Pro Road Access – New Video Series Looks Inside Road Racing One Rider at…

first_imgHere’s the backstory, from Brian’s Press Release:Pro Road Access Productions releases first documentary featuring Eric Barlevav of UnitedHealthcare Presented by Maxxis.Los Angeles, CA – Eric Barlevav of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxxis is the featured rider in the first of a series of cycling documentaries by Emmy® Award winner Brian Smallwood and his Pro Road Access Productions.Smallwood followed Barlevav around over the course of several months, including the week leading up to the team’s Arizona training camp, as well as time at camp and through races in Central and Southern California during the early season.The Pro Road Access documentary featuring Barlevav is the first in a series that will highlight the pro cycling lifestyle. Smallwood featured Barlevav, a rising talent in the U.S., precisely because he isn’t yet a household name.“As a huge fan of Pro Cycling, I really want to bring my experience and passion to the screen and help more North American Pro riders get into public view,” Smallwood said. “We know who the stars are, the networks do a great job of that. I am trying to bring forward the super talented, though lesser known riders in the peloton. There are some great personalities out there. As a fan, I really want to see them and know their stories.”The show’s mood is fun and relaxed,with lots of music, travel and good living, I take my inspiration from Surfing films.”The Barlevav feature is intended to be the first in a series of made-for-TV documentaries about the lives of pro road cyclists. Other documentaries in the series will focus on riders from a variety of teams racing at different levels in the United States and Europe.“I have spoken to many Pro’s over the last few years and have received great interest from riders such as Chris Horner, Tim Johnson and Christian Vande Velde.” Already attached to future projects are Mike Friedman of Team Jelly Belly, the recent winner of the 10 day tour of Korea, and Ivan Dominguez from team Jamis, Sutter Home. ” I expect more riders to show interest as the show becomes more visible and funding for the series increases.”Smallwood is currently pitching the weekly series to several networks. You can watch the Barlevav documentary at: and see more at: www.proroadaccess.comAbout Brian Smallwood: Brian Smallwood is a former pro mountain bike racer with Klein and Raleigh, Category 1 roadie and California state track champion. In 2005, he won an Emmy® for his work on the Fox Super Bowl pre-show. ProRoadAccess is a new project by Brian Smallwood that documents the peloton, riders and support staff that make up professional road bicycle racing. Episode one follows United Healthcare p/b Maxxis rider Eric Barlevav as he tells how he got into cycling and what it’s like racing on a major team. Intro above, parts one and two after the break…last_img read more

Tarell Alvin McCraney to Star as First Black Drag Queen Presidential Candidate in Steppenwolf World Premiere

first_imgTarell Alvin McCraney(Photo: Caitlin McNaney for Tarell Alvin McCraney, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Moonlight and acclaimed playwright of Choir Boy, has been announced to star in the world premiere production of Ms. Blakk for President at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Written by McCraney with Tony nominee Tina Landau (SpongeBob SquarePants), who will also direct, the production will run from May 23 through July 14.Inspired by the true and little-known story of America’s first black drag queen presidential candidate, Ms. Blakk for President follows Ms. Joan Jett Blakk (McCraney) as she sets off on her exhilarating and dangerous journey to drag queer politics out of the closet and into a future where all are visible and all have a place at the table.Joining McCraney in the cast will be Patrick Andrews, Molly Brennan, Daniel Kyri, Jon Hudson Odom and Sawyer Smith.The production will feature scenic design by David Zinn, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Heather Gilbert, sound design by Lindsey Jones and projection design by Rasean Davonte Johnson. View Commentslast_img read more

Vermont Chamber of Commerce adds to tourism staff

first_imgThe Vermont Chamber of Commerce has hired Danica Lamos for its Tourism Division. As Tourism Sales and Marketing Associate, Lamos will use her communication and organizational skills to help the Vermont Chamber’s tourism members promote their businesses through the official state tourism guidebooks and Vermont Chamber’s social media platforms. She will also help manage the Tourism Division’s educational programs, such as ServSafe.Lamos was born in Burlington and graduated from Champlain College with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. She enjoys hiking, biking, running, playing golf and improving her snowboarding skills. In 2009, she hiked 154 miles of the Long Trail with her brother, so appreciates the beauty that Vermont offers. Lamos, who will relocate to Waterbury in March, has lived in Vermont her entire life and has yet to find a good reason to leave.Montpelier, VT (January 13, 2014)’ The Vermont Chamber of Commercelast_img read more

Veterans Day observance at Korean War Veterans Memorial set for Saturday

first_imgThe Korean War memorial in Overland Park will be the site of this year’s Veterans Day observance in Johnson County. Photo courtesy Therese Park.Johnson County veterans, their families and supporters will gather Saturday at the Korean War Veterans Memorial at 119th Street and Lowell in Overland Park to mark Veterans Day 2017.Register to continuelast_img

Comments sought on Fed rules changes

first_img C omments sought on Fed rules changesThe Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States has requested public comment on the preliminary draft of proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence.The text of the proposed amendments can be downloaded at The rules committee is accepting comments on the proposed amendments, which must be submitted no later than February 15, 2012. Comments sought on Fed rules changes December 1, 2011 Regular Newslast_img read more

Geatz and Edlefsen fall at ITA All-American tourney

first_img“He had him at 4-0 in the third set, and then he dropped five games in a row,” David Geatz said. “He let the guy back into the match. But I will say that at the end of the match, that was some pretty good tennis.”D.J. Geatz lost 6-1, 6-3 in the first round to Max Jones on Friday, who David Geatz said will play in the No. 1 spot for New Mexico this year.“D.J. played a poor match,” David Geatz said. “I’m disappointed, and I know he’s disappointed. I guess I’d rather he have a bad match now than when the Big Ten season starts.“Anyway, he’s a tough kid – he’ll be back.”In doubles action, the team of D.J. Geatz and Edlefsen made it out of the first round of prequalifying but lost 8-1 in the second round to Markus Dickhardt and Dontia Haynes of San Diego State.Ticer, who was automatically entered into the 64-player main draw with his win at the ITA National Summer Championships in August, is the lone Gopher still alive in the tournament.Ticer said he has mostly been on his own program of conditioning and playing sets to prepare for the tournament.And as for the heat, Ticer – a Texas native who grew up idolizing the incessant ground strokes of Andre Agassi – said he thinks his background and his game will do just fine in Tennessee.“I actually think the heat is good for me,” Ticer said. “I like to play longer points and make my opponent run, and wear him out. So I think that will work for me.” Geatz and Edlefsen fall at ITA All-American tourney Mike MullenOctober 4, 2004Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintNick Edlefsen had his chance.In the second round of pre-qualifying at the ITA All-American Championships on Saturday, Edlefsen faced Oklahoma’s Marek Velicka. With the game score knotted at 5-5 in the third set of the three-plus-hour match in the Chattanooga, Tenn., heat, Edlefsen had a break point at ad-out. Then Velicka’s first serve went out. Edlefsen stepped into the court looking for a second serve he could jump on.“Sometimes (Velicka) would hit this really weak second serve just to get it in,” Edlefsen said.And then the chance was gone.Velicka, a 6-foot-3 sophomore from the Czech Republic, sent a blistering serve out wide for an ace. Edlefsen didn’t even move.He ended up losing the game and the match 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (1). Both Edlefson and D.J. Geatz were eliminated from singles play and doubles play this weekend. Senior Avery Ticer will begin play in the main draw Thursday.But Edlefsen’s elimination was particularly troubling.“It was a pretty stupid play, if you ask me,” Edlefsen said, estimating that Velicka’s crucial serve topped 120 mph. “But I guess it worked for him. There was nothing I could do except walk to the other side.”Coach David Geatz said he was content with Edlefsen’s play but knows that he could have won the match.last_img read more

Sheryl Sandberg teams up with LeBron James to get men to #LeanIn

first_imgCNN:In the two years since “Lean In” became a best-seller and sparked countless conversations about gender equality, author Sheryl Sandberg says she has gotten one question over and over from men: What can they do?Now the Facebook chief operating officer is giving them some specific answers by aligning with one of the most popular athletes on the planet. If LeBron James is encouraging men to lean in for women, don’t you think some of his 19 million Twitter followers will get the message too?That’s certainly what Sandberg and her colleagues are hoping, following their brand new partnership with the National Basketball Association and the Women’s National Basketball Association and the creation of a public service campaign called #LeanInTogether.…For girls, there’s an extra benefit, she said. By age 14, if a girl sees her father doing child care and housework, her concept of the array of things she can do professionally is much broader than that of girls who don’t see their fathers doing household chores, she said, pointing to a study by the University of British Columbia and published in a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.Read the whole story: CNNlast_img read more

Study connects low-cost building improvement with decreased crime

first_imgPinterest “City-wide, we found significant reductions in total crimes, assaults, gun assaults, robberies and nuisance crimes associated with ordinance compliance,” said Michelle Kondo, a research hydrologist with the Northern Research Station’s Philadelphia Field Station. “This could be the ‘broken windows theory’ in action, with new doors and windows and a newly cleaned building facade signaling to potential offenders that a property is occupied and crime is not tolerated.”Additional research is needed to determine whether other factors may have influenced the decrease in crime around abandoned buildings. The Doors and Windows Ordinance applies only to buildings on blocks that are 80 percent occupied; the effect of installing functional doors and windows may be less in location have less human occupation. Geographical variation in policing practices, which change over time, may also influence crime occurrences. Share on Twitter In the first research demonstrating the effects of abandoned building remediation on changes in surrounding crime, a team of scientists from the USDA Forest Service, University of Pennsylvania and Yale School of Public Health found that low-cost improvements such as new windows and doors may be effective in deterring criminal activity. The study was published today in the journal PLOS ONE and is available online.“Vacant and abandoned buildings pose significant challenges to the health and safety of communities,” said Michael T. Rains, Director of the Forest Service’s Northern Research Station and the Forest Products Laboratory. “Forest Service research is examining all aspects of the urban ecosystem and developing knowledge and tools that cities can use to promote health and sustainability.”Enacted in 2011, the Doors and Windows Ordinance requires landowners to have functional doors and windows on abandoned buildings located on blocks that are more than 80 percent occupied unless they have applied for a renovation permit for improvements beyond replacing windows and doors. Researchers compared differences in incidents of crime for buildings that were either improved through the ordinance or were permitted for renovation with incidents of crime at randomly-matched control buildings that were not remediated or permitted for renovation. In areas around buildings in which functional doors and windows were installed, there were an estimated 8 fewer assaults, 10 fewer gun assaults and 5 fewer nuisance crimes over a 2-year period. Sharecenter_img Share on Facebook LinkedIn Emaillast_img read more

Region needs full implementation of CSME, says PM Holness

first_img Sep 30, 2020 Oct 1, 2020 Sep 8, 2020 PM Holness, Four Ministers Sworn Into Office Find Way for Private Sector to Assume Role as Jobs Generator… CDF, IRENA Collaborate to Boost Low-Carbon Investments in… Read more at: Jamaica Information Service Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… You may be interested in… Oct 2, 2020 Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (10th left) and other regional leaders at the opening ceremony of the 38th Regular Meeting of Heads of Government of CARICOM at the Grenada Trade Centre, Grand Anse, St. George’s, on July 4. (Photo via JIS) Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday (July 5) urged his colleague Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), to fully implement the Single Market and Economy, CSME. The Prime Minister was contributing to discussions on the CSME during the first plenary session at the 38th Meeting of Heads of Government of CARICOM in Grand Anse, Grenada. “The true expression of the realisation of the integration dream is to get the CSME going and we have to have the resolve as leaders to do this. It is how our people will experience true development and prosperity. And so, Jamaica wants to urge members to seriously put our efforts and commitment behind the CSME,” said Prime Minister Holness. Mr. Holness said regional leaders have been speaking about implementing a CSME for too long with little action. Jamaica PM calls for Global Plan Similar to Marshall Plan Grand Anse and beyondToday, we continue to place the spotlight on Grenada ahead of the Thirty-Eighth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM. We flash back through Grenada’s milestones as a champion of closer integration among the territories of the Region. The Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government will…July 4, 2017In “Antigua & Barbuda”CARICOM Single ICT Space Integrated Work Plan and Budget approvedJust five months after signing off on the Vision and Roadmap for the CARICOM Single ICT Space, Heads of Government have signalled that their approval for its Work Plan and Budget. The Single ICT Space represents the digital arm of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The approval was…July 7, 2017In “Anguilla”CSME challenges being addressed at Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee meeting in BarbadosAs a sign of the ongoing commitment of CARICOM Heads of Government to make the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) more effective, the body which provides political oversight and strategic direction will meet today to iron out challenges to the way forward. This ninth Meeting of the Prime Ministerial…September 5, 2018In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Eaton Names David Foster Senior VP, Corporate Development and Treasury

first_imgCLEVELAND — Eaton Corp. has named David Foster senior vice president, corporate development and treasury, effective Aug. 1. In this role, Foster will be responsible for corporate development activities, including mergers and acquisitions and strategic planning, and treasury activities, including capital market and foreign exchange transactions, insurance, and cash management. He will report to Richard Fearon, Eaton vice chairman and chief financial and planning officer.   Foster succeeds Kurt McMaken, who has been named vice president, finance and planning, Electrical Sector for the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region, reporting to Frank Campbell, president, Electrical Sector, Europe, effective Aug. 1. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Foster joined Eaton in 1993 as a general ledger accountant. He held the positions of finance director and controller in the Automotive Group and was named vice president, Finance, Asia Pacific Region in 2008. Prior to joining Eaton, he worked for Hydro Aluminum Bohn and Franklin Financial Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in management from Kettering University in Michigan. Foster will be based at Eaton’s world headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio.,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.  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.  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