Leslie’s Poolmart to open new storefront on Indian School

first_imgNewmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) announced the opening of a new retail store for Leslie’s Poolmart, Inc. (Leslie’s) at 2005 E. Indian School Road. The nation’s leading retailer of swimming pool supplies and related products leased 4,500 square feet of a new 6,500 square foot retail building developed by DM Ventures I, LLC. The new retail storefront is located next to Leslie’s custom converted 91,500-square-foot office complex, which opened late last year. NGKF Executive Managing Director Jerry Jacobs handled the transaction.“The Leslie’s renovation of the vacant Sam’s Club and the opening of its new retail store is elevating the perception of the Camelback East Village neighborhood, and furthering its transition into a burgeoning development area,” explained Jerry Jacobs. He continued, “This is a prime example of how creative and adaptive reuse can literally transform a community.”Other developments planned along Indian School Road include a new 220-unit Class A apartment complex situated on 6.5 acres at 20th Street, scheduled to commence in April, and another Class A apartment complex at 28th Street with 152 units. Additionally DeDito Partners has redevelopment plans for a 140-acre retail center located at 32nd Street and DM Ventures I, LLC is actively promoting developable or ground lease land adjacent to Leslie’s.last_img read more

Rich People Just Care Less

first_imgThe New York Times: Turning a blind eye. Giving someone the cold shoulder. Looking down on people. Seeing right through them.These metaphors for condescending or dismissive behavior are more than just descriptive. They suggest, to a surprisingly accurate extent, the social distance between those with greater power and those with less — a distance that goes beyond the realm of interpersonal interactions and may exacerbate the soaring inequality in the United States.A growing body of recent research shows that people with the most social power pay scant attention to those with little such power. This tuning out has been observed, for instance, with strangers in a mere five-minute get-acquainted session, where the more powerful person shows fewer signals of paying attention, like nodding or laughing. Higher-status people are also more likely to express disregard, through facial expressions, and are more likely to take over the conversation and interrupt or look past the other speaker.…Dacher Keltner, a professor of psychology at Berkeley, and Michael W. Kraus, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, have done much of the research on social power and the attention deficit.Mr. Keltner suggests that, in general, we focus the most on those we value most. While the wealthy can hire help, those with few material assets are more likely to value their social assets: like the neighbor who will keep an eye on your child from the time she gets home from school until the time you get home from work. The financial difference ends up creating a behavioral difference. Poor people are better attuned to interpersonal relations — with those of the same strata, and the more powerful — than the rich are, because they have to be.Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

We Can Help Shape How Our Children Remember the Pandemic — and Foster Their Future Happiness

first_imgWhat’s a desirable “normal” of the pandemic? For my kids — three teens — I want to minimize bitterness about the restrictions on our lives and maximize gratitude for our health and well-being. I hope for less frustration at being separated from friends and more pleasure at spending time with family. These emotions and attitudes not only lead to better mood today; they are also associated with happiness in the long term. Remembering “my Wilson High days” means constructing a story from episodes of that time. You can’t use all of them, so you pick episodes that fit with broader beliefs about yourself. For example, if you think you were “a good son” at 17, you’ll summarize high school with episodes showing that theme. … APS Member/Author: Daniel Willingham … Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media > How will these practices influence what my children recall decades from now? That goal sounds uncomplicated — happy kids should grow into adults with happy memories. But reminiscences aren’t a simple averaging of experience. I’m not out to manipulate my kids, but knowing how memory works helps me shape what my children will recall of 2020. A memory summarizing months or years, for example, “the pandemic” or “attending Wilson High School” is not the heading of a mental file containing details of that time. It’s an isolated fact. My kids won’t be in school full-time this fall, so, like most parents, I will be thinking about how to keep them occupied and content. But I’m also a memory researcher, and that makes me wonder how they will recall these odd times decades from now. Naturally, I hope those memories will be more pleasant than miserable. This desire for memories to seem logical is heightened when we relate them to others. People think of their life story as just that — a story — and so they tell a good one, filling gaps and editing out-of-place events as needed. We even edit individual episodes to make them more logical. For example, if a story about a restaurant visit doesn’t mention the patron ordering, people falsely remember that happening: If the customer ate, he must have ordered. The rich detail resides in episodes: memories of events that last hours, not months. Episodes like “trying out for basketball” or “taking the SAT” include mental images and sounds, as well as the feeling this happened to me.last_img read more

WAI Expands Sales And Marketing Teams

first_imgDeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  Blake DeaversWAI has announced the addition of several executive personnel.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementBlake Deavers has joined the WAI team as its new vice president of North American aftermarket sales, reporting directly to Ryan Moul, CEO. As an experienced leader and aftermarket veteran, Deavers joins WAI from the automotive division of Transtar Industries in Cleveland, where he was responsible for multi-channel global sales, marketing and distribution of products to major aftermarket retailers, as well as traditional buying groups. He has held roles at various levels within the industry with Dorman Products and Tenneco as well. Deavers will be based in WAI’s Miramar, Florida, headquarters.Alan Bostwick will now be transitioning into his new role as vice president of global marketing, reporting to Ryan Moul, CEO. This strategic change is part of WAI’s previously announced plan to move global marketing back to the United States. Bostwick will be responsible for global marketing with regard to all business units at WAI, as well as leading key marketing initiatives for the business. His vast experience within the industry will allow for more dynamic capabilities and customer focused programs in the future from WAI. WAI also announced that Dave Chrisman, director of global pricing, based in WAI’s Miramar, Florida, headquarters, will be reporting directly to Bostwick in his new role.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

Come And Be Inspired

first_imgAn excursion to Little Creek Oysters. Independent/Cerutti DraimeSound View in Greenport is showcasing, for the third year, its Uncommon Art Artist Residence Program. The program, dedicated to the engaging the community, allows artists across all mediums to live, work, and perform throughout the property. Guests and visitors have the rare opportunity to observe selected creatives and develop an open dialogue. It’s a time to cultivate new ideas and build a broader community.Owner of Sound View, Erik Warner said, “My inspiration was knowing that nature on the North Fork in the winter is a very powerful place that will allow artists to thrive. Getting artists out of their day-to-day studios, onto our property with a quarter-mile of walkable beach on a cold winter day when the air is clear, where the sea is rhythmically pulsing with a calming energy, is incredible. I have many friends who are artists and my idea was to create a place for them to come and be inspired. The North Fork’s calm quietness during this time of year is very powerful, in fact, transformational on many levels.”Artists in this year’s program, which kicked off February 10, have been Kara Hoblin, Ryan Bock, Kym Fulmer, and Lindsay Branham. “To have an artist in residence interacting with guests and the local community, sharing new and different perspectives through the lens of how their craft is executed is very exciting for everyone,” Warner explained.Independent/Cerutti DraimeThe artists are primarily referred from alum of prior years but come to Sound View from all over. Up next in the program is Paul Loren (March 18 to 22) who will perform in the piano bar on Saturday, March 21, from 7 to 10 PM. Loren considers himself part of the new generation of soul, inspired by early R&B, jazz, and Brill Building pop. He began singing at the age of three and playing piano by four. “The voices I remember most and identify with are Ray Charles, Frankie Valli, Sam Cooke, Sinatra, Aretha, Otis, and Tony Bennett. Growing up in New York, Billy Joel was also a big influence,” Loren said. He will be writing new music and working through his creative process on the piano in front of all guests.Julian Velard (March 24 to 28) will perform on Friday, March 27, from 7 to 10 PM. He is a regular on “The Howard Stern Show” and NPR and an international talent, opening for Jamie Cullum, Paul Carrack, and Goldfrapp. Beyond music, he’s also shared the stage with known comedians, including Will Ferrell. While at Sound View, he will work on his new music: “Please Don’t Make Me Play ‘Piano Man’.”Independent/Cerutti DraimeJoe Iconis (March 23 to 30) will perform “An Afternoon with Joe Iconis” on Sunday, March 29, from 2 to 3 PM. His work has been nominated for numerous awards and his musical, “Be More Chill,” debuted in March 2019 at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre. Currently in development are “The Untitled Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson” and “Punk Rock Girl.” During his stay he’ll be working on several projects. “My hope is that I’ll be able to spend equal time working on text-based material as well as music-driven content and I’d like the work itself to dictate what I end up focusing on. I’ll be able to devote myself solely to the creation of new material without the pressures of production or the distractions of the city,” said Iconis. Sean Spellman (April 8 to 12) will have an open working session in the gathering room on Saturday, April 11, from 1 to 3 PM. Spellman is an avid traveler who documents his experiences through art. His work has been featured in Rolling Stone, Urban Outfitters, and Freehand Hotels. He plans to fully immerse himself in the environment by “walking on the beach, staring at the Sound, listening to other guest’s conversations,” he said. “I will try to interpret those experiences plainly and with minimal effort onto canvases depicting my surroundings, or abstract communications of the mind.”Sound View also has weekly seasonal programs on property to immerse guests with local artists and the community. The motel is located at 58775 Route 48 in Greenport. Visit www.soundviewgreenport.com.nicole@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

Paris, Tokyo MoUs Want Watckeepers Rested

first_imgThis inspection campaign will be carried out for three months, commencing on September 1, 2014 and ending on November 30, 2014.The deck and engine room watchkeepers’ hours of rest will be verified in more detail for compliance with the mentioned scope of the CIC during a regular Port State Control inspection conducted under the regional ship selection criteria within the Paris and Tokyo MoU regions.Port State Control Officers (PSCOs) will use a list of 10 selected items to establish that watchkeeping personnel are meeting the requirements regarding hours of rest, focusing attention on the Minimum Safe Manning Document (MSMD) and records of rest.In addition information will be gathered on the watch system, whether the MSMD requires an Engineer officer and whether the ship is designated UMS (Periodically Unattended Machinery Space).For this purpose, PSCOs will apply a questionnaire listing a number of items to be covered during the concentrated inspection campaign.When deficiencies are found, actions by the Port State may vary from recording a deficiency and instructing the master to rectify it within a certain period to detaining the ship until serious deficiencies have been rectified.In the case of detention, publication in the monthly detention lists of the Paris and Tokyo MoU web sites will take place. It is expected that the Paris and Tokyo MoUs will carry out approximately 10,000 inspections during the CIC.[mappress]Press Release; July 31, 2014; Image: MAIB The general cargo vessel Danio grounded off the east coast of England in March 2013, because the officer of the watch had fallen asleep.The Maritime Authorities of the Paris and the Tokyo Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) with the purpose of establishing that watchkeeping personnel are meeting the requirements regarding hours of rest as per STCW 78 as amended (including the Manila amendments).last_img read more

Pearl Seas Cruises Jumps on Cuba Bandwagon

first_imgConnecticut-based luxury cruise line Pearl Seas Cruises has become the latest in line to include visits to Cuba in its itinerary for the next season.Pearl Seas Cruises plans to offer a series of 7 to 10-night cultural voyages to Cuba in the spring of 2016 aboard the new luxury 210-passenger cruise ship Pearl Mist.This round trip voyage from South Florida will visit several Cuban ports including Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba.Pearl Seas Cruises plans itineraries on both the Southern and Northern coasts of Cuba, featuring People to People cultural exchanges authorized under U.S. law to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites.”We are delighted to play such an important role in the People-to-People program in support of the Cuban people. The 210-passenger Pearl Mist allows access to more of Cuba’s ports and regions, while providing a relaxed means to engage directly with Cubans and explore the rich history and fabric of Cuban culture,” said Charles A. Robertson, President of Pearl Seas Cruises.These voyages are pending approval by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Treasury, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Cuban government.last_img read more

Liebherr goes all-electric with LPS 420 E

first_imgThe mobile harbour crane’s movements, such as luffing, hoisting, slewing and travelling, are performed using electric motors.Powered by a 190 kW electric motor, Liebherr said that the crane is able to handle every type of cargo including containers, bulk, general cargo and heavy lifts up to 124 tonnes.The LPS 420 E is optimised for terminals with a power supply ranging from 380 V to 460 V. As an additional benefit, Liebherr energy storage units can be used to reduce the peak-load in the crane’s main power supply and to take advantage of regenerative energy within the system. The compact unit enables the accumulation and supply of 200 kW of power within 15 seconds.A liquid-cooled multi-drive frequency converter system has also been installed in order for the crane to operate in critical conditions, such as harsh environments or in limited space, said Liebherr. www.liebherr.comlast_img read more

Harper Welcomes ‘Wee Ginger Dug’ to Dumfries

first_img“I should also point out that Paul is not a member of the SNP or any other political party, and he is not associated with any official campaigns or organisations. His opinions are his and his alone. He speaks for no one but himself, and, of course, Ginger, the Wee Ginger Dug.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInSouth of Scotland MSP Emma Harper welcomed political blogger, Paul Kavanagh, and his four legged friend ‘Ginger’ to Dumfries to celebrate ‘National Dog Day’ last Friday, and talk Scottish politics. “It was wonderful to have Paul and Ginger in Dumfries last Friday. It was a lovely event, and I was pleased that over 50 people came along to meet them. Joan McAlpine MSP added: “Beneath Paul’s wit and linguistic trickery, there lies an encyclopaedic knowledge of Scottish politics. He writes political satire in the best tradition. No punches are pulled, and strangely the humour is both brutal and subtle. Paul is always ready with a smart phrase that encapsulates both the absurdities we live through and the real hopes for change that have caught Scotland’s imagination. Paul runs the pro-independence blog ‘Wee Ginger Dug’, and was one of the most prominent writers to emerge from the pro-independence movement surrounding the 2014 referendum.center_img Ms Harper commented: “Paul explained he was a lifelong Labour supporter who is now convinced that independence is the best way to secure Scotland’s future. Born and raised in the East End of Glasgow he said his eyes were opened when he moved to Europe and saw how other countries, such as The Netherlands, had prospered. He spent much of his adult life in Spain where he edited an English language newspaper. He pointed to statements from a wide variety of leading Spanish politicians that showed Spain will not block an independent Scotland’s entry to the EU. It was a fascinating talk and the turnout was impressive, showing the level of interest in constitutional change.” Ms Harper welcomed Paul and Ginger to the Cairndale hotel on Friday night, along with Joan McAlpine MSP. “Paul is a well kent blogger, author & regular columnist in the National Newspaper. He writes under the nom de plume Wee Ginger Dug. His blog was one of the social media sensations of the Scottish Independence Referendum.last_img read more

Libya warns of environmental disaster after clashes in oil crescent region

first_imgLibya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) on Saturday warned of an environmental disaster after clashes in its eastern Libya’s oil crescent region.The clashes caused damage to an oil tank in Ras Lanuf port, said NOC in a statement, without revealing details about its negative impact on the environment.It further called for the “unconditional and immediate withdrawal of the militia operating under Ibrahim Jathran to prevent an environmental disaster and further destruction of key infrastructure.”Jathran is a wanted former chief of the oil installation guards’ service.NOC has also warned that further damage to oil installations could have a huge impact on the Libyan oil sector and national economy.“NOC also calls on all parties not to use the oil sector, NOC and associated petroleum facilities in a political game and to remove them from all possible conflict. Any act that endangers life and sheds Libyan blood should be condemned by all,” the statement said.Benghazi Defense Brigades, which is allied with Jathran, on Thursday launched an attack on the Libyan oil crescent region and clashed with the army forces there.The clashes killed 34 people from both sides, a military source said.NOC evacuated all employees from the area. It was estimated that the attack caused losses of 240,000 barrels of oil.The oil crescent region is located some 500 km east of the capital Tripoli. It contains the country’s largest oil ports.The United Nations Support Mission in Libya condemned the attack, warning that “this dangerous escalation puts Libya’s economy in jeopardy and risks igniting a widespread confrontation.”Related Libya In Turmoil: 90% of Planes Damaged in Clashes Violent Clashes In Libyacenter_img Libya Football last_img read more