Chancellor's Lecture Series To Host Talk By CU Artist On March 10

first_imgThe Chancellor’s Community Lecture Series will host a talk by Richard Devin, producing artistic director of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, titled “The Place of the Artist in U.S. Society” on Wednesday, March 10 at the Boulder Public Library.The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the library’s main auditorium and is free and open to the public. The event is co-sponsored by CU-Boulder Chancellor Richard L. Byyny and the Boulder Public Library.Devin is a professor of theatre design and arts management in the department of theatre and dance at CU-Boulder. In addition to his current position, Devin has been a lighting designer for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. He has designed more than 30 regional theaters including several productions off-Broadway and in Hong Kong and Tokyo. “It is important to discuss whether society believes the artist should simply entertain us as opposed to teaching us something about ourselves,” Devin said.Devin is the 1997 recipient of the CU-Boulder Faculty Assembly Award for Service and was elected to the distinguished National Theatre Conference in 1996. From 1988 to 1991, he served as president of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, an association of more than 4,000 design and production professionals in the performing arts.CU-Boulder jazz Professor Willie Hill, the first African American to be inducted into the Colorado Music Educators Hall of Fame, will present the final program in the Chancellor’s Community Lecture series on May 5. Hill will perform with his Jazz Quintet. Hill is president of the International Association of Jazz Educators and immediate past-president of the Colorado Music Educators Association.For more information, contact the CU-Boulder Office of Community Relations at 303-492-8384. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: March 1, 1999 last_img read more

Knowing the form

first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletterslast_img read more

Lady Tarpon track working towards district

first_imgBy Larry GageSpecial to the PRESSThe Port Isabel Lady Tarpons track athletes continue their efforts to put together a complete team in time for next month’s district meet. They may have been lost in the crowd at last week’s Falcon Relays in Los Fresnos, but the field was loaded with big school teams from across the lower Valley.  Port Isabel’s head girls’ track and field coach Julie Breedlove summed it up at practice this week at Tarpon Stadium.  “I thought we had a pretty good meet,” Breedlove said. “We took two seconds off our 4 x 200 (meter relay) and several seconds off our 4 x 400.”In the 4 x 100-meter relay event, the Port Isabel foursome of Madison Ramos, Talajai Reed, Carolina Romero and Lora Galvan turned in the 14th-best time of the day at 4:36.03.  In the 4 x 200 Madison Ramos, Danaka Camacho, Mandy Perkins and Lora Galvan raced to the 10th-fastest time in that event with an automatically-timed 1:55.13. And in the 4 x 100, Karina Aguilera, Madison Ramos, Emily Lagos and Allyson Reyes combined to time in at 55.54 seconds, and that was good for 15th-fastest on the day.  Allyson Reyes ran the first leg on the 4 x 200 relay team and she shared her thoughts. “We changed the order and we cut down our time by two seconds,” Reyes said. Second leg runner, Danaka Camacho, said “I normally run fourth leg, so it was a change for me.  My handoff wasn’t the best but we’ll work on it.” Lora Galvan runs the third leg on the 4 x 200.“The person you hand off to has to take off at the same speed, and you have to make the handoff in the exchange zone,” Galvan said. “They changed it this year- it’s longer now.” Talajai “TJ” Reed is new to the program, recently transferring to Port Isabel High School from Austin del Valle.  She ran the fourth leg on the 4 x 200 at Los Fresnos.  “Week by week, we’re getting more kids as they come out,” Breedlove said.  “Our basketball kids are here now, and we’ve got almost all of our kids back from last year.”Camacho competed in the long jump at Los Fresnos for the first time this season and took third in the event with a leap of 15-06.50.  Her jumping coach, Kyle DeMoss, was unavailable until last week, as he was involved in the playoffs as head coach of the girls’ basketball team.“She didn’t even jump her best jump and she got third place,” DeMoss said this week.  Camacho won gold in the long jump at last year’s district meet in Hidalgo when she jumped 15-07.25.The Lady Tarpons tallied 7 points on the day, which tied them with rival district member La Feria for 13th place. Hidalgo, also representing District 32-4A, was 11th in the final team standings with 17 points. The top ten teams were all from 5A and 6A schools.  Edinburg Economedes finished first with 120 points, and Edinburg Vela was next with 104 points. Los Fresnos (78), San Benito (61), and Harlingen South (44) rounded out the top five.  The Lady Tarpons will compete at Rio Hondo’s Bobcat Relays this Friday, March 6.  Two meets remain on the schedule after that before the district meet in Port Isabel next month.“We’re trying to shave seconds every week,” Breedlove said Monday. “That’s what we do. I think we’re on track  right now (to defend district title). Hopefully the weather will hold up and we’ll get some good practices in.” RelatedLady Tarpons Strong at Tijerina RelaysBy Larry Gage Special to the Press   The Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons track and field team ran its last meet at Raymondville last week before this week’s District 32-4A meet in Hidalgo. They won two gold medals in individual events and earned enough points overall to place fourth…April 5, 2019In “News”Track and field win five gold medalsBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS   The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons track and field team was golden at the District 32-4A meet last week at Hidalgo. They captured the team championship and won five gold medals in the process. And that’s not all; a total of nine Lady…April 12, 2019In “News”Ramos Tops in High Jump at RaymondvilleBy Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Port Isabel Lady Tarpon track and field athlete Madison Ramos was golden at the Albert Tijerina Relays last Friday, February 21, in Raymondville.  She won first place in the high jump with a season-best leap of five feet even. Her goal is to…February 28, 2020In “News” Sharelast_img read more

Guest column: Could resurgent Cowboys upset league’s best Saints in Texas-sized showdown?

first_imgAaron S. LeeMake no mistake, the New Orleans Saints are the best team in the National Football League this season to date. With an unequalled 10-game win streak, which began on Week 2 following what can now only be seen as a shocking loss to NFC South rival Tampa Bay in the season opener, an argument could be made to anoint quarterback Drew Brees with the league MVP crown — now!Not even almighty Los Angeles, who are also 10-1, were able to stand toe-to-toe with the Saints four weeks ago. This was the same Rams team that would go on to hand AFC upstart Kansas City (9-2) just its second loss of the season in that thrilling shootout Monday last. Only Houston (7-3) comes close to the current Saints’ hot streak with seven consecutive wins — also an impressive task considering the Texans dropped their first three games.With New Orleans blitzing the league in what appears to be a second serious Super Bowl run, can anyone stand in their way of securing the highly coveted home field advantage in the playoffs come January?With three division games remaining, including two with Carolina (6-5), a rematch with Tampa Bay (4-7) and an interconference matchup at home versus a formidable Pittsburgh Steelers squad (7-3), the one game that could catch New Orleans napping could be this Thursday’s border battle with the resurgent Dallas Cowboys (6-5), who have won three straight and now have a share of the NFC East lead with Washington (6-5), whom they soundly defeated on Thanksgiving Day.The Dallas trio of quarterback Dak Prescott, tailback Ezekiel Elliott and newly acquired wide receiver Amari Cooper already has the Cowboy faithful heralding the ‘second coming’ of the triplets. And while this latest rendition has yet to come close to the accomplishments of Tony Romo, DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant, let alone hall-of-famers and three-time Super Bowl winners Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin, they do have people taking notice.While Prescott went a respectable 22 of 31 for 289 yards and two touchdowns against the Redskins, along with one rushing TD as well, the jury is still out on the Haughton native as he seemingly still struggles — at least with head coach Jason Garrett’s offensive scheme — to get the ball downfield. Prescott shortchanged Dallas receivers on two certain touchdown passes due to underthrown balls. Despite recording scoring passes of 40 and 90 yards, 80 percent of that yardage came off the back — and legs — of Cooper, who turned short yardage into big scoring gains with blazing run-after-catch separation skills. Cooper enjoyed a breakout performance with an eight-reception, 180-yard, two-touchdown drubbing of ‘Skins secondary.While some questioned the Cowboys decision to give up next year’s first round draft choice for the still-young 24-year-old Alabama Crimson Tide standout, Cooper’s presence precisely coincides with the team’s current three-game win streak to move into division-leading playoff contention.Perhaps the biggest reason to attribute the Cowboys season turnaround from an underachieving 3-5, is the voracious appetite of Elliott, who has been fed the ball on average of 22 times per game over the last three weeks for a staggering total of 394 yards and three touchdowns, not including one by air.The 23-year-old Buckeye has amassed 1,074 yards on 217 carries for an average of 4.9 yards per touch, and the Cowboys have won five of the six regular season games in which he’s rushed for more than 100 yards — only losing to Seattle (6-5) in Week 3 after a 127-yard effort.However, the Cowboys fifth best rushing offense will be tested by the Saints league leading rush defense — which has allowed just 73.2 yards per game. Or is it the other way around? After all, the Saints are currently tops in the NFL scoring 37 points per game. Meaning their opponents often forgo the run early in an effort to play catch-up.The Saints did hold Rams running back Todd Gurley II, who only trails Elliott in season yardage with 1,043, to just 68 yards on 13 carries. But again, the Rams were forced to abandon the ground game after finding themselves trailing 35-17 at the half.Like Dallas, New Orleans possesses a solid running attack with the one-two combo of Alvin Kamara (706 yards) and Mark Ingram II (440 yards). However the Cowboys rush defense is currently ranked fourth overall (93.6 ypg).With a potential stalemate on the ground, this game will most probably be won in the air.The pass-happy Saints are sixth in the NFL at tossing the football thanks to all-time leading passer Drew Brees (73,580 yards), who is enjoying a quarterback rating of 127.3 with 3,135 yards and 29 touchdowns. The Cowboys are 12th on pass defense giving up 237.5 yards and 15 touchdowns per game compared to the Saints, who are 30th overall (285.7 yards, 21 touchdowns).This might play perfectly in the increasingly confident hands of Prescott and his new favourite target, especially if the Saints have their sights more stringently set on revenge the following week in Tampa.— Aaron S. Lee is an international sports journalist for Eurosport, contributor for WGNO-ABC 26 in New Orleans and a graduate of Minden High School.Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? 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Javier Clemente comes out in defence of Ángel Villar

first_img Sport EN Javier Clemente has launched a strong defence of Ángel María Villar, the President of the Spanish Royal Football Federation (RFEF) who was arrested for alleged personal enrichment through federation funds. El Fiscal ha solicitado prisión incondicional sin fianza para el presidente de la FEF, aunque hasta esta tarde no se conocerá la decisión del juez. 20/07/2017 Upd. on 21/07/2017 at 09:50 CEST IN SPORT.ES “I didn’t want to say anything on the subject of Villar, his son and Padron before hearing what is said. After the appearance before the judge today and without knowing what the decision will be I have to say they are honest and above all FRIENDS” Clemente wrote on Twitter. Javier Clemente sale en defensa de Ángel Villar RELATED STORIES Despite the charges Ángel Villar is facing, Clemente would still put his hand in the fire for his “friend”. There WILL be a fixture draw for La Liga this weeklast_img read more

Hurling Fixtures For Next Weekend

first_imgGullane’s Hotel Junior Hurling League Group 6Round 3Bullaun 19:00 Sarsfields v Pádraig PearsesReferee:  David Staunton Pier Head Minor B1 Hurling Group 1Round 4Kinvara 14:00 Kinvara v SarsfieldsReferee:  Tom Mc Nicholas Killimor 14:00 Killimor v Ahascragh/FohenaghReferee:  John Rosney Ballinderreen 14:00 Ballinderreen v CappataggleReferee:  Ger O Connor Pier Head Minor A Hurling Championship – Group 1 Pier Head Minor B Hurling Championship – Group 1Round 4Michael Cusacks 14:00 Michael Cusacks v MoycullenReferee:  Joe Larkin Kilconieron 14:00 Kilconieron v ArdrahanReferee:  Gerry Donoghue Padraig Pearses GAA Ground 14:00 Pádraig Pearses v Mullagh/KiltormerReferee:  Vincent Burke Round 4Duggan Park 14:00 Loughrea v KillimordalyReferee:  Peter Campbell Loughrea 14:00 Meelick-Eyrecourt v Liam MellowsReferee:  Derek Kelly Kenny Park 14:00 Craughwell v ClarinbridgeReferee:  John Mc Donagh Gullane’s Hotel Junior Hurling League Group 2Round 3Mullagh Hurling Club Grounds 19:00 Mullagh v Tommy LarkinsReferee:  Seamus Moran Leitrim Community Centre 19:00 Kilnadeema-Leitrim v Meelick-EyrecourtReferee:  Liam Gordon Gullane’s Hotel Junior Hurling League Group 3Round 3Cregg 19:00 Annaghdown v AbbeyknockmoyReferee:  Stephen Doyle Turloughmore 19:00 Turloughmore v St Mary’s GAA AthenryReferee:  Michael Melia Pier Head Minor A Hurling Championship – Group 2Round 4Clarinbridge 14:00 Turloughmore v St Mary’s GAA AthenryReferee:  Ronan Stankard Carnmore 14:00 Castlegar v Salthill-KnocknacarraReferee:  Richard Mc Nicholas Pier Head Minor A Hurling Championship – Group 2Round 4Duggan Park 15:30 Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry v BallygarReferee:  Christopher Browne center_img Pier Head Minor B1 Hurling Group 2Round 4Oranmore-Maree 14:00   Oranmore-Maree v AbbeyknockmoyReferee:  Adrian Mooney Páirc na bhForbacha 14:00   Cois Fharraige v BallinasloeReferee:  Conor Quinlan Sylane 14:00 Sylane v Skehana-Mountbellew/MoyloughReferee:  David Staunton 16-05-2018 (Wed)Gullane’s Hotel Junior Hurling League Group 1Round 3Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry  19:00 Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry v KillimorReferee:  Peter Murphy Cappataggle 19:00 Cappataggle v PortumnaReferee:  James Lundon Gullane’s Hotel Junior Hurling League Group 7Round 3Oranmore-Maree 19:00 Oranmore-Maree v Rahoon-NewcastleReferee:  Conor Quinlan Ballyloughane 19:00   Liam Mellows v MoycullenReferee:  David Earls print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Pier Head Minor B Hurling Championship – Group 2Round 4Tommy Larkins Park 14:00 Tommy Larkins v GortReferee:  David Cunningham Tonabrocky 14:00 Rahoon-Newcastle v CarnmoreReferee:  Murt Ó Cualáin Leitrim Community Centre 14:00 Kilnadeema-Leitrim v St ThomasReferee:  Brian Keon Gullane’s Hotel Junior Hurling League Group 5Round 3Clarinbridge 19:00 Clarinbridge v LoughreaReferee:  Paul Fahy Beagh 19:00 Beagh v CraughwellReferee:  Noel Quinn Gullane’s Hotel Junior Hurling League Group 4Round 3Kilbeacanty 19:00 Kilbeacanty v GortReferee:  Michael Conway Ballinderreen 19:00 Ballinderreen v ArdrahanReferee:  Karol Collins 12-05-2018 (Sat)last_img read more

Alan Flynn joins Kildare Senior Football Management Team

first_imgThe 39-year-old is Operations Manager of Legacy Performance Gym in his hometown of Tuam, Co Galway. Alan is looking forward to his new role, and working with and alongside, the new management team, and the talented players within the county of Kildare.O’ Neill commented that “I am delighted to have Alan join the Senior Football Management Team alongside Tom, Karl and I. He is a top-class coach with vast experience at all levels within the game – club, colleges, county underage and county senior, and I am sure that his impact on the training pitch will be evident immediately. It is a very exciting time for Kildare football following our own journey to the Super 8’s this year and the phenomenal achievement of the U/20’s players and management in winning the All Ireland, so it is our collective responsibility as a Management Team to ensure that we honour this progress and continue to coach to the highest standards, provide the high performance environment that will allow these Kildare players to reach their maximum potential when it matters most (on the field of battle) and ultimately build for a better future for Kildare football”. Kildare Senior Football Manager, Cian O’Neill, has revealed today that Alan Flynn will join the senior football management set-up as Head Coach, joining Tom Cribbin and Karl O’ Dwyer to complete the 4-strong management team. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img The former Galway U21 football winning Manager and Coach in 2013, was also Coach to the Galway U21 All Ireland winning team in 2011. More recently Flynn has been Head Coach to the Clare Senior Football team for the 2017 and 2018 seasons, helping to retain Division 2 status both seasons in the NFL. Prior to this, he worked with a number of teams, having coached Galway club Caherlistrane to win the Galway Intermediate and Connacht championship in 2005, and reach Croke Park in the Ireland Final in 2006. He also managed and coached the GMIT fresher team in 2007 to the All-Ireland Freshers Final and subsequently brought the GMIT Sigerson Team to the Sigerson Cup ½ final in 2008. From 2009-2011 and again from 2014-2016, Alan managed and coached his home club senior team Tuam Stars, reaching the county final in 2011. Over the last two seasons he has helped coach the Annaghdown Senior Football Squad to two County Semi Finals and & League Promotion in 2017.last_img read more

Recycling ‘creating jobs’ in South Africa

first_img7 July 2011 An sizeable increase in countywide recycling has led to significant job creation and economic growth, says the South African Plastic Recycling Organisation (Sapro).“Recycling a ton of waste has twice the economic impact of burying it in the ground,” Sapro said in a statement on Monday.A survey done by Sapro and the SA Plastics Federation revealed there was a 32 percent increase in the tons of plastic recycled from 2006 to 2009.Recycling one additional ton of waste would pay R1 095 per ton more in salaries, produce R4 905 more in goods and services, and generate R1.3-million more in sales than disposing of it in a landfill.35 000 indirect jobsThe survey showed that 48.8 percent of all recyclable materials were obtained from “post-consumer sources” such as landfills.During those four years of the survey 28.9 percent of all plastic packaging was recycled. This meant 165 772 tons of packaging were recycled.There were between 200 and 220 plastics recycling manufacturers in SA. These companies employ 4 800 people and also create 35 000 indirect jobs that have an annual payroll of R250-million, Sapro said.General Manager for Sapro Annabe Pretorius said the most significant impacts of plastic recycling were job creation, the reduction of carbon footprints and the re-use of non-renewable resources.“Without this industry there would be more than 35 000 employees who would not have work and the industry is growing steadily with more and more manufacturers being created, which is creating more jobs.”Pretorius said consumers, recyclers and the industry as a whole have a huge role to play in helping the recycling statistics to increase.The survey showed that the number of environmentally conscious public was increasing and people were keen to get involved in some form of recycling products.Sapalast_img read more

It’s National Customer Service Week. 7 Tips to Enhance Your Brand

first_imgNational Customer Service Week, proclaimed by Congress in 1992, is celebrated each year during the first full week of October. In today’s volatile retail environment, a retailer with a culture of delivering truly great customer service has a distinct edge over their competition. It’s not a guarantee of continued success, but it’s a very strong advantage over retailers who “don’t get it.”Most in retail have heard of or experienced Nordstrom’s renowned customer service. Another well-known urban legend involves a customer returning four tires to Rich’s Department Store in Atlanta (now Macy’s). Rich’s didn’t sell tires, but they took them back anyway. While I can’t confirm whether it was a true story, the legend certainly boosted Rich’s reputation for great customer service.Why is great customer service more important than ever before? A 2013 study found that when shoppers engaged with cashiers in a friendly, personal manner, their mood was lifted and their sense of belonging increased. According to Forbes, 89 percent of companies today compete primarily on the basis of customer service—a significant jump from just 36 percent in 2010. To the customer, great customer service usually means personal service.- Sponsor – However, with today’s advancing retail technology, “personal” service is getting harder and harder to come by. For example, customers may be enthralled with Amazon’s GO stores or Kroger’s Scan, Bag, Go program. Efficient and quick? Yes. Personal? Not so much.Blockbuster is a prime example of how poor customer service can accelerate a retailer’s demise. Based on its business model, Blockbuster had tons of demographic data regarding their customers’ movie preferences, addresses, purchasing habits and even birthdays. But, according to numerous ex-Blockbuster sources, “they never used it” to improve the customer experience. On top of that, Blockbuster was late fee crazy. In fact, late fees accounted for up to 15 percent of their total revenue at one point. Blockbuster: 1, customers: 0. Obviously, the world of movie rental changed, and Blockbuster didn’t change with it. But their poor customer service reputation did nothing but add one big negative that hastened their demise.So, we know great customer service in retail is critically important. But what does it look like? Bob Phibbs, the “retail doctor,” describes what he calls “The Essentials of Exceptional Retail Customer Service.” Here is a summary of his analysis.Have a message of hope. Salespeople should inspire, educate, and instill confidence in their customers so they can complete projects, find the perfect gift, or just treat themselves.Call people to take risks. When a customer purchases an expensive piece of jewelry, a fashion forward outfit, or premium merchandise, it pushes their comfort level. Great salespeople who understand this know how to help shoppers move past their comfort zone and let them see how a premium product better suits their lifestyle.Focus on relationships. Retailers promoting great customer service must have enough floor coverage so sales associates can spend a little extra time with each customer. They also have to provide specific sales training so associates truly understand how to approach and effectively engage a stranger.Celebrate newbies. It’s easy to love returning customers, but first-time customers need just as much love, if not more. If a newbie has an exceptional experience, they’ll be back. And they’ll tell their friends.Plan for the major holidays. Great customer service retailers plan for all the various ways they can touch a customer during the holiday season. Carefully thought-out decorations, emails, schedules and social media posts can make customers feel special and better informed.Have a leader that can rally the troops. So many times managers are not given specific training on how to manage other people or inspire great customer service. Some of it may come naturally, but usually it has to be taught. Exceptional customer service flourishes when everyone feels included and special.Make the customer feel like each encounter is unique and just for them. A professional sales team, who is continually concerned with making everyone else’s day special, before their own, creates exceptional experiences as the norm, not a rarity.You might say, “I’m in a non-sales position, so none of this applies to me.” But it does. A lot of the information listed above lends itself to creating strong leaders and creating positive work environments for everyone. Just substitute the word co-worker for customer. It all makes for a stronger company in today’s competitive retail world.So, let’s celebrate National Customer Service Week and take time to understand what it really means. Even in today’s retail world of cost cutting, automation and speed, exceptional customer service is still a crucial element of a retailer’s continued success. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more