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[ENCUESTA] ¿Con qué líder político español serían infieles las españolas? ...SORPRESA: ¡Pablo Casado!

Mon, Apr 22, 2019 04:36 EDT

● Las mujeres españolas buscando una aventura extramatrimonial en la web de citas para infieles Victoria Milan nombra al líder del Partido Popular como el más sexy de los principales partidos políticos de España ● El actual Presidente del Gobierno, Pedro Sánchez, sería la segunda opción para más de 2.500 mujeres abiertas a la infidelidad en España ● Albert Rivera, Santiago y Pablo iglesias completan la lista. El líder de Unidos Podemos tan solo sería el elegido por un 7% de estas féminas Una de las plataformas online más discretas del mundo para buscar aventuras extramatrimoniales, Victoria Milan , ha preguntado a 2.573 mujeres casadas o comprometidas registradas en la web con qué líder político engañarían a su pareja. Sorprendentemente, el número 1 del Partido Popular, Pablo Casado, se ha llevado el 32% de los votos de estas mujeres. Su rival más directo en las próximas Elecciones General de este próximo 28 de abril, Pedro Sánchez, ha sido elegido por el 30% de estas españolas que buscan un affair en Victoria Milan. En tercera posición se encuentra el líder de Ciudadanos, Albert Rivera. El supuesto nuevo novio de la cantante Malú se ha quedado con un 21% de los votos, por lo que Malú puede seguir tranquila que el político no es el favorito de las infieles para engañar a sus parejas. Finalmente cierran esta lista el líder de VOX, con un 10% Santiago Abascal parece no ser el más indicado para tener una aventura extramatrimonial, y el candidato a la Presidencia por Unidos Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, que solo atrae a un 7% de las participantes en esta curiosa encuesta de cara a las próximas Elecciones.

"Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk," Narrated By Bill Murray, Shows April 27 and 29 at Newport Beach Film Festival

Fri, Apr 19, 2019 15:05 EDT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk," Narrated By Bill Murray, Shows April 27 and 29 at Newport Beach Film Festival NEWPORT BEACH, California , USA ( Apri l 19 , 2019 ) - "Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk" ( www.loopersmovie.com , @loopersthemovie ) , the most thorough feature-length film documentary ever developed on golf's historic caddie profession, will have t wo showings at the Newport Beach Film Festival - Saturday, April 27 and Monday, April 29 . The film , narrated by actor and former caddie Billy Murray, has drawn critical acclaim in early 2019 as it continues on the international film festival circuit in the weeks following the Masters Tournament and prior to a June 7 United States theatrical release in approximately 25-50 United States markets . The "Loopers" showings are scheduled for The Lido on April 27 at 5:30 p.m., PDT and The Triangle Theater in Costa Mesa on April 29 at 6:15 p.m., PDT. The Lido is a historic theater, built in 1938 and recently restored, and is located one block from the Pacific Ocean. As of April 18, the Saturday showing had approximately 200 tickets sold and is one of the largest selling films prior to the festival opening next weekend . A live Q&A featuring Director Jason Baffa, Executive Producer Jim Packer and Producer Clark Cunningham - all native Californians with Cunningham residing in Newport Beach - will follow the screening. For tickets to either showing, go t o www.newportbeachfilmfest2019.tix.com . "Loopers" was the recipient of the "Ad Hoc Docs" award at the Cleveland International Film Festival in early April and had a requested third showing during its film festivals debut in early February at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Re views of the film ha ve touted the film's accuracy and interest beyond just golf : "... wishing ' Loopers ' could be a series with each vignette an episode. Better yet, with striking panoramics of St. Andrews, Pebble Beach, Bandon, Carnoustie and other world-renowned courses, "Loopers" is reminiscent of the BBC's "Planet Earth" series, educating while aesthetically captivating. " - Golf Digest (March 2019) "This weaves history with personality in telling a handful of specifically amazing golfer-caddie pairings, and is great even for those who hate golf." - Santa Barbara Independent (January 30, 2019). "I've only played a handful of rounds of golf in my life, and I don't particularly care about the sport. Still, I found 'Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk' compelling. Any time you get somebody talking about their life's work you're probably going to get some good stories." - Filmthreat.com (February 15, 2019). "Loopers charts the history of golf from its origins in Scotland to modern times. Traditionally, the caddie's mantra was to 'show up, keep up and shut up.' They were banned from the clubhouse and treated poorly. However, they became an important part of the sport, acting as the player's technical adviser, psychologist and confidant." - Sunday Times , Ireland (February 2, 2019). The film also includes interviews with World Golf Hall of Famers Sir Nick Faldo, Tom Watson, Ben Crenshaw, Lee Trevino, Curtis Strange and former Masters Tournament and U.S. Open champion Fuzzy Zoeller. Professional caddies who participated include Steve Williams (Tiger Woods' former caddie), Carl Jackson (Crenshaw), Fanny Sunesson (Faldo), Pete Bender (Greg Norman and others), Michael Greller (Jordan Spieth) and Jariah "Jerry" Beard (Zoeller at the 1979 Masters). Longtime golf journalists Rick Reilly, Michael Collins and Ward Clayton are also interviewed. The unknown stories are revealed, such as Greg Puga, who grew up in East Los Angeles, went on to caddie at Los Angeles' Bel-Air Country Club and qualified as an amateur to play in the Masters Tournament. Another is the compelling legacy of caddie master Mike Kiely, who has been the caddie organizer at historic Canterbury Golf Club in Cleveland for a half-century and guided many caddies toward successful lives. "Loopers" was filmed at some of the more iconic lo c ations in golf such as the Augusta (G A ) National Golf Club, Pebble Beach (C A ) Golf Links, The Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, numerous other vaunted courses in Scotland and Ireland such as Carnoustie, Prestwick, Ballybunion and Lahinch and Bandon Dunes (O R). "Loopers" is directed by Southern California filmmaker Jason Baffa, who has directed successful independent films on the global surfing sub-culture, including "Bella Vita," "One California Day" and "Singlefin: Yellow." Baffa's first film on golf harkens back to his days growing up when he played golf with his father and uncle. Screening Date s /Times : April 27, 5:30 p.m., The Lido in Newport Beach; and April 29, 6:15 p.m., The Triangle Theater in Costa Mesa. Screening Location s : The Lido, 3 459 Via Lido, Newport Beach, C allif., 92663 ; The Triangle Theater, 1870 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, C alif., 92627 . Tickets : www.newportbeachfilmfest2019.tix.com Trailer: Go to www.loopersmovie.com Screener: Available upon request to media in a limited viewing window . Interviews and Information : Contact Ward Clayton, jaxclayton123@gmail.com Directed by Jason Baffa (@jasonbaffafilms) Produced by David Brookwell, Jim Packer, GEM Pictures , Clark Cunningham, Ward Clayton Written by Carl Cramer (worked with Baffa as film editor on his previous films) Narrated by Bill Murray Animation sequence by a rtist Damian Fulton Country - USA 80 min utes - ENDS - Picture Caption s : 1- ' Loopers ' movie poster . 2- (L-R) Loopers crew Clark Cunningham, David Brookwell, Jason Baffa and Tyler Emmett on site at the Swilcan Bridge, The Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland. Press Release issued on behalf of "Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk" by Clayton Communications . Media Contact: Ward Clayton Clayton Communications (904) 910-7728 jaxclayton123@gmail.com DISCLAIMER 
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Flying Donuts! Spokane's Retro Donuts goes the Extra 300 Miles to Benefit Disability Inclusion

Fri, Apr 19, 2019 14:56 EDT

Retro Donuts not only employs people with disabilities-like a "donut engineer" hired through nonprofit Northwest Center-they're flying tasty, donated donuts across the state for a special benefit. (Spokane, WA) - Retro Donuts serves up classic treats so tasty, they're worth sending all the way to Seattle. The Spokane donut shop, which Creator and Captain Jon Fine founded to "recreate donuts the way they were meant to be," is also a supporter of disability inclusion: Retro Donuts employees include "donut engineer" Anna, who found her job through the Spokane Employment Services team of Washington nonprofit Northwest Center (NWC). Now Anna, Jon, and those amazing donuts are flying from Spokane to Seattle to benefit Northwest Center services for people with disabilities. Jon donated 600 glazed and cinnamon sugar donut holes as gifts for attendees of "The Derby," Northwest Center's annual Kentucky Derby-themed auction and gala to be held April 27, 2019 at the King Street Ballroom in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square. The Retro Donuts team and Anna's NWC job coach Theresa Ray will also attend The Derby as special guests. The Derby will help raise money for NWC Employment Services in Spokane and Seattle. NWC Employment Services works with people with intellectual and other disabilities to find employment meaningful to the employee and beneficial to the employer. Programs begin as early as high school to assess skills and interests for the perfect job match, and on-the-job training and support is offered for as long as it's needed-even for an employee's entire career. NWC works with companies from major corporations like Amazon to independently-owned businesses like Retro Donuts. Each one sees an inclusive workforce as a competitive advantage through increased efficiency, retention, and morale. "For nearly two years, Anna has been an important part of our Retro Donuts team," says Fine. "In our eyes, Anna has no disability. We challenge her to push her limits so that learning is ongoing. We believe this leads to greater job satisfaction and self-confidence that every human being thrives on. Northwest Center and Theresa Ray have the same values and expectations we have for business success, and we deploy those expectations on every shift." "We are so delighted to host Jon and Anna at The Derby, and we're so grateful to Retro Donuts for donating 600 donut holes to benefit our mission," says Northwest Center President & CEO Gene Boes. "Retro Donuts is the perfect example of how disability inclusion in the workplace is a win for employees and employers. Anna loves her job, and customers love the donuts she 'engineers.'" Visit Retro Donuts: 10925 N Newport Hwy, Suite 1 Spokane, Washington 99218 (509) 315-9502 RDonuts.com MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: See Donut Engineer Anna and Retro Donuts Creator and Captain Jon Fine in action at Retro Donuts! Discuss the importance of inclusion of people with disabilities at work and in the community-and how the best donuts are the classic donuts. (No wacky cereal or crushed cookie toppings here!)

Earth Day Lecture in Ann Arbor 'Limiting Exposure to Environmental Chemicals' by Cindy Klements, Author and Adjunct Professor at EMU

Fri, Apr 19, 2019 11:58 EDT

Press Release Earth Day Lecturer Reveals Your Body's Environmental Chemical Burden - and W hat to D o A bout I t! Learn how to uncover and eliminate what might be making you sick! Towsley Auditorium in the Morris Lawrence Building Washtenaw Community College Monday, April 22 @ 7pm Ann Arbor, MI -- Cindy Klement had a childhood fraught with asthma, intestinal disorders and other ailments , all of which continued to cause discomfort well into her adulthood . In 1978 a fter an encounter with a doctor trained in Germany, she followed his dietary suggestions and herbal medicine recommendations and within nine short months her body was completely healed. However, d espite organic eating and clean living since the late 1970s, Cindy had a test that revealed her body was burdened with a toxic load of chemicals in the form of pesticides, BPA, parabens and VOCs. Obsessed with finding out what these chemicals were and how they might be affect ing her health, she accumulated 1500 research papers on the topic . The results were startling . Now, she's presenting a life-changing talk this Monday about how and why many of us carry a heavy toxic burden and what to do about it. This Earth Day event will take place at Washtenaw Community College's Towsley Auditorium , April 22 nd at 7pm . "There are so many different variables that can occur, that it's hard for researchers to figure out which toxins cause which health concerns," says Klement , whos e talk is based on her new book Your Body's Environmental Chemical Burden- A Resource Guide to Understanding and Avoiding Toxins . "Why can one person get cancer from a certain chemical and others don't? Why do our kids have so many allergies? Is autism linked to any of this?" Klement will discuss some of the top chemicals that affect us , with a focus on chemicals that are interfering with our hormones. " This is especially important for those who are considering having children," she says. An earlier benchmark study found an average of 287 chemicals in the umbilical cord blood of newborns. "What can we do to detox our bodies so that our children are safe?" She will also focus on the VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) in the air we breath e , as well as the hot topic in Ann Arbor right now: PFAS in the water supply. "These are rampant in the water in Michigan ," says Klement . "They are manmade chemicals that are used in industry for manufacturing Teflon. They're used in w ater repellents, stain repellents and in the lining of food packaging." Despite the topic, Klement's talk promises to be encouraging. "I'm going to help you identify the chemicals in your environment and what steps to take to reduce the chemical exposure ," she says. "There are over 85,000 chemicals in our environment. It's impossible to avoid them, but we can learn to safely co-exist with them. " Klement's lecture is vitally important, especially for the M illen nials of our society who often carry the heaviest toxic burden . She will be signing copies of her new book that night as well. Your Body's En v ironmental Chemical Burden is the go-to reference for the 21 st century -- something every home should have . "Limiting Exposure to Environmental Toxins" will take place at Washtenaw Community College's Towsley Auditorium in the Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, on Monday, April 22 f rom 7-9 p.m. Admission is free. For more information contact Cindy Klement at (734) 975-2444. Your Body's Environmental Chemical Burden- A Resource Guide to Understanding and Avoiding Toxins, ISBN 978-1-7327049-6-1, 2018, MindStir Media, paperback, $19.99, Kindle $6.95 , 2 68 pages, available on Amazon. About Cindy Klement : Cindy Klement , MS, CNS, MCHES, is an adjunct professor at Eastern Michigan University, and an advisory board member of Community Supported Anthroposophic Medicine, as well as the Health Practitioners Advisory Council. Among her decades-long training in holistic, alternative, complementary, integrative, and functional medicine, she holds a master's degree in nutrition from Eastern Michigan University, is a board-certified nutrition specialist , and is accredited as a Master Certified Health Educator by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Visit her website at Cindyklem e nt.com. Media Contact: For a review copy of Your Body's Environmental Chemical Burden- A Resource Guide to Understanding and Avoiding Toxins or to arrange an interview with Cindy Klement, contact Scott Lorenz of Westwind Communications Book Marketing at scottlorenz@westwindcos.com or by phone at 734-667-2090. Follow Lorenz on twitter @abookpublicist

Solon High School Students "GirlUp" to Raise Money for International Charity!

Fri, Apr 19, 2019 10:35 EDT

SOLON, OH -- On May 18th from 11am-2pm, GirlUp Solon High School chapter participants (an organization that impacts the lives of more than 48,000 girls worldwide through leadership and training programs), will be hosting "The GirlUp Summer Kick-Off Picnic and Fundraiser" at Arthur Road Elementary School in support of GirlUp's SchoolCycle campaign to raise funds to provide bicycles for girls in need in developing countries. Both GirlUp and SchoolCycle have a powerful and impactful mission. GirlUp is a United Nations campaign that works to secure healthcare, educational, social and economic opportunities for adolescent girls in developing countries. GirlUp gives girls the resources and platform to start a movement for social change wherever they are. SchoolCycle is a campaign that provides bicycles to young girls to help them access education and stay in school. The organization's main goal is to help eliminate one of the biggest obstacles keeping girls out of school: distance. By helping to provide bikes, this helps young girls travely quickly and safely to and from school, and gives them the independence to travel freely around their communities. To date, GirlUp has provided 1,550 bicycles to girls in Malawi, and 250 bicycles to girls in Guatemala. Just one $125 donation gives a girl a bike that can change her life! It's the Solon's chapter's hope and goal that they can continue to support this powerful and important mission at their May 18th fundraiser! This year's Solon event will feature a variety of activities for the whole family to participate in together. This includes: games, live entertainment, food trucks, raffle baskets, and more! The fundraiser will donate all proceeds to the campaign to help support and continue their mission. "We are really excited to kick off this fundraiser in May after months of preparation! The GirlUp and SchoolCycle campaigns are very near and dear to our hearts, and we believe that every girl deserves every equal opportunity to succeed in life.", said Rachel Zhou, president of GirlUp. "We are looking forward to an afternoon of fun with lots of activities to enjoy at the picnic, and hope to raise enough money to help as many young girls as we can worldwide!" For those interested in attending this year's fundraiser. Information is as follows: Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019 Time: 11:00am-2:00pm Location: Arthur Road Elementary School, 33425 Arthur Rd, Solon, Ohio 44139 For more information on this year's fundraiser, interviews or hi-res photography, please contact Becki Silverstein at Becki@rebeccaadele.com .

Avon Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shop Popping Up this Spring!

Fri, Apr 19, 2019 00:26 EDT

AVON, OH (APRIL 18, 2019) - Back by popular demand, the Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show is returning to Avon this upcoming May. This year's annual spring event will be held at the Emerald Event Center and feature a variety of local handmade artisans and crafters selling their items. It's the perfect opportunity to hit the town for a fun Saturday in Spring and support local makers and entrepreneurs! Whether it's a gift or a new piece of decor for spring, the show is sure to have something for everyone! Some items being featured include (but not limited to!) home decor, pet caricatures, chocolate covered goods, and handmade jewelry! Founded in Cleveland, Ohio, the show made its first debut in Central Ohio in 2011. To date, the show holds nearly 30 events in the Midwest. On top of this, a portion of the proceeds from each show benefits a charity local to the area! The show line has happily raised over $46,500 for local non-profits! This spring's Avon show will benefit local beloved charity Prayers from Maria , an organization dedicated to funding global research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for the deadliest childhood brain tumors known as gliomas. Their mission is to spread public awareness and hope for the families touched by gliomas. "We love coming back to Avon because we have so much fun here," said Becki Silverstein, the show's founder. "I think this year is really going to showcase the best of the best and we're excited to share the beautiful work of the vendors with our customers. If you're looking for a true one-of-a-kind piece, you need to be in Avon on May 11th. The best part is not only having a fun shopping experience, but helping spread hope in the community with Prayers from Maria." For those interested in attending this year's show. Information is as follows: Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Venue: Emerald Event Center (33040 Just Imagine Dr. Avon, OH 44011) Admission: $3 to the public and children under 12 are free! For more information on the show line and interviews with show organizers and/or participating vendors, please contact Becki Silverstein at Becki@rebeccaadele.com or via phone at 440-227-8794.

Cleveland Browns Cornerback Denzel Ward to Join the Karen Foundation for MS at 2019 Fundraising Event

Fri, Apr 19, 2019 00:23 EDT

(CLEVELAND, OH - April, 18, 2019) The Karen Foundation for MS - a Northeast Ohio-based nonprofit supporting families affected with the daily stresses of multiple sclerosis - will host its 19 th annual fundraiser on, April 27, 2019 from 1 to 6 pm at Play Arcade + Kitchen in Mayfield Heights. The fundraising event will feature Cleveland Browns player Denzel Ward , in addition to Ohio State Buckeye alumni Chris "Beanie" Wells and Dan "Boom" Herron . Expected to draw more than 500 supporters, this year's event brings together some of Cleveland's biggest names all for one common cause. Emmett Golden from ESPN Cleveland and ESPN Radio will serve as the event's emcee, and live music throughout the day will be provided by Swamps of Jersey and Faction Cleveland . "Having been a professional with the National MS Society for over 18 years and now working with The Karen Foundation, I have seen firsthand how multiple sclerosis affects families," said Jennifer Hamilton of Just Jennifer LLC. "With 363 people diagnosed per 100,000, it is of the utmost importance that we continue to raise awareness and funds for those living with MS. It's my honor to continue this important work with this event." Proceeds from the event will go to Cleveland Clinic's The Mellen Center , one of the largest and most comprehensive programs for multiple sclerosis (MS) care and research worldwide. "We are incredibly excited to announce our official partnership with the Cleveland Clinic and The Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis. They share our vision of providing assistance to the people and their families in Northeast Ohio coping with the daily stresses of MS," said David Toth, Executive Director of The Karen Foundation. "Our hope is that through this alignment, we'll continue to raise critical funds to fuel our mission and amplify our programs." Event sponsors include: Solomon, Steiner & Peck, Diamond Hill Investments, Progressive, Play Arcade + Kitchen, The Envelope Printery of Ohio, Cooper Commercial Investment Group, Cleveland Oktoberfest/Dyngus Day, DBH Builders, Balanced Family, Cleveland Clothing Company, among others. Admission pre-event is $50 per person through April 23 ($65 April 24 and after). Admission includes entry to the event, a donation to The Karen Foundation, hors d'oeuvres, two drink tickets, a grand prize raffle ticket and access to the silent auction. VIP tickets are available at $125 and includes an open bar, exclusive second floor access and meet and greet with featured celebrities. The event is kid-friendly; $10 all-inclusive passes to the 85+ cutting edge games are available. To learn more about The Karen Foundation and the 2019 Annual Fundraising Event, purchase tickets, or make a donation online, please visit www.TheKarenFoundation.org. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

ENCO's New enTranslate and Updated enCaption Solutions Win Coveted "Best of Show" Awards at NAB 2019

Fri, Apr 19, 2019 00:06 EDT

AI-enabled live translation system recognized by Future plc's TV Technology, while new advances in automated captioning platform honored by Government Video Southfield, MI, April 18, 2019 - ENCO 's launch of the new enTranslate automated, live translation system and upgrades to the enCaption4 automated captioning solution garnered the company two prestigious accolades at the 2019 NAB Show. enTranslate received Future's Best of Show award presented by TV Technology , while the updated enCaption was similarly honored by Government Video . The patented, software-defined enCaption4 solution provides automated closed and open captioning for live and pre-recorded content in near-real-time, enabling broadcasters and content producers to cost-effectively meet regulatory requirements and growing consumer demand. enCaption4 combines machine learning with a neural-network speech-to-text engine to deliver exceptional accuracy with extremely low latency. The newest enCaption 4 enhancements further improve its speech recognition precision and speed, while expanding the array of source integrations from which the system can learn new vocabulary and names. The new update also leverages AI to distinguish changes between people speaking even within a mixed audio feed. enTranslate builds on enCaption's powerful speech-to-text foundation with advanced translation powered by Veritone, making live and pre-recorded content understandable to non-native-speaking audiences by providing near-real-time translation for alternative-language closed captioning, in-venue subtitle displays and more. Blending artificial intelligence with sophisticated linguistics modelling to provide high-quality, context-aware translations, enTranslate offers broadcasters and live presenters an easy and affordable solution to automatically translate television programming, board meetings, legislative sessions, lectures, worship sermons and other content. "enCaption4 already offered an unmatched combination of accuracy, performance and cost-efficiency, and our latest updates make it even more powerful," said Ken Frommert, President of ENCO. "Meanwhile, enTranslate is a great example of how we are extending our proven core technologies and expertise to solve new problems and empower content creators and live presenters to reach new audiences. We are delighted that the TV Technology and Government Video judges have honored us with these awards." Future's Best of Show Awards are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts, and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry and the target readership of each particular publication. TV Technology , the digital television authority, serves the broadcast, cable, production, post production, business and new media markets, while Government Video is a key resource for federal, military, state and local government media professionals. "The Future Best of Show Awards at NAB are in their sixth year," said Paul McLane, Future managing director, content. "The program focuses attention on superb innovations in technology as seen around the million-square-foot exhibit floor of the industry's top trade show. The list of 2019 winners and nominees shows where media technology businesses are headed."

Challenge Crystal Geyser EIR

Thu, Apr 18, 2019 23:51 EDT

MT. SHASTA, California, April 16, 2019 -In Northern California, the Winnemem Wintu Tribe and the grassroots organization W.A.T.E.R. (We Advocate Thorough Environmental Review) filed an Opening Brief in Superior Court on February 22, continuing a six year community challenge to the flawed EIR for Crystal Geyer Water Company's bottling plant project at the base of Mount Shasta. The Crystal Geyser bottling facility project ("Project") Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was approved by Siskiyou County on December 12, 2017 without any upper limit on the amount of water CG may pump out of the ground and with a faulty and inadequate environmental review of water supply, water quality, traffic, noise, hazards and hazardous materials, air quality, climate change, aesthetics, light and glare, and land use. In doing so the County violated fundamental mandates of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and its own land use plans and ordinances. The Project's significant environmental problems all stem from its location on the lower slopes of Mount Shasta, a major water source area for all of California, well known for its incredible beauty and extreme environmental sensitivity and within the historic aboriginal territory of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe. The massive bottling facility is adjacent to a quiet, residential neighborhood and upslope from pristine natural springs that are sacred and significant in Winnemem Tribal culture. The Brief challenges the County's assertions that it cannot regulate any amounts of Crystal Geyser's ground water extraction or the operation of the bottling facility. The County maintains that its only discretionary approval within their authority was a permit for a "caretaker's residence." The Brief maintains that the Project contains a misleading and unstable Project Description and impermissibly narrow project objectives and details how the EIR's impacts analysis is totally insufficient. The County violated AB52, a recently enacted amendment to CEQA, by not completing the required consultation and by not taking the Winnemem Wintu's cultural and sacred values into account. The County improperly imposed inapplicable standards of proof on the Tribe, and terminated the consultation because the process was delaying the Project's schedule, which is not a valid basis for termination. We maintain "The provisions added to CEQA are not aspirational." And that "The County did not consult in good faith..." By approving the faulty and inadequate EIR and not requiring Crystal Geyser to be accountable, Siskiyou County is set to give away a corporate subsidy worth mega-­ millions of dollars; exposing neighbors and possibly the City of Mount Shasta to pollution and groundwater depletion; and facilitating the damage and destruction of Tribal Cultural Resources sacred to the Winnemem Wintu Tribe. W.A.T.E.R. and the Tribe are committed to protect the water, our communities and the environment for our many future generations to come. Full Brief can be found at http://cawater.net/Documents/PetitionersOpeningBrief.pdf ###

Birds and computational neuroscience show that "practice makes perfect"

Thu, Apr 18, 2019 16:17 EDT

(San Antonio, Apr. 18, 2019) -- Birds tuck in their wings and perch on utility posts by the hundreds, dynamic dots that pepper the sky's horizon. And despite our underestimation of them, it's possible that a bird's chorus can help scientists understand how human motor actions are sequenced. Computational neuroscience research at The University of Texas at San Antonio is leading to important discoveries. Todd Troyer , a neuroscientist in the UTSA Department of Biology, listened to more than 70,000 note pairings in bird songs and classified the patterns. Specifically, his research looked at the vocal branching in a song that occurs from one part of a song to the next. "I'm not particularly a bird person but I got interested in how the brain coordinates circuits during learning," said Troyer. "The process is super complicated. Much of this research is to try to figure out how the brain areas work together to organize complicated actions." Troyer chose birds because birds sing a complex sequence of actions. Moreover, as research participants, the feathered creatures sing repeatedly without the need for a reward. A breakthrough came when Troyer's collaborator, Kristopher Bouchard at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Calif., noticed that the timing of silent gaps between notes was related to the probability that a bird would choose one vocal sequence over another. When a bird sings a "divergent" note-one that can transition into several different melodic options-the more likely next note will be the one that is sung with a shorter delay. This result reminded Troyer of models of human decision making. In these models, activity builds up in separate populations of brain cells until one population wins the race, leading to a choice of actions. The likelihood of a choice is regulated by how strongly the different populations are excited. "If you have stronger input to a set of cells, that population should get excited faster and should win the competition more often," said Troyer. However, when Troyer built a computer model, he didn't see what he expected. "If the excitation is too slow, that population loses the race. Since only the fastest excitations get acted on, input strength doesn't affect the timing of actions that you actually see." The researchers then took a renewed look at the data. They found evidence that the timing is likely the result of continued practice. "It looks like the more you sing a note, the delay to singing that note gets shorter, no matter how you got to that note." The next step will be to work with colleagues to understand where in the brain this is happening. Bird singing is a specific behavior that can be easily manipulated. It occurs in a specialized brain circuit that allows scientists to study it with high degree of control. For researchers such as Troyer, this makes it much easier to discover principles of brain function that can then be translated to understanding human brains. For example, in recent avian studies, bird brains were cooled, which resulted in a slowing of song tempo. This cooling technique is now being used to discover which areas of the human cerebral cortex are critically important for speech, and must be avoided when performing corrective surgeries for patients with severe forms of epilepsy. Troyer and his team continue to build computational models that help understand how biological mechanisms give rise to complex behavior. His laboratory is also using theory and modeling to better analyze information processing in neurons.

Latest IAB Europe research reveals digital video advertising is now an integral part of cross-screen campaign strategies

Thu, Apr 18, 2019 11:14 EDT

Latest IAB Europe research reveals digital video advertising is now an integral part of cross-screen campaign strategies Brussels, 17 April 2019 , IAB Europe, the leading European-level industry association for the digital advertising ecosystem, has today published its latest 'Attitudes to Digital Video Advertising' Report which provides insight into the growth drivers and adoption of digital video advertising across Europe, the ways in which video is being traded on both the buy-side and sell-side, and future trends. Now in its third year, the 2018 Attitudes to Digital Video Advertising report highlights that digital video is now an integral part of marketers' advertising plans. Indeed, digital video is a key driver of the digital advertising market which is now worth €48bn in Europe . The Attitudes to Digital Video Advertising survey was first developed by IAB Europe's Video Task Force and Research Committee in 2016. The study asks advertisers, agencies and publishers from across Europe about their investment and revenue levels by device and format, their objectives and measurement needs, the trends they are seeing in inventory supply and cross-screen planning, and how they see their investment levels evolving in the future. The report highlights that investment in digital video advertising is increasing: ● Investment in digital video advertising is set to increase in the near future. Over 90% of respondents cite an increase in the next 12 months. ● The share of digital video traded programmatically is growing - approximately 90% of all stakeholders are using a Private Marketplace (programmatic direct) and a quarter of advertisers buying more than 60% of their digital video inventory via open RTB. "As the re-alignment from linear video continues, IAB Europe's 'Attitudes to Digital Video Advertising Report' highlights the rapidly changing face of our industry. Significant year on year trends such as the continued rise of RTB and the growing adoption of the Out-stream format, show that this flourishing industry is rapidly maturing and our understanding needs to keep up with this pace of change. " said Phil Sumner, Global Media Insights Director, Teads The findings demonstrate that advertiser KPIs are evolving: ● Digital video is an integral part of multimedia planning and buying adding effectiveness (incremental campaign reach) and efficiency (decreasing cost of contact) elements to Linear TV campaigns. More than half of advertisers believe that combined TV and video campaigns help to drive incremental reach. ● Advertisers are using a more sophisticated range of metrics to assess media effectiveness (brand awareness, cost per completed views, deduplicated reach and frequency, audience and brand safety verification), and the impact of digital video on brand- and sales-related outcomes. Further, whilst advertisers are embracing newer formats and 'digital first' video content, the industry is still reliant on in-stream formats: ● Out-stream video formats continue to increase but in-stream video formats still dominate spend. Whilst out-stream video advertising investment continues to grow for advertisers and agencies in 2018, in-stream and in-banner video advertising still attract the largest overall investment. ● Decline in the use of repurposed TV content for digital video advertising campaigns. This decline has been counterbalanced by many more advertisers opting for a blend of both repurposed TV content and original content. Surprisingly though, almost 20% of advertisers are still solely using repurposed TV content for mobile video. Finally, the report shows the reliance on video advertising for publishers' advertising solutions: ● Publishers are embracing video formats to support growing user and advertiser demands, attracting more brand spend. The number of publishers reporting that over 80% of their inventory was video grew by 72%, from 16% in 2017 to 28% in 2018. "We clearly see from the research the big shift into video, with publishers ramping up the volume of video inventory they carry. While generating higher CPMs for publishers, video delivers the impact and engagement that brands crave, helping persuade marketers to invest more in digital." said Roger Williams, VP, International Marketing, PubMatic IAB Europe's members Adform, Nielsen, Teads and Pubmatic contributed to the latest report. " This report forms part of IAB Europe's objective to explore the video advertising landscape in Europe and drive the uptake of digital video branding campaigns. Related resources from IAB Europe include a Connected TV White Paper, the measurement of video ad spend in the AdEx Benchmark report and a library of ad effectiveness case studies ", said Marie-Clare Puffett, Business Programmes Manager, IAB Europe.

Crossrail failures must not be repeated on other major infrastructure projects, says Unite

Thu, Apr 18, 2019 10:18 EDT

Crossrail failures must not be repeated on other major infrastructure projects, says Unite Lessons must be learned from the endemic failures which will result in the Crossrail project being up to two and half years late , in order to ensure other major infrastructure projects are not beset with the same problems and delays, construction union Unite has warned. Unite believes that many of the failures, delays and increased costs on the project are a direct result of management's refusal to engage with unions to create a stable industrial relations framework on the project. Despite Unite attempting to develop sound industrial relations with senior Crossrail management and with tier one contractors, the union was rebuffed at every turn. The failure to ensure a good working relationship led to a number of strikes and low productivity with workers' expertise being ignored. Electricians nicknamed Crossrail, the 'Hokey Cokey' line, as they were repeatedly told to install wiring and then plans changed and they had to take it out again and restart their work. There has been a litany of mismanagement, in March 2014 a worker was killed on the project, a death which could have been easily prevented. Unite has repeatedly supported highly skilled operatives who have explicitly stated their fear of victimisation and worse for raising safety issues on jobs overseen by the long supply chain of companies that hire and fire. The problems at Crossrail are in sharp contrast to other major successful infrastructure projects including Heathrow Terminal 5 and the Olympics, where clear industrial relations frameworks were agreed at an early stage. Unite assistant general secretary Gail Cartmail said: "The delays and cost overruns at Crossrail are totally unacceptable. This is a public project, funded by the taxpayer and money should have been used efficiently. "Going forward it is essential that the lessons about poor industrial relations, which have undoubtedly led to problems and delays on the project are not repeated. "Unite is determined to ensure that mistakes made on Crossrail are not repeated on other major infrastructure projects such as HS2." ENDS Notes to editors: HS2 contractor rats on overtime agreement on troubled project Twitter: @unitetheunion Facebook: unitetheunion1

Hillgate Football Club strikes kit deal with Lookers Kia Stockport

Thu, Apr 18, 2019 09:33 EDT

Hillgate Football Club strikes kit deal with Lookers Kia Stockport Hillgate FC are set to proudly wear team kits donated by motor retailer Lookers Kia Stockport as they continue to push for further success. Formed in 2012, the Stockport-based side supports youth players from Hillgate Boys FC in their transition from junior to senior football. The donation of 14 Puma shirts, shorts and pairs of socks was made through Kia's Gift of Kit programme, which provides team kits to amateur sports clubs and is expected to free up funds for additional equipment and training costs. Lookers Kia has also supported other teams in the surrounding area, including Stockport Georgians Cricket Club and Cheshire Rugby Club. Hillgate, who play their home games at St. Thomas's Recreation Ground in Offerton, joined the Lancashire & Cheshire Amateur Football League in 2012 and went on to win divisional titles in 2013 and 2016. It is hoped that the partnership with Lookers Kia Stockport will continue beyond the current season and that the money saved will support the team's efforts for further success. Tom Adshead, Manager of Hillgate FC, said: "It's great to see support coming in from a business local to Hillgate FC, and we're over the moon to receive the donation of kits from Lookers Kia Stockport. From training to matchday preparations, the cost of running an amateur football side can quickly tally up, so the £700 we've saved through this partnership is hugely appreciated. It will provide much-needed funds for training and equipment that will help us continue pushing on for another promotion." Thomas Foley, General Manager at Lookers Kia Stockport, said: "We are delighted to donate the team kits to Hillgate FC, that not only provide high-quality Puma gear for the remainder of the season and beyond, but more importantly free up cash that can be used on the side's training sessions and equipment. Our community engagement strategy is a great opportunity for our dealership to get more involved in our area, and this partnership is a perfect way to do just that. We wish Hillgate the very best of luck going forward, and hope to hear news of their next success in the near future." END

Former Managing Director of Aston Martin Lagonda joins CMC Board

Thu, Apr 18, 2019 08:37 EDT

Nick Fry joins CMC Board as a Non Exec Former Managing Director of Aston Martin Lagonda, Group Managing Director of Prodrive, Managing Director of BAR Honda and Co creator of Brawn GP, which went on to become the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team, Nick Fry has joined Classic Motor Cars in Bridgnorth, as a Non Executive Director. Nick who has been fascinated by cars and motorsport from an early age is currently head of commercial strategy for the professional esports company Fnatic said: " CMC exhibits the absolute focus on quality and achieving the best which is the standard that I am familiar with from my decade in Formula One, and my prior position as Managing Director of Aston Martin. " He added: " From the moment CMC Managing Director Nigel Woodward invited me to visit CMC and meet the Board, I could see the broad range of skills, experience and passion combined with extensive and excellent facilities that are necessary to maintain, service and restore automotive works of art. "The employee ownership structure generously put in place by Chairman of the Board, Peter Neumark, for his loyal employees is the icing on the cake and I am privileged to be able to help CMC in its next stage of development" Peter Neumark said: " As CMC continues to grow and expand as one of the global leaders in classic car restoration, I am delighted to welcome Nick to the Board. He brings a wealth of experience from the world of motorsport, motoring and business which is hard to match, and which will be great benefit as we take CMC forward. ENDS Note to Editors: Nick Fry Nick Fry was brought up in south London, the eldest of three boys, where he attended his local primary school and then Hollyfield mixed secondary school. From an early age, and encouraged by his father who worked in Fleet Street, Nick became fascinated by motorsport and remembers being taken by his father to his first race at Crystal Palace in October 1970 which featured a Titanic F3 battle between James Hunt, David Morgan and others. Other early heroes included the Formula One drivers Chris Amon, François Cevert and Jackie Stewart with whom Nick would go on to work alongside later in life. After attending Swansea University where he read Economics and Economic Geography, Nick joined the Ford Motor Company in 1977 as a graduate trainee and became an analyst for truck sales. He remained with the company for 24 years, helping to develop a number of successful high-performance cars including the Ford Escort Cosworth and the RS200. He was variously Production Manager for Ford Manufacturing Operations, UK; European Service Director and ultimately Product Planning and Business Director based in Cologne in Germany. Along the way Nick also enjoyed a productive spell as Managing Director at Aston Martin Lagonda - a wholly-owned Ford subsidiary - where he oversaw the development of the iconic Aston Martin DB7, the most successful Aston Martin ever built in terms of numbers of cars produced. In 2001 Nick moved to Prodrive, the world-leading experts in high performance car engineering and motorsport, as Managing Director. During his stint at Banbury, he oversaw the global expansion of the business and doubled the company's turnover in three years. On becoming Group Managing Director, he took over responsibility for Prodrive's racing and rallying activity. Under Nick's leadership Prodrive won two World Rally Championships with Subaru and drivers Richard Burns and Petter Solberg, and achieved victories for Ferrari at Le Mans and in the European GT Championship Nick moved into Formula One in 2002 when he added the Managing Director portfolio at BAR Honda to his responsibilities at Prodrive (from which he departed a year later). His first job was to restructure the previously unsuccessful team owned by British American Tobacco. Under Nick's leadership the team secured second place in the Formula One World Constructors' Championship with drivers Jenson Button and Takuma Sato in 2004 and then secured the team's first Grand Prix win with Button at the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix. Having grown the team, now under Honda's exclusive ownership, Nick secured a £50 million investment in a state-of-the-art wind tunnel at the team's base at Brackley in Northamptonshire. Then, in late 2007, he negotiated the hire of the multiple world championship-winner Ross Brawn to be team principal alongside Nick as CEO. Brawn came on board to run the design and engineering while Nick took care of the commercial aspects. When Honda abruptly pulled out of Formula One in late 2008 in the face of the world financial crisis, Nick and Ross led a management buyout and went onto win the drivers' and constructors' world championships in 2009 in the colours of Brawn GP. The odds against that happening were astronomical. Nick was instrumental in dramatically re-structuring the team and acquiring new sponsors - including Virgin Group and Petronas - and an engine supplier in Mercedes Benz. Throughout 2009 Nick led the search for a new owner and eventually agreed a sale of a majority stake to Mercedes Benz for over £100 million. Having secured the services of drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher as Chief Executive Officer of the new Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team, Nick also secured multiple new sponsorship contracts as the team achieved its first Grand Prix for victory for a Mercedes works team since 1955. After leaving Formula One in 2013, Nick helped set up Stonehaven Partners which provides commercial and marketing support to leading sports teams and he was appointed a UK Business Ambassador by Prime Minister, David Cameron. He has since been involved in a number start-ups and investments in other established businesses and is currently head of commercial strategy for the professional esports company Fnatic.

Amy Dupell Named Director of Business Systems, Program Management at SRC

Thu, Apr 18, 2019 08:37 EDT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2019 Syracuse, NY - SRC, Inc., is excited to announce that Amy Dupell has been hired as director, business systems. Dupell will lead a cross-functional project team to review and update business systems to support employees and this growing enterprise. The project will result in increased efficiency, improved processes and more effective tools and systems. "We welcome Amy to SRC and are excited for the outcomes of this major project," said Paul G. Tremont, CEO of SRC. "Her experience in leading large-scale business system development will be critical to building a robust system infrastructure that supports our growth and our employees as we continue to find innovative solutions for our customers." Dupell joins SRC from TIAA, where she held the position of lead program manager. Prior to that, she worked as an IT project delivery manager for AXA Equitable and was responsible for leading, planning and delivering multiple complex projects aligned to business objectives. Dupell also worked for Carrier Corporation as a project manager and team leader that improved productivity and financial performance for the company's manufacturing and service business. Dupell holds a bachelor's degree in business management and marketing from Cornell University, and a Master of Business Administration from Syracuse University. To view this press release in your browser visit: https://www.srcinc.com/news-and-events/press/2019/20190418-amy-dupell-named-director-of-business-systems-at-src.html

Bristol council failing to ensure toilet dignity for local workers, warns Unite

Thu, Apr 18, 2019 05:52 EDT

Bristol council failing to ensure toilet dignity for local workers, warns Unite Unite, the UK and Ireland's largest union, has warned Bristol council that the decision to close the vast majority of public conveniences in the city, is denying workers access to toilets and has forced some to quit their jobs. Unite regional officer Malcolm Green recently provided a written statement to Bristol council's communities scrutiny commission to discuss the contentious community toilet scheme, detailing Unite's concerns with its failings. The scheme is controversial as it resulted in all Bristol's public toilets being closed last year, as part of a money saving exercise. Instead the scheme asks private businesses including: pubs, cafes, shops, etc to freely provide access to their toilets to non-customers. However, Unite has found that this scheme is not effective for key workers who keep the city operating such as bus drivers, street cleaners and refuse collectors. Unite members report that the scheme is either not operating in areas where they need to use the facilities or they have been asked not to use the schemes' due to their work clothes. Bus drivers in the city are frequently required to work a five and half hour shift without access to a toilet during that time. Unite is now calling on the council to take proper action to ensure that all companies providing services in the city including bus operators and waste management service are ensuring that their workers experience toilet dignity. Workers are denied toilet dignity if they are not provided with a clean toilet with hot and cold running water (including mobile workers such as bus drivers, refuse collectors and lorry drivers) or workers are monitored or have to ask permission to use the toilet. The lack of toilet provision and being forced to 'hold on' can have serious health consequences for workers. Malcolm Green said: "Bristol's toilet scheme is failing workers who keep the city of Bristol clean and moving. The council needs to take firm leadership to ensure these workers are not being routinely denied toilet dignity. "The lack of toilet provision has resulted in workers with medical conditions being forced to quit their jobs. "Workers report being humiliated when they are asked not to use the so-called community toilets due to their work clothes. "In the 21 st century it is not too much to ensure that workers are not denied toilet dignity at work." Notes to editors: Further details on Unite's toilet dignity campaign Twitter: @unitetheunion Facebook: unitetheunion1

Time to correct Hillsborough's legacy

Thu, Apr 18, 2019 05:44 EDT

Time to correct Hillsborough's legacy, say lawyers 30 years on from the Hillsborough stadium disaster, lawyers are calling for reform of its "merciless" lasting legal legacy. The rights of people who suffer psychiatric injuries after witnessing traumatising events were founded in the legal case brought by the Hillsborough victims' families.* "After years of heartache and fighting, the truth was finally unravelled about what really happened that day in Sheffield, but there is still an injustice which needs to be addressed," said Brett Dixon, president of the not-for-profit group for injured people, APIL. He explained: "People who are psychologically harmed by witnessing the death or injury of a loved one, must be at the harmful event 'in real life' and suffer sudden shock in order to pursue justice for their injuries. "Watching your child die slowly hours after the event, for example, isn't considered a 'sudden' shock," Mr Dixon explained. "It's merciless. Watching the horror unfold on a screen, or hearing a loved one die over the telephone, can be no less damaging than being there. "Three decades have passed and a lot has changed. The law has always been unfair and inflexible but it is clearly archaic now in our age of smartphones, tablets and live streaming," he said. "Mental injuries can wreak devastation on someone's life. They're serious and sufferers deserve help and recompense when the event should and could have been avoided were it not for negligence. "For the past 20 years, the responsibility for correcting the unfairness has been kicked between the courts and the Government like a political football. Both sides argue that it is for the other to address," said Mr Dixon. "It is time the law stopped treating psychiatric harm and mental illness as a lesser injury than any physical one. It is time Hillsborough's legacy was corrected." Notes for editors: *Alcock v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police Follow @APIL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/APIL .

Media Release - University of Glasgow WW2 aviator remembered through bequest to help researchers

Thu, Apr 18, 2019 03:56 EDT

University of Glasgow WW2 aviator remembered through bequest to help researchers Hugh Harvey Mooney became the first in his working-class family to attend university. It had been a long road for the 27-year-old Mooney from his home in Glasgow's Garscube Road to the University of Glasgow. A gifted linguist and scholar, he had been accepted to the university in 1932. However, with the Great Depression taking hold in Scotland, it took Mooney seven years to be able to afford to take up his place to study French and Latin. But with only a year of studying completed, Mooney left Glasgow to join the Second World War - training first as a pilot and then as a navigator. It was a war Mooney wouldn't return from. He died in the Netherlands along with four of his fellow aircrew when their Lancaster bomber crashed. Now, nearly 80 years after he enrolled at Glasgow, Sgt. Mooney's memory is being honoured by his family as they help students and early career researchers attend a conference on conflict archaeology at his old alma mater. The event is being organised by Conflict History and Archaeology PhD researchers Euan Loarridge and Mooney's great-nephew Marc Conaghan. Mr. Conaghan is the first member of his family since his great-uncle to go to the University of Glasgow. Mr. Conaghan said: "Uncle Hughie was like a father to my grandfather. I grew up listening to my grandfather tell stories about his uncle, many centred on their shared love of football. "Hugh was from a poor working-class background and he was a bit of a child prodigy with a talent for languages and maths. He was the first in our family to go to University. It was just unfortunate that his time at the University was interrupted by war. And like so many of his comrades, he didn't come home to realise his potential." The death of 30-year-old Mooney devastated the whole of his family. Mr. Conaghan said: "My great-grandmother Rosie, who brought Hugh up, never spoke of him and there were no pictures of him in her house. She was a woman used to death - she buried 10 of her 16 children, her husband and then her younger brother. It was very hard for the whole family. "As a child growing up, I can remember my grandfather walking me along the River Kelvin and looking up towards the University of Glasgow and saying, 'Uncle Hughie was the first to go there, and you should be the second'. I think my grandfather would have been proud that he is still remembered by his University and that I am studying here too." Euan Loarridge said: "The H. Mooney fund is one of two travel awards which will allow students and researchers to travel to Glasgow to participate in the Sixth Postgraduate Conference in Conflict Archaeology. "The conference, founded at the University of Glasgow in 2011, helps support students to develop their skills and present their work to their peers. The funds donated on behalf of Sgt. Mooney will mean that this opportunity can be offered to students who, for reasons of funding, would otherwise struggle to attend." Professor Tony Pollard, Professor of Conflict History and Archaeology, said: "As a conflict historian, this story is a remarkable insight into wartime Britain and to the role of many of our staff and students during the Second World War. "War isn't just about tactics and battles, it is about the ordinary men and women who, in the extraordinary circumstances of war, gave their lives. It is important that the stories of the 459 members of our community who died in WW2, including Sgt. Mooney, are recognised and remembered." Sgt. Mooney joined the 467th squadron of bomber command in April 1943 and was based at RAF Bottesford. He and his crew had carried out nine successful missions in their Lancaster bomber. But on their 10th mission to bomb Cologne in June 1943, their luck ran out. Their bomber was spotted by German night fighter ace Wilhelm Herget and was so badly damaged in the skirmish it crashed a short while later. All but two of the crew perished. Four of the five bodies of the crew were recovered. However, the body of the Australian pilot Robert Ingersoll Gates was never found. Dr. Iain Banks, Senior Lecturer in History and Battlefield Archaeology and Mr. Conaghan's PhD supervisor, said: "The work Marc and a fellow Glasgow graduate Emile Picard have done on his great-uncle's WW2 story has identified the exact crash site location. Marc and Emilie cross-referenced 1943 WW2 reports and aerial photos with maps of the area today. This work has led to the crash site now being formally recognised by the Dutch government in its approved list of WW2 archaeological investigations sites. "We believe that if we can locate the cockpit, we may find the remains of the pilot and be able to solve the mystery of his final resting place for his family. "Ideally we would love that staff and students from Glasgow be able to be involved in digging this important site and we hope we will manage to lever in suitable funding to do this." Notes to Editors The Postgraduate Conference in Conflict Archaeology entitled 'Pens in One Hand, Trowels in the Other' will be held at the University of Glasgow, 19th-20th October 2019. More details here - https://www.pgca2019.com/ Further details on the H. Mooney Memorial Travel Award can be seen here: https://pgca2019.com/funding/ You can read the full story of Sergeant Hugh Harvey Mooney on the University of Glasgow's website. Hugh Harvey Mooney's grave - https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2646604/mooney,-hugh-harvey/ and Scottish National War Memorial entry . Download photos here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1seaxr1ma6m3h23/AAAc46Pw-St2GKqsNUzgL5ANa?dl=0

Fairlawn Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Coming to Town!

Wed, Apr 17, 2019 19:26 EDT

2019 FAIRLAWN SPRING AVANT-GARDE ART & CRAFT SHOW ​LOCATION: St. George's Fellowship Centre 3204 Ridgewood Rd. Fairlawn, OH 44333 DATES: Saturday, May 18, 2019 TIMES: 10:00am-5:00pm ADMISSION: $3.00, Children Under 12 are Free! A portion of all proceeds will be donated to local non-profit, Camp Quality! A full concessions stand will be on site, so come hungry for lunch! Free parking is also on site!

Immediation appoints Expert Panel to resolve disputes on its online dispute resolution platform

Wed, Apr 17, 2019 18:42 EDT

Five former senior judges, including the former Chief Justices of Victoria and Western Australia, are among the legal elite who have come together to help resolve commercial disputes in an online environment. The disruptive platform, Immediation (www.immediation.com), is the first of its kind globally. The Immediation platform enables businesses and consumers to directly access mediation, arbitration and expert determination online as an alternative to traditional pathways, such as going to court. Immediation's inaugural Panel, just released, represents the first time that the top brass of the Australian legal profession has embraced online disruption. The Panel that Immediation has curated reflects the depth of Australian expertise in all market segments. Never before has a Panel of this calibre been formed to help improve access to justice, by using former judges, tribunal members, QCs/SCs, barristers, arbitrators, mediators, and leading lawyers from competing top-tier international, national and boutique specialist firms. The Panel members have been appointed as independent neutral experts to provide alternative dispute resolution services through the Immediation platform. The Panel includes The Hon. Marilyn Warren AC QC (Former Chief Justice of Victoria), Carmel McLure AC QC (Former President of the Court of Appeal of Western Australia), The Hon. Wayne Martin AC QC (Former Chief Justice of Western Australia), The Hon. John Gilmour QC (Former Justice of the Federal Court of Australia) and The Hon. Neville Owen (Former Justice of the Court of Appeal of Western Australia). International law firms represented include Ashurst, Allens, K&L Gates, King & Wood Mallesons, Norton Rose Fulbright and Dentons. National firms represented include Gilchrist Connell, Hopgood-Ganim, HWL Ebsworth, McCullough Robertson, Mills Oakley, Thomson Geer and William Roberts. Immediation started business with a 40/40/20 gender target and achieved that target. The inaugural Panel is 43% female. Key facts and figures: - 89 independent neutral experts appointed to the Panel - 25% of the Panel members are Barristers - 38% of Panel members are Partners/Principals of their firms - 15% of the Panel members are career mediators - 33% of the Panel members are arbitrators.