On The Job In Los Alamos: Warner Waving At Motorists

first_imgOn the job in Los Alamos is Larry Warner, 87, spotted Tuesday morning on his ‘geriatric jog’ as he likes to refer to his daily two mile walk on North Mesa. A reader contacted the Los Alamos Daily Post about Warner and expressed gratitude for the fact that he smiles and waves at every car that passes by him during his walks. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/ladailypost.comlast_img

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Carol Kruse Elected To Valvoline Board Of Directors

first_imgValvoline has announced the election of Carol Kruse, chief marketing officer of Cambia Health Solutions, to its board of directors, effective Dec. 4.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement“Carol is an extremely accomplished marketing professional, excelling in consumer brand marketing, sports and entertainment marketing, technology platform design and development, and consumer acquisition, retention and engagement through digital, mobile and social channels,” said Stephen Kirk, chairman of the board at Valvoline. “She is as equally comfortable with consumer insights and creative delivery as she is with data and technology. Carol’s deep knowledge and experience in these areas will be invaluable to Valvoline and we are excited to have her join our board.”Kruse has been senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Cambia Health Solutions since 2014. Cambia Health Solutions is a nonprofit total health solutions company consisting of 20 companies reaching more than 70 million Americans nationwide. Before assuming this role, she served as senior vice president and chief marketing officer at ESPN. Prior to that, she spent nearly 10 years at The Coca-Cola Co., moving from vice president of interactive marketing to vice president, global digital marketing.She holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Pomona College.Kruse will serve as a member of the board’s Compensation and Governance & Nominating committees.Additional information about Valvoline’s board of directors can be found at valvoline.com.last_img read more

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Write Down Euclid: Injuries Aren’t the Only thing Standing in the Way of a Cavaliers Championship

first_imgWe all remember how the Cavaliers’ championship hopes were derailed last season by injuries to Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love.Many will argue, and they might be right, that had Love and Irving been healthy, the Cavs would have cruised through Golden State to win their first title in franchise history.When looking at the NBA landscape this year, there are far more daunting opponents than just the injury bug.It’s true that for the Cavs to win the championship this year, they will need a full arsenal of superstars, but that alone is not a sure-fire guarantee that the King finally brings a ring to Cleveland.There are a few more than worthy adversaries. First off, the defending champs: The Golden State Warriors.Like it or not, they were the best team in the NBA last season from start to finish. It’s no fault of their own that they did not have to overcome the adversity of losing star players and it is not fair to discredit their accomplishments simply because they stayed healthy.The Warriors cruised through the regular season in a conference significantly better than the East, and played tougher opponents in the playoffs than anyone in the East had to face. Head coach Steve Kerr pushed all the right buttons from October to June, including using Andre Iguodala off the bench for almost the entire regular season, which did not please the veteran small forward, to inserting him in the starting lineup as a center in the NBA Finals, which was an unorthodox, but genius move.Golden State had the most valuable player in the league, Steph Curry and one of the best shooting guards in the league, Klay Thompson. Those two still have time left before they pass the prime years of their career, and having been battle-tested through a difficult Western Conference gauntlet and the challenge of winning an NBA championship under their belt, they should be even more formidable this year.It is difficult enough to win one ring and winning back-to-back is exponentially harder, but until someone dethrones them, the Warriors are the team to beat.Aside from Golden State, the biggest threat to the Cavaliers appears to be the San Antonio Spurs.The Spurs are always in the conversation with Head Coach Gregg Popovich, Future Hall of Famers Tim Duncan and Tony Parker, and rising star Kawhi Leonard.They also are loaded with talented role players. Veteran Manu Ginobli has dealt with injuries recently and may not be counted on much in the future, but the Spurs have the luxury of not needing to rely heavily on him anymore.They are one of the best three-point shooting teams in the league with sharp-shooters Danny Green and Matt BonnerThey also added free-agent acquisition David West, who would be a starting power forward for many teams throughout the NBA. West came to San Antonio at the veteran’s minimum contract to win a championship and to be “one of the guys” and not have to be a mentor/player-coach on a young, struggling team, like he was in Indiana. Pages: 1 2 Related TopicsGolden State WarriorsKevin LoveKyrie IrvingLebron JamesNBA Matt Medley Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.last_img read more

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Disney Cruise Line Weekly Preview — Week of November 25

first_imgDisney Cruise Line: In The NewsDress in costume, you will. Star Wars Day at Sea sailings return on the Disney Fantasy beginning in January, and it’s not too early to begin thinking about your packing list if you are on one of these epic sailings! Disney Parks Blog shared a video that may help you find the perfect costume. Will you be representing the light side or the dark side??Photo Courtesy of DisneyThe holiday season has gone full steam ahead on the entire fleet, and we are well on our way into the Very Merrytime Cruise season for 2017. There is so much fun to be had during these sailings, and Disney Parks Blog brought us a list of six special experiences not to miss. Of course this includes a visit from the big man himself — where else would Santa rest up besides on a Disney Cruise?Upcoming EntertainmentThe following films are being shown aboard the Disney Cruise Line ships this month:MoanaBeauty and the BeastBorn in ChinaGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No TalesCars 3Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryThor: RagnarokCocoFor future reference, films debut on the Disney Cruise Line the same day of their initial release in the United States. Films do vary by ship. Show times are available in your Personal Navigator or the official Disney Cruise Line app.Captain’s Log: Important Tips and Information Last week, we told you about the exciting addition of Rapunzel’s Royal Table coming to the Disney Magic this spring. Can’t wait until then to get your fill of Tangled fun? If you will be sailing on the Disney Magic, be sure to go see Tangled: The Musical. On the night of the show, do NOT MISS the transformation of O’Gills into the Snuggly Duckling — quite simply the best family pub there ever was! You’ll be treated to snacks, sing-alongs with Thugs, and enjoy a rousing game of THUGO. Best night ever!! Share This!The Disney Cruise Line Preview is brought to you by Storybook Destinations. Storybook Destinations specializes in Disney travel, is consistently highly rated by our readers, and is owned by our own blogger extraordinaire, Tammy Whiting. Storybook also offers free subscriptions to TouringPlans to clients with qualified bookings.Ahoy, mateys! I’m Heather, and I’ll be bringing you the up and coming on all things Disney Cruise Line. Glad to have you aboard, and away we go with this week’s preview.Ports of Call (High/Low Temperature, Chance of Rain)Disney Magic25 November – At Sea26 November – New York (46/30, 40%)27 November – At Sea28 November – At Sea29 November – At Sea30 November – Antigua (83/76, 20%)   1 December – San Juan (86/74, 60%)Disney Wonder25 November – At Sea26 November – Key West (78/68, 42%)27 November – Castaway Cay (76/68, 20%)28 November – Nassau (83/70, 25%)29 November – At Sea30 November – At Sea   1 December – Galveston (67/54, 30%)Disney Dream25 November – Nassau (85/72, 54%)26 November – Castaway Cay (77/70, 2%)27 November – Port Canaveral (72/63, 25%)28 November – Nassau (83/70, 25%)29 November – Castaway Cay (79/63, 6%)30 November – At Sea   1 December – Port Canaveral (74/57, 25%)Disney Fantasy25 November – Port Canaveral (74/58, 9%)26 November – At Sea27 November – Cozumel (79/71, 42%)28 November – Grand Cayman (81/78, 20%)29 November – Falmouth (85/75, 60%)30 November – At Sea   1 December – Castaway Cay (80/62, 55%)center_img If you’ve been on the Disney Fantasy and noticed a stateroom door on Deck 5 that’s not quite like the others, you have discovered the room of Pepe the King Prawn! Pepe’s door plays a role in the Muppet version of the Midship Detective Agency game on board. Did you know you can also call Pepe’s stateroom and be treated to much hilarity on his answering machine? Just dial 41-5148 and enjoy! If you simply can’t wait and don’t mind spoilers, check out the audio recording from The Disney Cruise Line Blog.Are you deciding whether to book a Disney Cruise but are having a tough time deciding which ship fits all of your desires? Well, our own Laurel Stewart has put together a chart that makes it easy to compare all of the options in one place. Also available as a valuable planning and companion guide from authors Len Testa, Erin Foster, and Laurel Stewart is The Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line. The companion guide contains a complete overview of each Disney ship as well as Castaway Cay and includes valuable tips on how to save time and money during your cruise!Special thanks to Scott Sanders of The DCL Blog for assistance on this article.Thanks for joining me again this week! Until next time, may you have sweet dreams of the sea!last_img read more

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Schools to benefit for Mandela Day

first_imgA new campaign to alleviate the infrastructure backlog in primary schools in poor communities across the country will make a significant contribution to fulfilling former president Nelson Mandela’s dream for every child in South Africa to be educated. (Image: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory) Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola said the project is a call to government, business and civil society to get involved in transforming education in the country. (Image: Nicky Rehbock) MEDIA CONTACTS • Louis Taylor   Department of Basic Education  +27 12 357 3364 RELATED ARTICLES • Education goes mobile with Vodacom • SA education project wins top award • Pens for needy children • Can drive raises R8.5m for education Wilma den HartighA new campaign to alleviate the infrastructure backlog in primary schools in poor communities across the country will make a significant contribution to fulfilling former president Nelson Mandela’s dream for every child in South Africa to be educated.The primary objective of the 94+ Schools Project for Madiba is to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday by giving hope and dignity to children in at least 94 schools across South Africa, through improvements to school infrastructure.The initiative was launched by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation ahead of this year’s Mandela Day, celebrated every year on the former statesman’s birthday, on 18 July.Mandela Day was officially declared in 2009 by the UN as an annual international day in honour of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate. The aim of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help make the world a better place.Changing livesAt the launch, basic education minister Angie Motshekga said that the new project will change the lives of thousands of pupils across the country.The department has identified 94 schools in all nine provinces in need of urgent infrastructure upgrades.The children and teachers in some of these schools get by with less than the basics. Children are taught in mud structures and don’t have any sport facilities, any sanitation or running water.“Former President Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday presents the DBE with a rare opportunity to do good with our school infrastructure,” Motshekga said.Basic education director-general Bobby Soobrayan said that with the project, the department wants to create an environment that is conducive to quality teaching, learning and improved performance in targeted schools.“Public-private partnerships are one of the most effective ways to meet infrastructure backlogs,” Soobrayan said.Motshekga said that Nelson Mandela forged invaluable partnerships with the private sector towards the building of schools, particularly in poor communities across South Africa – an initiative that the education sector can build on.Creative solutions to a big problemBrand South Africa CEO Miller Matola said the project is a call to government, business and civil society to get involved in transforming education in the country.“We have to find new ways to build human capital in our country,” Matola said. “Our approach requires innovation and partnerships to deal with the challenges.”The new campaign is a creative response to the enormous infrastructure challenges that impact negatively on the quality of teaching and learning in many South African schools.To date, significant achievements have been recorded in the provision of infrastructure to schools across the country: 1 206 schools and 38 664 additional classrooms have been built; 5 214 schools were provided with water infrastructure; 10 621 sanitation projects were completed; 2 847 schools were provided with electrical infrastructure and 2 655 schools were provided with security fencing.Despite these achievements, there are still huge gaps in infrastructure provision such as a shortage of classrooms, laboratories and libraries; sanitation; replacement of mud, prefabricated and metal structures; inadequate maintenance leading to leaking roofs, broken windows and doors and sport facilities.The DBE estimates that R66.6-billion (US$8.4-billion) is required to elevate all ordinary schools to a level of optimal functionality and this amount excludes escalating costs. An additional R20-billion ($2.5-billion) is required for maintenance and repairs to existing infrastructure.All South Africans can make a differenceThe government has admitted that it cannot solve the problem alone, and appealed to all South Africans to lend a hand.Motshekga said that with current budget allocations, it would take the department 30 years to clear the current backlog in infrastructure and maintenance.Matola said that the initiative is much more than a corporate social investment project. “Our contribution to this project is leaving a legacy for our children.”Nurturing future innovatorsThe project also forms part of the government’s broader infrastructure roll-out plan to provide better living conditions for all. It will also contribute to South Africa’s skills development programme by providing skills training to unemployed young adults.CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Achmat Dangor, said that infrastructure is just the beginning. “After that we have to make sure that our young people become the innovators that South Africa and the world needs,” he said.last_img read more

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Hanwha Techwin America Expands to New Facility

first_imgTo accommodate its recent growth and better serve its customers, Hanwha Techwin America is expanding its operations to a new state-of-the-art facility in Teaneck, NJ.“As a result of the rapid growth and tremendous support Hanwha has experienced over the last few years, we have outgrown our current location, which is a very good problem to have,” said Soonhong Ahn, president, Hanwha Techwin America. “We have designed this new facility to provide the space, capabilities and cutting-edge technologies necessary to meet the needs of and provide the best possible experience for our valued customers, installers and technology partners.”The new location features a large space for hosting corporate meetings and a dedicated lab area. In addition, Hanwha is installing cameras on the roof overlooking the nearby highways to enable customers and installers who visit the facility to view and evaluate their performance in real-world situations. They will also be used for training sessions Hanwha plans to host in the future.- Sponsor – Hanwha’s new U.S. headquarters is located on the fourth floor of the Glen Pointe Marriot in Teaneck, NJ. The company plans to begin operations in the new location on January 16. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Cairo: ‘Mazzarri not up for debate’

first_imgTorino President Urbano Cairo denied reports Walter Mazzarri could be fired after a 4-0 loss to Lazio. “The coach is the only one not up for debate.” The Granata are sliding down the standings and have been struggling badly ever since their Europa League play-off exit to Wolves. This evening they were flattened 4-0 at the Stadio Olimpico, with Nicolas Nkoulou also sent off in the second half. “Mazzarri is the only one not up for debate,” Cairo told Sky Sport Italia. “The team will go into a training retreat, a necessary step for them to reflect, unite, take a good look at themselves and consider what we need to do next. “What is necessary now is a fair and open confrontation, no holding back, absolute honesty.” Cairo had a long conversation with Mazzarri in the dressing room after the game. “We analysed the match and the situation in general. We didn’t even start the match that badly, but after a while I saw a Toro side that was too ugly to be true. That is not the team I know, the one that beat Atalanta and Milan this season. “We need to get ourselves back on track straight away, because I never want to see another performance like that again. I didn’t sell anyone over the summer, instead I strengthened the squad that had finished seventh last term with a second half of the season worthy of a Champions League spot.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

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Trouble for Kamal Nath as MHA to reopen 1984 riot cases

first_imgNew Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has cleared a proposal to reopen the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases against Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, Delhi’s Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa said on Monday. “A big victory for Akali Dal. SIT Opens case against @OfficeOfKNath for his alleged involvement in 1984 Sikh genocide. Notification issued by MHA upon my submission last year, Case number 601/84 to reopen and consider fresh Evidence against Kamal Nath,” Sirsa said in a tweet. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Sirsa, who is the President of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), said that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) is investigating the allegations against Kamal Nath. “I thank the SIT for reopening the case. I request the people who were an eyewitness to Kamal Nath killing Sikhs to come forward and become a witness, there is no need to be scared,” he said in another tweet. “Very soon he (Kamal Nath) will be arrested and face the same fate as Sajjan Kumar,” the Akali leader said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Three-time Congress MP Sajjan Kumar is serving a life sentence for his role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Sirsa also lashed out at the Congress for continuing with Kamal Nath as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh despite his alleged involvement in the 1984 riots targeting the Sikh community. Briefing the media, he urged interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi to seek Kamal Nath’s resignation so that Sikhs get justice for the 1984 riots near Gurdwara Rakab Ganj here. The SIT was formed after Akali leaders, including Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, had alleged that Kamal Nath had incited violence against Sikhs in 1984 following the assasination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The development comes at a time when the Madhya Pradesh Congress is split wide open over the differences between Kamal Nath and Congress strongman Jyotiraditya Scindia.last_img read more

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Canada Letter Stage Lights Sunlight and Opening Shots

first_imgAdvertisement Also surprising was finding such a gigantic theater operating in such a small city as Stratford, which maintains the feel of a friendly, walkable town. (With some fine restaurants!) For someone who mostly attends the theater in New York City, that scale inversion is disorienting.READ MORE Jesse Green, who became The Times’s co-chief theater critic in May, recently made his first trip to the Stratford Festival. He was impressed by one of the few remaining repertory theater companies in North America, describing his visit to Stratford, Ontario, as a “bucket-list chance.”I asked him for his impressions:I’d heard of the festival, of course, but didn’t really understand its enormous scale. By August and September, all 14 shows in a season are playing every week. That’s a costly and complicated undertaking, so I was surprised to learn that only five percent of the annual budget of 60 million Canadian dollars ($47 million) comes from the federal and provincial governments. Advertisement Advertisement Twittercenter_img Robin Phillips, the former director of the Stratford Festival, in 1977. Credit Reg Innell/Toronto Star, via Getty Images Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With:last_img read more

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