Rover, Call Me an Ambulance

first_imgANDERSON, S.C. — “Man’s best friend” doesn’t go far enough for Buddy – a German shepherd who remembered his training and saved his owner’s life by calling 911 when the man had a seizure. On a recording of the 911 call Wednesday, Buddy is heard whimpering and barking after the dispatcher answers and repeatedly asks if the caller needs help.Police were sent to Stalnaker’s home, and after about three minutes Buddy is heard barking loudly when the officers arrived. And it’s not the first time Buddy has been there for owner Joe Stalnaker, a police officer said Sunday.last_img

Senate discusses goals for the year

first_imgThe student senate met Monday to discuss goals and possible projects in committee groups at their weekly meeting in Duncan Student Center.The meeting opened with a prayer and welcome by Fr. Pete McCormick, director of Campus Ministry. Following the approval of the minutes from last week’s meeting, which lasted over two hours, senior and student body vice president Corey Gayheart spoke about the success of last week’s fundraiser to benefit Notre Dame Veteran’s Fund.“I want to thank everyone who helped with wristbands … at the pep rally alone we raised $2,500 for the Military Veteran’s Initiative here at Notre Dame,” Gayheart said.Gayheart also announced upcoming events, which include “ABCs of Political Engagement,” presented by First Undergraduate Experience in Leadership (FUEL) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and a dorm voter registration contest in collaboration with ND Votes. Student government is currently discussing potential hurricane relief projects with the Center for Social Concerns and Faith and Service, which may include a prayer service, fundraiser and supply drive, Gayheart said. The senators then split into four committees –  Student Wellness and Safety, Sustainability, Student Finances and Residential Life – to establish a mission statement and goals for the school year. The committee chairs were elected at last week’s meeting.The Residential Life committee hopes to engage students for “the enhancement of their residential experience,” junior committee chair Zachary Spitzer said.The committee’s goals include finding better solutions to animal infestation issues — namely bats — as well as addressing campus water quality and increasing the transparency between the administration and the student body. They hope to better inform students regarding large University projects such as dorm renovations. The Sustainability committee aims to change the culture surrounding sustainability at Notre Dame and streamline communications between all sustainability-centered groups, committee chair and sophomore Daniel Rottenborn said. The committee set goals such as reducing food waste and increasing composting practices in the dining halls and eventually the residence halls. They hope to collaborate with the city of South Bend for projects, such as community gardens. The Student Finances committee hopes to give a voice to those who struggle financially at Notre Dame, educate the entire campus about personal finance and increase transparency with the administration by holding the University accountable for its use of tuition funds, committee chair and sophomore Andrew Seketa said.The Student Wellness and Safety committee has two main purposes, sophomore and committee chair Bailey Baumbick said.“One, to increase the transparency and accountability of the administration regarding safety issues on campus, and secondly, to increase awareness regarding safety and wellness issues on campus,” Baumbick said.The committee hopes to look into the blue lights on campus and work with Notre Dame Security Police about reporting incidents that occur on campus, among other projects.Tags: committees, Student government, student senate, Veteran’s Fundlast_img read more

A Newly Imagined Beauty and the Beast to Return to the U.K. with Original Creative Team

first_img View Comments Beauty and the Beast is heading back to the stage! Reimagined and redesigned in a completely new production staged by the original award-winning creative team, the show will embark on a U.K. and Ireland tour next spring. Performances will begin at Curve, Leicester on May 25, 2021. Rob Roth (previously credited as Robert Jess Roth), who was Tony-nominated for helming the original production , will again direct, leading a team that includes composer Alan Menken, lyricist Tim Rice, bookwriter Linda Woolverton, choreographer Matt West, scenic designer Stan Meyer, costume designer Ann Hould-Ward and lighting designer Natasha Katz.“Beauty and the Beast is a testament to the genius of my late friend and collaborator Howard Ashman, but the show’s richness comes from the combination of Howard’s style and that of the brilliant Tim Rice, with whom I expanded the score to give voice to the Beast,” said Menken. “As the show returns to the U.K., I cannot wait to see how Rob Roth and this glorious creative team bring the whole universe of Beauty and the Beast to life once again.” The show will include new dance arrangements by David Chase, allowing original choreographer Matt West to revisit his work. Longtime Menken collaborators Michael Kosarin and Danny Troob will serve as musical supervisor/vocal arranger and orchestrator, respectively.Singing teapots and candlesticks, an evil spell and an unlikely love story come together in Beauty and the Beast, which is based on the Oscar-winning animated feature and includes all of the movie’s original songs by Menken and Ashman, plus additional gems by Menken and Rice. The West End production opened at London’s Dominion Theatre in 1997 and won the 1998 Olivier Award for Best Musical. The Broadway production bowed at the Palace Theatre in 1994 and ran for 13 years. It transferred to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in November of 1999. A live-action film version, starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, was a huge hit in March 2017.Thomas Schumacher, the President of Disney Theatrical Productions, previously spoke on Show People about developing plans for a new incarnation of the musical: “We’re working on a revival of [Beauty and the Beast] with the entire original team but with a completely new design for every element: new dance arrangements, whole new staging ideas. It’s really fun for that team to be able to dive back in.”Casting, dates, venues and additional details will be announced later.last_img read more

Has the U.K. become a tax haven?

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr U.S. companies are increasingly viewing the U.K. as a place to relocate to pare their tax bills.by. Alanna PetroffWhy? Relatively low tax rates and a business-friendly environment.Pfizer (PFE, Fortune 500) was the latest high-profile example; it tried to take over the British pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca (AZN).American and French media giants Omnicom (OMC, Fortune 500) and Publicis (PGPEF) also planned a mega-merger that would have seen the new firm domiciled in the U.K., though the deal was scuppered.Meanwhile, the British-based InterContinental Hotels (IHG) was reportedly approached by a U.S. suitor who may have been looking to take advantage of a more favorable U.K. tax system.British corporate tax rates are near 20%. In the U.S., rates are closer to 40% — among the highest in the developed world.The U.S. also levies high taxes on income that’s earned abroad and brought back — or repatriated — to the States.last_img read more

Stephen Myers Resigns as Myers Industries CEO

first_imgFrom Staff & Wire Reports AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementAKRON, OHIO — Stephen Myers, CEO of Myers Industries Inc. for the last 21 years, yesterday announced that he would resign and retire from that position effective immediately. Myers will continue as chairman of the board. John Orr, currently company president and COO, was named to replace Myers as CEO effective May 1. “After discussions with our board of directors, we decided that it was appropriate to transition CEO responsibilities to John Orr,” Myers said. “I have had the privilege of working closely with John over the past several years and believe that his role in helping to spearhead efforts to strengthen connections with our customers, advance new products and improve our cost structure demonstrates that he is well suited to direct the company’s continuing efforts to maintain and enhance leadership positions in each of our key product areas.” Orr, who joined Myers in 2001 after a 28-year career with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. where he had been vice president of manufacturing for its North American Tire group, has served as Myers president and COO since 2003. Myers joined the Myers Industries in 1967, and was named CEO in 1984. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  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

Grote Names New VP of Engineering

first_imgMADISON, IN — Art Hernandez has joined Grote Industries, LLC as vice president of engineering. He will report directly to Grote President Eric Morris. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Hernandez joins Grote after having spent the past eight years with Visteon Corp., most recently as senior manager of product development for instrumentation products. While at Visteon, Hernandez spent two years managing Visteon’s Guaruhlos, Brazil, electronics facility. Prior to Visteon’s spin-off, he spent ten years with Ford. He also spent six years with General Motors in the AC Spark Plug Division. Hernandez is a graduate of the University of California, Berkley, with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. He also earned a master of arts degree in business management from Central Michigan University. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement 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. 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.  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. last_img read more

Territory Manager

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.  Territory Manager Position AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Nationally recognized automotive aftermarket company is seeking an experienced and motivated self starter for a Territory Sales Manager position in the Houston, Texas, market. Some travel required. Company car, Expenses, $47K Base Salary, Benefits, Bonus opportunities. Resume must be received by July 10, 2010. Email resume to [email protected],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

CARICOM’s Trade with Latin America: Insurmountable barriers?

first_img A Post-COVID Shift in Global Supply Chains I begin this week by acknowledging Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Day, which is customarily July 4, but this year, will be commemorated on Monday, July 6. Also, on July 1, the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Hon. Ralph Gonsalves, will assume the chair of the CARICOM Conference of Heads of Government. I read a recent news report about a Jamaican company, Spur Tree Spices, beginning to export its products to Costa Rica. Given the importance of this development, I decided to look this week at CARICOM’s trade with Latin American countries, focusing specifically on Mexico, Central and South America. CARICOM’s natural trading partners are in this hemisphere, Canada, USA, and the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The region’s principal trading partners, however, are USA, European Union (EU) including Britain, and Canada. Where are the Latin American countries? You will note that there is something in common between CARICOM and its principal trading partners which is a historic relationship with Britain. In most of CARICOM, the official language is English, while in Latin America, it is Spanish and Portuguese. In the 18th and 19th centuries, there was a relationship with some countries in Latin America e.g. Venezuela. British West Indians would later find work and residence in Ecuador, Colombia, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua leaving a West Indian diaspora in most of these countries. In the 1990s and 2000s, there was CARICOM interest in promoting trade with Latin America. The CARICOM/Venezuela Trade Agreement was concluded in 1992; the CARICOM/Colombia trade agreement in 1994, and CARICOM/Costa Rica in 2004. There was quite a bit of activity around the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) negotiations which were abandoned in 2005. There was also the PetroCaribe Agreement with Venezuela which, besides petroleum, had a trade component. These trade agreements have been under-utilized. The relationship with Venezuela is now mired in political controversy. Trade in Services – For CARICOM, Tourism dominates By Elizabeth Morgan Trinidad and Tobago has partial scope agreements with Panama, El Salvador and Guatemala; Guyana with Brazil; and Belize has agreements with all her neighbours. You may be interested in… The twenty (20) Latin American countries from Mexico in the north to the tip of South America present CARICOM countries with a market of 595 million people. Panama is about an hour’s flying time from Jamaica in the north; Trinidad and Tobago is less than an hour from Venezuela in the south; Belize is in Central America; and Guyana and Suriname are in South America. Yet, for some in CARICOM, language and culture are barriers to trade. Trade figures between CARICOM and these Latin American countries have been consistently low. In 2019, total CARICOM goods exports to the 20 countries is estimated at about US$2.2 billion and imports at about US$3 billion giving Latin America a trade surplus. In trade in services, there has been some attempt to encourage tourism and investments from Latin America. There should be room to expand trade. Oct 1, 2020 What has been CARICOM’s Foreign Trade Strategy and Agenda? Sep 16, 2020 The question is now being posed; post COVID-19, should there be a relocation of global supply chains to regions, would Latin America and the Caribbean be able to benefit? I am more narrowly asking whether CARICOM countries could benefit? Would they be able to collaborate with Latin American countries in joint ventures? What has been CARICOM’s Foreign Trade Strategy and Agenda?By Elizabeth Morgan On February 20, 2019, my article in the Gleaner was titled “Needed: A CARICOM Foreign Trade Strategy and Agenda”.  On September 2, 2020, I addressed “Jamaica’s Trade Performance: Turbulence Ahead”. This article was relevant to CARICOM generally. Last week, referring specifically to Jamaica’s Cabinet appointments in Foreign…September 16, 2020In “Indepth”Can CARICOM/Canada Trade and Investment flows be revitalized?By Elizabeth Morgan Canada, although having a longstanding relationship with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and its Member States, being in the hemisphere and the Commonwealth and the third major trading partner, does not usually generate much attention and scrutiny in the region. The planned visit by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau…July 22, 2020In “CARICOM”CARICOM’s Trade with Asian Countries: Mainly about importsOver the past months, I have written a series of articles on CARICOM’s trade with its trading partners – USA, Canada, United Kingdom (UK), European Union (EU), Latin America and Africa. I had also looked previously at trade discussions within the Commonwealth. This week, I will complete this series by…September 23, 2020In “Indepth”Share this on WhatsApp Resident diplomatic representation is also weak. Several Latin American countries are represented in the CARICOM region but few CARICOM countries are resident in Latin America. The main countries having more than one CARICOM embassy were Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela. Trade-in-Services and Technology: More missed opportunities… There were proposals to negotiate trade agreements with Central America and MERCOSUR, neither of which came to fruition. There was also interest from Mexico and Chile. Promoting trade with Brazil has not borne fruit as intended. Oct 7, 2020 Submitted by Elizabeth Morgan, Specialist in International Trade Policy and International Politics Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… There have been efforts to promote regional integration through the Community of Latin American and Caribbean Countries (CELAC) and the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) headquartered in Trinidad and Tobago. It has also been an objective of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Free Trade Agreements Oct 14, 2020 Latin America and the Caribbean, however, is not a well-integrated region. COPA is the only Latin American airline which flies into the CARICOM region (Guyana, Belize, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, and Jamaica). Caribbean Airlines goes to Caracas, Venezuela. Otherwise, the route to Latin America is through Miami, Florida. Relations within the Western Hemisphere: an uneasy alliance CARICOM countries need to consider Latin America as a viable market for both goods and services. Language, culture, and market requirements should not be insurmountable barriers to trade. Spur Tree Spices is showing that there could be opportunities if CARICOM private sectors and governments are prepared to conduct further exploration even with projected economic recession.last_img read more

With Trump Coming To Town, Expect Traffic Snarl

first_imgThough President Donald Trump has altered or canceled most of his travel plans for the week in the wake of two mass shootings, be forewarned that his Hamptons fundraising trip on Friday, August 9 is still very much a go. That means the real danger of snarled traffic — even beyond the usual crawl — is inevitable, at least from mid-morning to mid-afternoon. There will also be temporary flight restrictions in and around Gabreski Airport (Westhampton) as well if, as expected, the president arrives and departs from there.If Trump’s visit to Southampton Village last year is any indication, the president will fly into Gabreski Airport via Air Force One. This year’s itinerary calls for a motorcade to the Bridgehampton home of Joe Farrell, dubbed Sandcastle, the builder’s showcase $50-million mansion.Trump, should he choose to let his proverbial hair down, can relax at the in-house bowling alley, movie theater, planetarium, rock-climbing wall, skateboarding pipe, or even the regulation baseball field. There are also squash, racquetball, basketball, and volleyball courts.Chances are, though, the President will concentrate on fundraising at the 612 Halsey Lane mansion, which once rented for $475,000 — for two weeks. Guests are expected to arrive around noon.The event is meant to raise money for the Trump Victory Committee, and will be hosted by Representative Lee Zeldin, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Donald Trump Jr. and his companion Kimberly Guilfoyle — the couple recently bought a $5-million spread nearby — and several other GOP dignitaries.Tickets to the event start at $2800 for the reception. Photo shoots with the Prez are in the $250,000 neighborhood.Trump and his entourage will then drive to the Southampton home of Stephen and Kara Ross for a sit-down lunch. He will depart within two hours of his arrival there, according to published reports.Southampton police noted that last year, portions of roads that intersected the president’s route were closed until the motorcade had passed. The same inconvenience is expected this time around.The Federal Aviation Administration issued a temporary flight restriction at Gabreski Airport for between 10:30 to 11:45 AM for Friday. President Trump is scheduled to depart between 3:15 to 4:15 PM.John Cox, a retired airline captain with U.S. Airways who runs his own aviation safety consulting company, Safety Operating Systems, pointed out although FAA air traffic controllers handle all traffic while it is en route across the United States, “Air Force One is handled differently than other traffic using more discreet frequencies to communicate with controllers.”Ross owns the Miami Dolphins and is a real estate developer. His wife Kara Ross, a jewelry designer, backs Equinox Fitness Clubs, Equinox Hotels, and SoulCycle. The couple is co-hosting the Trump extravaganza; according to published reports attendees will pay $100,000 for a photo op or $250,000 to hear a roundtable discussion.A spokesperson for Equinox and SoulCycle issued the following statement to The Advocate, following backlash from gym members: “Neither Equinox nor SoulCycle have anything to do with the event later this week and do not support it. We believe in tolerance and equality, and will always stay true to those values. Mr. Ross is a passive investor and is not involved in the management of either business.”[email protected] Sharelast_img read more