U.S. Executives Hone Skills At CU-Boulder Management Program

first_imgExecutives from across the country are learning cutting-edge business strategies at CU-Boulder’s Colorado Executive Development in Residence program, taking place through Aug. 4 at the College of Business. Earl Frasier is finding material covered in the CEDIR course “Leading and Managing in Changing Times” applies directly to his role as regional customer service manager at Sun Microsystems. “Right now, half of the members on my team at Sun are new,” Frasier said. “We have different cultures that we have to merge into one cohesive team. Some of the techniques that we’ve learned I can apply immediately.” “Accounting for Non-Financial Managers” is helping Diane Mathis, also a manager at Sun, understand the accounting principles that she puts into practice every day. “I have a lot of professional experience, but not a lot of educational experience,” Mathis said. “These courses are really filling a lot of holes for me.” Award-winning CU professors are educating executives on recent changes in the business world, such as “Management of Technology and Innovation” and “Hiring and Retaining Critical Employees” as well as fundamentals such as “New Product/Service Development.” Other classes include “Strategic Marketing Management,” “Supply Chain Management” and “Business Strategy in the Internet Age.” Classes are small, interactive and emphasize discussion and case studies. The CEDIR program runs two weeks each summer for three consecutive years. This year, executives traveled from Arizona, Colorado, Florida, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia to participate. “CEDIR is part of the College of Business’s ongoing effort to partner with regional and national business communities,” said Steven Manaster, dean of the College of Business. “As a result, members of those communities are leveraging the resources available here at CU.” For more information visit the CEDIR Web site at http://bus.colorado.edu/CEDIR or contact Professor Richard Wobbekind at (303) 492-8227. Published: July 26, 2000 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Nicholas “Axeman” Walters Gets Key to Montego Bay

first_imgRelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History RelatedNicholas “Axeman” Walters Gets Key to Montego Bay RelatedNicholas “Axeman” Walters Gets Key to Montego Bay Story HighlightsWorld Boxing Association (WBA) Featherweight Champion, Nicholas “Axeman” Walters, was on Thursday (January 17) presented with the Key to the City of Montego Bay.The native of Roehampton, St. James, was honoured for copping the coveted WBA title with a victory over Colombian contender Daulis Prescott, in Kingston over a month ago. The historic achievement was the first time that a Jamaican was winning a world title on home soil.Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Glendon Harris, who presented the key along with a citation at a civic ceremony held at the historic Sam Sharpe Square, credited the boxer’s achievement to hard work and discipline. He said Walters’ success is one that many young people can use as motivation to achieve their own dreams. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img Nicholas “Axeman” Walters Gets Key to Montego Bay InformationJanuary 18, 2013Written by: Garfield L. Angus World Boxing Association (WBA) Featherweight Champion, Nicholas “Axeman” Walters, was on Thursday (January 17) presented with the Key to the City of Montego Bay.The native of Roehampton, St. James, was honoured for copping the coveted WBA title with a victory over Colombian contender Daulis Prescott, in Kingston over a month ago. The historic achievement was the first time that a Jamaican was winning a world title on home soil.Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Glendon Harris, who presented the key along with a citation at a civic ceremony held at the historic Sam Sharpe Square, credited the boxer’s achievement to hard work and discipline. He said Walters’ success is one that many young people can use as motivation to achieve their own dreams.“Hard work brings the best results. Our youth of today will have another great role model to stimulate their want for success,” the Mayor told the large gathering.Mayor Harris said the parish was pleased at the accomplishment of one of their own.“Those, who accomplish great things don’t do so for themselves alone, they carry their nations on their shoulders as we all feel the joy of victory when they succeed,” he stated.Delivering the keynote address, Minister with Responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita-Headley, noted that Jamaicans have had many high points in the sport of boxing with many becoming champions. She said, however, that Walters’ achievement was special, as he is the first to win a world title at home.“In fact, his exploits in the ring have been so overwhelming that I believe it is now time for him to at least enter the conversation about who is the best “pound for pound” boxer in the world.  I warrant that no one deserves the title ‘likkle but tallawah’ more than our newest world boxing champion,” the Minister said.In his tribute, Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, who is also Member of Parliament for South St. James where Walters hails, said he saw the promise in the young man from an early age, and decided to support the family.“I saw from that time, clearly, we had something here in Jamaica. We had a product that we knew one day would reach the top and become a Brand Jamaica product, and today, we have the ‘Axeman” as a Brand Jamaica product,” he stated.Walters, who disclosed that his next fight will be sometime in May, credited his father, Job, who is also his coach, for aiding in his success.He also thanked the people of his Roehampton community and the parish for their support.“I say thanks, because, if there weren’t the people pushing the ‘Axeman, there wouldn’t be any ‘Axeman’,” he said. Advertisementslast_img read more

Prime Minister Receives Chinese Garden Gift from China for the People of Jamaica

first_imgPrime Minister Receives Chinese Garden Gift from China for the People of JamaicaJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Children and adults alike now have another outdoor space for recreation and relaxation as a result of the donation of the Harmonious Enjoyment Chinese Garden to the Government of Jamaica on Wednesday, August 19 at the Hope Botanical Gardens. Marking 43 years of diplomatic ties between Jamaica and the People’s Republic of China and in honour of Jamaica’s independence, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller officially accepted the Chinese Garden as a gift from the Asian country, which was constructed inside the Hope Botanical Gardens at a cost of $237.8 Million. The CHASE Fund and the Chinese Benevolent Association contributed $5 Million and $1 Million respectively. Noting that the Chinese are an important part of the Jamaican family, Mrs. Simpson Miller added that the Chinese Garden is a celebration of a common heritage amidst diversity, national and bilateral unity and cultural strength. She said that: “It is also a testament to Jamaica’s political Independence and the bold internationalism that propelled us to forge and advance diplomatic ties with China in 1972.” Jamaica was the first country in the Caribbean region to establish diplomatic relations with China. Mrs. Simpson Miller said that the contentious and unpopular decision at the time was led by former Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Michael Manley, “who was certain of the moral correctness of our defence of the ‘One China’ policy.” The Prime Minister declared that “Our bonds of friendship and cooperation have withstood the stormy currents of global geopolitics.” Prime Minister Receives Chinese Garden Gift from China for the People of Jamaica Office of the Prime MinisterAugust 21, 2015Written by: OPM Communications Unit RelatedNational Disaster Risk Management Volunteers’ Programme (NDRMVP) RelatedPut Aside Negative Thoughts – PM RelatedPrime Minister Simpson Miller Commends Jamaica’s Sportsmen and Sportswomen Photo: JIS PhotographerAfter signing the official documents marking the presentation and acceptance of the Chinese Garden from the People’s Republic of China to the Government and people of Jamaica, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller (right) and Charge d’ Affaires, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Xia Guoshun pose for the cameras at the Garden launch on Wednesday, August 19 at the Hope Botanical Gardens. Marking 43 years of diplomatic ties between Jamaica and the People’s Republic of China and in honour of Jamaica’s independence, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller officially accepted the Chinese Garden as a gift from the Asian country, which was constructed inside the Hope Botanical Gardens at a cost of $237.8 million. Expressing gratitude on behalf of the Government and the people of Jamaica, Mrs. Simpson Miller said that “We appreciate the gesture of kindness and friendship of the Government and people of the People’s Republic of China. A gift as beautiful as this is a gift that keeps on giving.  It is timeless!”  Charge d’ Affaires, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Xia Guoshun expressed appreciation for the cooperation between Jamaica and China. Advertisements Story HighlightsChildren and adults alike now have another outdoor space for recreation and relaxation as a result of the donation of the Harmonious Enjoyment Chinese Garden to the Government of Jamaica on Wednesday, August 19 at the Hope Botanical Gardens.Marking 43 years of diplomatic ties between Jamaica and the People’s Republic of China and in honour of Jamaica’s independence, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller officially accepted the Chinese Garden as a gift from the Asian country.Ground was broken for the garden project in February 2014. Ground was broken for the garden project in February 2014. Since the formal documents for the acceptance of the gift were signed in February 2010 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, the Nature Preservation Foundation has been working on the Chinese Garden Project to bring it to fruition. In the garden, families can experience the outstanding indications of Chinese architecture informed by the philosophy of harmony and Feng Shui. Additionally, the original Lily Pond, featuring an outline of the Island of Jamaica, which was previously only accessible by the wildlife at the pond or by boat, still takes centre-stage in the newly designed garden in keeping with Chinese architecture.  This water feature is said to symbolise ‘communication and dreams’.last_img read more

Ericsson confident of Asia-Pac turnaround

first_img Lenovo set for 3,200 job losses and mobile restructure Justin Springham ERICSSON BUSINESS INNOVATION FORUM, TOKYO: Ericsson’s head of Asia-Pacific is confident the network vendor can turn around declining revenue in the region, citing huge future industry growth in what is already the world’s largest and most advanced mobile market.The company is experiencing declining revenue across its Asian divisions, with this part of the world comprising 22 per cent of Ericsson’s total revenue. India, Japan and China are the trouble spots for Ericsson’s bottom line at present, but Mats Olsson (pictured), executive chairman and head of Asia Pacific, says better times are ahead. “I am confident that the decline will be reversed,” he told Mobile World Live.“There’s so much potential with China and India yet to launch LTE,” he noted, adding that although he was “a little disappointed” with its LTE award from China Mobile (11 per cent of the total network deal) there is still much to come from the world’s largest mobile market. Olsson points to the fact that Ericsson is already a supplier of China Unicom’s 3G network, and China Telecom is yet to reveal its LTE network suppliers.Olsson also noted that five of the top ten LTE markets are in Asia Pacific, “and this picture won’t be fundamentally different a few years from now… Asia Pacific is not only a leader today but will also be a leader tomorrow.” Backing up that claim is Ericsson’s forecast of 2.2 billion smartphone subscribers in the region by the end of 2018, 3.5 billion mobile broadband subscribers, and 4.5 billion mobile subscribers, figures which will represent 60 per cent of the global installed mobile base by that point.“The growth in mobile broadband will likely bridge gaps in society between rich and poor, educated and non-educated, between rural and urban,” said Olsson. “It will be a very positive move.” Verizon sees positives in service revenue despite drop Author Justin manages the editorial content for the Mobile World Live portal and award-winning Mobile World Live TV service. In the last few years Justin has launched and grown a portfolio of premier media products, which include the Mobile World Congress… Read more Financial Previous ArticleEE widens potential audience for Cash on TapNext ArticleEricsson talks up Japanese VoLTE win; keeps quiet on Sprint Spark loss center_img Devices Home Ericsson confident of Asia-Pac turnaround Related Tags Mobile network growth boosts ZTE in H1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 31 OCT 2013 last_img read more

It’s official: Kiawah Island to host 2021 PGA

first_imgKIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – The PGA Championship is returning to the Ocean Course in 2021, three decades after the seaside layout made its debut at the 1991 Ryder Cup. The official announcement came Friday, but the news had been previously reported. It’s the second time Pete Dye’s course has hosted golf’s final major, the previous event coming in 2012 when world No. 1 Rory McIlroy went on to an eight-shot victory here. The course was commissioned specifically for the Ryder Cup, nicknamed the ”War at the Shore” where Bernhard Langer’s missed par putt lifted the United States team to victory. But the course’s difficulty and harsh seaside winds kept major events away from the barrier island for the next few years. After some alterations by Dye through the years, the PGA of America brought its signature event to the Ocean Course three years ago.last_img read more

First Lady Michelle Obama Rallies For Nunn

Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Share   Hundreds turned out for a rally Monday with First Lady Michelle Obama and Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Michelle Nunn. The rally was aimed at revving up campaign volunteers, supporters and voters ahead of a highly contested Senate race between Nunn and Republican nominee David Perdue.Michelle Nunn told the crowd voters are sick of gridlock in Congress. She says after serving as the former CEO of the Points of Light Foundation she’s sees the value of finding common ground.“Over and over again people tell me we can do better, and they are right, but I tell you it’s not going to happen just by wishing it were so, we’re going to have to work for it.”Nunn encouraged supporters to do everything in their power to help Democrats win in November.“We have to commit to walk neighborhoods, to call phone banks and to put up yard signs. We need to get all of you all to get your friends, your families to register.” Then Nunn was joined by the First Lady. She greeted Nunn with a hug.“I really like this woman. I like her. For two decades, Michelle has been a passionate champion for families and communities across this state,” said First Lady Michelle Obama.The first lady then stressed the importance of getting voters to the polls, because Democratic turnout during the midterm elections is normally low. She told Nunn supporters the stakes are too high for them to stay home. If Democrats don’t vote in November, First Lady Michelle Obama said, “We’ll just see more conflict and more obstruction, more lawsuits and talk about impeachment, more votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act or even shut the government down.The first lady also asked the crowd to register at least one voter each and to drive turnout for Nunn and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jason Carter.“If just 50 democratic voters per precinct who didn’t vote in 2010 get out and vote this November, just 50 per precinct,  Michelle Nunn and Jason Carter will win.”Her words energized Jamison Jones who works as a volunteer with the Nunn Campaign.“She came back and said if everyone here gets one person to vote we can definitely make a change, make that difference. I know I can bring out 5, so I’m pushing everybody to bring out 5. Lets turn it out. Lets turn those numbers around.The voter rally followed a private fundraising event the first lady attended with Nunn.The Perdue campaign has accused Nunn of distancing herself publicly from President Obama and says the fundraiser and rally with the first lady shows how closely tied Nunn is to the President and Washington Democrats.The Senate contest is one of several key races across the country that could determine whether Democrats hold onto Senate or Republicans gain control. For Whom The Bell Rings Add to My List In My List ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party read more

Whitley Funding Grant to Conservationists

first_img ← Human Right Watch Fellowships LinkedIn 0 August 9, 2012 Published by stefan Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Tweet Reddit Similar Stories Whitley Funding Grant to Conservationists Deadline: 31 October, 2012Open to: Outstanding conservationists around the worldGrant: Whitley Awards are worth £35,000 GBP in project funding to be spent over a period of one year.  Up to seven Whitley Awards will be available in 2013.DescriptionThe Whitley Fund for Nature provides £35,000 of project funding every year. It is now open to accepting new applications for the 2013 round of grants. Being a UK- based charity, The Whitley Fund for Nature offers grants to outstanding conservationists around the world. It recognizes some of the world’s most dynamic conservation leaders and support projects founded on good science, community involvement and pragmatism.Whitley Awards recognize the leadership qualities of individuals working with effective teams with strong nature conservation experience. Successful applicants will be supported by a strong team and/or local NGO/organization. Supporting teams must include individuals who are local to the country or region where the project is taking place, and must contain the range of relevant skills and knowledge necessary to ensure successful execution of the proposed activities.Who can apply?Whitley Awards focus on individuals working in locations where international funds are hardest to raise, most needed, and will make the largest conservation impact. The strategic focus of the Whitley Awards is national conservation leadership in countries that are not defined as a High Income Economy by the World Bank (Check details HERE).Applicants must be able to communicate in English, and be capable of compiling a written report to describe and quantify the success of their work with appropriate academic references. To gain the maximum benefit from winning an Award, you need to be able to exploit the media opportunities presented – these can often be even more useful to your cause than the financial award involved. Should you win a Whitley Award, professional media training will form part of the Awards week in the U.K.For full review of eligibility criteria, please click here.ApplicationThe deadline for application is 31 October, 2012. Please download and fill in the 2013 Whitley Awards Application Form. As well, applicants need to review the 2013 Whitley Awards Guidance for applicants.The application will be successful only if along with the application form three referee statements are submitted in support.Applications plus referee statements must be sent via e-mail to the following address: [email protected] email submission is not possible or if you have trouble submitting your application, please contact the WFN office.For more information please visit the official website. Share 0 +1 Pocket Anima 2013, International Animation Film Festival →last_img read more

Head of NY construction union accused of leading bribery scheme

first_imgNew York State Building and Construction Trades Council president James Cahill (NY Building Trades)The head of a powerful construction union group allegedly doubled as the leader of a bribery scheme that benefited non-union workers and rigged union elections.James Cahill, president of the New York State Building and Construction Trades Council,  was among nine construction union officials indicted Thursday on charges of racketeering, bribery and fraud. Two other union officials were charged with fraud and bribery.Cahill is accused of orchestrating an “enterprise” that involved officials of Local 638, a steamfitters union headquartered in Long Island City. According to the indictment, he and Local 638 officials accepted bribes from an employer at a non-union plumbing business in exchange for “protection and assistance” from the local steamfitters union. Cahill also allegedly ensured those who were loyal to him got official positions with the union.The indictment included portions of discussions between the union officials, which were secretly recorded.“What I love about Jimmy — what I fucking love about Jimmy, and I say this to everybody. He takes care of his friends,” Kevin McCarron, a Brooklyn and Staten Island business agent with Local 638, told the non-union plumber, according to the indictment.Representatives for the BCTC and Local 638 could not immediately be reached for comment.Cahill also enlisted Patrick Hill, a business agent with Local 638 in Nassau County, according to the indictment. Cahill allegedly instructed Hill to meet with the non-union plumber, who provided each with a $2,500 bribe. During a subsequent phone call, secretly intercepted by federal authorities, Cahill told Hill “welcome to the real world.”Hill was one of the “loyal associates” installed at the union, according to the indictment. Cahill allegedly told the non-union plumber, identified only as Employer-1, that “with Paddy Hill, I did everything to get him elected.”Employer-1 gave money to union officials, who in turn allowed him to pose as a union employer in order to secure certain subcontracts, according to the indictment. These arrangements, according to prosecutors, resulted in union officials accepting dozens of bribes totalling more than $100,000. As a result, the steamfitters union potentially lost out on work, prosecutors allege.In fact, Cahill advised Employer-1 against joining a union, because “if you become union, you’ll have 12 fucking guys on your back,” according to the indictment.Not all bribes were in cash form. According to prosecutors, officials accepted meals, drinks, free labor and home appliances. At one point, Cahill allegedly demanded that Employer-1 buy an ice machine and install it in his home.Cahill, who also serves on the executive council for the state chapter of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, is a powerful figure in New York. His organization led the push for prevailing wage requirements on certain projects that receive public funds. Cahill helped negotiate the project labor agreement for his members at the $4 billion Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project, and more recently, was tapped by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to serve on a state board organized to advise on reopening strategies during the pandemic.The indictment also suggests that Cahill, who previously served as a business agent for Local 638, believed he had considerable sway over the local steamfitters.“I don’t know the reason why they’re all so petrified. I never gave them a reason to be petrified,” he told Employer-1, according to the indictment. “But didn’t they shit their pants when you told them you’re friends with me?”Contact Kathryn Brenzel Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink Email Address* Message* Tagsconstruction corruptionConstruction Unionslast_img read more

Collapse of three-legged stool threatens retirement security

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Henselwood Wins $100,000 President’s Cup

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C – Canada’s Pan American Games show jumping individual gold medalist, Jill Henselwood, of Oxford Mills, Ontario added another victory to her winning streak late last night in Washington D.C.  At nearly midnight, Henselwood and on Black Ice, won  the $100,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix at the Verizon Centre in a tie-breaker against four American entries and one other Canadian.Todd Minikus of Loxahatchee, Florida held the lead in the timed jump-off, on Olinda, until Henselwood, in second-to-last position shaved mere fractions off his time. Karen Cudmore, the alternate for Canada’s Pan American Games team this year, finished 5th on Southern Pride. Minikus was a member of the U.S. team at the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro in July.Black Ice was not Henselwood’s Pan American Games mount, but is one of two mounts she is aiming at next year’s Olympic Games. Two weeks ago, she was victorious in a $100,000 grand prix in Virginia on her Pan Am mount, Special Ed.Henselwood will compete in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania before returning to Canada to contest the Canadian National Championships at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP Email* More from Horse Sport: Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more