Vermont Business Magazine Ski Vermont is working with partners in Vermont and across the country to provide programs(link is external) and incentives to get on the slopes this season. Long time skiers and riders, as well as those looking to learn a snowsport for the first time can win great prizes like lift tickets to Vermont resorts, skis from Rossignol and snowboards from Burton, among many other prizes this season. Ski Vermont image.Longtime participants in the national Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month(link is external) initiative, Vermont resorts offer $49 beginners packages during the month of January. Ski Vermont also offers the Take 3 Pass this season, which includes 3 beginner lessons for just $129(link is external). Ten participants in this program are eligible to receive a pair of Rossignol skis or a Burton snowboard at the end of the season. Ski Vermont aims to reward already established Vermont-loving skiers and snowboarders this season with the new Bring-a-Friend(link is external) program and the 2016-17 Season Scavenger Hunt. For those that want to introduce a friend or family member to skiing or snowboarding, they simply need to refer them (or gift them) a Ski Vermont Take 3 Pass and help get them to the slopes and into their first lesson. The first 100 participants will receive 2 lift tickets to a resort in Vermont. Social-savvy skiers and riders can participate in the inaugural Ski Vermont Scavenger Hunt(link is external) this season. Each week, starting on Thursday, December 29th, Ski Vermont will announce the resort, product and prize of the week on Instagram(link is external) and Facebook(link is external). Participants post photos of the resorts and/or product that week to be entered to win prizes from Ski Vermont partners like Darn Tough socks, Skida headwear, Vermont maple syrup and more. Two lucky participants will walk away with a Burton Process Flying V snowboard or pair of Rossignol Soul 7 HD skis at the close of the season. “We are extremely excited to launch new initiatives for both beginners and established skiers and riders this season,” said Ski Vermont Director of Marketing and Communications, Sarah Wojcik. “With great incentives provided by our partners and Vermont resorts, Ski Vermont aims to reward those visiting our Green Mountains and reveling in the state’s official winter sports — whether for the first time or hundredth.”For the 17th year in a row, Ski Vermont is offering the Fifth Grade Passport(link is external), allowing fifth graders to ski virtually for free up to 88 days at Vermont alpine and Nordic resorts. For more info rmation on Ski Vermont’s programs and incentives to slide, visit skivermont.com(link is external).Ski Vermont (Vermont Ski Areas Association) is a proud ambassador of the thriving winter tourism industry in Vermont, where the legislature has designated skiing and snowboarding as the official state sports. Vermont is not only the #1 ski state in the east and third in the US, but also reigns supreme in snowmaking quality and coverage, variety of terrain and historical impact on the sports of skiing and snowboarding — making it one of the most significant ski and ride destinations in the world. Ski Vermont’s mission is to help create a legislative, economic and social environment in which the state’s ski areas can grow and prosper. It serves its 20 Alpine and 30 Nordic member resorts in three ma jor areas: Governmental Affairs, Marketing and Public Relations.Source: MONTPELIER, VT–(Marketwired – December 28, 2016) – Ski Vermont
>> Catherine AlcornPresident of CR Engineers, Inc.With CR Engineers for 19 yearsBorn and raised in Phoenix, received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State UniversityHusband John; daughter Audrey, 8; son Anthony, 5>> ResponsibilitiesAlcorn manages the business and serves as senior electrical engineer for Aviation, Water/Wastewater, and Recreational Facilities.>> FavoritesSport/teams: Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins.Music: Blues, classical rock, and any Johnny Cash song.Destinations: Happy Jack, Ariz., and Portland, Maine, in the summer. I’d like to visit Italy, Australia, and go on an African safari.Activities: Alcorn loves to spend time with her husband, kids, and three dogs. She also enjoys volunteering at her kids’ school.>> What did you think you’d be when you were growing up?As a daughter of an electrical engineer who founded CR Engineers in 1985, I always knew I’d follow in my father’s footsteps and be an electrical engineer.>> What accomplishment are you especially proud of?My husband and I have successfully continued the family business after my father’s passing in 2001. With our office close to our home in Fountain Hills, we maintain active participation in all our children’s activities and schools.>> What would people be surprised to know about you?I’m a gourmet cook. My favorite dishes include smoked duck and andouille sausage gumbo.>> Best business advice you’ve ever been given:The greatest mistake an executive can make is to be afraid of making a mistake.>> Advice you’d share with people:Stay humble and curious. Maintain a hunger to always learn more. Build a vision for your life and set your goals to reach them.
The COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is setting new records as infections continue to spike in the Midwest and other parts of the country.The United States reported 73,240 new COVID-19 cases yesterday and 985 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 dashboard. A USA Today analysis of that data shows that over the past 7 days the nation has added more than 500,000 new cases, the most new cases seen in a week since the pandemic began in March.A member of the White House coronavirus task force said today that the nationwide increase in cases isn’t just a reflection of increased testing.”We are at another critical point in the pandemic response,” Admiral Brett Giroir, MD, told NBC’s Today Show. “Yes, we’re getting more cases identified, but the cases are actually going up. And we know that, too, because hospitalizations are going up.”Overall, there have been 8,836,861 confirmed US COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, and 227,409 people have died, according to John Hopkins.Cases, hospitalizations surge in MidwestAmong the hardest-hit states in this latest wave of infections has been Wisconsin, which yesterday reported 5,262 new COVID-19 cases and 64 deaths, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). Those are by far the most new cases and COVID-19 deaths the state has seen since the pandemic began.There are 1,365 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state, including 339 in intensive care units. Wisconsin hospitals are at 85% capacity, and state health officials worry the situation will get worse.”It’s a nightmare scenario, frankly, that this could get quite a bit worse in the next several weeks or months before it gets better,” Ryan Westergaard, MD, MPH, chief medical officer of DHS, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.At a press conference, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers asked residents to limit social gatherings to a circle of five people, the paper reported.North Dakota is also seeing uncontrolled spread. On Oct 26, White House coronavirus task force coordinator Deborah Birx, MD, told state officials that the use of masks in retail establishments in the state capital of Bismarck was the poorest she’s seen during her nationwide tour of states, ABC News reported.”Over the last 24 hours as we were here, and we were in your grocery stores, and in your restaurants and frankly even in your hotels, this is the least use of masks that we have seen in retail establishments of any place we have been,” Birx said during a roundtable with local leaders. There is currently no statewide mask mandate in North Dakota, which, according to the most recent coronavirus task report, has the highest rate of cases in the country. Yesterday, however, the Bismarck City Commission voted 3-2 to implement a mask mandate that will start on Nov 1 and last until at least Dec 8, when the commission next meets, according to The Forum. The mandate has no penalties for non-compliance. In Illinois, where the 7-day average of new infections per day has more than doubled since the beginning of the month, Gov. JB Pritzker announced yesterday that he is ordering all bars and restaurants in Chicago to halt indoor service starting Oct 30, WBEZ reported. Pritzker, who’s announced similar restrictions in other counties around the state in recent days, said at a press conference that there have been twice as many COVID-related hospital admissions in Chicago compared with a month ago.”We can’t ignore what is happening around us—because without action, this could look worse than anything we saw in the spring,” Pritzker said.Minnesota, meanwhile, has seen 21 straight days of more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases, and the 643 Minnesotans currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is the new high-water mark for the state, State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm told reporters today during a conference call.”We’re in a strengthening winter storm,” Malcolm said. “We need everybody to do their part, not just for their own good, but for the good of their community and the good of the state.”But while the Midwest is seeing some of the worst spikes in the nation, nearly all of the country is seeing coronavirus cases climb. According to the COVID Exit Strategy website, which measure how states are faring based on cases, testing, and hospitalization rates, 36 states are seeing uncontrolled spread of the virus, and 10 are trending poorly.New Jersey, one of the hardest-hit states in the first wave of COVID-19 infections in the spring, is among the states trending poorly. As NJ.com reports, the 1,010 people hospitalized with COVID-19 across New Jersey’s 71 hospitals is the most seen in the state in 4 months. State officials yesterday reported 1,663 new cases, the 10th straight day of more than 1,000 positive tests.Antibody drug agreementIn other US developments:Drug maker Eli Lilly today announced an agreement with the US government worth $375 million to supply 300,000 vials of the investigational COVID-19 antibody drug bamlanivimab if it is granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration. Lily announced earlier this week that a trial of bamlanivimab in hospitalized COVID-19 patients had ended after investigators found no benefit from the drug, but previous trials have indicated bamlanivimab may reduce viral load, symptoms, and risk of hospitalization in patients with recently diagnosed mild-to-moderate COVID-19. The company submitted its EUA request in early October.The Boston Athletic Association announced today that next year’s Boston Marathon will be postponed until at least the end of 2021 because of the pandemic.
DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. SOUTHFIELD, MI — Ramzi Hermiz has been appointed senior vice president, sealing systems for Federal-Mogul. He was also appointed to the company’s strategy board. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Previously vice president of Federal-Mogul’s European Aftermarket, Hermiz joined Federal-Mogul in 1998 when the company purchased Fel-Pro, Inc. Since then, Hermiz has held positions of increasing responsibility, beginning with director, purchasing; followed by director, pull systems and inventory; and then vice president, global supply chain management. Before joining Fel-Pro in 1990, Hermiz was manager, purchasing and quality assurance for a manufacturer of residential lighting and other products. He began his career as a design and product engineer for a consulting firm serving the heavy-duty construction industry. For more information about Federal-Mogul, visit: www.federal-mogul.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement
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You may be interested in… Oct 15, 2020 The Bahamas has suspended national school examinations following a spike in the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country in recent days. Bahamas has recorded 153 confirmed cases of the virus and 11 deaths. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak The ministry said that in an effort to ensure the safety of all concerned and to protect the integrity of the national examinations, “the 2020 sitting of the Bahamas Junior Certificate (BJC) and the Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) examinations is temporarily suspended effective immediately until further notice”. The Ministry of Education said that Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis had on Sunday announced the lockdown of the island of Grand Bahama until August 7, due to the recent spike in the number of COVID-19 cases. It said that it was advising students to continue their preparations for “these crucial examinations as they will be held at a later date in accordance with the advice of the competent authority guided by Ministry of Health officials”. Oct 15, 2020 Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Oct 16, 2020 St. Lucia records more cases of COVID More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… Last Sunday, Minnis said that he understood the “frustration and the disappointment of many Bahamians and residents that may ensue as we re-implement certain restrictions. “But as a country we have to do what is right and necessary. If we do not take these measures now, we will pay a higher and deadlier price later,” he added. Oct 16, 2020 PM announces ‘total lockdown’ of Bahamas after COVID spikePrime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis Monday night announced a “complete national lockdown” of every island in The Bahamas for at least the next two weeks after the country recorded a significant spike in the number of cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19). In a nationwide radio and television broadcast, Minnis said…August 4, 2020In “General”St. Kitts And Nevis Confirms Two COVID-19 CasesNATIONAL STATEMENT ON COVID-19 By the Hon Wendy Colleen Phipps Minister of State with Responsibility for Health March 25, 2020 In my capacity as Minister of State with Responsibility for Health, it is my duty to inform you that as of 11:03 pm on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the Federation…March 25, 2020In “CARICOM”Three CARICOM countries record COVID deathsStory via CMC – Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and the Bahamas registered deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours, while the authorities in Belize warn that ongoing transmission happening within families is a key factor driving the virus in that Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country. The Ministry of…October 14, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApp
Dorman Products Inc. has announced that John “Jack” Gavin has been appointed as an independent director on the company’s board, effective immediately. Gavin’s appointment expands the board to seven directors, five of whom are independent directors. Gavin will be a member of the company’s audit and corporate governance and nominating committees. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementGavin currently serves as a senior adviser with LLR Partners and as chairman of Strategic Distribution Inc. (SDI). Previously, Gavin was the CEO and president of Drake Beam Morin Inc. (DBM), an international career management and transitions management firm. Before joining DBM in 2006, he was president and chief operating officer of Right Management Inc., a publicly traded global provider of integrated consulting solutions across the employment lifecycle. Prior to joining Right Management Inc., Gavin was a partner with Arthur Andersen where he spent the first 18 years of his career. Gavin is currently a director of GMS Inc., a publicly-held distributor of gypsum wallboard and related building products in North America as well as other companies backed by private equity. Gavin holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Temple University in Philadelphia.Mathias Barton, the company’s CEO, said, “We are pleased to welcome Jack to our board of directors. Jack’s 38 years of broad experience across several businesses and industries will add a valuable perspective to our board. We appreciate his willingness to serve as a director and look forward to benefiting from his judgement and counsel.”
AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Welland also will assume presidency of IAAF in two years’ time, after Knox steps down at the end of his term. Richard Welland On his new appointment, Knox said, “I feel that the past year has armed me with invaluable insight into the tireless activity of IAAF. Throughout my term as president I look forward to helping continue its work, and will give my all in promoting and securing the future of the independent aftermarket to the benefit of our members and the sector.”Advertisement Welland added, “I’m delighted to have more of an active role within IAAF and very much look forward to my term as vice president. There is still a long road ahead for the aftermarket in overcoming many challenges, which the federation along with its members will continue to address with belief, commitment and courage to achieve a fairer outcome for all.” Knox, who became IAAF vice president in April 2018, has been a member of the IAAF Council since 2016, and is managing director of CD Group, a third-generation family business with previous managing directors, grandfather Stuart Knox and father Ken Knox. The company was established in 1963, with Knox joining in 1999 to help establish the company’s operations in the Republic of Ireland. Welland is the managing director of one of the UK’s largest rotating electrics suppliers, WAIGlobal. With extensive experience in the automotive industry and a proven track record of growing each business he has worked in, managed and owned, he has presided over numerous mergers and acquisitions, as well as been a pioneer in breaking down the boundaries over supply and price issues. CD Group’s largest trading name, Component Distributors, is a warehouse distributor, supplying Motor Factors throughout Ireland. Headquartered in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the company employs close to 200 people. Terry Knox has been appointed president of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), taking over from Lawrence Bleasdale, who stepped down at IAAF’s annual general meeting on Feb. 14. This comes at the same time as IAAF’s Honorary Treasurer Richard Welland has been appointed the new vice president. Wendy Williamson, IAAF chief executive, had this to say, “I’m extremely pleased that IAAF’s relationship with both Terry and Richard has been further strengthened in their new roles as respective president and vice president. So far their contributions in helping us determine a strategy to combat the ongoing challenges faced by the aftermarket cannot be underestimated. Their drive and in-depth industry expertise make them a natural fit for their roles and I wish them every success.” Terry Knox
A round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea…Mundo Deportivo claim Kenedy could be targeted by Barcelona. The Spanish sports daily say senior Barca scout Ariedo Braida wanted the club to sign Kenedy, 20, before Chelsea snapped him up and is again pushing for them to make a move for him.AdChoices广告The Daily Mirror have subsequently speculated that Chelsea might be willing to sell the Brazilian.Kenedy has impressed for Chelsea this seasonMeanwhile, Real Madrid could offer James Rodriguez to Chelsea in exchange for Eden Hazard, The Sun say.The newspaper believes Real are ready to offload Colombian Rodriguez, 24, after a poor season and are considering making the Blues an offer.Paris St-Germain also continue to be linked with Hazard, who has attracted criticism for his performances for Chelsea this season.Hazard has been linked with Real during successive transfer windowsAnd there continues to be speculation over the future of Chelsea striker Diego Costa.The Daily Star declare that Costa is considering his future after being charged by the Football Association with improper conduct following his sending-off at Everton on Saturday.The Spain international will ‘weigh up his options for a summer move away from Stamford Bridge,’ it is claimed. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Elizabeth Moss in “The Handmaid’s Tale”/Hulu(LOS ANGELES) — The Handmaid’s Tale is the current reigning best drama champ at the Emmys, but show creator Bruce Miller says he was still surprised by the 20 Emmy nominations the dystopian Hulu series received Thursday morning.“I wasn’t expecting anything, because I’m terrified all the time that we did a terrible job,” Miller told ABC Radio. “I’m always thrilled and surprised because I’m always expecting or preparing for the worst. So this was wonderful news.”After taking home the Best Drama Series prize at last year’s awards, Miller premiered the second season of the series on Hulu to mixed reviews. Miller says he does read some of the negative critiques to try and improve the show — even if the criticism hurts. “If you don’t pay attention you don’t have the kind of ammunition you need to figure out how to improve the show,” he said. “It does hurt my feelings when people don’t like things that I like.”Unlike last year, Miller will be competing against juggernaut Game of Thrones for best drama, but he told ABC Radio that doesn’t faze him. “They’ve been making fantastic television for a very, very long time, and I’m just proud to be counted in the same category,” he said.The Television Academy also nominated The Handmaid’s Tale stars Elisabeth Moss for Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Ann Dowd for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and Samira Wiley for Guest Actress in a Drama Series.“We’re beyond grateful, beyond proud,” Miller said. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.