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Odds & Ends: Donna Murphy Joins Live-Action Anastasia Film & More

first_img View Comments Donna Murphy(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Donna Murphy Joins Live-Action Anastasia FilmTwo-time Tony winner and recent Hello, Dolly! star Donna Murphy has been cast in the upcoming live-action film Anastasia, according to Deadline. The new movie about the iconic Russian princess, taking place in 1917 and 1988, will feature Murphy in the new role of Yara the Enchantress. Unrelated to the 1997 animated film or the current Broadway musical, the live-action Anastasia will also feature Emily Carey in the title role alongside Amiah Miller, Brandon Routh and Joy Koy. A release date will be announced at a later time.Andrea Martin to Host ASTEP Gala; Erika Henningsen, Kate Baldwin to PerformTwo-time Tony winner Andrea Martin has signed on as emcee of the annual gala for ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty), slated to take place at Feinstein’s/54 Below on April 23 at 8:00pm. Joining ASTEP founder Mary-Mitchell Campbell onstage will be a starry group of performers including two-time Tony nominee Kate Baldwin (Hello, Dolly!), two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes (Bandstand), Erika Henningsen (Mean Girls), Grey Henson (Mean Girls), Sean Green Jr. (Hamilton), Jessica Vosk (Fiddler on the Roof) and Georgia Stitt (Snow Child). All proceeds of the evening benefit ASTEP, which trains volunteer artists to deliver arts programs for children, regardless of their backgrounds.Joel Grey to Direct U.S. Premiere of Fiddler on the Roof in YiddishTony- and Oscar-winning Cabaret legend Joel Grey has been enlisted to direct a new production of Fiddler on the Roof performed completely in Yiddish. The mounting will play the Museum of Jewish Heritage beginning on July 4 with an opening slated for July 15. “This will be a bold and rich reimagination, with a highly acclaimed group of theater artists from Broadway that will respectfully reenvision this classic theater touchstone in fresh ways,” said Grey. The Fiddler creative team will also include Tony-winning scenic designer Beowulf Boritt and Tony-winning costume designer Ann Hould-Ward, with casting to be announced at a later date. Presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, the new production is scheduled for a limited engagement through August 26.Dean Dillon Jukebox Musical Has Eyes on BroadwayTennessee Whiskey: The Musical, a new jukebox tuner featuring the hit songs of country-music legend Dean Dillon, is looking to come to Broadway, Billboard reports. Off-Broadway playwright/director Dewey Moss (The Crusade of Connor Stephens) is at the helm. “We’re lining up some immense talent,” said Moss. “We’ve got a Broadway staff, set designers, costume designers, who have all looked at the script and all love Dean’s music.” Dillon’s tunes include “The Chair,” “Nobody in His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her,” “It Ain’t Cool to Be Crazy About You,” “Ocean Front Property” and “Famous Last Words of a Fool.” A timeline for Tennessee Whiskey: The Musical will be set at a later date.The Maid’s Tragedy to Receive Off-Broadway Revival with New TwistA new production of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher’s classic play The Maid’s Tragedy is slated to play off-Broadway’s Access Theater beginning on June 13. Lucy Gram will direct the revival, featuring a new adaptation by Alyssa May Gold that sets the play in present-day Hollywood. The Maid’s Tragedy centers on the hero Melantius, who must challenge the monarchy and reclaim the family’s honor due to despicable conduct by the King. This new production reimagines the traditionally male tragedy as a story of two sisters in present-day Hollywood—a now-female Melantius, film producer, and Evadne, actress—whose different attitudes about sex, fame and honor collide in the wake of their studio king’s misconduct. The Maid’s Tragedy will play a limited engagement through June 30.P.S. Go inside Broadway’s Once On This Island with this gorgeous new 360° video.center_img P.P.S. Get a look inside the newly renovated Lyric Theatre, home of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!last_img read more

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Vermont gets $9.3 million from FEMA for COVID-19 response

first_imgThe economic impact by families has been felt across the region, leading to increased demand on food pantries. FEMA Region 1 and its federal and non-governmental partners have established a Feeding Task Force to provide a coordinated response to meet this growing need. As of June 10, FEMA has delivered more than 1.6 million meals, and the Public Assistance program may reimburse eligible costs in accordance with state feeding plans. Facing an unprecedented scarcity and unavailability of resources to meet the needs of 50 states, six territories and 574 federally recognized tribes, FEMA formed a Supply Chain Task Force to address limited amounts of critical protective and life-saving equipment. Supplies were flown in from overseas and U.S. manufacturing companies were tapped to rapidly increase supplies and expand domestic production of critical resources. Non-traditional manufacturers were also encouraged to boost capacity of critical medical supplies, and voluntary donations were coordinated. Other Mission Assignments include Veterans Affairs medical staffing support to group homes, long-term and alternate care facilities, and state Soldiers’ Homes in multiple states; serology testing; and patient decompression. In support of this priority, FEMA Region 1 has authorized non-congregate sheltering for six states and two tribal nations. Non-congregate sheltering will be considered for health and medical-related needs, such as isolation and quarantine resulting from COVID-19.Non-congregate sheltering may be provided in contracted hotel rooms, college dorms and temporary facilities. As of June 24, an estimated 13,161 adults and 451 minors were quarantined for a period in non-congregate shelters across New England. When disaster struck, many challenges emerged, such as initiating testing and procuring needed equipment; protecting medical personnel and first responders; addressing food supply shortages; and addressing immediate economic hardships. FEMA and ASPR Region 1 formed partnerships with public and private entities. “More than a slogan, the truth is, we are all in this together,” said Captain Webster. “FEMA worked closely with the Small Business Administration (SBA), the six New England states, the ten Federally-recognized tribes, Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the National Guard, HHS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and 18 other federal agencies to address immediate needs.” PartnershipsIn response to the impacts of COVID-19, all State Governors activated their National Guard. To provide needed financial relief to these states, President Trump issued proclamations authorizing a 100% federal cost share under Title 32 of the U.S. Code, 502(f) for COVID-19-related work. These dedicated Guardsmen are providing staff augmentation, supporting feeding operations and testing sites, and delivering PPE to first responders and hospitals. As of June 23, states within the region have activated 2,186 National Guard troops under Title 32. This will continue until August 21, 2020. As of June 24, FEMA and HHS in New England have coordinated the delivery of, or are currently shipping: 2.9 million N95 respirators, 2.8 million surgical masks, 793,304 face shields, and 5.1 million gloves. FEMA and HHS/ASPR Region 1 have facilitated the delivery of 1 million surgical and non-surgical gowns, 2 million swabs and 1.5 million units of transport media. The FEMA-sourced material will be provided to states and tribes for a limited time to help increase testing capacity in support of their individualized plans. As of June 10, more than 1.3 million tests for the virus have been carried out in New England. Through the participation and partnership of FEMA and the VALs, resource gaps are being filled with donated goods; together, FEMA, Mass Care (non-governmental organizations such as the Red Cross) and USDA provide information and resources to support elder and youth feeding programs in tribal communities. Over 40,000 meals have been delivered to three Tribal Nations, with FEMA Logistics staff assisting with one Commodity Point of Distribution (CPOD). Three Urban Augmentation Medical Task Forces (UAMTFs) were deployed; one to Connecticut and two to Massachusetts. Each unit had 85 soldiers, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists and therapists. Food and ShelterFEMA’s top priorities include shielding those who are most susceptible to COVID-19, decreasing community transmission, protecting those infected, preserving the healthcare system, and sustaining supplies. Weekly Tribal Coordination calls have been key to the success of FEMA and ASPR support to the unique needs of the tribes in New England. Multiple needs assessments were completed through coordination with the Tribal Liaison Officers, the Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) operations, logistics, and Voluntary Agency Liaisons (VALs). Additionally, many Tribal needs have been addressed thanks to gracious donations from across the United States. An example of this coordinated effort is evident in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts where the state public health laboratory tests all specimens received from a Tribe at no cost, leaving the Tribe responsible only for the cost of testing material and shipping. Additionally, a multi-agency planning group – FEMA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ASPR Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Indian Health Service (IHS), and United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) – has created a New England Tribal Testing and Contact Tracing Strategy. The draft, now under review by all ten tribes, includes courses of action for increased testing capacity and implementation or improvement of a Tribal contact tracing program. The proposed plans include suggested activities, technical assistance and funding resources available. In March, COVID-19 arrived with a devastating impact to the residents, businesses and the collective health of New England. Thousands were left suddenly unemployed, hospitals were overwhelmed with critically ill patients, and businesses were forced to close with little notice. Data AnalysisLooking ahead, the Region 1 Data Analytics Section is developing ways to address a possible second wave of COVID-19 that may affect the region. The team looks at how changes in community conditions and mitigation efforts could result in an increase or decrease in COVID-19 cases. In Connecticut, a UAMTF arrived April 7 to support Stamford Hospital. The task force treated more than 120 patients. An additional 49 Navy and five Air Force medical staff arrived April 22 to support the hospital. This mission ended on May 19. As of June 24, over $150 million has been obligated for Mission Assignments in the region, including the National Guard. Connecticut received $30.9 million; Massachusetts received $62.8 million; Maine, $10 million; New Hampshire $17.1 million; Rhode Island $27.5 million; and Vermont $9.3 million. In Massachusetts, the first UAMTF supported the Alternate Care Site set up at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) also known as Boston Hope Hospital. The second arrived April 18 and treated patients at Tewksbury Hospital. The mission at BCEC ended on May 6. The mission at the Tewksbury Hospital ended May 21. Today, a unified, phased reopening is underway in the region. “Our primary operating stance in response and recovery is all disasters are federally supported, state managed, and locally executed,” said Federal Coordinating Officer and Regional Administrator Captain Russ Webster, who oversees FEMA’s operations in New England. “The strong and essential assistance of our many partners – non-profits, first responders, National Guard, medical personnel and members of the public – have played a critical role in getting us to this point.” Tribal NationsFor the first time in Region 1, four Tribal Nations – Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Narragansett Indian Tribe and Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point – are receiving FEMA support as direct recipients. Successful engagement with all 10 Tribal Nations in New England is supported by three Tribal Liaison Officers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is running multiple feeding efforts to supplement traditional feeding programs including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and school lunch benefits, in addition to implementing a Farmers to Families Food Box Program. The Economic Recovery Task Force has been working to get the economy back on its feet. The team will complete assessments for each state’s economic needs, including prioritizing those needs, detecting supply chain gaps, and identifying opportunities for workforce development and strategic options for economic recovery and future resilience. The group aims to focus federal interagency coordination, share information, communication and collaboration in the areas of greatest need. For 100 days and counting, FEMA Region 1 and HHS/ASPR (Health and Human Services/Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response) have jointly led an effort to support New England States and Tribes through coordination of eighteen additional federal agencies, the private sector, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOADs), and U.S. military medical personnel. As residents reintegrate into their new normal, FEMA and HHS remain ready for when a second wave occurs. Long Term RecoveryFEMA has established Long-Term Recovery Task Forces to support impacted states, tribes and local jurisdictions focusing on how best to restore, redevelop and revitalize communities.  Focusing on greatest needs, the task forces are addressing economic recovery, the housing industry, and health and social services. The team has three ways to support these efforts:A tracking system to monitor trends across the country.A system to track resources to project labor, PPE, mortuary and other requirements for various second-wave pandemic response situations.A system to let the local public health and healthcare system know there is a strong likelihood of a resurgence in cases; or that the system would be challenged to deal with a resurgence in cases.Source: BOSTON, Mass.– FEMA. 6.30.2020. FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters. Vermont Business Magazine Three months after federal disaster declarations for COVID-19, New England States and Tribes are slowly emerging from an unprecedented public health crisis.last_img read more

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Best practices in auto lending: Risk vs. reward

first_img 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Robyn Diehm Robyn’s lending career encompasses more than 20 years in the financial services industry. Her fields of expertise include compliance, origination, underwriting, quality control, processing and servicing in consumer, residential, … Web: www.rochdaleparagon.com Details The auto lending arena grows more competitive with each passing year.  In a time when the pool of prime borrowers has shrunk significantly, dealers are offering 0% financing to capture a large percentage of new auto volume.  Big banks have the ability to offer dealer incentives via indirect channels to capture another large portion of this volume.  As credit unions struggle to remain relevant to prime auto borrowers, we have witnessed an unprecedented reduction in auto rates in an effort to originate volume in the highest credit tiers.  Oftentimes this will leave credit unions competing for D and E paper, unwittingly creating for themselves a subprime auto niche.The table below illustrates the disparity in new auto rates offered nationally between credit unions and banks, as well as twenty-seven credit unions which were converted to banks.  While offering lower rates to attract volume, steps must be taken to ensure profitability.Mitigating RiskOne prevailing mantra heard throughout the credit union industry is to serve the underserved.  Members with subprime credit scores certainly fit that bill, and there are ways to mitigate the risk of lending to these borrowers.Adherence to a strong risk based lending program is crucial. In a true risk based lending environment, credit score drives the decisioning process as well as pricing of each loan. The credit union establishes a credit tier matrix based upon similar credit characteristics displayed by the membership within a range of credit scores. Underwriting requirements become more stringent moving down the credit tiers.Several key components to mitigating risk through the program include:Define the appetite for credit risk by establishing concentration limits for the lowest credit tiers within the Loan Policy. These metrics should be monitored and reported to ALCO or the Board of Directors.Price products competitively, while ensuring established margins are being met by reviewing a Net Weighted Yield Report as often as necessary.The loan policy must dictate loan amount, debt-to-income, loan-to-value, and income documentation standards not only for auto loans, but for each loan type. As stated above, these metrics will be more stringent for the lowest credit tiers.Ensure established loan officer lending limits make sense. The most experienced loan officers should be underwriting the riskiest loans.Track all exceptions to the loan policy, and establish a procedure for granting exception loans. Strong mitigating factors should be present on a case-by-case basis for exception loans.Monitor default loans closely, and establish a warning system to flag problem loans early in the default process. Know your member and their financial circumstances. Do not manage default loans passively.Conduct a third party revalidation process for the risk based lending program every two years.Ensuring ProfitabilityAllowing credit risk in the portfolio demands close monitoring. In order to determine whether the current pricing margins are sufficient to recover actual and anticipated costs, evaluate the net yield for each product type by credit tier.This process takes into consideration the net weighted interest rate for each product/tier, as well as historic charge-off rates, and costs of origination, servicing, and default management. The cost factor is generally the most difficult component for credit unions to establish a value. In lieu of time studies, The Rochdale Group’s revalidations have utilized the four quarter rolling average for the credit union’s cost of funds, plus a portion of the four quarter rolling average net operating expense. It makes sense that expenses applied to lower credit tiers witnessing higher default rates and charge-off activity will be elevated compared to any expenses applied to the higher credit tiers.Quarterly monitoring of the net weighted yield report will bring to light pricing anomalies, as well as bringing to light a clear picture of the most profitable products and trending defaults. This is an important tool in pricing loans to be competitive in the marketplace, while ensuring proper margins are being realized in order to meet budgeted goals.Making the Most of MembershipAs the U.S. economy continues crawling out from under the Great Recession, many credit union members are struggling to restore their prime credit standing lost due to unemployment, excessive defaults, bankruptcy, or foreclosure. These members now find themselves with credit scores south of 640, making it difficult to qualify for loans with affordable rates. However, they are also highly motivated to recapture their former standard of living by making timely payments and restoring their good credit.As part of an early default detection process, Rochdale recommends rescoring the consumer loan portfolio periodically to track fluctuations in credit scores. Just as a substantial decline will trigger a loan to be flagged for default management, an improvement in a member’s credit score can provide the credit union with a refinance opportunity which will help their member financially. Taking extra small steps such as this creates a sense of loyalty in membership, and assists the credit union in minimizing risk in the portfolio.Risk vs. RewardServing the underserved certainly has its rewards.When administered properly, a risk based lending program effectively mitigates the risks associated with lending to members in lower credit tiers. The keys include knowing your membership, knowing your market, and knowing the intimate minutiae required to produce a meaningful net weighted yield report.The rewards include improving the financial health of the membership while maintaining a profitable loan portfolio, thereby contributing to the financial health of the credit union.For more information regarding The Rochdale Group’s loan pricing revalidation services, contact Joe Karlin (jkarlin@rochdalegroup.com) or Robyn Diehm (rdiehm@rochdalegroup.com).last_img read more

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Law Day turns 50

first_img May 1, 2008 Regular News Gov. Charlie Crist has signed a resolution recognizing May 1 as Law Day in Florida and notes that 2008 marks the 50th anniversary of Law Day, created by President Dwight Eisenhower as a day of national dedication to the principles of government under law.The theme this year is “The Rule of Law: Foundation for Communities of Opportunity and Equity.”Every year, the ABA is joined by national organizations, state and local bars, businesses, and schools in conducting thousands of programs on the rule of law in a constitutional democracy.Here are several examples of Law Week activities by local voluntary bar associations in Florida: • Brevard County Bar activities will begin at the Rockledge Country Club with a luncheon chaired by Brevard County Attorney Jay Fowler. The event will honor the winners of the poster and essay contest as well as the Lake Howell High School winners of the 18th Judicial Circuit mock trial. Professor Penny White of the University of Tennessee will be the guest speaker. • The Clearwater Bar will host a Law Day Luncheon and Annual Meeting May 9, and will include the presentation of annual awards including the President’s Awards, the John U. Bird Judicial Excellence Award, the Ralph Richards Professionalism Award, the Allen G. Moore Gold Badge Award, the Liberty Bell Award, and the George Greer Judicial Independence Award. The coveted Oyster Roast Cup and Judge Harry Fogel Great Debate Trophy will also be awarded at the luncheon. • The Collier County Bar celebrated its Law Week activities April 14-19, including visiting classrooms throughout the county during the week, holding an annual free legal clinic at the local legal aid office, and a luncheon honoring the citizen, lawyer, educator, and law enforcement officer of the year. • The Highlands County Bar will hold a luncheon that will feature Chief Justice-elect Peggy A. Quince. After the luncheon, there will be an awards ceremony for the Law Day essays and posters submitted by local school children. • The Jacksonville Bar will hold a host of activities including Law for the Layperson workshops; naturalization clinics; an elementary school book and art supply drive; a high school mock trial competition; and members will make high school and middle school presentations in conjunction with Justice Teaching volunteers. The Jacksonville Bar also will hold a Law Day luncheon, featuring Bill Sessions, a former director of the FBI. • The Miami Beach Bar will hold its annual student poster and essay contest and members have “adopted” individual ninth grade world history classes for the purpose of providing role models to students entering high school, who are starting to explore career options and have questions relating to their changing rights and responsibilities as they enter adulthood. • The Orange County Bar plans to present its Liberty Bell Award to an outstanding citizen; present the Student Law Awareness Award to a deserving high school student; hold a county-wide poster and essay contest; hold a DUI Prevention Program; provide live mock courtroom demonstrations to school children across Orange County; arrange for the naturalization of several hundred new citizens at the Orange County Convention Center; and arrange for students from the Migrant Farm Workers Ministry to job shadow members of the judiciary as well as attorneys in the Ninth Judicial Circuit. • The Palm Beach County Bar will offer free legal information with its dial-a-lawyer program and present a number of legal education seminars for the public. • The Pasco County Bar will hold mock trials, a teen court, law week banquet, essay and poster contests, and student scholarship awards. At the Heritage Springs Country Club, Alan B. Bookman, former Florida Bar president, will be the keynote speaker. Other awards include the Justice Award and Law Officer of the Year. • The Volusia County Bar and the Seventh Circuit Court Professionalism Committee will host a Bench Bar and Professionalism Symposium at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University campus in Daytona Beach. Attorneys, circuit, county, and appellate court judges, and students of Volusia County will convene to discuss viewpoints on professionalism. Justice Raoul Cantero and Florida Bar President Francisco Angones will participate in plenary sessions and then meet with students to discuss professionalism as well as career choices in the legal community. Law Day turns 50center_img Law Day turns 50last_img read more

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Replication study: Money still can’t buy happiness — but it might reduce sadness

first_imgEmail As predicted, income was found to be significantly correlated with daily sadness levels, but not happiness. No other significant associations were found. These results matched the replicated study closely, though effect sizes were smaller. Multiple analyses that controlled for stress and demographic variables like age and gender showed that the relationship was independent of such factors. No effects were noted when income change was studied within individuals over time, but this may have been the result of a low variance in these levels (income was relatively steady over time for individuals).This study successfully replicated the results of its successor, while also adding valuable findings to the record, like confirming the presence of the money-sadness inverse relationship in another country. Income levels were once again significantly associated with sadness but not happiness, and a number of variables (daily stress, gender, age, etc.) were eliminated as potential mediators of the effect.It is possible that the association is supported by judgements of personal competence or value to society, as people may feel helpless and/or inadequate when unable to meet the demands of sudden financial need. This reaction would be in line with the current focus on earning as a measurement of personal success in modern societies. Pinterest Share on Twitter Share on Facebookcenter_img Share LinkedIn The relationship between a person’s well-being and their income is more complex than a simple cliché, but according to research there is a lot of truth behind the saying that “money can’t buy you happiness”. Previous studies have supported this claim, while also discovering that income may still play a valuable role in sustaining psychological well-being. Happiness and sadness are often measured as two ends of one scale, but examining them as separate constructs has allowed researchers to identify associations that would have otherwise been missed. One such example is an inverse relationship between income and sadness.Published by the journal Social Psychology and Personality Science, a 2016 study by Nathan W. Hudson and colleagues replicated an American investigation (Kushlev, Dunn and Lucas, 2015) to evaluate the association between sadness and income reliability in Germany.Longitudinal participant data for the years 2012 to 2014 was obtained from an existing socioeconomic database and included 2504 total subjects (52% female), along with multiple measures of both positive and negative psychological attributes (happiness, sadness, enthusiasm, frustration, affect, etc.) that were obtained throughout the progression of each day.last_img read more

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Aftersoft Group Realigns Business Units

first_imgWith 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.  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.  NEW YORK — Aftersoft Group Inc., a major supplier of business and ERP supply chain management solutions to automotive parts and tire, distributors, jobbers, retailers and installers, said today it has completed a realignment of its business units.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The realignment results in the company’s U.S. division, Aftersoft Network N.A., reporting to Mike Jamieson, general manager of MAM Inc. As part of the realignment, Aftersoft CEO Ian Warwick and COO Simon Chadwick have resigned from the company, effective Jan. 31. Commenting on the changes, Gerry Czarnecki, chairman of the board, said, “The progress made in the U.S. over the past several years enables us to take the action we are announcing today. Now that the U.S. organization is beginning to show a profit, we are able to consolidate the operation of the U.S. and U.K. businesses under a single management team and further consolidate our activities as a means toward further profit improvement. “I thank Ian Warwick and Simon Chadwick for their tireless efforts in getting these businesses where they are today,” Czarnecki added. “Without their efforts these past several years, this might not have become a reality.” Warwick added, “I feel privileged to have led ADNW and now Aftersoft beyond its legacy issues and to have brought the company into a position going forward that makes this realignment possible.” Jamieson has been appointed interim CEO of Aftersoft Group Inc. and will be nominated to the company’s board to stand for election at its upcoming annual meeting, set for April 21.,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 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. 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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NMFA Development Finance Programs June 26

first_imgThis is your chance to ask your questions and learn from the experts! For more information contact Johanna Nelson at johanna.nelson@state.nm.us. The NMFA is an economic engine for New Mexico. Join a discussion with the organization and learn about financing opportunities for economic development and infrastructure projects, 10-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 26. Register here. NMFA experts will use the discussion to deep dive into their programs including: New Markets Tax Credits, Local Government Planning, Public Project Revolving Loan Fund, Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund and the Water Project Fund. The webinar is free and open to the public. The webinar will be recorded and published online here.Learn more about Finance Development. NMED News:last_img read more

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La Vista Church: It’s Almost Quizzing Season!

first_imgLa Vista Church News: There also is an optional competition aspect that will take students to Quizzing meets around the state one Saturday per month, with the possibility of making it to a regional competition in San Diego, Calif. Children (grades K-6) will study the book of Genesis this year. Teens (grades 7-12) will study Hebrews and 1&2 Peter. Quizzing practices begin with the school year in mid-August at La Vista Church of the Nazarene, 15 Grand Canyon Dr. in White Rock. The first meet is in October with the last regular meet in March and regionals in May. Direct questions about Quizzing to kids@lavistanaz.org. It’s almost Quizzing season! Quizzing is a fun and in-depth Bible Study Program that guides students in kindergarten through 12th grade in intentional study and memorization of God’s Word. Those with children in their life interested in Quizzing this year may complete this form, which will help schedule lessons and practices.last_img read more

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USDA Forest Service Resumes Select Timber Management Activities In New Mexico And Arizona

first_imgActivities to resume include the cutting of the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree, personal Christmas tree cutting, the cutting of personal use forest products such as vigas and latillas, special product collection by tribes for ceremonial purposes, and the cutting of hazard trees that pose a risk to life or property. Certain projects entirely outside Mexican spotted owl protected activity centers, critical habitat and recovery habitat will resume, along with prescribed burning projects within certain limitations listed in the order. Certain commercial firewood gathering projects are also allowed to resume with restrictions, as specified in the court’s order. Personal use firewood cutting was approved by the court earlier and will continue to be allowed. Other timber management activities not listed in the court’s orders are still restricted. USDA News: In September, USDA Forest Service received an order from the court stating that the agency’s “timber management” actions must cease on the six national forests pending formal consultation regarding potential effects to the Mexican spotted owl. Oct. 21, 2019, the plaintiff and the Forest Service submitted a stipulation to modify the injunction for certain activities. ALBUQUERQUE ― The United States District Court for the District of Arizona issued an order Wednesday approving the recently filed stipulation to modify the ongoing court-ordered injunction, allowing select timber management activities to resume on five national forests in New Mexico and on the Tonto National Forest in Arizona.center_img A court order in September halted timber management actions pending consultation regarding potential effects to the Mexican spotted owl. Courtesy photo “We continue to extend our gratitude to our state and federal partners and countless community leaders for their continued support. We are committed to being as open and transparent as possible in notifying interested groups and individuals when we take steps aimed at alleviating the stressors of the recent court-ordered injunction,” Regional Forester Cal Joyner said. The national forests affected by the court’s order remain open to the public for recreation and other activities. For the most up-to-date information from the Forest Service, including copies of the court documents, please go to https://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r3/mso.last_img read more

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McPhy receives stock exchange reward

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