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  • New Board Members Appointed

    first_imgMike Roberts and Lydia Bugden have been appointed to the Waterfront Development Corporation board of directors the province announced today, March 14. “These new board members have made significant contributions to the business community and bring valuable experience in accounting, community development and law,” said acting Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister John MacDonell. “Waterfront Development has multiple development projects underway which are economic drivers for our province, and will help to grow our economy.” Ms. Bugden is a partner at Stewart McKelvey. She was recognized by the Progress Club with a Women of Excellence Award and a Top 40 Under 40 award from L’Expert. She is on the board of the YMCA, chair of Phoenix Youth Programs and is past chair of the Junior Achievement Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame board of governors. Mr. Roberts, vice-president of corporate development at Irving Shipbuilding, is the past vice-president, human resources at Aliant. He is a chartered accountant and was a volunteer on the Bedford Vision Implementation Committee. “We are very pleased to have Lydia and Mike appointed to our board, and look forward working with such dedicated members of the community,” said John Holm, chair, Waterfront Development board of directors. “This is an exciting time for Waterfront Development with Cunard and other development projects underway, and a line up of summer events that will truly showcase Nova Scotia at its best.” The four-year terms are effective immediately. A full list of board members can be found at As a provincial crown corporation that manages provincially owned land along the waterfronts of Bedford, Dartmouth, Halifax and Lunenburg, Waterfront Development reinvests all revenue generated back into developing public spaces to create great waterfront experiences. More than $30 million has been reinvested to develop the Halifax Waterfront over the last 15 years.last_img read more

  • When he visits what will Minister Duncan tell Darnell Harper 12 who

    first_imgAPTN National NewsWhile not having enough homes to go around is a problem for many, there are communities that have unfinished homes.Like those in the Island Lake region in northern Manitoba.Many are forced to live without running water or sewage.That’s why the area’s grand chief is hoping to gain allies with anyone willing to listen, including two Liberal leaders.APTN National News reporter Tiar Wilson has this story.last_img

  • Telling stories of change

    first_imgIn a packed auditorium, a short film begins with the opening scene of a young woman worried about attending a meeting with her injured foot. Her friend cautions her that if she does not wear high heels she won’t be able to make a good impression. The woman heeds the advice but even before she can make it to the meeting, she stumbles and her heels fall off. She picks them up and marches into the meeting anyway. She realises her success does not depend on her heels and the film “Parwaaz” – which translates to flight – ends with the shot of the young actor triumphantly flinging away her heels as the audience applauds. Also Read – A special kind of bondWhat is remarkable is that this one-minute-short film which questions popular stereotypes and highlights the challenges that working women face, is created by 13-year-old Anuradha who studies in the seventh standard at the local Government Girls Senior Secondary School in Delhi’s working-class periphery. “Women might not be explicitly instructed to wear heels, but the notion of looking good and confident, and doing it because everyone is doing it… these are big factors in what choices we make for ourselves, even if the choices are not the most comfortable,” Anuradha, the budding filmmaker, told IANS. Also Read – Insider threat managementIt was not just Anuradha but around 40 girls aged 11-13 years who came together for a rare workshop earlier this month and made some unique films on what freedom meant to them. The brief ‘Little Directors’ workshop included sessions on film language, conceptualising, interpreting, shooting and communicating via visuals. The workshop sought to promote media literacy among these children, many of whom are born to unskilled and semi-skilled workers and daily-wage earners like plumbers and rickshaw-pullers. Now equipped with film-making skills, these young first-time filmmakers chose to tell remarkable stories translating the theme ‘aazadi’ (freedom) to choice for women in offices, schools and in society at large. Many ideas stemmed from what they see and the challenges they face in real life. Reshma, an 11-year old participant, chose a non-narrative format for her film which clubbed the voice-over of a poem with visuals of girls studying or working on domestic chores. The first few lines of the poem ask: “Why aren’t women allowed to go out freely? Why aren’t they allowed to study as much as they want?” “In villages, it is common to marry off girls at a young age and dismiss their study plans for their marriage. In my village near Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), I have seen girls pleading to study more but their parents decide otherwise,” young filmmaker Kajal Kumari, whose film transports one to a land of her imagination, said. In the short film, a girl’s parents are seen announcing her marriage while she is a student. Crestfallen, the girl wishes for an alternative reality. Soon, a fairy godmother comes to her rescue and asks her to accompany her to a land of books. Documentary filmmaker Samina Mishra, who facilitated the workshop along with actor Nina Sabnani, said that in most cases for these girls, freedom interestingly translated to choice. For others, it meant overt questioning of those unsaid societal norms that women are subjected to. Sabnani and Mishra were involved in the creative exercises and production in the two-day workshop, which was a part of the IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival in New Delhi in early March. The intention of the exercise was to familiarise the young participants with the basics of filmmaking so they could tell their stories with confidence, while also giving people an opportunity to hear fresh voices that hitherto resided in young minds, the organisers shared. Kajal, studying in eighth grade, said that she always had a penchant for storytelling and that filmmaking was a good tool since “everyone grows up watching television, films and now videos on their mobiles”. Another group, hoping to send a message about freedom of choosing clothes, brought in costumes like shorts and crop-tops to add nuance to their film. Yet another group, while experimenting with film formats, chose to shoot an interview around the word ‘freedom’, and ultimately concluded with the idea that freedom is a state of mind. In the workshop, the girls acted, handled the camera, learned framing, editing and making a coherent film with a message. Many now desire to learn more about acting and cinematography, even as a career choice. An attempt at gender mainstreaming, ‘Little Directors’ not just equipped these adolescent girls with the necessary skills for storytelling but encouraged their line of thinking about freedom of women in their own communities and society. Their feminist minds already racing towards telling stories of change, initiatives like these manage to catch them young while building in them skill-sets that would lend meaning and direction to their future lives.(The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

  • Germany ends 5G frequency auction raises 74 billion

    BERLIN — Germany’s auction of frequencies for a super-fast 5G network has ended after nearly three months, raising more money for the government than was originally expected: 6.55 billion euros ($7.4 billion).The Federal Network Agency on Wednesday announced the end of the auction, which opened on March 19. The auction involved bids from existing network operators Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Telefonica, as well as newcomer Drillisch.It was expected to raise 3 to 5 billion euros, money the government wants to invest in digitalization — such as better IT equipment for schools.Network security wasn’t directly an issue in the auction but has simmered in recent months. German authorities put together security requirements stipulating that system suppliers had to be “trustworthy.”They don’t specifically mention Chinese technology giant Huawei, which the U.S. alleges poses an espionage threat.The Associated Press read more

  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic welding program for women aims to change old ways of

    BRANDON HARDER / Regina Leader-Post Kennedy Baker, a student in an all-women welding class, stands in the welding shop at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. The students are learning how to put a weld onto a straight piece of plate using a designated electrode.In the real world, this would translate into welding things like hand rails or fixing skids to loader buckets.On Friday, the students will do an industry relevant weld test with a welding inspector to get their qualification.“It feels great,” said Baker of the opportunity. “I’m from Manitoba originally and they don’t have anything like this, so when I heard Saskatchewan had one, I had to come.”The course is being rolled out in six cities across the country. It began in Edmonton, Tiverton, Ont. and Regina. It will be in Moncton, N.B. and Whitehorse, Yukon in late August and September.A one-time program for now, there are hopes it will return again next year based on the success seen this week.“I really just came in to be able to learn the basics,” said Baker. “But I’ve learned already so much more than I thought I would.” Instructor Derrick Deringer teaches a lesson on safety to a welding class made up entirely of women at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. BRANDON HARDER / Regina Leader-Post BRANDON HARDER / Regina Leader-Post An all-women welding class gathers for a photo in the welding shop at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Women comprise only 4.5 per cent of the skilled trades labour pool, according to the CWB Welding Foundation.Welding instructor Derrick Deringer hopes this course can help change that.“When I look at the welding trade as it is, be it women, men, we need more qualified tradespeople,” said Deringer. “I think to get more people from different backgrounds, different opinions, different ways of looking at things, it’s just going to make things better for every workplace.”With no female welding instructors in Regina, Deringer recognized the need for more diversity not just among students, but staff as well.“If we have females in the class, I’m sure they’d really appreciate having a female instructor just knowing that, ‘Hey, someday I can be there. I can work towards that,” said Deringer.Students will leave the 30-hour course with an industry qualified welding ticket, a seemingly large feat for such a short amount of time, but Deringer said he’s been really impressed with how quickly the students have caught on.“To go from not knowing what an electrode is to doing an industry standard weld in four days is actually pretty impressive,” he said. Growing up, Kennedy Baker never imagined she’d end up in steel-toed boots and a welding mask.“It was always, ‘You can be a nurse. You can go to university. But this is a way better fit, I must say,” said Baker from a Saskatchewan Polytechnic classroom Wednesday morning.Baker is one of 10 women who were accepted into a week-long course called Women of Steel: Forging New Opportunities, an Introduction to Welding Program (IWP).Developed by the CWB (Canadian Welding Bureau) Welding Foundation, the program aims to encourage women to explore careers in welding.“I didn’t want to commit to two years of paying however much and then realizing I don’t like it,” said Baker. “I really needed to be able to see, ‘Can I weld? How do you weld? And if it’s even a thing that I would enjoy.”Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Turns out, she does. And after only three of the five days under her belt, she said it’s a career she would definitely consider. read more

  • Merrimack CEO resigns company cuts 22 per cent of workforce

    Merrimack CEO resigns, company cuts 22 per cent of workforce by The Associated Press Posted Oct 3, 2016 6:27 am MDT Last Updated Oct 3, 2016 at 1:10 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Cancer drug developer Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. is cutting nearly a quarter of its workforce and searching for a new CEO after announcing a restructuring to eliminate more than $200 million in costs.The Cambridge, Massachusetts, company said Monday that President and CEO Robert Mulroy had resigned, effective immediately, and board Chairman Gary Crocker would take over as an interim leader.Merrimack also announced that it has largely completed a 22 per cent reduction in headcount. The company didn’t say in its Monday announcement how many people it employed, but it did note earlier this year in a regulatory filing that it had 426 full-time employees.The company says it doesn’t expect the restructuring to affect the launch of its pancreatic cancer therapy Onivyde, which was approved last year by regulators. The company said it will book about $4.5 million to $5.5 million in charges tied to employee severance and other costs from the restructuring.Shares of Merrimack fell 39 cents, or 6.1 per cent, to $5.96 in afternoon trading. The stock had dropped about 20 per cent so far this year, as of Friday. read more

  • Bill Cullen says entrepreneurs have no future following hotel receivership

    first_imgBILL CULLEN AND Jackie Lavin have said that they are “devastated”, following the reappointment of a receiver to the Muckross Park Hotel in Killarney, Co Kerry.Yesterday’s High Court judgement resulted in the couple losing their bid to continue running the five-star hotel.The setback is the latest to befall Cullen, who has already lost control of Glencullen Holdings Ltd which operated his last two Renault dealerships in Airside and Liffey Valley in Dublin.In a statement released on behalf of Cullen and Lavin, they said that they were “now very worried for their suppliers, customers and staff”.Unfortunately in this instance a point of law protected the bank and went against them and they feel with even more certainty that entrepreneurs have no future in Irish life.Read: All jobs saved as receiver is appointed to Muckross Park Hotel >More: Explainer: What does liquidation, examinership and receivership mean? >last_img read more

  • Australian film and cinema chain sells Greek arm

    first_imgAustralian company Village Roadshow Ltd. announced last week that it agreed to sell its Greek cinema, film distribution and film production business to a private European investor. Speculation in Greece is that it has been sold to a Greek entrepreneur with previous experience in the media broadcasting industry. The net cash proceeds from the disposal of the business will be about A$80 million, Village said. The estimated profit arising from the sale is expected to be in the range of A$10 million to A$15 million, it said. The sale is subject to a number of regulatory approvals and third-party consents, and is expected to be finished by the end of the calendar year, the company said in a statement. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

  • Masood Azhar a global terrorist states US ahead of crucial UNSC meeting

    first_img Will UN designate Masood Azhar as global terrorist on March 13? Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Maulana Masood AzharTwitter/ANIIn a historic moment for India, the United States has said that Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar is a global terrorist. This remark comes ahead of the crucial United Nations Security Council meeting which will decide if the label of “global terrorist” should be given to the JeM leader.”Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar meets the criteria to be designated as a global terrorist and not doing so is against regional stability and peace,” the US said on Tuesday evening, reports PTI.Three permanent and important members of the UNSC – the US, the UK and France – have called for Masood Azhar to be categorized as a global terrorist. However, another global superpower and permanent member of the UNSC, China, has said that they will make attempts to block India’s bid to label Masood Azhar as a ‘global terrorist’ in the UNSC.Masood Azhar, the leader of the JeM, a terror outfit based in Pakistan, is said to be behind many attacks in India. Most recently, the JeM had claimed responsibility for the suicide blast in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, which martyred 40 CRPF jawans. The attack took place on February 14.According to a report by Economic Times, to declare Masood Azhar a global terrorist, the United Nations will have to show evidence of his links with the Al-Qaeda. In 2011, a document was submitted in the UN establishing a relationship between Masood Azhar and Al-Qaeda’s former chief Osama bin Laden. With this evidence, the UN can now ban Masood Azhar under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1267.The UNSC sanctions chair, which is currently Indonesia, has given a notice to all the countries in the sanctions committee that they have a deadline till 12.30 am Indian Standard Time (IST) till they hear any opposition on the matter. If no one steps forward by then, the committee will assume that everyone is on board and will go ahead and will add him to the 1267 ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaeda Sanctions List.”All that a member state has to do is fax or send a letter of objection to the Council. There is no meeting that will be held for this. If there is no objection then after 3 pm Azhar will automatically stand banned or listed which will be followed by a press release from the Council. But, if a technical hold is put on the proposal then there will be no formal announcement of the same,” an official close to the matter told India Today.  Closecenter_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:08/1:06Loaded: 0%0:08Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:58?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

  • Putin orders suspension of passenger flights to Georgia

    first_imgRussian president Vladimir Putin attends a news briefing after an annual nationwide televised phone-in show in Moscow, Russia on 20 June 2019. Photo: ReutersGeorgia and Russia traded blame on Friday for an outbreak of unrest in Tbilisi sparked by the visit of a Russian lawmaker with the Kremlin announcing it would suspend passenger flights between the two countries to protect its citizens.Georgian president Salome Zurabishvili had earlier blamed Moscow for the unrest, suggesting a “fifth column” loyal to Moscow had stirred up trouble, an allegation Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev dismissed as a distortion of reality.Violence flared in the Georgian capital late on Thursday, where police used tear gas and rubber bullets to stop crowds furious about the visit of a Russian delegation from storming parliament.Hundreds of people, both protesters and police officers, were injured, some seriously, as demonstrators pushed against lines of riot police, threw bottles and stones, and grabbed shields, drawing a tough response.Though ostensibly about how Georgia handles relations with Russia, with whom it fought and lost a brief war in 2008, opposition parties have sought to seize the moment to press much wider and unrelated demands and called on people to take to the streets again on Friday evening.Thousands gathered outside parliament where opposition leaders gave the floor to young activists and students.”We are here to show our anger and our readiness to change this country,” one of the activists said.Police were present, though not in large numbers, and the protest, unlike Thursday’s demonstration, was peaceful.The speaker of parliament, Irakli Kobakhidze, resigned earlier on Friday, satisfying one of the protesters’ demands.A coalition of opposition parties has demanded the interior minister’s resignation as well, the release of detained protesters, and talks on holding an early parliamentary election.Tamar Kordzaia, leader of the opposition Republican Party, said protests would continue to press those demands.Tensions between Moscow and Tbilisi are running high and president Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Friday suspending Russian passenger flights from Russia to Georgia from July 8 to protect people from what the Kremlin called criminal actions.Putin also recommended Russian travel agencies suspend tours to Georgia and ordered the government to bring Russian tourists already there home. Over 1 million Russian tourists holiday in Georgia each year.Georgian president Zurabishvili had earlier called Russia “an enemy and occupier” and suggested Moscow had helped trigger Thursday’s protests.”Russia is our enemy and occupier. The fifth column it manages may be more dangerous than open aggression,” Zurabishvili posted on her Facebook page.Medvedev said Zurabishvili either didn’t know what she was talking about or was wilfully distorting the situation, while the Kremlin blamed radical Georgian politicians for what it called “an anti-Russian provocation”.Russian influence in Georgia remains a politically sensitive subject, with the opposition accusing the ruling Georgian Dream party – which backed Zurabishvili for the presidency late last year – of being too meek when it comes to confronting Moscow.The small south Caucasus nation, a US ally, fought and lost a short war against Moscow in 2008. The two countries have not had diplomatic ties since, and Russia went on to recognise the independence of two breakaway Georgian regions, South Ossetia and Abkhazia, where Russian troops are now garrisoned.Georgian AngerProtesters remain angry about the visit of a Russian delegation led by Sergei Gavrilov, a member of Russia’s lower house of parliament, which was taking part in an event designed to foster relations between Orthodox Christian lawmakers on Thursday.Gavrilov addressed delegates in his native Russian from the Georgian parliamentary speaker’s seat, angering some Georgian politicians and citizens who want Russia kept at arm’s length.Gavrilov told a Moscow news conference on Friday he believed the protests had been pre-planned.”Our common view is that there’s an obvious attempt in Georgia right now to stage a coup d’etat and that extremist forces are trying to seize power,” he said.Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the safety of Gavrilov and other members of the Russian delegation had been endangered.”Everything that happened yesterday in Georgia is nothing other than an anti-Russian provocation,” said Peskov.Georgia, crisscrossed by energy pipelines, hopes one day to join the European Union and NATO, an ambition which has infuriated Moscow, the country’s former Soviet overlord.last_img read more

  • Costa Rica heads into mustwin game against United States

    first_imgBoth Costa Rica and the United States enter Tuesday’s Group A Copa América match with their tournament fates on the line.La Sele’s uninspiring performance in Saturday’s 0-0 tie against Paraguay has left the Ticos in a fragile spot, basically requiring a win against the U.S. in order to have any chance of advancing to quarterfinals. A loss Tuesday would all but eliminate Costa Rica, considering the team would then have play talented group leader Colombia, which beat the United States 2-0 to open tournament play.Costa Rica’s chances against the U.S. took a hit when key defender Kendall Waston committed a silly foul in stoppage time against Paraguay, which resulted in a red card that suspended the burly center back for Tuesday’s game. In his place, the Ticos will likely go with Saprissa backer Francisco Calvo, although 33-year-old World Cup veteran Michael Umaña could also get the nod.Besides missing a vital piece in the center of his five-man backline, coach Óscar Ramírez must also worry about creating some semblance of offense. Costa Rica’s forwards went unheard from against Paraguay, failing to string together consistent drives and applying no pressure on goal. Alex Menendez/AFPThe continued inconsistency on the frontline is a worry not just for Costa Rica’s Copa América odds, but also for the future, in particular the upcoming World Cup and the CONCACAF qualifying rounds.A matchup with a U.S. side that looked very average on the backend against Colombia may be just what Ramírez’s attack needs. And just as Costa Rica’s forwards looked overwhelmed in their opener, the U.S. midfield was similarly unspectacular on Friday.U.S. captain Michael Bradley, who is now playing a more defensive midfield role, had a terrible turnover in the first half against Colombia that lead to a second goal for Los Cafeteros. Fellow midfielder Alejandro Bedoya also struggled to establish any rhythm, leaving the U.S. almost no chance of controlling pace.Against the U.S. midfield, it will be crucial for Tico captain Bryan Ruíz and Celso Borges to control the middle and muster up more of a consistent attack. Following a disappointing year in 2015, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann is under an enormous amount of pressure to lead the tournament home team beyond group play. He’ll likely make lineup changes in his starting 11 against Costa Rica. Youngsters like 17-year-old forward Christian Pulisic and Darlington Nagbe could see increased minutes after coming in as subs against Colombia.For his part, Ramírez is unlikely to make any major changes going into Tuesday’s match. La Sele could, however, see Christian Bolaños in place for Yeltsin Tejeda at right wing. The 32-year-old Bolaños could give Costa Rica more of an edge on offense if he replaces the defensive-minded Tejeda.Ramírez also has the option of replacing starting striker Marco Ureña, who vanished in the first game, with Álvaro Saborío, who is used to playing on U.S. soil and leads this group with 35 career goals.Costa Rica and the U.S. will kick off at Chicago’s Soldier Field at 5 p.m. Costa Rica time on Tuesday. The Ticos are currently tied for second place in Group A with one point. The U.S. is in last place with zero points and a minus-two goal differential. Facebook Comments Did you know the #USMNT is 5-0-0 all-time against @CONCACAF nations at @SoldierField? #Copa100— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) June 6, 2016center_img Related posts:Costa Rica pummeled by U.S. 4-0 in Copa America rout Costa Rica seeking revenge against the United States Costa Rica humiliates the United States 4-0 in World Cup qualifier Costa Rica returns with full-strength lineup in last step toward World Cup qualifyinglast_img read more

  • ADCBEtihad guest above credit card wins best in category award

    first_imgThe Etihad Guest Above Credit Card from Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, which rewards consumers with Etihad Guest Miles and a wide range of service privileges, has been named Best Co-Branded Card in the Middle East.Judges at the Smart Card Awards Middle East 2011 ceremony chose the Etihad Guest Above Credit Card over competition from 15 other finalists after considering the benefits it offers users and the strength of the partnership between Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank and UAE national carrier Etihad Airways.Judges said they had based their decision on criteria such as rewards, customer care, levels of service and innovation. The drivers behind the launch and the mutual benefits to partners had also been considered.Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer, said: “The ADCB Etihad Guest Above Credit Cards are a key part of Etihad’s ancillary revenue drive. We are proud of the way the card rewards loyalty, and we will continue to work closely with our partners at ADCB to make sure it is the best offering on the market.”Arup Mukhopadhyay, Head of Consumer Banking at ADCB, said: “The overwhelming customer response to the ADCB Etihad Above co-branded card ever since its launch in June 2010 convinced us that this was the best offering in its category – we are delighted the judges agreed. We are proud to work together with Etihad to ensure that we continue to deliver the best value proposition to the customer.”The Etihad Guest Above credit cards come in a variety of formats and offer ADCB customers between one and two Etihad Guest Miles for every dollar spent using them. Various bonus incentives include fast track enrolment to Etihad Guest and Silver tiers, a welcome bonus of up to 50,000 Guest Miles, bonus Guest Mile rewards for dollars spent on Etihad tickets and international purchases as well as a wide range of service benefits. Source = Etihad Airwayslast_img read more

  • A2Z Field Services Promotes New President and CEO

    first_img April 28, 2015 524 Views in Headlines, News Share A2Z Field Services Mortgage Field Services Providers Ohio 2015-04-28 Seth Welborncenter_img Plain City, Ohio-based A2Z Field Services has announced the retirement of its president, Bill McMullen, and the promotion of longtime SVP Amie Sparks-Beebe to the position of president and CEO with the company.In her previous role with A2Z, Sparks-Beebe’s responsibilities included core business operations such as resource and organizational planning, process improvement, sales and service development, and technology integration.The company expects a seamless transition as Sparks-Beebe expands her responsibilities to include growth strategies and initiatives as well as financial planning.”I take great pleasure and pride in promoting Amie Sparks-Beebe to CEO of A2Z,” McMullen said. “Amie’s accomplishments over the past eleven years have made her the obvious choice for this position. Her talents, energy and commitment to excellence have been a driving force within our organization, and I look forward to the continued growth of A2Z under her leadership.”Sparks-Beebe has a BA degree with a specialization in accounting from Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and she is a member of the Ohio State Accounting Association. She oversees three regional offices for A2Z located in Ohio, Texas, and North Carolina, and is based out of the company’s corporate headquarters outside of Columbus in Plain City, Ohio.Meanwhile, McMullen will maintain his ownership in A2Z but will not be involved in the management of the business.”It’s with mixed emotion that I leave my position at A2Z, but there is a time for everything, and I am truly confident as I pass the reins over to Amie that she will continue to move our business forward,” McMullen said. A2Z Field Services Promotes New President and CEOlast_img read more

  • Were going to do what we think gives us the best

    first_img“We’re going to do what we think gives us the best chance to win going forward, and that’s not something that we have to make the decision right now.” – / 18 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Whisenhunt was particularly miffed at Skelton’s inability to hit a wide-open Larry Fitzgerald for what would have been a touchdown late in the first quarter. The Cardinals ended up settling for a field goal, and the four-point swing proved to be the difference in the game.The sixth-round pick out of San Diego State handled himself well Sunday, according to Whisenhunt, even though his stats (9-of-20 for 64 yards) were not exactly impressive.“He did a nice job I thought in a lot of areas,” he said, “managing the game, handling the noise, doing some of the things that you need to do with protection.“He looked comfortable in the pocket, made some good throws.”Good enough to keep the job? Not exactly.Whisenhunt said Kevin Kolb is expected to practice some this week, but how much he does depends “on how he handles it physically.” And with him nearing a return and Skelton still around, the coach said there is no need to proclaim anyone — including Lindley — the starter as his team prepares for the St. Louis Rams. “We’ve got to sit down as a staff and look at what we’re trying to get done and make that evaluation,” Whisenhunt said, adding that he just finished watching film from Sunday’s game. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said the move to replace John Skelton with Ryan Lindley Sunday should not have come as much of a surprise.After all, it was part of the idea that changes would be made if the coach deemed them necessary. “In looking at where we were, as a team, and we said this going into the bye week that we were going to play guys in spots that we thought gave us a chance to win, and that’s what we did,” Whisenhunt said at his Monday press conference in Tempe. “We wanted to see if [Lindley] would give us a chance to make some of those plays because we had missed some plays earlier in the game.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

  • Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives the latest allvi

    first_imgGrand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives, the latest all-villa luxury resort, has opened.With 120 villas, of which 65 feature private pools, Grand Park Kodhipparu offers guests a variety of choices. Beach Pool, Ocean Water, Lagoon Water, Ocean Pool and Lagoon Pool Water villas offer direct access to white powdery sands or clear waters. All villas come with sunrise or sunset views, a sun terrace, indoor and outdoor shower facilities and more. Those looking for privacy can select one of the five Grand Residences featuring two bedrooms and bathrooms, an exclusive living space and large private pool.World-class dining amid scenic surroundingsThe restaurants and bars at Grand Park Kodhipparu are designed to maximise the natural beauty of Maldives. Situated next to the ocean, The Edge all-day dining restaurant will serve a changing selection of buffet dishes from breakfast through to dinner and guests can enjoy an unblocked view of the horizon from the indoor lounge seating or enjoy the stunning scenery while dining at the overwater private pods.Adjacent to the infinity pool, Breeze Poolside Dining and Bar is for light bites throughout the day. At sunset, it transforms into a resort bar offering an elevated experience with cocktails and cigars.Nestled in an intimate space away from the other resort facilities, Firedoor sets the stage for a special celebration, with a selection of prime grilled meats and fresh seafood prepared from the Josper Grill. An array of themed dining experiences is also available, including tropical beach barbecues, romantic champagne breakfasts on the sandbank, afternoon picnics and in-villa private dinners.Ultimate relaxation and recreation for the romantic, active and familyGuests looking to unwind can step into a peaceful sanctuary at The Spa featuring seven overwater treatment rooms, a beauty centre and relaxation room. Grand Park Kodhipparu has partnered with Comfort Zone to offer body and skincare treatments paired with the finest natural-origin products.For adventure enthusiasts looking to explore the dazzling underwater world, the resort’s dive and water sports centre, manned by a PADI-certified team, offers a host of activities including wreck diving, catamaran sailing, parasailing, banana boat riding, kayaking and wave surfing.last_img read more

  • Philipp Plein takes NY Fashion Week on snowy space

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