The event is modeled after the successful Los Alamos group for women. The two organizations coordinate events and nonprofits eligible to apply in order to “spread the wealth”. 100 Men Who Care – Los Alamos, a group of men dedicated to providing immediate and meaningful financial support to local organizations, will be holding its next quarterly event 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at the Sheriff’s Posse Lodge. Organized like a “Shark Tank” for nonprofits, the event is only 90 minutes long and in that time the group votes on one of three organizations to support based on short presentations by each. Each group member then writes a check for $100 directly to the winning organization. In prior events, LA Cares received $4,000 to purchase fresh vegetables for their food bank, and Self-Help received $4,700 to support victims of domestic violence. The 100 Men Who Care – Los Alamos group is open to all men interested in participating. Each member commits to contributing $100 once a quarter. In addition, members may nominate their favorite local charity. For more information and to sign up, visit www.100menwhocarelosalamos.org. 100 Men Who Care News:
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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – William “Bill” Hanvey has been promoted to senior vice president of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). His appointment became effective on Nov. 1. “Since Bill’s arrival two years ago, he has brought a first-hand perspective of the needs of AASA’s automotive aftermarket supplier member companies. He has established himself as a leader within the AASA member community and in the aftermarket industry,” noted Bill Long, president and chief operating officer, AASA. “His work on behalf of the Brake Manufacturers Council, his efforts on the AASA Know Your Parts campaign and his dedication to delivering member value are good examples of his leadership and his ability to build collaboration – traits that are necessary to advancing our members’ business interests in the light vehicle aftermarket.” Hanvey said of his new role, “I look forward to the increased responsibilities and the opportunity to further strengthen AASA on behalf of our members. I am fortunate to work with a tremendously dedicated and talented team of professionals at AASA, each who are equally committed to advancing the business interests of our members.”AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In his new position, Hanvey will provide management and oversight of AASA’s internal operations while continuing in his role leading AASA’s marketing and new member initiatives and serving as executive director of the Brake Manufacturers Council (BMC) and the AASA Marketing Executives Council (MEC). In addition, AASA’s three vice presidents – Curtis Draper, Chris Gardner and Dan Pike – will report to Hanvey along with the current staff members of the AASA membership, communications and marketing team.
The big dredger looks menacing as it towers over the houses next to it. Children run around the ship, playing and seemingly unaware of the tragedy that placed it there. Somebody has nonetheless scribbled a message on the ship’s hull, which tells a different story: Stupid Yolanda.The dredger was home to Bartolome and his family, together with 37 other families, for three weeks after Typhoon Haiyan hit the island of Leyte in the Philippines on November 8 last year. Typhoons are not uncommon in the Philippines and, over the years, people have learnt what to do and how to cope. But this was no ordinary typhoon.Haiyan, locally called Typhoon Yolanda, swept over the central Phillipines with winds of 235 kilometers an hour and was one of the strongest typhoons to have ever hit the Southeast Asia nation. The storm affected around 14 million people and caused extensive damage to property. Entire communities were wiped out and the island of Leyte was especially affected. Thousands of people were killed on Leyte and elsewhere by the super storm.“No one expected that the typhoon would be that strong. Yolanda was merciless,” said Bartolome, sitting in his house built on pillars by the sea. “Everyone was aware that the typhoon was strong but the forecast was not that clear on how strong it would be.”Like many men, Bartolome sent his wife and children to an evacuation center and stayed behind to guard his house. At his brother-in-law’s house they huddled together and began preparing a meal, thinking it was just a question of waiting the storm out. But as the wind and rain increased, they saw the houses around them being blown away and destroyed one by one. Four people knocked on the door and asked to be let in. When the water began to rise they climbed up to the second floor, and then the roof.“The rain and wind was so hard that it hurt when it touched your skin,” said Bartolome. “My body was in pain. That’s how strong the typhoon was.”As they were lying on the roof, he prayed that the waves would stop. By this point, they were almost as high as the house. Suddenly, a ship passed by and Bartolome thought that they were being saved. He soon realised that they were not rescuers. The people he saw waving from the ship were also survivors who had climbed onto the vessel.When UNHCR found Bartolome and his family, they were living on the ship with other families in horrific conditions. They had no choice; their house was completely destroyed, the streets were full of debris and littered with rotting human and animal corpses. The stench was unbearable.With the support of United Parcel Service (UPS), UNHCR provided Bartolome and his family with a solar-powered lantern, kitchen set, mats and a tent, helping them to move off the ship. As one of UNHCR’s leading corporate partners, the shipment and logistics company contributed crucial funds to the immediate response and long-term recovery.“I’m really thankful to UNHCR,” said Bartolome. “They gave us a tent when they stopped by the ship. Not just to us but they also provided tents to other survivors of the whole province. I can’t imagine what [the city of] Tacloban would look like without UNHCR and the other organizations.”The dredger remains a part of Bartolome’s neighbourhood, reminding him of the awful events of the past. With the support he received from UPS and UNHCR, he quickly regained his strength and was able to swiftly rebuild his house. “I said we would be back in the house by the New Year, and I was right,” said Bartolome proudly.[mappress mapid=”19162″]Source: UNHCR
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Professional services firm Parabis is to cut 24 jobs from its Croydon-based claimant firm Cogent Law.Ten roles are to be cut immediately, with the rest to go by early next year.In August the firm announced plans to close two of its offices, in Bristol and Colchester, potentially affecting up to 41 jobs.A spokeswoman from the firm said the latest plans were part of a ‘phased wind-down’ of Cogent Law.She said: ‘Over the past year more than 75% of Cogent Law’s claimant activities have transferred to two insurer-led alternative business structures in which Parabis is a partner.‘The remaining run-off work has been handled from two locations. That work is now coming to a natural end, and in the absence of new work being generated, it has been decided to concentrate claimant activities in our Leeds office. ‘As a result there will be a phased programme of redundancies over the next five months affecting 24 fee-earners in Cogent’s Croydon office.’In January the firm announced a joint venture with Direct Line under the ABS firm DLG Legal.More ABS joint ventures are expected to follow, said the spokeswoman.Parabis has offices in London, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Southampton, Croydon, Bristol, Colchester, Milton Keynes, Evesham, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Problem-solving courts are the only hope of bringing the number of care cases under control, the president of the family division said today as he predicted that new cases could soar to as many as 25,000 by 2020.Publishing his latest View from the president’s chamber, Sir James Munby (pictured) highlighted a pressing need for a ‘radical rebalancing’ of the functions and purpose of the family court.‘The family court must become, in much of what it does, a problem-solving court,’ he said.Last week, the Ministry of Justice announced that it will be introducing problem-solving courts to address offender behaviour.The ministry’s Transforming our justice system paper states that the department is ’exploring the opportunities for problem-solving methods further with the judiciary and collecting the evidence base’, as well as continuing to trial the approach in locations across the UK. Munby praised the work of the family drug and alcohol courts, and London-based Pause, which offers support to women at risk of having multiple children being removed from their care, saying they must be nurtured and supported.He added: ‘FDAC, Pause and similar projects are, at present, the best hope, indeed, in truth, the only hope, we have of bringing the system, the ever increasing numbers of care cases, under control.’Based on an ‘unduly optimistic assumption’, Munby predicted that the number of new care cases could nudge 20,000 by 2019-20, compared with 6,613 in 2005-6. Should the number of cases rise at a greater rate, figures could reach more than 25,000.However, further research is needed on various topics to come up with accurate predictions for the future, Munby said, including judicial deployment in care cases.In the meantime, immediate steps should include speeding up the process of judicial recruitment following the retirement, resignation or death of sitting judges.‘Far too much time passes while the business case supporting the need for a replacement judge is prepared and considered and then, if the business case is agreed, while the process of advertising and conducting the selection process for a successor goes on,’ Munby said.Highlighting steps to be taken now, Munby said too many documents were still too long, noting that he will be imposing page limits for certain categories of documents following a consultation earlier this year.
To drive widespread adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices in smart homes and commercial buildings, the Thread Group has announced the next evolution of its networking technology. The new Thread 1.2 Networking Protocol delivers performance enhancements that create highly responsive and scalable networks for battery-operated devices — without compromising power, security or end-to-end IP connectivity.IoT can make people’s lives more convenient, while improving the efficiency, functionality and safety of smart homes and buildings. However, it’s been constrained by fragmented technologies, concerns about security, and limits to the number of devices that can connect to one network.Thread 1.1 addresses security and power challenges as an IP-based secure and low power networking protocol, and Thread 1.2 delivers further enhancements to power, security and scalability. Thread eliminates wires in homes and buildings for a better user experience, improves security, and can support large networks with thousands of nodes for IoT on a massive scale.No one has deployed an IP-based, secure and low-power wireless networking protocol with the same level of scale and functionality as the Thread 1.2 Networking Protocol. Not only can Thread 1.2 seamlessly integrate with other IP-based networking technologies, it has far lower power requirements relative to comparable solutions, thus improving the battery life of IoT devices.Building on the benefits of the Thread 1.1 networking protocol, Thread 1.2 is fully backward compatible so developers can tap the benefits of an IP-based, secure, reliable and robust network via Thread 1.1 now, then easily migrate to Thread 1.2 when the time is right.Thread 1.2 adds a series of performance benefits for battery-powered and otherwise-constrained devices including low power gains to extend battery life. Its optional Bluetooth Low Energy Extensions expand IP connectivity and end-to-end security for Bluetooth Low Energy devices, such as smartphones. It also standardizes Thread out-of-band commissioning over Bluetooth and enables devices with only a Bluetooth Low Energy radio to be a native part of a Thread mesh network.For large-scale applications, Thread 1.2 is also equipped with Commercial Extensions that support enterprise-level security via more sophisticated information technology authentication, authorization and accounting, as well as enterprise device lifecycle management integration. Additionally, organizations can consolidate multiple Thread networks into one large virtual Thread network with thousands of nodes — including predictable, stable addressing and management even as devices migrate within that virtual network — thanks to sitewide IPv6.Lutron Joins Thread Group Board of DirectorsThe Thread Group continues to expand its leadership bench with the addition of Lutron to its Board of Directors. Lutron brings more than 25 years of wireless lighting control expertise to the board, and has a strong history of supporting the development of standards-based protocols for lighting control.
[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’ USLS-Bacolod blanks UP in UniGames football upset ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]Thursday, October 26, 2017[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=”]UNIVERSITY of St. La Salle – Bacolod scored a huge upset in the University Games men’s football after a 1-0 escape over University of the Philippines Maroons at the Gov. Mariano Perdices Memorial Coliseum in Dumaguete City on Tuesday. It was the second consecutive win for the Bacolodnon squad after clobbering Foundation University 5-1 when the competition started on Monday.But the Norman Fegidero-mentored team is facing a tough match against De La Salle University Green Booters as they close Bracket A.Meanwhile, STI-West Negros University had a strong start in men’s chess at the end of two rounds while De La Salle University Lady Archers paced the distaff side.West Negros banked on Joshua Panes, Zillard Eslabra, Ace Robert Cabras, and Ryan Dale Ong to defeat the squads from Holy Angel University and Saint Louis University of Baguio.In women’s volleyball, UAAP champion De La Salle University Lady Spikers cruised to its second straight victory at the expense of Foundation University at the Valencia covered court.Despite the absence of reigning UAAP MVP Mary Joy Baron, Lady Spikers remained deadly behind Kim Dy, Ernestine Tiamzon, Norielle Ipac, and Michelle Cobb./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]
Despite missing the services of big menElvin Jake Pascual and Dave Marcelo due to injuries, the Fuel Masters werestill able to pull off the victory against the five-time Philippine Cupchampions. MANILA – Phoenix Fuel Masters had a lotof gas to pump in its tank after draining San Miguel Beermen, 108-90, duringthe Phoenix Super Basketball Tourney at the Upper Deck Sports Center in PasigCity yesterday. Beyond-the-arc sharpshooter MatthewWright anchored the huge second half outburst by the Fuel Masters as hefinished the match with 19 points. They leveled their standings in thethree-day pocket tournament at 1-1. Beyond-the-arc sharpshooter Matthew Wright of the Phoenix Fuel Masters plays as one of the culprits in San Miguel’s defeat. PBA PHOTO The Fuel Masters are set to clash againstthe NLEX Road warriors next, while the Beermen will battle Alaska Aces in thefinal day of the tournament of Feb. 21./PN Phoenix broke the game wide open in thethird quarter and kept its foot on the gas all the way despite several attemptsby San Miguel to keep the battle close. The Beermen, on the other hand, werealso decimated with June Mar Fajardo out for the rest of the All-FilipinoConference due to a knee injury, while Marcio Lassiter is recovering from a broken nose.