Executives from across the country are learning cutting-edge business strategies at CU-Boulders 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 weve 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 Businesss 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-mail
SM East tuba players belted out holiday tunes under the clocktower at The Village Shops.Shoppers and diners at The Village Shops in Prairie Village on Thursday evening were treated to live versions of holiday favorites.A rotating cast of approximately 50 members of the SM East band program knocked out Christmas songs at stations throughout the center as part of the group’s efforts to raise funds for a trip to Orlando this spring. On the trip, the first the band has taken in a few years, the students will get the chance to compete against other high-level high school groups at a festival at Universal Studios. The orchestra will have an opportunity to score the soundtrack to a film at the Universal facilities, while the jazz ensemble has performances scheduled at the Kennedy Space Center.Check out the jazz ensemble in action outside of Tavern Thursday evening:(By the by…the SM East jazz ensemble is really, really amazing. If you get the chance to see them in action, take it — you won’t believe they’re high school kids).Matt Lindboe piped a baritone sax solo as the jazz ensemble played outside Tavern.A little help on the drums from a little brother.
Colliston Park, Dalbeattie. Copyright R.B Photography AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInWork to create Centenary Fields in the region will be put in front of councillors next week. At the meeting of Communities committee (6 February) Councillors will be asked to give the go ahead for five locations in the region to go for Centenary Fields status.Centenary Fields is a partnership programme led by Fields in Trust and the Royal British Legion to commemorate World War I through protecting green spaces. It was launched by HRH The Duke of Cambridge in 2014 to mark the centenary of World War 1 and will close in 2018.Centenary Fields aims to protect at least one site in each local authority area across the UK. Sites containing war memorials which are used for active recreation, sport and/or play are appropriate green spaces which can be nominated. Councillors will be asked to agree that Maxwell Park, Port William; Lady Stair Park, Glenluce; Mavis Bank Park, Main Street Kirkconnel; Central Avenue Park, Gretna; and Colliston Park, Dalbeattie for nomination as Centenary Fields.If the committee agree, officers will submit an application and thereafter Centenary Fields will visit the sites. If successful, the Council will install a commemorative plaque, supplied by Centenary Fields, and arrange an unveiling ceremony.Speaking of the initiative, Chair of the Communities Committee, Andy Ferguson, said “By creating Centenary Fields in our communities, we are able to ensure that valuable green space is protected as a living remembrance to those who fought and lost their lives in World War I. At the same time, our local communities will be pleased that these valuable spaces are protected for future generations and will always be there. Dedicating these spaces as Centenary Fields is also in keeping with the spirit of our The Armed Forces Community Covenant.”John Martin, vice-Chair of the committee, said “Centenary Fields is a unique way to commemorate the World War I centenary and remember those who lost their lives during the conflict, by protecting outdoor, recreational space in perpetuity. Those that lost their lives during the War were men and boys from local communities just like those in our region, so it is a fitting tribute that we remember them by dedicating outdoor spaces that are at the heart of our local communities.”
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To watch Hub City Times’ video coverage of the game, click here.By Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Big offensive plays have been the norm for the Spencer/Columbus Catholic football team, but yards were harder to come by against a steady Altoona defense on Friday night.The Rockets defense, however, was dominant, and despite a pair of turnovers and a blocked punt, Spencer/Columbus was able to pitch its second shutout of the season, rolling to a 39-0 victory at Beell Stadium.Spencer/Columbus improves to 7-0 overall and in the Cloverbelt Conference, clinching at least a tie for its first Cloverbelt championship. Altoona is now 4-3 and 3-3 in the conference.The Rockets play a nonconference game at home against Edgar (6-1) next Friday before finishing their regular season with a game at Osseo-Fairchild as they search for the outright Cloverbelt title.“It’s a big moment,” Spencer/Columbus coach Jason Gorst said in regards to clinching at least a tie for the conference title. “We still have a lot of work to do. This is definitely a goal on our list.”The Rockets scored on three of their first four possessions to put the game away early.Hunter Luepke capped a six-play, 53-yard drive with a 6-yard touchdown run, and Noah Zastrow ripped off a 50-yard run on the next drive to put Spencer/Columbus up 16-0.Luepke ran 9 yards for a score on the third play of the second quarter to make it 24-0, and the Spencer/Columbus defense took it from there.The Rockets allowed just two first downs in the first half and held the Railroaders to 54 total yards in the first half and 116 for the game.A methodical 10-play, 60-yard drive ended with a 15-yard touchdown run by Jonny Tomke on fourth-and-3 to put Spencer/Columbus up 32-0 with 1:47 to go in the third quarter.The Rockets finished the scoring on a 25-yard touchdown run by quarterback Calvin Lenz with 4:42 remaining in the game.“The defense was absolutely terrific,” Gorst said. “They (Altoona) are big up front, but we shut them down. They are very good at running in between the tackles, but I thought our guys stayed in there for the whole night and played a good game.”Zastrow led the Spencer/Columbus rushing attack with 94 yards on eight carries. In all, the Rockets racked up 292 yards on the ground.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Rockets 39, Railroaders 0Altoona 0 0 0 0 – 0Spencer/Columbus 16 8 8 7 – 39First QuarterSC – Hunter Luepke 6 run (Luepke run), 9:28.SC – Noah Zastrow 50 run (Zastrow run), 5:47.Second QuarterSC – Luepke 9 run (Calvin Lenz run), 11:19.Third QuarterSC – Jonny Tomke 15 run (Zastrow run), 1:47.Fourth QuarterSC – Lenz 25 run (Elijah Welsh kick), 4:42.Team StatisticsFirst downs: Altoona 6; Spencer/Columbus 13.Rushing (att-yards): Altoona 38-78; Spencer/Columbus 36-292.Passing (comp-att-yards-int): Altoona 5-8-38-1; Spencer/Columbus 4-12-56-1.Fumbles (total-lost): Altoona 1-0; Spencer/Columbus 3-1.Penalties (no.-yards): Altoona 11-74; Spencer/Columbus 4-21.Punting (no.-avg.): Altoona 4-25.0; Spencer/Columbus 1-0.Individual StatisticsRushing: A, Hunter Bowman 5-31, Connor Klatt 6-23, Trent Peterson 12-20, Kolten Wright 6-12, Mitch Adrian 2-10, Dakota Hickok 3-5, Sam Roeske 1-3, Wesley Boyarski 3-minus 14. SC, Noah Zastrow 8-94, Hunter Hildebrandt 6-60, Hunter Luepke 9-50, Calvin Lenz 9-45, Jonny Tomke 3-33, Tim Bauer 1-20.Passing: A, Boyarski 5-8-38-1. SC, Lenz 4-12-56-1.Receiving: A, Adrian 1-25, Wright 1-7, Peterson 2-5, Hickok 1-1. SC, Ryan Busse 2-17, Hildebrandt 1-33, Tomke 1-6.Fumble recoveries (defense): A, Trent Sell.Interceptions (defense): A, Peterson. SC, Elijah Welsh.Punting: A, Dallas Ystebo 3-19.0, Peterson 1-43.0. SC, Zastrow 1-0 (blocked).Records: Altoona 4-3, 3-3 Cloverbelt Conference; Spencer/Columbus 7-0 overall and Cloverbelt Conference.
10 October 2013With India and Australia set for summer tours of South Africa, a feast of cricket awaits Proteas fans, and this week’s launch of the Momentum Cricket App promises to add to their experience of the game.The app, which is available for free download, is the first cricket app designed specifically for South African fans.It is available on iOS (Apple iPhone and iPad) and features unique interactive capability. An Android version (compatible to Samsung and Sony) is currently in development and will also be made available for free.Real-time, live coverageIt is the first app to specifically integrate South African data and functionality and will provide live, real-time scoring for All SA ODIs, all SA T20s, all SA test matches, all Momentum One Day Cup matches, all SA women’s ODIs and all SA women’s T20s.Match details and the fixture lists of all Proteas men, women and Momentum One-Day Cup matches will also be available.Extra features include comprehensive stats plus profiles of both national teams and franchise players.Tickets and tweetingHandy interactive features include the ability to buy tickets easily and safely through the app, plus easy Twitter integration, to tweet directly through the application, find and follow players and officials, or even post score updates directly through screenshots of the score.The South African cricket fraternity is very active on Twitter, and the app will help those not yet hooked up to tweet easily.SuperbruPopular fan website Superbru has also been integrated into the app, and fans will be able to submit their Superbru picks directly through the application.Momentum, which sponsors the Proteas’ one-day internationals as well as the Momentum One-Day Cup, used a team of in-house specialists to develop the app over the course of six months.SAinfo reporter and Cricket South Africa
AirlineRatings.com has obtained this stunning colour video of the 707 that started the jet set in 1959.It features the major airlines involved in its launch, Pan American, American Airlines and Trans World Airways.The 707 was a masterpiece of engineering, a thing of grace and beauty and its impact on the development of air travel was extraordinary, shrinking the world and changing lives and economies.WATCH: How strong is the Emirates A380? Sixty years ago, Pan American World Airways launched its Boeing 707 service from New York to Paris, and overnight the tyranny of distance disappeared.With its speed came productivity, while its size and jet power brought lower costs and airfares, moving air travel from the exclusive realm of the rich and famous into the reach of the everyday traveller.Rather than a risky option to be endured, air travel was now the thing to do.The birth of jet-powered commercial flight was a huge gamble.The Comet disasters of the early 1950s, in which the world’s first commercial jet airliner suffered a series of fatal accidents, frightened the public.But Boeing’s chairman William Allen convinced his board to stake the company’s future on building a jet transport prototype for both military and civil applications without a single order.Mr Allen had taken a ride in one of the company’s jet bombers in 1950 and had a “transformational experience” and was convinced that the future was jet travel.Nonetheless, it was an immense gamble, because Boeing was mainly a builder of military aircraft and had sold just 147 commercial models in the preceding 20 years.Two years later, in 1954, the first 707 prototype — dubbed the Dash 80 — rolled out from the factory.But Boeing still had to prove its credentials, with some airline executives saying no airline would buy a jet airliner from Boeing. However, Boeing test pilot Tex Johnston had other ideas.Mr Johnston was asked to pilot the Dash 80 prototype in a demonstration fly-by for airline chiefs attending the 1954 International Air Transport Association (IATA) annual general meeting in Seattle.Boeing hosted delegates at the Gold Cup power boat races on Lake Washington and company president Mr Allen thought it would be a golden opportunity to impress the chiefs of the world’s airlines.But instead of a sedate fly-past, to everyone’s amazement, Mr Johnston put the Dash 80 into a barrel roll which, while not overstressing the aircraft, gave Mr Allen severe heart palpitations.Not content with one roll, Mr Johnston brought the Dash 80 around again and repeated the stunt — in case any of the airline executives thought they were seeing things.The famous painting of the event “Gold Cup Roll” by Mike Machat .The next day, legend has it that Mr Johnston quipped to Mr Allen, when asked about the barrel roll: “I was just selling airplanes.”The 707 had a price tag double that of the piston engine aircraft it would replace but it would produce three times the revenue.The orders flowed for the 707 and its arch-rival, the Douglas DC-8.Aside from the glamour of the speed and the lower fares, the jet engine was far more reliable than the piston engines it replaced, giving travellers much greater confidence in air travel.The 707 and the DC-8 blitzed the great ocean liners and even as early as 1960, more travellers went by air across the North Atlantic than by ship.The basic 707 fuselage design gave birth to the 727, 737 and 757. The 737 went on to be the most popular commercial jet in history, with over 14,000 sold. It’s still being produced at a rate of 57 a month.
Tags:#twitter#web If you tweet from your iPhone, get ready for big changes. Twitter’s official iOS app is about to get a meaty upgrade, judging by screen shots leaked from the App Store. Twitter 4.3 for iPhone is expected to deliver deeper interactivity, improvements to search and more granular push notification settings, among other things. Embedded Media and Content Previews One of the most noticeable enhancements will affect the way tweets are displayed within the app. Tweets containing links to pages from partner websites will include content previews. Meanwhile, images and video will be embedded directly into tweets, as on Twitter.com. This allows for simplified viewing, which is even more important on mobile devices than it is on the desktop-sized Web. Notification Improvements Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… john paul titlow A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Twitter 4.3 for iPhone will improve user notifications. First, it will display “ambient notifications” of activity that happens in the background while you’re using the app. The Discover tab will also provide a visual cue when new tweets have been posted and are ready to view. Both features borrow from existing third-party Twitter clients, the future of which has been called into question in light of the company’s declaration that it intends to assert more control over how its API is used. Another change to how users are notified of tweets will come in the form of more user-specific push notifications. More granular settings will allow users to limit the incessant buzz of notifications and trigger an alert only for tweets from people the user deems most important. Curated Events, Personalized Trends and MoreThe new app will also highlight special events, around which Twitter will curate tweets and related media. Presumably this will include items including major news stories and new episodes of popular television shows. These are the things people already turn to Twitter for, creating a noisy stream. This feature attempts to filter things down to the most relevant, important content for mobile users.Other features include personalized trending topics, search autocomplete improvements, and a host of performance and stability fixes. A Sign of Things to Come? News of the impending update comes at a time of heightened anxiety among third-party developers who have built Twitter clients or otherwise take advantage of Twitter data, which is expected to be more restricted in the future. Some fear that the maturing of Twitter’s business model will require it to back away from being an open platform in favor of erecting a walled garden like Facebook. In this update, a few features are being borrowed from third-party clients as Twitter makes good on its promise to provide “a consistent set of products and tools” for using the service. It’s a noble concept, but some developers fear it may mean ominous things for the features of tools built by third parties. The leak occured thanks to a bug in App Store on iOS 6, so a release date for the upgrade is unknown.
HALIFAX – Researchers looking for a possible great white shark mating site off Nova Scotia are having a successful expedition so far, after tagging their third mature male great white shark on Saturday.Scientists with the marine research organization Ocearch found “Hal” — named for the people of Halifax — lurking off the southern coast of Nova Scotia near West Ironbound Island.Chris Fischer, the organization’s founder, described the four-metre-long apex predator as having a bit of an attitude, posing a challenge to the scientists looking to tag it and collect samples.“It was highly determined; I’ve only dealt with a few sharks ever like Hal,” Fischer said in an interview from the Ocearch vessel off the coast of Nova Scotia.“He really tested us from a power standpoint … he was just a really impressive, powerful animal.”The great white appears to be in perfect mating condition, Fischer said: he’s healthy, full-bodied, mature, and free of blemishes. Fischer said the semen sample they collected from him indicates he may be ready for some companionship.Ocearch has already tagged two other sharks — Nova and Jefferson, both male as well — in the same area last week, but Hal was the first one from which they were able to get a full sperm sample.The tag information will assist in understanding where great white sharks move in Canadian waters and help inform recovery and protection efforts. The public can also track shark movements through Ocearch’s online global shark tracker.Fischer said it was “very rare” for researchers to find three male sharks in a row and they tend to find more females than males. He said they have seen other sharks they weren’t able to catch, suggesting Nova Scotia’s waters may be more full of sharks than they thought.The next piece of the puzzle, he said, would be finding a mature female shark. That could help researchers figure out when and where the sharks are mating, along with when and where the females give birth, with the ultimate goal of locating the baby sharks and finding the nursery.“Looking after and finding the nursery is kind of the holy grail of the work, because that’s where the sharks are most vulnerable,” Fischer said.While sharks may appear scary, Fischer said they’re very important to the marine ecosystem, and with great whites’ conservation status listed as “vulnerable,” Fischer hopes his group’s research can help make the population stronger.“If we can solve the puzzle of their lives and give that data to the people who are managing the ocean … then we can make sure we move the system towards balance and abundance,” he said.The Ocearch team made up of U.S. and Canadian researchers started their work in Atlantic Canada in mid-September, trying to shed more light on the migratory patterns of the mysterious creatures.Ocearch is best-known in Nova Scotia for tagging Hilton, a celebrity great white shark who regularly reveals his location in a wry and charming Twitter feed that has almost 45,000 followers.Hal now has a Twitter account as well, under the handle @WhiteSharkHal, which tweeted Saturday: “Boom! Can’t wait to rock this Twitter thing.”While Fischer hopes to come across a female shark, he said he’s happy with the expedition so far and will be grateful for any shark that comes their way.“It’ll be up to the ocean — she’ll decide what sort of gifts and opportunities she’ll give us,” he said.“And we’ll just try to be prepared recipients for those gifts.”