Brazil’s daily production, and will primarily sail long, international routes. Immediately after the ceremony, the tanker started its maiden voyage, departing Atlântico Sul in Suape for the Campos Basin off Rio de Janeiro. Its launching marks the fifth PROMEF vessel in operation, two of which have come from the EAS yard. The other EAS vessel is a sister Suezmax tanker, the ‘João Cândido’, which was delivered in 2010 and is similarly powered by an electronically controlled MAN B&W 6S70ME-C type engine.Zumbi dos Palmares–main dataLength (m) 274.2Moulded breadth (m) 48.0Height (m) 51.6No. Of tanks 12 + 2 cargo tank leftoversSpeed (kn) 14.8Range (miles) 20,000[mappress]MAN Diesel & Turbo, May 29, 2013last_img read more

Challenging times

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

Aprilia SR Max 300 launched in Malaysia

first_imgNaza Premira introduces new Aprilia SR Max 300 maxi scooter for the Malaysian market with a special introductory price of RM28,800. Official Malaysian distributor of Aprilia bikes Naza Premira marked the arrival of its latest offering last night in the form of the all-new Aprilia SR Max 300 maxi scooter model.Present to introduce the bike to the local press alongside Naza Premira’s top brass was Piaggio Asia Pacific area sales manager Neri Miclaus. Also present was Naza Two Wheels Division vice president Juan Chow Wee.As expected of the Aprilia brand, the new SR Max 300 maxi scooter boast plenty of style and presence, accompanied with an equally high amount of power. The maxi scooter was engineered to possess all-round agility and versatility for both urban and long-distance riding as well.The Aprilia SR Max 300 is built using a double cradle trellis chassis design made using high strength tubular steel. Power comes from a liquid-cooled 278cc four-stroke and four-valve single-cylinder mill primed with electronic fuel injection that develops 22hp @ 7,250rpm and peak torque of 23Nm @ 6,000rpm.All power is sent to the rear wheel using a twist-and-go CVT automatic transmission unit. The SR Max 300 features a large 15.5-litre fuel tank (including a 2.8-litre reserve), as well as all-round disc brakes measuring 260mm up fornt and 240mm in the rear. All in all, the Aprilia SR Max 300 tips the scale lightly at 161kg, whilst its seat height stands at 815mm.Available for viewing and purchase via authorised dealers nationwide, the new Aprilia SR Max 300 maxi scooter will be offered at special introductory basic selling price of RM28,800 for the first 50 buyers (6% GST inclusive). The maxi scooter will carry a regular basic selling price of RM31,800 (6% GST inclusive), and both prices includes a two-year or 20,000km manufacturer warranty as well.Check out the gallery below to see more of the all-new Aprilia SR Max 300 maxi scooter.Aprilia SR Max 300 launch @ Las Vacas, KL–Ads–last_img read more