Ciara Renée Kyle Dean Massey Broadway.com Resident Artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson spent an evening under the Broadway big top! After experiencing the magic when the Tony-winning revival first opened in April 2013, Squigs couldn’t resist going back to the Music Box Theatre to see new Pippin stars Ciara Renee (Leading Player), Kyle Dean Massey (Pippin) and Annie Potts (Berthe) in action! Directed by Diane Paulus, Pippin tells the story of a young prince searching for his corner of the sky—and original cast favorites Terrence Mann (Charles), Charlotte d’Amboise (Fastrada) and Rachel Bay Jones (Catherine) were on hand to help tell the thrilling tale. Check out Squigs’ portrait of the stars, then catch the “exciting, mystic and exotic” tale of Pippin on Broadway! Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Pippin Star Files View Comments Related Shows Annie Potts About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home.
By Dialogo September 17, 2010 The US State Department said Wednesday Colombia was making progress in human rights and deserved that Congress approve giving it more than 30 million dollars in US military aid for fiscal year 2011. The assessment was included in the yearly certification report, required by the six-billion-dollar Plan Colombia lawmakers approved in 2000, which was presented last week to Congress, the department said in a statement. “Though there continues to be a need for improvement, the Colombian government has taken positive steps to improve respect for human rights in the country,” it told Congress, asking it to authorize 30.3 billion dollars for the Colombian Armed Forces. The money goes to help Colombia deal with rampant drug trafficking and guerrilla violence in its territory, but includes monitoring human rights abuses especially by security forces. Like a US-Colombian free trade agreement, Plan Colombia is conditioned to human rights improvements in Colombia. The department said the new administration of President Juan Manuel Santos — sworn in on August 7 — “has taken significant steps to demonstrate that it takes human rights seriously,” both at the social and judicial system levels. Nevertheless, it added, “impunity remains a concern… (and) threats by criminal groups against human rights defenders and civil society in Colombia are also deeply troubling.” The State Department urged Colombia to pursue thorough investigations of all alleged human rights abuses and threats in the country. “The United States government remains committed to continued engagement with the Colombian government to improve the human rights performance of the Colombian Armed Forces, and respect for human rights throughout the country,” it added.
Robin Rosenberg, of Rosenberg & McAuliffe, P.L., presented at the midyear conference of Personal Injury Firm Legal Administrators regarding compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. Vail Gardner and Jennifer Webb, associates at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Miami, were named directors for the Miami-Dade Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Bob Spohrer, of Spohrer, Wilner, Maxwell, & Mathews, P.A., has been chosen as a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates. Steven J. Brodie, of Carlton Fields, Miami, has been elected as an executive committee member of the University of Miami’s Citizen’s Board for a one-year term. Ken Wright, of Baker & Hostetler, L.L.P., has been appointed chair of the International Investment in Real Estate Committee for the American Bar Association. Diana Santa Maria, of Ft. Lauderdale, spoke on the topic of Direct Examination of the Lay Witness at the A.J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute Seminar in Orlando. She also spoke in Ft. Lauderdale on the Trial of the Soft Tissue Case for the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. Shanell M. Schuyler, of Johnson City, TN, has accepted a part-time professorship position at East Tennessee St. University commencing in Spring 2004, where she will lecture on the Legal Environment of Business. Kimberly Page Walker, of Williams, Parker, Harrison, Dietz & Getzen, has been elected president of the Teen Court Board of Directors for Sarasota County. Leslie J. Lott, of Lott and Friedland, P.A., Coral Gables, spoke at the Practicing Law Institute’s Ninth Annual Institute for Intellectual Property Law Conference in New York City. Cathryn A. Mitchell, with MillerMitchell, P.C., Princeton, NJ, spoke at the meeting of the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association regarding implementing a company-wide trade secret protection program. Frank Ramos, associate of Clarke Silverglate Campbell Williams & Montgomery, Miami, was named to the board of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association and received the Trial Advocate Quarterly Award for his contributions to the Trial Advocate Quarterly. John Newton, senior assistant attorney general in Attorney General Charlie Crist’s Civil Rights and Economic Crimes units, spoke at a Privacy Compliance Conference for pharmaceutical industry leaders. He spoke about consumer protection laws and pharmaceutical marketing. Jeremy Alters, of Ratzan & Alters, has been appointed to the new lawyers board of directors of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Spencer H. Silverglate, of Clarke Silverglate Campbell Williams & Montgomery, Miami, was named president-elect of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association. Marili Blanco, an associate of Holland & Knight, Orlando, was installed to the volunteer leadership council of the Central Florida Chapter of the American Diabetes Association. Ed Mullins, of Astigarraga Davis, spoke at a seminar of the Inter American Press Association focused on The Media and Legal Attacks. He spoke on the topic of Internet, Defamation, and Personal Jurisdiction. Frank Rapprich and Michael Haire, of Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley & Dunlap, P.A., spoke at a seminar by Lormar Education Services titled Construction Management/Design-Build in Florida. Charles Fletcher, of de la Parte & Gilbert, P.A., Tampa, spoke at the biennial International Desalination Association World Congress at Paradise Island, Bahamas. He presented his paper Obstacles to Desalination in the Southeastern United States. Alex Villamanan, partner of Villamanan & Babinsky, P.A., Miami Beach, presented Protecting Your Criminal Rights at E.F. International School of English. R. Michael Underwood, of counsel to Steel Hector & Davis, L.L.P., has been named chair of the American Bar Association Subcommittee on Enforcement of the State Regulation of Securities Committee. Damaris Perez Daugherty, executive director of the Teachers Rights Advocacy Coalition, was called to testify before the U.S. Senate concerning the United Teachers of Dade. Craig Marc Rappel, of Rappel & Rappel, P.A., Vero Beach, has been appointed chair of the Florida Statewide Advocacy Council for 2003-04. Dawn Meyers, shareholder of Berger Singerman, Ft. Lauderdale, has been invited to participate in the Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Ft. Lauderdale Class X. Mildred Beam, of Mateer Harbert, spoke at the National Medical Association’s 2003 Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly in Philadelphia, PA. Edith G. Osman, past president of The Florida Bar and shareholder at Carlton Fields, Miami, served as an honorary chair of the 2003 Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade County Luncheon at Parrot Jungle Island. George J. Terwilliger, partner of White & Case, L.L.P., spoke at an American Institute of Certified Public Accountants National Conference on Fraud and Advanced Litigation Services. Robert K. Downs, second vice president of the Illinois State Bar Association, has been named a member of the board of visitors of Northern Illinois University College of Law and the Leading Lawyers Network, a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company. Elizabeth F. Schwartz, of Miami Beach, was selected to participate in a roundtable meeting, held in Washington, D.C., of 25 attorneys from across the country who are authorities on the issues affecting gay and lesbian parents. She also addressed an assembly at American University Washington College of Law discussing the latest developments in scholarship and practice regarding modern family issues. Tommy Boroughs, partner of Holland & Knight, Orlando, was named second vice chair of the Policy Makers Council of the American Public Power Association. Manuel A. “Alex” Reboso, a partner of Rossman Baumberger Reboso & Spier, P.A., has been elected to the executive committee of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. Jack McElroy, partner of Shutts and Bowen, L.L.P., was one of the featured speakers at the National Business Institute Commercial Evictions seminar in Orlando. Colleen M. Fitzgerald, of GrayHarris, Tampa, has been elected to a two-year term on the board of directors of the Kiwanis Club of Tampa. Tony Hernandez III, of Cape Canaveral, has been appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush to a second consecutive three-year term as a member of the Cape Canaveral Hospital District board of directors. Tracy S. Carlin, of Mills & Carlin, P.A., presented a lecture on the impact of the amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act pursuant to the USA Patriot Act to the St. Augustine Chapter of the League of Women Voters. Bob Murphy, vice president and COO of Baptist Hospital, Pensacola, presented to executives and leaders of health care organizations the topic of Creating and Maintaining a Great Culture and Hiring and Keeping Great Employees, at the Baptist Healthcare Leadership Institute in Pensacola. Joanne Harvest Koren, director of the University of Miami School of Law’s Academic Achievement Program, has been selected vice chair of the Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board. In addition, she was appointed to the board of directors of Suited for Success. Jamie Finizio-Bascombe, president of FAWL (Broward), presided over the Broward County Women Lawyers’ Association 2003 Annual Installation Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Federal Court Judge Patricia Seitz. In addition, she has been elected to a two-year term as president of Nova Southeastern University Law School Alumni Association, as well as the Nova board of governors. Stephen R. Looney was a guest speaker at the 54th Annual Tennessee Federal Tax Institute in Nashville, where he spoke on the topics of Drafting Shareholder Agreements for Closely Held Corporations and Avoiding Unreasonable Compensation Attacks on Professional Service and Other Closely-Held Corporations. Henry “Hank” Sanchez, Jr., vice president and general counsel of High Mark Insurance and Financial Services, Inc., Lakeland, has been appointed to the board of directors of the National Society of Compliance Professionals. Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., of Carlton Fields, P.A., has been presented the 2003 Tampa Bay Ethics Award by the University of Tampa. November 1, 2003 Regular News November 1, 2003 News and Notes
When we face a danger, and at this moment, apart from the COVID-19 virus infection, the danger we see before us is the illiquidity of our business, the scenario of laying off employees and closing the company, the stress hormones cortisol, adrenaline and noradrenaline fight or flee for the situation (fight or flight) which can lead us to a kind of mental paralysis. Analytical, quantitative, financial, and rationally oriented leaders, managers, and owners are often excellent at analyzing the situation, but can focus solely on numbers and be prone to profound cost reductions in ways that can have negative long-term impacts on business. Let’s call them rational analysts and take the example of one CEO who, in a recession a few years ago, immediately started with such serious cuts that the business barely worked. She felt better, but a year later she readily admitted that by losing sight of her strategic purpose she had lost years of momentum. This loss of long-term outlook ultimately put her business at greater risk than it had before the first economic crisis. Beware dear entrepreneurs (e), wheels of tourism, keep your brave spirit and let your mental resources become your biggest ally in this crisis. 4. WHOLE BRAIN WalkAround MAKE EVERYONE FOR YOURSELF FOR EVERY DECISION NEEDED AND THEN EXCHANGE CONCLUSIONS – be disciplined and consistent, and argue about all the elements. In moments when it is difficult for us, when we are experiencing a hurricane of fear, panic, worry, stress, feelings of helplessness, anger, sadness, it is important to notice all these emotions and not allow them to automatically take over us and that is why cognitive diversity i agility of thinking needed more than ever. What exactly does that mean? 1. # Stay at home and we discipline it and not by our interpretation of staying home. 2. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ALL YOUR AVAILABLE MENTAL RESOURCES available to you, especially for effective decision-making in a crisis. Non-prone to change, more practical, more detailed leaders, managers and owners immediately start planning any response to the crisis, but too often they minimize any risk by focusing mainly on very short-term decisions and reactions. These practical organizers strive for the good feeling that they are “doing” something, but that can be the wrong thing to do. Conversely, leaders, managers, and owners who expend so much energy devising innovative ideas in response to a situation will create even more change than the crisis itself has created. These creative, visionary people run the risk of leading this team and organization to fatigue from change beyond what the crisis has created. Retaining some initiatives can allow everyone to focus and not have to reinvent everything. Maintaining a long-term perspective 2. ASSEMBLE A COGNITIVALLY DIVERSE CRISIS TEAM AS YOU WOULD ENSURE ACCESS TO A WIDER PERSPECTIVE Tourism was among the first. The strongest support of our budget. There are a lot of questions and few answers. It is ungrateful to talk about any predictions and figures at this time. We find ourselves in extraordinary circumstances and no one has been able to prepare us for it whether we are a large hotel corporation, a smaller travel agency or a small family renter. We all have the same questions; What will be? What to do? What to do next? In times of crisis, making decisions important to our business requires a breadth of thinking that we are often reluctant to do even in “normal” circumstances (without being aware of it) because “when everything is right” we mostly rely on our familiar, well-established ways of thinking and behaving. By using it, you will ensure the inclusion of all the thinking perspectives you need, providing a cognitively diverse approach and ensuring better results and an increased dose of innovation. Therefore, these are two key messages: Otherwise, in business, it is important, and especially in these crisis situations – to gather people around us who are different, especially our opposite. If you find it difficult to identify who should make up your crisis team – in this table you can “quickly” scan some forms of behavior and thinking that can help you: 3. USE THE WalkAround – Whole Brain® BUSINESS DECISION-MAKING ANALYSIS MODEL 1. AS AN OWNER / MANAGER, AWARE HOW TO DECIDE DECISIONS OTHERWISE? Setting a calm, appropriate pace Our recommendations are based on Whole Brain Model crisis management. It is equally applicable to large organizations and eg small family farms. Below we explain which extremes you can go to and the importance of balancing all mental centers, ie it is important: Recognition of saturation from change Continuing to launch a new product, developing creative solutions, or allowing policy flexibility (in a given context) that will meet the needs of employees and the client simply does not happen because they seem too risky. This is a “crisis mentality” that reacts in the only way it knows how – to withdraw to control over the preservation of all recognizable processes in the business. Leaders, managers and owners whose first reactions come from a limbic center who are otherwise more people and relationship oriented, could find themselves in a situation overwhelmed by the emotional demands of the situation and as a result experience tremendous distraction and blockage. The reaction of this type of leader (intuitive communicator) inadvertently affects the rest of the team who begins to worry and becomes frustrated by the delays in financial, technological and operational decisions that needed to be made in a calm and appropriate manner. WalkAround is a diagnostic tool for understanding, encouraging, diagnosing, and planning different approaches to a solution based on the use of all four mental centers (Whole Brain). Avoiding the “crisis mentality” These are questions that require a quick response and a change in our standard mindset because the situation is non-standard. It is difficult to act under mental paralysis and a sense of hopelessness. And that is why we cannot be comforted when someone says “crisis is also an opportunity” because in such a state we cannot see it. In this uncertain days and months when we cannot predict what will happen to tourism, when we will again be able to travel, work and get reservations, sell our stories, indigenous products, experiences, services and everything that tourism makes tourism, we can turn to that what we have and that is MENTAL RESOURCES – within our teams and families. And that is why in such states and in these moments, even the smallest shift is important – you become aware of yourself and your emotions, you respect perspectives that you would not otherwise, you try tools like this, dive into your potentials, connect the incompatible… If you still find it difficult to determine, we recommend that you take into the brainstorming process the people who most often disagree. You can apply the same team building within the family – it is important that key topics are discussed by people who look at the situation / problems / challenges from different perspectives. 5. ASK THESE QUESTIONS UNTIL YOU FIND NEW SOLUTIONS / IDEAS Evaluate each important decision by answering ALL four questions according to the following quadrants. If necessary, you may want to contact others outside your team to get clear and appropriate answers for each quadrant. These are challenging times that require us to awaken the mental centers we have that we don’t otherwise use. Published by: Marinela Dropulić Ružić, Meraklis. The text has been adapted according to thinkherrmann.com How then to achieve that “breadth, that is, stretched thinking”? I am witnessing this these days because some entrepreneurs, including my friends, co-workers and colleagues, have already faced some difficult decisions about laying off employees, borrowing and taking great care of their own livelihoods.
Australia’s most-populous state reported the biggest daily jump in coronavirus infections in two weeks on Wednesday but said there were no plans to cancel the New Year fireworks show over Sydney Harbor, as new cases nationally also ticked up.New South Wales (NSW) state reported 17 new cases, the biggest one-day jump since Aug. 12, while nationally the count rose to 109 cases from 85 a day earlier.Victoria state remained the hardest-hit region with 90 cases, although this was well down from its daily peak of more than 700 in early August at the height of a second wave of infections. Victoria’s capital Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city, is in its fifth week of a six-week lockdown with authorities scheduled to detail on Sunday a timetable for easing curbs.Though strict restrictions have helped to contain the spread of the virus, they have wreaked havoc on the economy with official data on Wednesday showing Australia had entered its first recession in three decades.Australia has detected nearly 26,000 infections since the pandemic began. The national death tally rose to 663 after Victoria reported six deaths in the last 24 hours.NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the state was pushing ahead with plans to host large events such as the New Years Eve fireworks over Sydney Harbor.”We should be hosting events we’ve hosted before but it will be different,” Berejiklian told reporters.”I think for a lot of people the fireworks represent hope.” Topics :
“This does not mean the current system is working optimally or can alone provide satisfactory governance in today’s world,” he told delegates.”We must be open to continuous reform and guard against the bureaucratisation of the UN, and we must stress the vital importance that a competent and impartial international civil service be maintained.“And we must remember that the UN is an orchestra of many instruments and that the failure to produce harmonious music may be less to do with the deficiencies with the instrument than with the musicians who refuse to play or insist on playing their own tunes.”Blix said he did not doubt globalisation and the increasing interdependence of states – economically, environmentally and politically – was the single factor that pushed the hardest for cooperation and against clashes and conflict.But he added: “We need all – governments, business and NGOs – to participate in this effort and to use the United Nations as a key instrument. As [second UN secretary-general] Dag Hammarskjöld said, we should not expect the UN to take us to heaven, but it may help us to avoid going to hell.”He said the world must also be aware that, increasingly, the European Union and other regional organisations – such as NATO and the Organisation of African States – shared the burden of international governance, and that informal groups such as the G8 or G20 functioned as mechanisms helping to create international consensus and action. Only a few hours before global NGOs staged a mass walk-out of climate talks in Warsaw, he also noted that, increasingly, civil society – the global NGO community as well as the global business community – had been brought into the dialogue and been enabled to contribute and influence.He pointed out that, since 1993, there had been a convention against the possession and use of chemical weapons.It was under this convention that most states, including the large powers, and now Syria, were destroying their chemical weapons, he said. Blix added: “The world has come a long way from the quarrelling and warring chiefdoms of past centuries, but it has still a long way to go to reduce armed conflicts, bloated arsenals and the shocking annual global military expenditures of $1,700bn.“We must remember the UN is an orchestra of many instruments and that the failure to produce harmonious music may be less to do with the deficiencies with the instrument than with the musicians who refuse to play or insist on playing their own tunes”Hans Blix, former UN weapons inspector“It has a long way to go to create humane living conditions for a world population that needs to further slow its growth, and it has a long way to go to secure access to sufficient energy for all without risking to destroy the global climate – as we are now busy doing.”Blix said he also believed that traditional reasons for war – such as a desire to achieve self-determination, the drawing of new borders and the armed grabbing of land – were either a “thing of the past” or no longer cause “major conflagrations”.They could also be settled judicially.“Religion and ideology have been important triggers of war in the past, but, with the end of the Cold War, it is hard to imagine that differences in ideology could again ignite armed conflict.“The clash of civilizations that was much discussed a few years ago will certainly not lead to large wars. Al Qaeda is not the Muslim world.”He questioned those who predicted the possibility of armed conflict over resource scarcity, despite resources of the Middle East, Central Asia and the Arctic being subject to “competing” energy projects and pipelines.“These competing interests are more likely to play out in prices than in armed action,” he said. “An important development in the energy sphere has occurred with the rapid introduction of fracking that is now making the US self-sufficient in gas and even exporting.“Control of the Middle East may become a less vital US strategic interest, and China and Russia may find a somewhat slackening of US interest in Central Asia.” The UN still has a critical role to play in the peace process, according to Hans Blix, former UN senior weapons inspector and former foreign minister of Sweden.Blix addressed the audience at the IPE Awards Seminar in Noordwijk, the Netherlands yesterday, saying: “I have noted the reports that the number of interstate wars in the world has gone down and that there may be increasing restraints against launching unauthorised military interventions. “It would be rash, however, to attribute this evolution simply to a growing respect for the rules of the UN Charter.”However, while recognising that the UN Charter rule restricting the use of armed force remained an uncertain barrier against the risk of armed violence, he noted that the UN system offered “important opportunities for dialogue, conciliation and joint action”.
Daniel Herbert, CEO of SSKB Strata Managers, said he was fortunate to have had special training on coping with stress and anxiety thanks to his time with the national team.Ex-Wallaby and current Rugby Australia board member Daniel Herbert has gone to extraordinary lengths to help the residents of his apartment buildings cope with COVID-19.The World Cup-winning former vice-captain of the Wallabies is the Brisbane-based chief executive of SSKB Strata Managers – a company that has properties under management across Queensland and in Melbourne.MORE: Anna Spiro sells her island homeEpic penthouse sells for $4 millionCOVID-19 has changed homeowners: SurveyBizarre bubble house gaining global attentionSSKB Strata Managers has about 4000 residents impacted by stage 4 restrictions in Melbourne. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Andrew HenshawMany strata residents, including about 4000 that his company deals with in Melbourne alone, had come under pressure during forced lockdown periods after facilities had to close and interaction with others was limited.Concerned about the mental health and wellbeing implications of a long lockdown for residents, Mr Herbert hired a man, who once trained with Shaolin monks, to run a series of online training sessions to help residents reduce their stress levels.Chief Maker’s Greg Layton.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours ago“Any athlete knows you have to play mental tricks with your brain to get through difficult periods,” he said. “I was lucky that when I was young, we went through AIS in the early days of sports psychologists about managing performance, how to not let anxiety take over, how to look at difficult situations as an opportunity and how to get the best out of it. Had I not been fortunate enough to fall into sport I would not have those tools. A lot of people are in that situation now (with COVID-19 impacts) and if we can help as a company it can only be a good thing.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58He hired Chief Maker’s Greg Layton, who has helped many senior executives build their own resilience ‘toolkits’ during corporate transformations, to help support residents with stress and anxiety reduction techniques.The sessions run every Tuesday via SSKB Strata Managers’ Facebook page, with Mr Layton’s first session focused on how to turn negative emotions and triggers into positive mantras and actions.Some of the most common concerns from apartment owners in Melbourne included how to lead a team during isolation, how to handle everything when you live alone, homeschooling kids and how to think of new social activities during lockdown.FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK
Benthic, a global geosciences company in subsea services group Acteon, plans to open its first Brazilian technology center and geotechnical laboratory in Rio de Janeiro. The facility will open later this year in the Technological Park of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Benthic aims to use the center for geoscience research, development and innovation projects with a focus on the oil, gas and offshore wind sectors.This is part of Acteon’s overall aim of enabling companies to reduce the lifetime costs of owning and operating their critical infrastructure.“The Technological Park offers an environment conducive to innovation projects and proximity to the university’s geoscience laboratories and other established companies,” said Greg Fyffe, vice president of strategy for Benthic.The technology center will be home to Benthic’s first advanced geotechnical and geological soil research laboratory. This will provide Brazilian operators with a local laboratory and remove the need to transport samples overseas for advanced testing.“Technological development is at the heart of Benthic,” added Steve Pywell, Benthic chief executive officer. “In the 20 years since we were spun off from the University of Sydney, Australia, we have developed countless innovative and successful technologies. Our company works with universities around the world and our partnership with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro is of paramount importance for our operations in the important deepwater market of Brazil.”The technology center is scheduled to begin operations during the third quarter of this year.
Michelle “Shelly” Litchfield Dudley, 62, of Aurora, IN, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 in Lawrenceburg, IN.She was born Friday, March 19, 1954 in Cincinnati, Ohio, daughter of Mitzi B. Bollabauer Litchfield and the late John A. Litchfield.She was a member of the Sayler Park Church of the Nazarene. Shelly was an avid racing fan, she enjoyed video taping racing and attended many races at Lawrenceburg Speedway. Shelly loved puzzles, she also enjoyed music from the 50’s and 60’s, but her passion was family genealogy.Surviving are her mother, Mitzi Litchfield of Aurora, IN; children, April Carpenter of Greensburg, IN, Amy (late Roy Hulsey Jr.) Hulsey of Aurora, IN, John Dudley of Greensburg, IN; siblings, Vickie Edwards of Aurora, IN, Michael (Brenda) Litchfield of Cincinnati, OH, Jackie Litchfield Apted of Cincinnati, OH, Nick (Patti) Litchfield of Cleves, OH, Sandi Shanks of Batavia, OH; grandchildren, Eric, Samantha, Dylan, Cheyenne, Julian, Tabitha and Damian Carpenter, Desiree Hulsey, Dakota, Alexis and Kaisen Dudley .She was preceded in death by dad, John Litchfield and grandson, Brayden Dudley.Friends will be received 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home, Saturday, at 9:30 am with Rev. Jackie Litchfield Apted officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to The Cure Starts Now. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
Press Association “We’re down to three or four possibles and we would hope to get somebody in place for Tuesday or Wednesday of next week, but it may go a little bit longer depending on the situation of the person that we pick,” he said. Moody is relishing his new task at Selhurst Park. Palace are at the foot of the Premier League with just three points gleaned from 10 matches since their promotion. “I am very excited by the opportunity I have been offered and would like to thank the club for their faith in me,” Moody said on the club’s website. “The club has made impressive progress since 2010 and I look forward to playing my part in helping ensure their continued success. I can’t wait to get started.” Moody was set to watch Palace’s Premier League home match against Everton on Saturday. Palace are adamant they have plenty left to play for this season, despite their parlous standing in the table. And the next manager will need to share that view, according to the co-chairman. “We’ve certainly made it more difficult for ourselves with results but it’s too early to write the season off. It would be crazy to write the season off. We’ve not written the season off,” Parish said. “The person we’re looking to appoint, it’s very important that we feel they’ve not written the season off, because if nothing else you’re not suddenly going to be able to turn on fantastic football because you’re in the Championship. “You’ve got to be playing much better football and your confidence has got to be there in the squad if you do find yourself relegated.” Moody was ousted from his position at the Cardiff City Stadium last month and replaced by 23-year-old Kazakh Alisher Apsalyamov, in a surprise move by owner Vincent Tan. Moody has functioned alongside Cardiff manager Malky Mackay at Watford and the Welsh side, and Palace co-chairman Steve Parish believes he has signed up a skilled operator. Former Cardiff head of recruitment Iain Moody has joined the Bluebirds’ Premier League rivals Crystal Palace as the south London club’s new sporting director. Parish said on BBC1: “I think the whole area of our recruitment is essential at a football club. “Iain’s got great experience, working with Malky Mackay at Watford and latterly Cardiff, with great success as well. “Iain will be responsible for all areas of player recruitment. The chief scout will report into him. He’s work directly with me and with the new manager when he’s appointed.” Parish stressed Moody had not been appointed to lead Palace’s search for a new manager, following Ian Holloway’s recent resignation. “That’s not correct,” Parish said. “Obviously Iain is someone whose opinion we’ll ask for. “The manager process is ongoing. We want to appoint someone quickly but we want to get the right person.” Palace are optimistic about making an appointment next week, Parish said.