Related JustGiving, ‘the world’s no.1 fundraising platform’ has announced a new partnership with Bike New York. The online giving platform has 16 years’ experience and 20 million users in 164 countries around the world. In that time, it has helped raise US$4.2billion for thousands of charities, crowd funders and good causes.After launching a presence in the US in February, JustGiving will bring its social fundraising expertise to Bike New York’s TD Five Boro Bike Tour Presented by REI and its 32,000 participants. Combine this with the recent acquisition of Just Give and its 1 million users and 1000 companies, JustGiving and Bike New York are ‘poised to revolutionize fundraising in the USA’.This new partnership launches as the TD Five Boro Bike Tour enters its fortieth year. To celebrate this, Bike New York will introduce its 40/40/40 campaign – asking riders to celebrate its 40th anniversary by cycling 40 miles and raising a dollar a mile to help educate New York kids about bike safety and skills.32,000 cyclists x US$1 a mile = 75,000 kids educated.Anthony Valentino, JustGiving’s Director of Business Development said of the partnership, “The entire global team at JustGiving is ecstatic to be partnered with Bike New York to deliver a completely new and innovative donation stream to support the great work they do. It is incredibly meaningful for us to make a huge impact for BNY and the community they serve coordinated with celebrating the 40th anniversary of the iconic TD Five Boro Bike Tour.”Ken Podziba, CEO of Bike New York said “We think that the bicycle is a powerful tool to affect change and improve lives, and we are so grateful to the 32,000 cyclists who support our vision by participating in America’s largest bike ride, the TD Five Boro Bike Tour Presented by REI.“Last year alone, we were able to teach more than 17,000 kids and adults how to ride safely and confidently through our free bike education programs, and this year, on the Tour’s 40th Anniversary, we want to expand our programming in order to share the transformative power of the bicycle with even more New Yorkers. We’re thrilled to be partnering with the fundraising experts at JustGiving on this crowdfunding campaign, and can’t wait to kick it off in anticipation of the Tour on May 7.”www.justgiving.comwww.bike.nyc
Friends have organized a campaign to help pay Tim Grimes’ medical bills as he fights cancer.Twenty-eight-year-old SM East grad Tim Grimes recently found out he has stage 4 melanoma cancer that had spread to his lungs, and a group of his friends are hoping to use Tim’s love of the Kansas City Royals as a way to help raise funds to pay for his medical treatment.Earlier this week, friends launched a Twitter account under the handle “RoyalsWinForTim” and started encouraging fans to donate $10 every time the boys in blue took a victory. In just four days, 196 people have donated more than $16,000 via a GoFundMe campaign.Doctors give Grimes a prognosis of just a 5 percent chance of survival and suggest he may have only 12 to 18 months to live. But Tim is aggressively fighting the cancer. He underwent surgery this week to have as much cancerous tissue removed as possible, and will begin chemotherapy soon.However, Grimes has no medical insurance, and his treatments are expected to cost tens of thousands of dollars.Grimes’ Westwood View Elementary classmates Adam and Eric Schaumburg worked with other friends to get the campaign going, and they’ve gotten remarkable traction in just a few days. The cause has blown up on social media, with radio and television helping amplify the message. Fox Sports showed a sign promoting the campaign during the broadcast of Thursday’s Royals-Twins game, and Grimes appeared on Fescoe in the Morning on 610 Sports Radio Friday. KSHB aired a story on the hashtag and the campaign Thursday as well.The GoFundMe fundraising goal is $100,000.“It’s been amazing to see so many people from the SME network and beyond rally for him, spreading the #RoyalsWinForTim, donating and supporting him with so much heart,” Adam said. “Listening to Tim, you wouldn’t know he received the toughest news imaginable, that he may not live beyond a year and a half. The immense amount of support and additional efforts will go a long way towards helping him get past this.”
Apr 19, 2013 (CIDRAP News) – Health authorities in China today reported four more H7N9 influenza cases, as more information emerged about the extent and investigation of three family clusters.The newly confirmed infections are from Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces, two areas of eastern China’s outbreak epicenter. The new reports nudge the country’s number of infections with the new virus to 91, including 17 deaths. That total does not include a previously reported asymptomatic case from Beijing.The Jiangsu case is in a 54-year-old man who started having symptoms on Apr 9, was hospitalized 6 days later, and is critical condition, according an update today from the World Health Organization (WHO).In neighboring Zhejiang, patients include a 66-year-old woman who had exposure to live poultry, got sick Apr 10, and was hospitalized 7 days later, the WHO said. The other two patients are men ages 43 and 48. The younger one got sick on Apr 12 and was hospitalized on Apr 15, and the older one became ill on Apr 11 and was hospitalized on Apr 17.Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said thethree patients from Zhejiang are all in serious condition.In other developments, at a media briefing today an official from the WHO’s office in China revealed more about three H7N9 family clusters that are being investigated.Michael O’Leary, MD, MPH, the WHO’s representative in China, told reporters there is no evidence of sustained person-to-person transmission among hundreds of people, such as caregivers and family members, who have been in close contact with patients infected with the H7N9 virus, according to atranscript posted on the WHO’s Web site. However, he said a few contacts have become ill, and health authorities are paying special attention to those clusters.One recently confirmed cluster involves a man from Shanghai whose two sons were both sick, he said. The 87-year-old father, whose death from the disease was announced at the end of March, appears to be the first H7N9 patient confirmed in China’s outbreak. O’Leary said one of the sons also died, and the older son tested positive for the H7N9 virus and has now recovered from pneumonia.”This might be a case of one person passing the disease to another, or they may have all been exposed to the same source of infection. We cannot say for certain,” he said. O’Leary added that though health officials are concerned, the H7N9 virus still doesn’t appear to spread between humans easily or at a level that would signal a greater threat.The second cluster involved a daughter who became ill with the H7N9 virus after caring for her mother, who had been very sick, and the third cluster was a husband and wife who both had severe pneumonia, O’Leary said, adding that both clusters were still under investigation. The description of the third one appears to fit with previous reports on the infections of a 52-year-old Shanghai woman who died on Apr 3 and her 56-year-old husband whose illness was announced Apr 13.An international team of experts and officials from the WHO arrived in China yesterday to assess the H7N9 outbreak at the invitation of the Chinese government and will visit areas affected by the disease, study the disease, and make recommendations on prevention and control, O’Leary said. When the experts return to Beijing next week they will discuss the findings and make some initial recommendations, he added.O’Leary said the joint mission doesn’t signify that the scope of the outbreak has changed or that the experts have concerns about the investigation so far. “I want to emphasize the greater significance of the team’s presence,” he said. “It is a concrete example of international cooperation in action.”Lancet editorial weighs China’s responseA Lancet editorial today said China’s SARS outbreak in 2002 and 2003 shows some parallels to the H7N9 outbreak, because both feature novel viruses that can cause severe disease, and both raise unanswered questions about the animal source of the virus.The journal praised China’s swift and transparent responseto H7N9 so far and said the country’s investments in public health and labcapacity since the SARS outbreak are paying off. However, it raised questionsabout how quickly the government announced the first cases. It noted the first case was identified on Feb 19, but the government didn’t announce the findings until Mar 31.The editors also questioned some other aspects of the government’s response, including its advice that people take an unproven herbal remedy to prevent H7N9 infection and its accelerated approval of the injectable antiviral peramivir, though its efficacy for treating H7N9 infections is unclear.China’s agriculture agencies appear to be a weak link in the response, the journal said. Although health officials are acting promptly after labs detect cases, the editors questioned whether the animal health sector can speed its investigations and lab diagnoses to find the animal source of H7N9.Search continues for avian sourceMeanwhile, public health and animal health officials still haven’t pinned down the source of the H7N9 virus or identified how it is infecting people. About40% of the patients had no obvious contact with poultry, though some had connections to poultry environments such as live markets.The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said in an update today that the most likely scenario is that the virus is spreading undetected in poultry and occasionally infecting exposed humans, but it added that the connection will need to be confirmed as more data become available.He Hongxuan, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Zoology, said the pattern of human infections appears to mirror the migration of wild waterfowl, which are the natural hosts of influenza A viruses, China Daily, an English language newspaper based in Beijing, reported today. He said the first outbreak cases were detected in the Yangtze River delta area in March, and infections were found north of there in April, with a timing and route that seems to have followed the route of birds from Australia to East Asia.He said his team visited Shanghai and Zhejiang province inearly April to take virus samples from wild birds and that as the birds are flying north, the group is monitoring sentinel avian species, the Daily reported.So far the virus has been detected in only one bird outside of live poultry market settings, and that was a wild pigeon found dead in Jiangsu province, according to earlier reports of tests by China’s agriculture ministry on 47,801 samples from markets, habitats, farms, and slaughterhouses. The testing yielded only 39 positive H7N9 samples, and aside from the pigeon, the rest were from market birds.Officials have shuttered live markets in areas such as Shanghai where human cases have been detected.Yesterday China’s government suspended the sale of wild birds to prevent the spread of H7N9 influenza, according to a report from Xinhua, China’s state news agency. The State Forestry Administration also asked local officials to boost their surveillance activities and ban close contact between humans and animals in zoos.See also:Apr 19 WHO statementApr 19 CHP statementApr 19 ECDC epidemiologic updateApr 19 WHO media briefing transcriptApr 19 Lancet editorialApr 19 China Daily storyApr 18 Xinhua story
PHILADELPHIA – MEDCO has announced that Todd D’Angelo has joined the company as vice president and general manager for the Western Region. D’Angelo also was named a member of the MEDCO Executive Committee and will report directly to MEDCO President Andrew Keim. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Most recently, D’Angelo was with D’Angelo’s/Angel Warehouse, with locations in both Oxnard and Pacoima, Calif., where he served in such positions as general manager, executive vice president of sales and president. In addition to D’Angelo’s appointment, MEDCO has also announced plans to expand from its current 22,000-square-foot facility in Fresno, Calif., to a 45,000-square-foot location in the same city, as it prepares for significant growth on the West Coast and adds full line PBE to its existing tools and equipment offerings. MEDCO says it will be fully operational in its new location on April 1. “We are very excited about the contributions that we expect Todd will be able to make to our business and to our clients’ successes for many years,” said Keim. “Todd’s understanding of the business and the region is significant; his reputation with customers, suppliers and industry organizations is unparalleled; and his leadership skills have been proven and tested in one of the most important PBE and T&E markets in the country. I know that Todd will be a major asset to MEDCO and to me personally.” MEDCO opened its first West Coast warehouse in Fresno in 2002, and says it is building on its success as it opens the new 45,000-square-foot facility in the same city, while introducing PBE products to the region. Advertisement “This decision to expand was driven by possibilities and commitment,” said Keim. “We will now operate not only the most state-of-the-art warehouse in the region, but will have an expanded product offering and a fully staffed customer service team as Fresno becomes our major hub west of the Rockies.” In commenting on his move to MEDCO, D’Angelo said, “I have admired MEDCO, its vision and its leadership of the industry for some time, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to the future of this great company. At a time when so many distributors seem to be scaling back operations and consolidating for efficiency, the fact that MEDCO is expanding says a lot about commitment, success and the future for our customers.”
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Miziolek, who has been an important member of Cooper Standard’s Global Leadership Team, has more than 35 years of experience working in mergers and acquisitions, strategic growth and corporate governance. “Thanks to our robust succession planning, we are able to smoothly transition Joanna to the role of senior vice president and chief legal officer,” said Edwards. “In this position, Joanna’s extensive automotive legal background, public markets experience and tenure with Cooper Standard, all provide a strong platform for continued success.”Advertisement Totsky earned a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit and a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from St. Mary’s College, Michigan. She also completed two years of English Studies at Warsaw University in Poland. She is admitted to practice law in Michigan and she is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales. Totsky is on the board of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Michigan Chapter and was recently named to the board of Inforum. She also works with a non-profit organization, TutorMate, and has created a volunteer tutor group at Cooper Standard to support first graders in Detroit Public Schools. Succeeding Miziolek as Cooper Standard’s senior vice president, chief legal officer and secretary is Joanna Totsky, who had served as vice president – deputy general counsel for the company. In this role, Totsky will become a member of the Global Leadership Team, reporting directly to Edwards and will also serve as chief compliance officer. “As we manage through the global automotive industry transformation, it is essential to dedicate resources to ensure we are fully prepared for the future,” Edwards said. “Aleks is ideally suited to help lead the organization’s transformation, given her deep global automotive industry and transactional experience and leadership capabilities.” Prior to joining Dykema in 1982, Miziolek served as a law clerk for the Honorable James P. Churchill, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. She graduated from Wayne State University Law School with a Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, and served as the editor-in-chief of the Wayne Law Review. She currently serves as chair of the Citizens Research Council of Michigan, on the General Counsel Steering Committee of the National Association of Corporate Directors and on the Transportation and Infrastructure Policy Committee of the National Association of Manufacturers. She is also a member of the honorary board of directors of Inforum, a top women’s leadership organization in Michigan. Advertisement Cooper Standard announced that Aleksandra Miziolek has been appointed to the newly created position of chief transformation officer to further drive the company’s evolution amidst a changing automotive industry. The appointment is effective July 1.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Before joining the company in 2014, Miziolek was with Dykema Gossett PLLC, a national law firm, in a variety of key management positions, most recently serving as the director of the Automotive Industry Group. From 2003 to 2010, she served on Dykema’s Executive Board and as the director of its Business Services Department. As a result of her representation of numerous Fortune 500 companies and private equity funds in significant transactions, Miziolek was recognized by Chambers USA in Corporate/M&A from 2006 until 2013. Miziolek, who had been senior vice president, general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer for Cooper Standard since 2014, will continue to report to Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Edwards in her new role of directing transformation initiatives aimed at long-term profitable growth. She started her legal career as an associate in the International Group of Miller Canfield splitting her time between the firm’s Detroit and Warsaw offices. Totsky worked as senior editor and a member of strategy team at Thomson Gale in Detroit while studying for her law degree. Totsky spent nearly 17 years at Ford Motor Co., holding a wide range of positions of increasing responsibility, including senior legal positions at Ford’s Company Secretary Office in Dearborn, Michigan, legal director of FCE Bank in Brentwood, U.K., and legal director of Ford Credit Asia Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand. She joined Cooper Standard in 2016 with 20 years of experience in transactional, corporate, securities and regulatory law in the automotive and financial service industries. Totsky, in her previous position as deputy general counsel for the company, advised on a wide range of matters, including SEC and NYSE public company reporting and compliance, securities regulations, executive compensation, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, finance transactions, purchasing and Latin America operations.
Syd Solomon’s Night on Bastille Day (George Plimpton’s), 1978Guild Hall in East Hampton presents a trio of major solo shows opening Saturday, October 20. The exhibits include Syd Solomon’s “Concealed and Revealed” in the Moran Gallery, “Please Send To: Ray Johnson,” selections from the permanent collection in the Woodhouse Gallery, and Sara Mejia Kriendler’s “In Back of Beyond” in the Spiga Gallery. Each artist has lived or currently lives on the East End, and each exhibition will focus on art that has been nurtured and has flourished in the area. The shows run through December 16.Concealed and RevealedThis exhibit, organized by the estate of Syd Solomon, is the first to examine the artist’s work through his personal archive. The late painter, described himself as an “abstract impressionist” — work that infused impressionism into abstract expressionism. The exhibit’s archives reveal new information about the artist. Solomon worked as a camoufleur (a designer of military camouflage) during WWII. The exhibit explores how this exceptional skill helped mold his painting techniques. After returning from the war with five Bronze Stars, Solomon joined a coterie of artists whose wartime experience undoubtedly transformed their art.The archives also reveal Solomon’s high school training in technical arts and lettering. This training led to early work in advertising, creating ads for newspapers and magazines. He also worked on signs and promotions for stores, brochures, and political campaigns. The influence of typography becomes a significant factor in his paintings.These discoveries allow viewers to see Solomon’s achievements in a new and more accurate way. On Sunday, October 21, at 1 PM, there will be a gallery talk with the artist’s son, Mike Solomon, also a renowned abstract expressionist artist. On Sunday, November 3, at noon, there will be a lecture with Gail Levin, Ph.D.Sara Mejia Kriendler: In Back of BeyondKriendler’s solo exhibit was awarded when she received the Top Honors Prize in Guild Hall’s 78th Annual Artist Members Exhibition in 2016. Her work was chosen out of 424 artists to be featured.The installation of sculptures, curated by Casey Dalene, consists of new works, variations on her current works that were exhibited for the first time at the Museo de Arte de Pereira this past spring. This exhibit investigates her maternal Colombian roots inspired by pre-Colombian gold, the history of the Spanish conquest of the New World, and the legend of El Dorado.Kriendler’s sculptures show artifacts in gold leaf, terracotta, and plaster. Historical references in material choice and color palette present ideas of consumerism. The pieces are a reminder that the products of today will tell the story of our time.On Saturday, December 8, at 11:30 AM, there will be a gallery talk with the artist.Ray JohnsonTaken from Guild Hall’s Permanent Collection and curated by Jess Frost, “Please Send To: Ray Johnson” features more than 30 works by the artist. Most of the works in the exhibit are considered Mail Art, a movement pioneered by Johnson in the 1950s. The famously reclusive artist sent small, mixed-media works to a network of fellow artists, instructing them to add to the original work or forward the materials to another member. The result included cryptic arrangements of notes, doodles, newspaper clippings, and rubber stamped texts.The artist was always wary of the public eye, although he did have regular exhibitions with Feigen Gallery and a 1970 show of his Mail Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 1995, Johnson committed suicide by jumping off the North Haven Bridge in Sag Harbor. Upon the artist’s death, his works became more readily available for public consumption. The work began to be recognized as early examples of Pop art and Conceptual art. A film screening of How to Draw a Bunny: A Ray Johnson Portrait will be shown on Sunday, November 25, at 4 PM. On Sunday, December 2, at 12:30 PM, there will be a gallery talk with Jess Frost.firstname.lastname@example.org Share
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One year after the official opening, TII India produce vehicles under the TIIGER brand name, designed for heavy-duty road transport operations. The TIIGER Extender, a telescopic semi-trailer (triple telescoping capability), is ideal for the transport of bulky and long loads, such as wind turbine blades and bridge sections.”India is a growth market not least because of the extensive investment in transport and energy infrastructure that is being made. The market requires vehicles that can safely and reliably transport, for example, components for wind turbines or generators,” said Dr. Jochen Landes, managing director of TII India.Its portfolio includes various semi-trailers (with and without telescoping) along with the TIIGER Heavy Duty product line, a modular platform trailer for all heavier load assignments. According to the TII Group, DRPL has already ordered further vehicles. In Østerild, Denmark, Scheuerle’s self-propelled modular transporters (SPMT) were used by Mammoet Wind to transport prefabricated tower segments of wind turbines. According to the TII Group, the 29 m high tower segment had to be transported 22 km in a vertical position.The entire operation involved a total transport weight of more than 700 tonnes – a world record for transporting a wind turbine, claims the TII Group.www.tii-group.comwww.scheuerle.comwww.mammoet.com