New nonprofit organisation Hit Save to support games preservation

first_imgNew nonprofit organisation Hit Save to support games preservationThe community-driven organisation is based in the US but will operate globallyMarie DealessandriAcademy WriterMonday 19th October 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareA new games history and preservation nonprofit organisation, called Hit Save, has just been announced.It was founded in early 2020 but unveiled just last week, with its mission statement being to “advocate for, initiate, support, and maintain video game preservation efforts through community-driven projects.”Hit Save is based in the US but aims to operate globally.The nonprofit kicked off its efforts by launching Scanning.Guide, which focuses on best practices when scanning physical media, such as photos, covers or manuals. The project is community-driven and will “help volunteers get the information they need when learning and refining their scanning efforts.”Related JobsSenior VFX Artist Remote Spain UK & Europe Big PlanetBuild Engineer – Games – Cheshire, England UK & Europe Big PlanetSenior Unity Programmers F2P Mobile Games Turkey Turkey Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games Hit Save will also be launching an initiative called the Indie Preservation Project. It’ll be led by the association’s director of communications, Amanda Farough, who will be interviewing indie developers worldwide “to document their unique game development process and ensure that their stories will be available for others to enjoy and learn from.”Indie developers can already get in touch with Hit Save to be part of the project. The organisation also set up a Patreon page for anyone wishing to support its initiatives.In addition to Farough, who’s co-host of the Virtual Economy Podcast and Engaged Family Gaming, Hit Save’s leadership team includes VMware open source community manager Jonas Rosland, technical architect and lead developer for Aaru Natalia Portillo, founder of Gaming Alexandria Dustin Hubbard, Anthony Perkins, and Ted DiNola.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesGamesAid raises £70,000 for multiple charitiesUK-based games industry charity splits donation among seven organizations By Jeffrey Rousseau 4 days agoHumble Bundle rolls back plans to remove charity slidersStorefront backtracks on decision following feedback from the communityBy Danielle Partis 5 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Gehrlicher secures €85 million in financing as it seeks to expand international operations

first_imgGehrlicher secures €85 million in financing as it seeks to expand international operationsGermany’s Gehrlicher Solar AG has received €85 million in financing for another two years from an international group of banks led by BayernLB. May 16, 2013 pv magazine Finance Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share The credit lines come at a time when the solar project developer and system integrator is expanding operations in the U.S., which the company said was especially successful in 2012 and “making a significant contribution to group turnover and earnings.” The company’s €85 million financing framework includes €30 million in bank guarantees as well as €6 million in mezzanine capital, which was extended by Bayern Mezzaninekapital GmbH & Co. KG.”In spite of a very tough industry environment, we believe more than ever in the long term potential of photovoltaic and that ultimately convinced our finance partners too,” said founder and CEO Klaus Gehrlicher.As it seeks to further expand its international project business, Gehrlicher has appointed Stefan Parhofer to its board of directors as chief strategy/sales officer. Parhofer has spent the last two years building up the U.S. business as CEO of Gehrlicher’s New Jersey-based U.S. subsidiary, Gehrlicher Solar America Corporation, a position he will continue to hold in addition to his new role.Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. The re… Solar park built on rough wooden structures comes online in France Gwénaëlle Deboutte 26 April 2021 French company Céléwatt energized its 250 kW ground-mounted array, built with mounting structures made of raw oak wood.April 26, 2021 Gwénaëlle Debo… Spanish developer plans 1 GW solar plant coupled to 80 MW of storage, 100 MW electrolyzer Pilar Sánchez Molina 22 April 2021 Soto Solar has submitted the project proposal to the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (Miteco). The solar plant could start produc… We all trust the PV performance ratio test Dario Brivio, Partner 20 April 2021 The performance ratio test is at the core of the handover from EPC to owner. Yet sometimes, even when best practice is applied – and without particul… The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. The re… Solar park built on rough wooden structures comes online in France Gwénaëlle Deboutte 26 April 2021 French company Céléwatt energized its 250 kW ground-mounted array, built with mounting structures made of raw oak wood.April 26, 2021 Gwénaëlle Debo… Spanish developer plans 1 GW solar plant coupled to 80 MW of storage, 100 MW electrolyzer Pilar Sánchez Molina 22 April 2021 Soto Solar has submitted the project proposal to the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (Miteco). The solar plant could start produc… We all trust the PV performance ratio test Dario Brivio, Partner 20 April 2021 The performance ratio test is at the core of the handover from EPC to owner. Yet sometimes, even when best practice is applied – and without particul… The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… 123456Share pv magazine The pv magazine editorial team includes specialists in equipment supply, manufacturing, policy, markets, balance of systems, and EPC.More articles from pv magazine Related content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW electrolyzer in Spain, hydrogen alliance between Russia and Germany Sergio Matalucci 30 April 2021 BP, Iberdrola and Enagás will power a 20 MW electrolyzer with 40 MW of solar in Spain. Automotive manufacturers Hyundai,… Higher performance with bigger modules a ‘no brainer’ Sandra Enkhardt 26 April 2021 Jan Bicker, who replaced Steve O’Neil as the CEO of REC on March 1, says that one of his top priorities is the ongoing d… The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Orig… Asia Pacific’s solarized digitization agenda Selva Ozelli, Esq. 23 April 2021 The virtual 7th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum was hosted in March by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment,… Analysis of France’s CRE4 PV tenders and their impact 21 April 2021 This year will witness the end of the French program for PV tenders known as “CRE4”, which began in 2016. To date, they have enabled over 7. Longi crowned king of solar with 24.5 GW of panels shipped in 2020 Vincent Shaw 22 April 2021 With production capacity expanded for solar wafers, cells and modules last year, and set to rise again in 2021, the gian… iAbout these recommendations Elsewhere on pv magazine… MIBEL alcanzó nuevamente los precios más bajos de Europa mientras subieron en el resto de mercados eléctricos pv magazine 23 March 2021 En la tercera semana de marzo los precios de la mayoría de mercados eléctricos europeos subieron, mientras que MIBEL mar… Tasmanian Labor installs solar at the top of its campaign promises Blake Matich 8 April 2021 Tasmania (TAS) is going to the polls on May 1, and the opposition Labor Party has put forth a $20 million plan to fund l… India closing in on 7 GW of rooftop solar pv magazine 13 April 2021 India’s cumulative installed capacity of rooftop solar stood at 6,792 MW as of December 31, 2020, with 1,352 MW having b… Spotlight on Australian solar Bella Peacock 21 April 2021 Calculating the average sunlight hours data from the Bureau of Meteorology from January toDecember 2020, Darwin was cro… Q&A: EEW’s $500 million Gladstone solar to hydrogen project is just the start Blake Matich 18 March 2021 pv magazine Australia: Australia is the testing ground for a lot of different aspects of the future green hydrogen market. Cracking the case for solid state batteries pv magazine 29 April 2021 Scientists in the UK used the latest imaging techniques to visualize and understand the process of dendrite formation an… iAbout these recommendations Leave a Reply Cancel replyPlease be mindful of our community standards.Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. By submitting this form you agree to pv magazine using your data for the purposes of publishing your comment.Your personal data will only be disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties for the purposes of spam filtering or if this is necessary for technical maintenance of the website. Any other transfer to third parties will not take place unless this is justified on the basis of applicable data protection regulations or if pv magazine is legally obliged to do so.You may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future, in which case your personal data will be deleted immediately. Otherwise, your data will be deleted if pv magazine has processed your request or the purpose of data storage is fulfilled.Further information on data privacy can be found in our Data Protection Policy.iAbout these recommendationsKeep up to date pv magazine Global offers daily updates of the latest photovoltaics news. We also offer comprehensive global coverage of the most important solar markets worldwide. Select one or more editions for targeted, up to date information delivered straight to your inbox.Email* Select Edition(s)*Hold Ctrl or Cmd to select multiple editions.Tap to select multiple editions.Global (English, daily)Germany (German, daily)U.S. (English, daily)Australia (English, daily)China (Chinese, weekly)India (English, daily)Latin America (Spanish, daily)Brazil (Portuguese, weekly)Mexico (Spanish, daily)Spain (Spanish, daily)France (French, daily)We send newsletters with the approximate frequency outlined for each edition above, with occasional additional notifications about events and webinars. We measure how often our emails are opened, and which links our readers click. To provide a secure and reliable service, we send our email with MailChimp, which means we store email addresses and analytical data on their servers. You can opt out of our newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of every mail. For more information please see our Data Protection Policy. Subscribe to our global magazine SubscribeOur events and webinars Reducing solar project risk for extreme weather 20 April 2021 Discussion participantsDaniel H.S. Chang, VP of Business Development | RETCGreg Beardsworth, Sr. Director of Product M… Out with the old… A guide to successful inverter replacement , Discussion participantsRoberto Arana-Gonzalez, Service Sales Manager EMEA, SungrowFranco Marino, Regional Service Mana… Insight @ Energy Storage North America 2020 11 November 2020 Developed and moderated by pv magazine, the panel sessions address a hot topic within the industry, from multiple angles. iAbout these recommendations pv magazine print ESG criteria: Should developers take notice? Michael Fuhs 7 April 2021 Something is brewing in the financial world. “Sustainable finance” and the growth of ESG funds have been taking the mark… Australia’s next wave of large-scale solar development pv magazine 7 April 2021 Call it “latent energy” – Australia’s renewable resources are expected to help some of the world’s greatest polluters to… Microcracks and module design pv magazine 8 April 2021 New cell and module technologies are boosting power outputs, but they often have implications for quality. A focus purel… On strong fundamentals pv magazine 7 April 2021 The solar industry faced headwinds in March, writes Jesse Pichel of ROTH Capital Partners, thanks to rising interest rat… PV feed in, certified pv magazine 7 April 2021 As more renewable energy capacity is built, commissioned, and connected, grid stability concerns are driving rapid regulatory changes. Unchained: political moves shift solar supply David Wagman 7 April 2021 PV module supply chains to the U.S. industry are in flux, and not for the first time. Moves to take action alongside sti… iAbout these recommendationslast_img read more

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (72809)

first_imgCancer (33rd)Diabetes & Endocrinology (34th)Ear, Nose & Throat (25th)Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (45th)Geriatrics (33rd)Nephrology (33rd)Orthopaedics (45th)Pulmonology & Lung Surgery (37th)Urology (17th)Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery (12th)Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology (22nd)Pediatric Pulmonology & Lung Surgery (27th) UF Health Shands Hospital was also listed as “high performing” inseven procedures, including colon cancer surgery, lung cancersurgery, heart failure, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, COPD,neurology & neurosurgery, and orthopaedics.Resources available for professional development at the Universityof Florida Health Sciences Center include leadership, education,and research tracks within a Clinical Translational ScienceInstitute (CTSI), formal mentorship programs, and supportedopportunities for teaching and research. This faculty position willbe based at our main UF Health campus in Gainesville, Florida.Requisite attributes include a commitment to service, a strongsense of teamwork and a desire to train tomorrow’s doctors.The Gainesville area has superb weather, inexpensive living,nationally ranked schools, and multiple year around recreationalopportunities.Foreign national candidates whose employment conditions meetfederal and University requirements under an immigrantclassification are eligible to apply.Tenure accruing and non-tenure accruing tracks are available. Rankand tenure status will be commensurate with qualifications.Applicants must be board-certified or board eligible in MedicalOncology and be eligible for a Florida Medical License.Please attach curriculum vitae and three letters ofrecommendation.Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript tothe hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institutiondedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty andstaff.The University of Florida is An Equal Employment OpportunityInstitution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed toapply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the FloridaRelay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent uponeligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordancewith Florida’s Sunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining. Assistant, Associate, Full Professor at the University ofFlorida. The University of Florida, Department of Medicine isseeking applications for a full-time clinical track position formedical oncologists at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor levelwithin the Division of Hematology & Oncology. This facultyposition will be based at our University teaching hospital and atour immediately adjacent VA Hospital, with a Joint facultyappointment at the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center possible forthe interested candidate. Both of these sites serve a designatedshortage area and/or a medically under-servedarea/population.The UF Division of Hematology and Oncology is aligned with, and ourfaculty are members of, the UF Health Cancer Center, providingnovel clinical research, innovative treatments, and compassionatecare for individuals facing all types of cancer and hematologicdiseases. The UF Department of Medicine is a national leader incancer. UF Health Shands Hospital has been recognized as one of thebest hospitals in Florida. In addition, the U.S. News & WorldReport’s 2019-2020 ranked UF Health Shands Hospital among thenation’s Top 50 in 9 adult and 3 pediatric specialties:last_img read more

Fourth “Handball is my future” in Bugojno is ready for start!

first_imgThe 7th “Handball is my future” tournament in Bugojno ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe fourth International Youth Handball tournament “Handball is my future” supported by Qatari Handball Federation will be held in Bugojno (Bosnia and Herzegovina) between April 14 and 17. Eight teams will fight for the trophy in their first official international year, which will be followed by Europen Championship in Croatia.Here are the groups and schedule of the tournament.Group A                                   Group BSlovenia                                   CroatiaSerbia                                       PolandAustria                                      QatarBiH                                             Macedonia_________________________________________________________________Thursday 14.04.20169,00 –   Croatia – Macedonia                      10,45 –  Poland   – Qatar12,30 –  Slovenia – BiH                                   14,15 –  Serbia     – Austria16,00 –  Qatar      – Slovenia ( 2000 )            17,30 –  Croatia    – Poland19,15 –  Qatar       – Macedonia_________________________________________________________________FRIDAY  15.04.20169,00 – Slovenia – Austria                                10,45 – BiH        –     Serbia12,30 – Poland    – Macedonia                        14,15 – Qatar    –     Croatia16,00 – Qatar      – BiH   ( 2000 )                      17,30 – Austria –      BiH19,15 – Slovenia – SerbiaSATURDAY  16. 04 . 201610,00        A 3 – B 411,45        A 4 – B 313,30        Qatar – Slovenia ( 2000 )17,00        A 1 – B 219,00        B 1 – A 2SUNDAY    17. 04 . 20169,00     FOR 7 TH PLACE10,45     FOR 5 TH PLACE12,30     QATAR – BIH ( 2000 )14,45     FOR 3 TH PLACE16,45     FINAL18,15     CLOSING CEREMONY Recommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmail Click to comment 7th “Handball is my future” in Bugojno – Eight teams in two groups BUGOJNO 2019: Germany close to semi-final Related Items:Bugojno, Handball is my future Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

IMSA notebook: Dale Jr. back at Rolex 24 for NBC Sports

first_imgNBC Sports officially begins its broadcast tenure with the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship this week with the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona. And the broadcast team – including Leigh Diffey, Calvin Fish, Steve Letarte, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and the group’s new addition, A.J. Allmendinger – met with reporters Friday morning before final practice for the weekend’s 24-hour season launch.Earnhardt, a two-time Daytona 500 winner, competed twice in the Rolex 24, famously finishing on the podium in 2001 co-driving a Corvette with his late father, Dale Earnhardt. Although he is retired from full-time NASCAR competition, Earnhardt Jr. indicated Friday he’d still be open to competing in the Rolex 24 – under the right circumstances.RELATED: Rolex 24 schedule, tune-in infoHe spoke admiringly of his previous experience competing in the race. He finished runner-up in in the GTO class co-driving a No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette with his father, Andy Pilgrim and Kelly Collins. He returned in 2004 and finished third overall co-driving a Pontiac Daytona Prototype with Tony Stewart and Andy Wallace.“It’s a really incredible race and some great memories from running it two times,’’ Earnhardt said. “It’s such a different discipline and I made some great friends when I got the chance to do that. I always wanted to come back. Never thought it would be in this capacity.“This is such an amazing, amazing event. I said on the way over here, they better be careful because we may come out of retirement and run this thing one more time. I’ve always had that in the back of my mind, coming back. Even the last several years I’ve watched this race from home from start to finish because I’m such a fan of it.”Pressed to recall a favorite moment from his Rolex driving experience, Earnhardt talked about sharing the car with his father – who would pass away only weeks later after being involved in a last-lap accident in the 2001 Daytona 500.“Watching dad get in the car here, that was awesome,’’ Earnhardt recalled of his first Rolex race, his face brightening with the memory. “… You go there 30 minutes to an hour early and dad was there [in the pits] and didn’t have to be. To see him getting ready, putting his helmet on. In NASCAR you really didn’t get the opportunity to see that side of him. So, I got to see a side of him a lot of people never do.”And, Earnhardt added, “It was really cool for me and I was faster than him, even in testing. He wasn’t happy about it, but I was extremely proud.’’IMSA’s 50th anniversary kicks off: The weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona marks the 50th anniversary season and the sports-car governing body will be celebrating the occasion throughout the year.“I think it will be a fantastic year with a lot of great moments, tipping the hat back to the last 50 years of IMSA and hopefully looking forward to an exciting beginning to the next 50,’’ IMSA CEO Ed Bennett said.Judging by the positive vibes in Daytona this weekend for the annual season start, good things are indeed ahead. There are a record 19 manufacturers between the WeatherTech Championship and IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge in 2019.MORE: Top NASCAR moments in the Rolex 24Track records were established in all four classes in Thursday’s qualifying – including the overall pole winner, Mazda Team Joest’s Oliver Jarvis, whose time of 1:33.65 (136.792 mph) in the No. 77 Mazda DPi broke a 26-year-old mark formally held by PJ Jones in the series’ former GTP era.Michelin is beginning the first year of a multi-year deal as the “Official Tire of IMSA,” and NBC begins its telecast partnership with the series – all significant signs the sports-car series is thriving.“It’s an exciting time, these programs, all these different specifications that are a part of the IMSA family that are being optimized further and further, but I think it’s really an opportunity, and appreciate everybody that’s helped to build ‑‑ to get things to where they are today,’’ Bennett said.The Zanardi factor: Popular driver Alex Zanardi met with reporters Friday, looking and feeling every bit ready to wheel the No. 24 BMW Team RLL BMW M8 in the GTLM class this weekend. His team will start seventh in class on Saturday.This is Zanardi’s first race in America since losing both his legs while racing at EuroSpeedway Lausitz in Germany in 2001. The two-time CART champion has been busy competing both in touring cars and winning the 2011 New York City Marathon in the hand-cycling class, while also collecting gold medals in the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London and the 2016 games in Brazil.This will be the first time Zanardi has raced against some of his former IndyCar competitors since his accident, but the significance of that is not something he says he’s ever truly thought about.“If you were to ask me, ‘Alex, would you like to go back in time and fix everything,’ I’d probably say, ‘yes,’ especially if I could live again the last 17 years because it would be a lot of fun trying to do different things had that not happened,” Zanardi said.“But if you had just said, ‘Alex, would you like to change the outcome of that day and find yourself today with legs but without knowing how happy or sad you would be and live the last 17 years in a different condition in comparison to the one you have now?’ I frankly don’t know if I would take that change because I would also be taking the chance to wake up, not as happy, not as comfortable in my life as I am. I don’t know a better way to answer. I think everyone of us is different.“But I can tell you that across my rehabilitation, I’ve met a lot of great people who have had to overcome particular problems in life without the headlines I normally get in magazines but they embrace the challenge with the same tenacity with the same enthusiasm because everyone of us has something, some energy that comes out when it is needed.“The only difference is maybe, how rapidly you finally get on top of everything and gain that new mental condition where you say, ‘OK, now it’s time to do what I can, to take every day as a new opportunity, to make a small step in the right direction.’ ”Acura trailblazers: The 47-car field entered for the Rolex 24 At Daytona includes one team comprised exclusively of female drivers. Katherine Legge, Simona De Silvestro, Ana Beatriz and Christina Nielsen will co-drive the No. 57 Heinricher Racing with Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3. Beatriz qualified the car 11th in the 23-car GTD class.“I think we are all here to do really well and wanting to win the race and a podium is definitely realistic,’’ De Silvestro said. “For me it’s a bit different as I’ve never done a 24-hour race, but I think we are all capable race car drivers and if everything kind of goes our way I think everything will be OK.“For me, it’s exciting. I’ve had the chance to drive in the Indy 500, and now having the Rolex is cool and I’m really looking forward to it.”The driver lineup is certainly as accomplished as it is inspiring.De Silvestro, of Switzerland, was runner-up in the 2013 Houston IndyCar race. The Brazilian Beatriz won two Indy Lights races (at Nashville in 2008 and at Iowa in 2009) and diverse British driver Legge made four NASCAR Xfinity race starts last year in addition to earning two WeatherTech Championship GTD class victories (at Detroit and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca) en route to second in the season championship. Danish driver Nielsen, who won the 2017 and 2018 WeatherTech Championship GTD titles, was part of the winning GTD class team at Road America in 2018.“A lot of fans are coming up to us and wishing us luck,’’ De Silvestro said. “It’s definitely different. I’m sure a lot of people will keep an eye on where we are during the 24 hours, so that’s exciting and I think it’s cool to have that pressure a bit. It’s fun for us and we look forward to it.”Corvettes, special edition: Chevrolet announced a one-of-a-kind honor for its four WeatherTech Championship GTLM title-winning Corvette drivers – Oliver Gavin, Jan Magnussen, Tommy Milner and Antonio Garcia. The carmaker has issued special edition models of the sports car called the “2019 Corvette Drivers Series.”Four new Corvette Grand Sport models will have a specific design for consumers to choose from that will include an exterior color and graphics package “inspired” by one of the four Corvette IMSA racers.“All the drivers have always wanted to have some sort of driver edition,’’ Gavin said. “If any manufacturer was to come up with a car and it’s a driver’s edition, that’s just spectacular. So, when we started talking about this with (Corvette Racing Program Manager) Doug Fehan and the guys back at Corvette, the road car guys, this opportunity to have a driver edition, we were all over it.“It was a tick straight away, yes, absolutely, all in. Then they came with a number of renderings, a number of designs, a number of different options and ideas, and we went through all of that. And we’ve come up with our cars and I think we’re all exceptionally happy with them. They’ve gone very, very well. Thrilled, delighted. And I’m just wondering if I can get my hands on number one.”last_img read more

Pvt. 1st Class McDermid, Tech Sgt. Coleman making difference in COVID-19 response

first_imgThe 2020 NASCAR Salutes Refreshed by Coca-Cola is more than just a military appreciation platform – it’s a campaign that salutes all who have gone above and beyond to keep their fellow members of society safe and healthy. During a global pandemic that has impacted almost every aspect of our daily lives, they have been there for us – doctors, nurses, EMTs, first responders, etc. Now, it’s our turn to be there for them, and to give recognition where it’s deserved the most.In this edition of NASCAR Salutes Refreshing Moments, we’re highlighting the work of U.S. Army Private First Class Tristan McDermid and U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant Carly Coleman.RELATED: Learn more about NASCAR SalutesDuring the COVID-19 pandemic, protective face coverings have become a necessary part of life, and Pvt. 1st Class McDermid has been instrumental in making sure he and his fellow soldiers at Fort Bragg, North Carolina are protected. In this edition of NASCAR Salutes Refreshing Moments, we’re highlighting and sharing Pvt. 1st Class McDermid’s work.McDermid is a parachute rigger with the 647th Quarter Master Company. He has used his skills as part of the aerial equipment repair team to produce over 1,500 protective face coverings. The coverings have allowed the civilians and soldiers of Fort Bragg to continue working and maintain their readiness. Pvt. 1st Class McDermid’s efforts have helped contribute to the 20,000 face coverings that the unit has produced since April 10.Tech Sgt. Coleman is based out of North Carolina at both the Pope Army Airfield and Fort Bragg. For more than 57 days, she supported the coordination of medical care to 43 Air Mobility Operations Group (AMOG) and tenant unit personnel in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She coordinated and facilitated clinical care (ranging from face-to-face appointments, labs and medication distribution) and performed COVID-19 testing.In addition, Tech. Sgt. Coleman also coordinated and provided front door screenings of all members entering the Byars Health Clinic at Fort Bragg. She also coordinated pre-deployment care with Army leadership and screened patients for routine care and appointments. Tech Sgt. Coleman established processes to maintain deployment readiness and these processes tracked health assessments, flying waivers and immunizations to ensure the medical deployability of AMOG and tenant units.For the first time ever, NASCAR Salutes Refreshed by Coca-Cola kicked off with the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as the platform shifts to a mid-summer window due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. NASCAR Salutes Refreshed by Coca-Cola, which runs through July 31, will see the NASCAR industry honor United States Armed Forces and frontline healthcare heroes as part of this year’s expanded program — an industry-wide opportunity to recognize and thank those who have gone above and beyond to keep society safe and healthy.last_img read more

Phish Takes “Mercury” High Into The Heavens On Night One At Fenway Park [Recap/Video/Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images For the first show as part of their two-night, holiday weekend run at Boston’s Fenway Park on Friday, Phish‘s delivered a setlist indicative of every era since the rock band’s inception. Friday night’s performance was highlighted by a 20 minute “Mercury”, a slew of teases, and an encore of “The Squirming Coil” which left fans in attendance foaming at the mouth for more heading into Saturday at the historic baseball stadium.A Fenway “Free” kicked off the night highlighted by bassist Mike Gordon leading the charge with aquatic effects. Trey Anastasio then launched into a solo climbing with inversions of the song’s main theme while teasing dance moves from “Cavern” before heading into “Blaze On”. Interplay within “Blaze On” heard Page McConnell and Gordon in similar stride underneath a fiery Anastasio solo. Batting cleanup in the first set was the always crunchy “555”, played out by Page’s Hammond and employed Trey’s tube screamer throughout a short but sweet solo.Related: Phish Delivers “Sleep” Bust Out With Velvet Underground Encore At SPAC Night Two “Tube” was next with Trey utilizing his entire fretboard from start to finish. The song grew toward full bliss in part due to Page’s coaction on his grand piano, before breaking to its final bluesy segment. After a brief song break, complete with Trey throwing his pick to a younger fan, “Brian and Robert” eased the Fenway Park crowd into twilight as a peaceful number for the first time as part of their 2019 summer run.“Halfway to the Moon” began to warm fans up towards the latter end of the set as Page described the first intergalactic encounter with the heavens upon leaving Earth’s atmosphere. Throughout the jam, Page ran over Trey’s thoughtful and precise solo before they worked together on a summit, ultimately transitioning into “Ocelot”, and did that medium-sized house cat run rampant throughout Fenway. While melodic in nature, this “Ocelot” heard Trey concentrating on pedal work before heading back to the song’s main themes.“Rift” came to the plate for the first bluegrass fused number of the night. The band’s harmonies were in sharpest form before moving toward a quick-paced “Everything’s Right”. The Tom Marshall-written song went into a dark segment led by Page on Hammond, before heading to “Runaway Jim” to close out the set.Watch the show’s opening performance of “Free” below.Phish – “Free” – 7/5/2019[Video: Phish]The second set kicked off with “Sand” as Trey worked through his observations of society before leading toward an effect heavy solo. “Axilla I” came next, followed by “Mercury”. The first half of the 20-minute “Mercury” heard Jon Fishman on marimba on top of Trey and Page’s melodic interplay before a short break back to home base. The next ten minutes witnessed watery effects across the board. Page held a top end on his organ while Trey and Gordon had brief interplay together at the front of the stage. As Page worked between organ and electric keyboard, Trey began to reach cosmic paradise through his own Leslie speaker before shooting notes between Fishman and Gordon’s tight pocket, ending with incredible synth work from the master of the boards. Speaking of McConnell, the pianist gently guided Trey back to earth with a soft landing into “Wading in the Velvet Sea”.Fans enjoyed a brief 7th inning stretch with “Wading” as the band showed off their strongest, most mature harmonies of summer 2019 thus far. A devilish “Fuego” came next thanks to Gordon’s introduction and Anastasio’s thick response with a vague “Manteca” tease amidst the chaos. The transition even heard a very spacey spot reminiscent of “Mercury”. In the ending segment, McConnell winded the jam down with his Hammond before turning into the most impressive segue of the night by Trey into “Say it to Me S.A.N.T.O.S.”, complete with “Martian Monster” samples. “Character Zero” threw the final pitch of the night in its always explosive fashion before heading into the encore.“Bug” was the first of the pair of encores. The Farmhouse track was taken to a state of full bliss for the Fenway faithful before “The Squirming Coil” closed out the night. With the skyline of Boston to the back of right field bleachers, fans witnessed Page see the show off with another night at the beloved stadium to go.Watch the second set opening performance of “Axilla” below.Phish – “Axilla” – 7/5/2019[Video: Phish]For a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to Phish’s website. Each show on Phish’s 2019 summer tour will be rebroadcast on SiriusXM Phish Radio (Ch. 29) at 12:00 ET the following day. Subscribe here.Scroll down for photos of Friday night’s show, courtesy of Andrew Blackstein.Setlist: Phish | Fenway Park | Boston, MA | 7/5/2019Set One: Free > Blaze On, 555, Tube, Brian and Robert, Halfway to the Moon, Ocelot > Rift > Everything’s Right, Runaway JimSet Two: Sand > Axilla, Mercury > Wading in the Velvet Sea, Fuego > Say it to Me S.A.N.T.O.S.* > Character ZeroEncore: Bug, The Squirming CoilNotes:“Say It To Ne S.A.N.T.O.S.” contained “Martian Monster” quotesPhish | Fenway Park | Boston, MA | 7/5/2019 | Photos: Andrew Blacksteinlast_img read more

What financial institutions can learn from retail

first_imgThe financial message boards, association groups, and social media have been in a buzz as of late about this topic of ‘Branch Transformation’. This phrase refers to the idea of transforming the once dominant banking channel of choice to better compliment its increasingly preferred counterparts, online and mobile, by providing a more retail-like experience with less of a physical footprint. To summarize – do more with less.In addition, financial institutions are being forced to look not only at the banking center, but their branch philosophy as well. Historically, banking centers have focused on the transaction. Whether it’s been opening accounts, withdrawals, or deposits, the majority of the day was geared toward processing transactions. Today, we’re seeing more of those everyday transactions moving to online and mobile while bank traffic decreases. To combat this trend, financial institutions are looking for fresh, new ideas on what to do with these banking centers. Some have already found that they don’t have to look too far for the answer, they just have to look at how retail is battling a lot of the same issues.Like the financial space, retail has been contending against decreasing foot traffic since shopping online became popular. It struggled to find that “happy medium” and found itself forced to embrace the transition in consumer buyer behavior. Now, when you walk into a retail location, the brand urges you to ‘check in’ online, post and share comments about your experience, and even turn to their websites if you’re unable to locate exactly what you’re looking for. Some big box retailers such as Best Buy have found success with opening micro-sized locations in areas such as shopping malls in order to capitalize on the high foot traffic volume. Plus, retail employees are expected to be experts on all the products they offer. They’ve moved beyond just the transaction to create a more consultative, educational experience.Financial Institutions are picking up on these retail trends. They’ve begun downsizing the physical footprint of the branch and are moving towards a more sales and service branch philosophy. Employees should be expected to be knowledgeable about all products and services, or at least direct branch visitors to a specialized agent. Technology is becoming a major focus as banking centers are looking to bring the online and physical world together to provide visitors with the banking experience of their choice. Video Teller Machines are being implemented in order to keep overhead at a minimum while still providing all services expected by branch visitors. Digital signage and touch-screen kiosks are being used to help branch employees promote and sell products and services while adding an extra ‘wow’ factor. Then, to bring the technology full circle, financial institutions are encouraging their customers to turn to social media and tell people about their banking experience.As with retail, consumers are not turning away from the branch – They’re just expecting more from it. This is probably the most exciting period of transition the financial industry has seen in many years. No one ever used to think going to the branch was an “experience”—it was just something you had to do. Now, it’s going to define your institution and be what separates you from everyone else. 26SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Matt Deaton Matt Deaton is the Marketing Manager at Codigo, a Louisville. KY-based technology company that develops retail engagement tools such as digital signage, interactive kiosks, and on-hold messaging. Codigo has served … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Truax prepares for second professional bout in event dubbed ‘The Brawl in St. Paul’

first_imgTruax prepares for second professional bout in event dubbed ‘The Brawl in St. Paul’The University alum and Osseo native will square off against fellow Minnesotan Nick Whitling Friday at Roy Wilkins. Tyler RushmeyerJune 13, 2007Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintUniversity alum Caleb Truax wasted no time in turning his professional boxing debut into his first professional win in April at the Target Center.In dominative fashion, Truax (1-0) knocked his opponent to the mat three times before the referee called the bout in the second round.It was an impressive debut for the Osseo native, and Friday night he will look to follow it up in what promoters are billing The Brawl in St. Paul: A Father’s Day Special at Roy Wilkins Auditorium.His opponent will be Bemidji native Nick Whitling (0-4).Truax said he is better prepared both physically and mentally for Friday night’s match.“I’ve been training real hard here for the last five weeks or so,” he said. “I really took what I learned from my last fight and made some adjustments.”Truax’s training regimen has included sparring with Minneapolis native Jon Schmidt (2-0) and St. Paul native Matt “The Predator” Vanda (36-3), which he said has helped him pick up a variety of tricks and techniques.Ron Lyke, Truax’s manager and trainer, said the opportunity to work against older and more experienced fighters is valuable to Truax’s development.“He’s been holding his own against those guys,” he said. “He’s looking real good coming into this fight.”Tony Grygelko, CEO of Seconds Out Promotions, who is putting on Friday night’s matches, said Truax is one of the best athletes and hardest workers he has ever seen.“I think he can really make noise at the national level,” he said. “Everyone in Minnesota and throughout the Midwest thinks this kid can go a long way.” Truax’s opponent, Whitling, comes into the match with an unfavorable record due to his battles with some tough opponents.His last fight occurred on St. Patrick’s Day in Hinckley, where he dropped a tight decision to an undefeated Dave Peterson (8-0).Lyke said Whitling will make Truax work hard for any type of victory as he brings to the table a whole different type of fighter than Truax’s last opponent, Ray Walker.“He’s a real tough guy who’s lost to some real good fighters,” he said. “But he’ll be coming to fight Ö no ducking or hiding.”It was the ducking and hiding in Truax’s last match that frustrated him, along with Lyke.Truax said Friday night’s bout will hopefully give him a chance to display more of his skills.“I want to go out there and show some more combos, things I couldn’t show last time,” he said. “Hopefully I will get a few good rounds in.”Friday night’s match, a potential sellout that will feature some of Minnesota’s best fighters, will give Truax another opportunity to do battle in front of a hometown crowd.It’s something that he is looking forward to.“Last time the crowd response was amazing,” he said. “I’m looking to deliver the same performance to get the same response Friday.”last_img read more

All employees of Plava Laguna and Valamar Riviere had their basic salary increased by 3.5 percent

first_imgRELATED NEWS:DO YOU KNOW THE STORY OF MARY?VALAMAR INVESTS 11 MILLION HRK IN MODERNIZATION OF LAUNDRY IN POREČ At the third round of collective bargaining between representatives of the Croatian Trade Union of Tourism and Services (STUH) and representatives of the Management Board of Valamar Riviera dd from Poreč held on April 4, 2017, STUH managed to increase the basic salary of all employees by as much as 3.5 percent.The salary increase starts on June 1 this year in the amount of 1 1/2 percent, while the remaining 2 percent starts on December 1 this year. In addition to this increase, the tariff annex to the Collective Agreement has been changed, whereby the surplus occupations (cooks, waiters, cleaners značajno) are significantly raised coefficients, so no one will be able to have a salary less than 4 thousand kuna net, ie it is a salary increase of 2 1 / 2 percent.Thus, this year in Valamar, the total wage bill will be increased by 6 percent in gross amount.At the collective negotiations between the representatives of the trade union and the company’s management, the employees of Plava laguna dd were provided with an increase in the basic salary, which will be applied as early as 1 May. As they point out in the Trade Union of Tourism and Services of Croatia (STUH), an increase in the basic salary by 3 percent has been negotiated, so now it will amount to HRK 3.820,00.The employer explained to the Trade Union the intention to harmonize the salaries and other material rights of the employees of Istraturist dd Umag with the contracted rights of the employees of Plava laguna dd Poreč, given that Istraturist dd Umag merges with Plava laguna. Alignment began in 2016 and is likely to end during 2018. Due to the large difference in workers’ rights, the union accepted the employer’s proposal that the application and payment of the increased basic salary start on May 1, 2017.The salary increase applies to all Blue Lagoon workers, and better material conditions are prepared for the seasonal workers (provision of three hot meals, increase in capacity as well as accommodation standards).last_img read more