NPR:Kicking off a series that explores the relationship between human memory and photography in the age of smartphone cameras, Audie Cornish talks to psychologist Linda Henkel about whether photographs impair our memory.“As soon as you hit click on that camera, it’s as if you’ve outsourced your memory,” Henkel says. “Anytime we kind of count on these external memory devices, we’re taking away from the kind of mental cognitive processing that might help us actually remember that stuff on our own.”Read the whole story: NPR More of our Members in the Media >
ANAHEIM, CA — American Remanufacturers, Inc. announced the return of Robert Smith, Sr. to lead all day-to-day activities and to serve as an advisor to the board. Robert Smith, Jr., will also be rejoining the organization. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Smith, Sr., who retired from ARI in April 2004, is the former chairman of ARI and co-founder of Car Components Technologies, Inc. (CCT), which merged with ARI in March 2003. Rob Smith, Jr., also a co-founder of CCT, will be bringing years of remanufacturing experience and strong vendor and customer relationships to the organization. “I look forward to returning to the automotive aftermarket and getting back to work at ARI. We have great ideas for the future and an outstanding team of dedicated people. Together, we will continue to develop creative solutions for our customers and vendor partners,” said Smith, Sr. Additionally, ARI announced that Brian Johnson has been named chief financial officer. Johnson was formerly CFO of Pliant Corporation, a leading producer of value-added film and flexible packaging products for personal care, medical, food, industrial and agricultural markets with annual sales in excess of $900 million. “Although new to the automotive aftermarket, Johnson is a versatile executive,” said Smith Sr. “In addition to his financial acumen, he has several years of operational leadership experience under his belt. This will be invaluable with respect to finalizing the integration of the ARI businesses and creating the foundation for the company’s growth strategy.” Advertisement Effective with these changes, ARI also stated that Larry Pavey left the company and his position on the board. Pavey joined ARI in May 2003 as chief executive officer and was subsequently named chairman. “I’ve known Larry for many years, as do many people in the industry. We wish him the best in his future endeavors,” said Smith, Sr. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.
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A Farmington Public Schools secondary teacher is on paid administrative leave after a flurry of social media posts that accused him of inappropriate conduct with female students while he taught in another school district.A Wednesday statement from Farmington Public Schools indicated the district became aware of the social media posts on August 21:“The posts were promptly referred to our Human Resources Department who immediately initiated an internal review. While these social media allegations were not made by our FPS students, the District has initiated an internal investigation to thoroughly review the allegations to ensure the safety and security of our students, which remains our top priority… The District has also referred this matter to appropriate agencies, including law enforcement.”Also, the district is “working to assure the teacher’s classrooms will be covered to ensure a smooth start to the school year.”Multiple accusationsAccording to public social media posts, a change.org petition urging the district to fire the teacher was closed by the organizer, who said there was no proof of the allegations. However, multiple accusers have shared their stories on Facebook and Twitter.Former Clarenceville School District students have said the teacher showed them special attention, communicated with them via text and private social media messages, made inappropriate comments, and touched them inappropriately. At least two women have accused the teacher of sexually assaulting them.Former students have said some teachers and officials in their district knew about the behavior but did not address it.Clarenceville School District, which serves a portion of Farmington Hills, released a statement on August 21 acknowledging the social media posts:“The district wants to make clear that it followed its established policies, worked with the appropriate authorities, and sought to respond both compassionately and in a fashion that reflected due process for everyone concerned when the concerns were originally raised and fully investigated.”While not releasing specific information, Clarenceville officials also encouraged students, past or present, to contact law enforcement or the district to share their concerns.Because no charges have been filed, Farmington Voice will not name the teacher, and we do not name victims of sexual abuse. Reported by Joni Hubred Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)