RelatedJIS Jamaica 50 Photo Album Wins International Award Gov’t to Put Public Assets into Productive Use InformationApril 5, 2013 RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History RelatedNo Let Up in NHT Housing Provisions FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Government of Jamaica will be renewing its effort to dispose of several public sector assets during the new financial year, through a managed privatisation process.Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, informed that the assets will be divested to either the private sector or communities, where it is determined that they would be used more productively, on a sustainable basis. “In doing so, the Government will seek to balance, the well-understood need for getting the best price possible for certain assets and the urgency to put these assets into productive use to create jobs, goods or services,” the Governor-General stated, while delivering the Throne Speech at the opening of the 2013/14 Parliamentary Year on Thursday, April 4, at Gordon House.He explained that Government has arrived at this position because it has found that many assets have been allowed to remain idle for years because it has been trying to secure some incremental increase in price, at or above, the perceived worth of these assets.He advised that the Parliament would be kept informed of any action that will be taken in this regard and the reasons for so doing.The Governor-General noted too that the model of Public/Private Partnerships, some of which are currently being undertaken, will continue to be pursued as a matter of policy.By Andrea Braham, JIS Reporter Advertisements
Gophers dance bonding and practicing without football and comps in the fallThe 19-time national champion and 3-time world champion Gophers dance team is one of the elite DI programs in the country.Photo Courtesy of Janelle Elise Photography Matthew KennedySeptember 7, 2020Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintFans of Gophers’ football and Gophers’ men’s basketball can catch the Minnesota dance team on the field and court during games, but few know the ins and outs of one of the most successful sports programs at the school. The dance team competes in two different styles: Pom and Jazz. Pom is known for being more physically demanding and requires more athleticism than the classy and expressive Jazz. While each style has its merits, senior captains Leah Kasner, Katherine Hebig and Chloe Bauer agree that Jazz is their favorite.“Pom is great because you wear a uniform representing the University of Minnesota, but every time you have to do a Pom routine full-out it can be a bit intimidating. Jazz is more artistic and has an interesting story to every dance,” Kasner said.Competing in nationals last season, the Gophers finished eighth in Pom and second in Jazz. For Bauer, Kasner and Hebig – who experienced the joy of winning first place in Jazz in 2019 – eighth place in Pom stung. “It shook us, yet I was really proud of our team to turn it around in Jazz to finish second. Nationals is a high stakes week for us and you can feel the pressure escalate going head-to-head against the best teams,” Bauer said. Despite last season’s disappointing outcome in Pom, the Gophers dance team has seen a wide range of success in the program’s history. The Gophers have won 19 national championships and three world championships, making it one of the most successful DI programs in the country. Kasner, Hebig and Bauer are looking forward to another successful season, even if it will be wildly unique amid the pandemic. “We haven’t officially met as a team … We’ve been having two practices a week over Zoom wherever we can find a mat and getting creative,” Hebig said. When new dancers come to campus they usually show up for tryouts. There is little recruiting in high school, and even the skilled dancers getting looks from the Gophers are not guaranteed a spot.“We can’t offer scholarships to incoming freshmen because our budget isn’t as large as other sports,” Kasner said. “Tryouts are usually in April, and then we have May off and start the season with the new rookies. This year, tryouts were sent in by video and it was different than anything we have done before.” Unfortunately, with comps canceled due to COVID-19 and no Big Ten football, there is little to prepare for as of now. “Right now, we have a new coach and still are learning a lot of new material, especially in Pom, and welcoming in our rookies to the program,” Bauer said. This gives the team time to grow closer, opposed to the typical schedule of practicing endzone celebrations and preparing for competition.“Right now, our focus is more on team bonding instead of practicing in the fall for learning football endzone dances and practicing for each new game. Our one big competition got moved to the spring. So, normally, we would practice our comp routines from now until January, then take a break and focus on basketball. Now that we don’t have nationals right away, we are going to start practicing harder later and can relax and focus on more team bonding,” Hebig said. But without football games or comps, the team needs to stay mentally tough as they practice to maintain their form. The Gophers have used hypnosis to help keep them focus and to provide the necessary mental toughness required competing at the highest level.“We have a 30-minute recording that has been a part of the team for almost a decade. Coming into our freshman year it was a little odd but it really does help,” Kasner said. The three captains recommend hypnosis for helping other athletes with mental toughness. They’ve seen results in the biggest moments. “One thing about dance that is unique is you have two minutes to perform exactly what you have been training for the entire season. So, what I love about our team is that we consistently thrive under pressure,” Hebig said.Yet, all three captains agree that the biggest reward in joining the Gophers dance team isn’t the program’s prestige and constant success, it’s the community formed. The trio agrees the friendships formed on the team and the opportunity to meeting a wide array of alumni and make connections within the professional world is something special.
Both Shaw and Black have been completing product training at Peterson’s Grandview, Missouri, headquarters before assuming their roles in the field. When the Covid threat passes, both David Black and Joe Shaw look forward to the easing of restrictions on travel and calling on customers and prospects. “David Black’s expertise in both carrier management and fleet sales will be key in bringing Peterson’s message to the trucking industry’s user segment,” said Al Anderson, Peterson vice president, Sales & Marketing. As the new Business Development Manager of Fleets, Black will focus on all fleets in the Eastern and South Central U.S. “One of the big features you notice with Peterson and Maxi-Seal products is reliability,” Shaw remarked. “Failure rate is insignificant. The detail and precision that go into producing components for Defender and other products is quite impressive. Additionally, our corporate-wide vertical integration allows us to develop custom solutions, tailored to the demands of our customers. Peterson’s reputation as the “go-to” solutions provider is well known in the industry.” “I ran a fleet for over 25 years and have built many long-term relationships in the fleet world,” Black said. “I understand how fleets think and what their concerns are. That has served me well in selling to the industry, and I’m excited to be representing Peterson and products like our Defender® harness system –– it’s bulletproof! From my perspective we sell quality, ROI, and industry-leading processes and products.”Advertisement Black will work from his home office in Georgetown, Kentucky, where he lives with his significant other, Lisa, and enjoys frequent visits of grandkids. A Florida native, Shaw holds two degrees from the University of Florida –– finance and accounting. Starting out in finance he quickly learned that an 8-to-5 desk job was not for him. Preferring to be out in the field he moved to the trucking industry in trailer fleet leasing and OEM trailer sales. His resume includes stints with Holland Binkley, Jost International, Pac-Lease, Bose Ride, and most recently Sears Seating.Advertisement Also bringing a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to the Peterson sales force is Joseph Shaw, who joins the company as product sales manager at Canada. “Joe has a long history of success in the commercial vehicle segment,” Anderson said. “His sole focus will be growing our presence in the Canadian market –– where the harsh environment and corrosive roadway chemicals are exactly what our Defender was designed to protect against.” “I’ll be covering all of Canada,” Shaw said. “Handling all the lines for retail, WD and Canadian fleet dealers. I look for our Defender harness to be a product leader in the industry going forward.” Shaw and wife Lisa reside in Blue Springs, Missouri. Their family includes three grown children from previous marriages. Black’s long career began at a Lexington warehouse/trucking company while a student at the University of Kentucky. Proving to be a quick study, resourceful manager, and good people person, he eventually ran the entire operation as vice president and general manager for the absentee owner. After the owner’s death the business was sold and Black moved on to sales for such companies as Bose Ride and, most recently, FlowBelow. Peterson Manufacturing has announced two new and highly experienced additions to its sales department: David Black and Joseph Shaw. Both have extensive backgrounds in the Commercial Vehicle segment––especially heavy-duty trucks, trailers and fleets.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement
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Share This!Maybe you’re looking to step a foot off the (extremely) well-beaten path to get away from the crowds. Maybe you have an appreciation for the under-valued (or a defiantly contrarian attitude, generally). Or maybe it isn’t your first rodeo, and you and your family need an injection of something different and fresh at the parks.Regardless of the reason, it’s time for you to enjoy the smaller, more neglected, and – let’s be honest here – less-polished offerings that Disney, Universal, and SeaWorld have to offer. It’s time to experience the Best Worst Attractions.Poseidon’s FuryPark: Islands of AdventureLocation: The Lost ContinentOpening date: May 28, 1999Let’s get all of the good stuff out of the way first: Poseidon’s Fury is a walk-through attraction (the last remaining one at either of Universal Orlando’s two parks), which provides a nice change of pace from the rip-roaring thrill rides (such as the absolutely stellar Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey) but yet still contains more energy than a standard theatrical show (like The Eighth Voyage of Sinbad stunt show, which is located right next-door). Even better, its premise holds all kinds of potential: guests join Taylor (a live actor, and not some audio-animatronic or video-projection concoction) from the Global Discovery Group as he explores the ancient Temple of Poseidon.The attraction’s theming is more than up to the task of keeping pace with the story. The design of each of the three sets guests walk through is detailed and immersive, and the queue has an almost ethereal quality to it, providing hints of long-buried secrets about to be uncovered while also maintaining a beauty that isn’t to be found in all the rest of Islands of Adventure (yes, yes – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade is gorgeous, but in an entirely different way). But neither can possibly hope to match Poseidon’s exterior – the majesty and grandeur of the dilapidated temple is simply unparalleled. It’s easy to imagine that the façade alone has enticed most of the attraction’s guests to give it a spin over the past 17 years.And then there are the special effects. Poseidon’s Fury’s grand finale, in which the titular god has an ultimate, superpowered showdown with the evil Lord Darkenon, is projected onto special rain screens – that is to say, screens made out of cascading water as opposed to pieces of fabric or plastic (the first application of this particular technology in the theme park industry, Universal is only too happy to point out) – but is punctuated by explosions of water set off by various cannons and mortars, four different types of lasers, and over 200 individual flame effects (the weapon of choice for Darkenon).Image © UniversalThe single biggest show-stopping moment, however, has nothing to do with divine battles and everything to do with water (are you surprised, given the title of the attraction?). As guests shuffle along to the final scene, they must pass through a giant water vortex – 40 feet long and 18 feet in diameter, with 40 giant nozzles shooting out water somewhere between 90 and 100 mph in order to have it arch all the way along the tunnel’s circumference, making it look as if the wall is truly made out of water. It’s a magical, dizzying display, the highlight of the attraction and easily one of the neatest sights to be had at the entire resort.Now let’s get to the bad news: despite all the well-crafted individual pieces-parts, they can’t possibly hope to add up to an overall experience that is actually any good. The walk-through nature of the attraction can leave many in the audience without a good perspective of all the action (we suppose there’s a reason why Universal has never made another one), Taylor’s acting is written to be way over the top, and the grand finale is marred by incredibly cheesy character designs (not that a name like “Lord Darkenon” demands anything less), even worse dialogue, and a final battle that plays out mostly on large screens in front of the huddled crowd instead of being stretched out all around them. Even the famed water vortex tunnel, which many diehard Universal fans claim the whole attraction is worth schlepping through exclusively for, is oftentimes plagued with technical glitches and, thus, isn’t operational a surprising portion of the time.Still, even with all of Poseidon’s struggles with quality, the attraction can still be fun and is well worth experiencing, even if once – and if one can focus all of his attention on the specific aspects that are worth singling out and concentrating upon, he will find his time well-rewarded. This is especially true given all the repeated rumors that The Lost Continent is soon to go the way of the theme park dodo, making room for a new property (perhaps Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the Harry Potter spinoff) to help usher even more people through the front gate.(Are you a member of the small-but-incredibly-dedicated Poseidon’s Fury fan club? Please share your experiences at, and appreciation of, this attraction with all the rest of us in the comments below – your insights are more definitely welcome.)
Share This!©DisneyDid you see Black Panther this weekend? It seems like pretty much everyone did. At least that I talk to. Well now, at Disney California Adventure, Guests will have the opportunity to meet the king from Wakanda! Black Panther has now arrived and can be found in the Hollywood Backlot area of the park flanked by his Royal Guards, the Dora Milaje.Guests looking to meet additional Marvel heroes at Disney California Adventure can also meet Spider-Man and Captain America, also both in the Hollywood Land section of the park.No word on just how long this meet and greet opportunity will take place, so if you’re going to be visiting the Disneyland Resort any time soon, make sure you experience this meet and greet.
Haessly sisters combine for all nine Tigers’ goals in three gamesBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterRHINELANDER — The Marshfield girls soccer team rode the scoring of Olivia and Maddie Haessly to a 2-1 record at the Rhinelander Invitational on Friday and Saturday.Marshfield lost to Rhinelander 5-2 on Friday night and came back to defeated Shawano 5-2 and Iron Mountain (Mich.) 2-0 on Saturday to improve to 5-13-1 this season.Maddie Haessly and Olivia Haessly had goals on assists from Alexis Langteau and Maureen Cassidy in the loss to Rhinelander. Andrea Carolfi had five saves in goal.In the victory over Shawano, Maddie Haessly hit for a hat trick with three goals, and Olivia Haessly added a pair of scores. Ciera Neufeld, Emily Critelli, and Julia Urban each had assists, and Carolfi had three saves in the Tigers’ win.Maddie Haessly and Olivia Haessly each had goals in the shutout of Iron Mountain, with Olivia assisting on Maddie’s score. Carolfi had three saves as the Tigers dominated play.“Overall, the coaching staff was very happy with the play on a blustery weekend,” Marshfield coach Steve Lindner said. “Our passing and control game was at our best this season. We will be able to use this to propel us into the final stages of the season.”Marshfield hosts Wisconsin Rapids on Senior and Parents’ Night on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Griese Park. The Tigers will then finish their regular-season schedule with road games at Merrill on May 19, at D.C. Everest on May 24, and at Wausau East on May 26. The WIAA playoffs begin June 2.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Leave a Comment Inspired by an AIIM seminar led by AIIM president John Mancini, Lauren McKay, writing for Destination CRM, summarized eight top reasons why ECM is important for businesses today:Huge growth of Information. Mancini cites IDC’s estimate of a 10-fold growth in data from 2006-2011 with 30 percent of that growth driven by data collected for business purposes.Move towards always-on access. Mancini says that information is becoming a commodity.Popularity of Social Media. Social media can be used by companies to establish a collabortive infrastructure.Collaboration needs Governance. Lack of planning can result in unused ‘digital landfills’.Current Information Management Software has too many features. Software needs to simplify. Mancini cites the iPhone as an example of a well-designed interface.Information Management can mean Green. Implemented correctly, IM can save money by replacing current methods based on paperManual Processes are Expensive. Costs for simple tasks like re-filing, photocopying and searching for paper documents add up quickly to big dollars.Legal pressures. Costs involved in searching for information related to litigation and eDsicovery can be extremely expensive if you are not prepared.Information management when done correctly can help you keep less data and find relevant information faster which ultimately translates to helping you save money. Category: Enterprise Content Management November 10th, 2009 ‹ Compliance: Surprise! Regulations may be gutted Enterprise Search: Save Time. Save Money. › Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name *E-mail *Website
Kentucky NBA Draftee VideosThursday night was a good night for the Kentucky men’s basketball program. The Wildcats had six players get selected – Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, Trey Lyles, Devin Booker, Andrew Harrison and Dakari Johnson – and could have had seven if undrafted shooting guard Aaron Harrison had sneaked into the second round. Kentucky’s video production team released congratulatory videos for each of its draftes. Towns, who was picked by Minnesota: Cauley-Stein, who was picked by Sacramento: Lyles, who was picked by Utah:Booker, who was picked by Phoenix: Harrison, who was picked by Phoenix: Johnson, who was picked by Oklahoma City:
YouTube/CSU Rams AthleticsColorado State guard Antwan Scott’s college career has taken a long, winding road, but he’s not quite done yet. Today Scott, who only played in four games for the Rams last season before missing the rest of the year with a broken foot, received a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA. The reaction from his teammates to the news is absolutely priceless. Scott began his college career at JuCo Ranger College, where he played two years before transferring to Idaho. Before playing for the Vandals, Scott transferred to Grambling State to be closer to family, and averaged 15.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.3 steals for the Tigers in 2013-14. Scott was immediately eligible for Colorado State last season after transferring post-graduation.