Demi Lovato and Naya Rivera to Spark a Lesbian Love Affair on Glee

first_imgNew details have emerged about Demi Lovato’s character Dani on the fifth season of Glee. MTV caught up with cast member Naya Rivera (Santana) who spilled some big news about her and Lovato’s on screen relationship. View Comments “She’s playing my love interest, so I’m very, very excited about that,” she said. “We get to sing a song together. It’s gonna be good. I’m excited to work with her. We’re bringing her to the dark side.” Gleecenter_img Glee returns to FOX on September 26. It was reported earlier this summer that Rivera’s former TV lady love Heather Morris (Brittany S. Pierce) wouldn’t be appearing much in the upcoming season due to the actress’ real-life pregnancy. Season five will also welcome another new love story, Broadway veteran Phoebe Strole is joining the show as a love interest for Chord Overstreet’s character Sam (who coincidentally also dated Morris’ Brittany).last_img read more

Directorate of Public Works (DPW)

first_imgThe DPW is located in building 1219, 1626 Evans Street, between Specker Avenue and Wetzel Street near the intersection of Ellis Street. DPW programs operating out of a different location are listed by building number and street name. The 526-, 524- and 503- Fort Carson phone numbers fall under the 719 area code.Above Ground Storage Tanks (AST), 526-9411. The DPW Environmental Division AST Program staff manages all convaults that store used oil, diesel and gas on the installation. The program’s responsibilities include monthly inspections and tracking ullage records. Operators/users are responsible for all operations and maintenance activities on ASTs.Air Program, 524-1254. The DPW Environmental Division Air Program aims to achieve flexible permitting conditions to sustain the military mission without compromising air quality for the region by assisting Soldiers and civilians in acquiring new products that do not negatively impact the local air quality, as well as constantly reassessing ways to reduce overall air emissions.Arms Room Inspections, 526-3537. Contact the DPW Engineering Division to schedule an arms room inspection.Army Barracks Management Program (ABMP) replaced the First Sergeants Barracks Program 2020 (FSBP 2020). Headquarters Department of the Army published an ABMP Executive Order with an effective date of Feb. 1, 2018. For more information about the program, and to obtain references materials, contact the DPW Housing Division at 526-2643 or 526-9709.Army Family Housing (on post) Balfour Beatty Communities (BBC), LLC. Army Family housing on Fort Carson is owned and operated by BBC, which is located at 6800 Prussman Boulevard in the Joel Hefley Community Center. For information on applying for on-post housing, contact the BBC Management Office at 719-579-1606 or online at http://www.fortcarsonfamilyhomes.com.Asbestos, Lead and Toxics Program, 526-1725. The DPW Environmental Division manages the Asbestos, Lead and Toxics Program. There are asbestos-containing building materials throughout most of the older buildings on Fort Carson and Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site. Additionally, some facilities may have lead-based paint, naturally occurring radon and polychlorinated biphenyls. The DPW protects the environment while ensuring that there are no exposures to Soldiers, dependents or civilians.Central Vehicle Wash Facility (CVWF), located at the south end of the cantonment area off Magrath Avenue, 526-3820 or 719-896-6237. Units are required to use the CVWF to wash vehicles rather than motor pool wash racks unless the CVWF is not operational or closed. Fort Carson saves an estimated 60 to 70 million gallons of water a year by the use of the CVWF through the filtration and reuse of water in the system. Only minor additions of water are needed to make up for evaporation. The use of tactical equipment maintenance facility wash racks is for maintenance cleaning only and requires hoses with a positive shutoff nozzle. Operating hours for the CVWF are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., year round. Contact the CVWF in order to set up a time to wash vehicles, by calling 526-3820 or 719-896-6237. (Note: If a unit wash rack is leaking, call in a service order to 526-5345 for repair.)Certificates of Nonavailability (CNA), building 1225, Evans Street, 526-9413. The DPW Housing Division is responsible for and manages requests for CNAs for Fort Carson. Soldiers can contact the Unaccompanied Housing (UH) Office to obtain UH and CNA information.Cultural Resources Program, 526-4484 (Fort Carson) or 503-6136 (Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site). The DPW Environmental Division Cultural Resources Program ensures compliance with historic preservation laws, mandates and regulations, while simultaneously facilitating the garrison support missions.Custodial Services, 526-6670. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division manages the custodial services contract. Contact the DPW contracting officer representative at 526-6670 for questions about custodial services.Dig permits – See Utilities section.Dumpster Services, 719-491-0218. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division manages the refuse dumpster services contract. Contact the DPW contracting officer representative at 719-491-0218 for questions about ordering, size, etc., of dumpsters.Energy and Water Conservation, 526-4320. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division manages the energy efficiency and water conservation programs. Areas of emphasis include building metering and automation, education and facility courtesy audits.Environmental Compliance Assessment Team (ECAT), 524-3534. The DPW Environmental Division ECAT mission is to provide support to units, garrison directorates and tenants as they relate to environmental compliance and management. The ECAT assesses all facilities in concert with unit Environmental Protection Officers (EPOs) in order to protect the installation from unnecessary fines and environmental violations by assessing facilities on an annual, biannual, quarterly and monthly basis.Environmental Protection Officer (EPO) Certification Training, 526-8893. The DPW Environmental Division provides environmental awareness training to individuals assigned in areas where programs are inspected for compliance with environmental regulations and standards.Facility Assignments and Transfers (by appointment only), 526-1745. The DPW Master Planning Division has a step-by-step process in place for the assignment of facility space on Fort Carson, in accordance with Fort Carson Regulation 420-14.Facility Management Program, 526-4320. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division trains Soldiers and civilians on all aspects of facility management. Registration for the DPW Facility Management Class is scheduled through the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security – Individual Military Training (Troop Schools), 526-5436.Forestry Program (Urban), 526-1667. The installation arborist maintains the urban forest (cantonment area) and provides information to the DPW operations and maintenance contractor to assist the contractor in focusing on sustainability concepts of urban forest management for the benefit the Fort Carson Community.Forestry Program (Down Range), 526-1667. The Forestry Program manages to sustain healthy and resilient forest structures by using natural processes guided by an ecosystem based management approach. The proper use of natural processes enable a more resilient forest resource to guard against catastrophic wildland fire, insect and disease issues and to provide high quality training lands for our current and future Army missions. The Forestry Program also provides low-cost firewood to the local community (call for availability).Hazardous Waste Storage Facility, off Butts Road, 526-0980. The DPW Environmental Division manages a Hazardous Waste Storage Facility, which handles hazardous waste for units and activities on Fort Carson. Call for an appointment if a large quantity is expected for turn in.Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Facility (El Paso County), 3255 Akers Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80922, 719-520-7878. Fort Carson residents can dispose of a variety of household hazardous waste at the El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Facility. For information about which household hazardous waste products the county accepts and disposal dates and times, visit https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/environmental-division/household-hazardous-waste/.Housing Services Office (HSO), building 1225, Evans Street, 526-2323 or 526-2322. The DPW Housing Division HSO provides Soldiers and Families the following services: one-on-one support in locating adequate, affordable and available housing; rentals and for sale listings; complaint mediation; and welcome packets that supply basic information about local communities, local Base Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates, school information, maps and other housing-related information.Installation Restoration Program, 526-8001. The DPW Environmental Division Installation Restoration Program has an ongoing commitment to the cleanup and restoration of past and present contaminated sites on Fort Carson and Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site. Such sites include impacts from formerly leaking underground storage tanks, various releases of contaminants and non-active landfills that all require remediation. Prior to conducting any digging activity, submit a dig permit. (See Utilities section)Invasive Species, 526-1692. The DPW Environmental Division is responsible for an integrated management approach to invasive species (including noxious weeds) and pest management at Fort Carson and the Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site. This program provides coordination, education, mapping, control and monitoring of invasive species. For issues with common weeds such as dandelions and weeds in the managed turf areas, red rock, xeriscape ornamental and rights of way areas, see the Weeds section. On the installation, herbicides can only be applied by DoD registered licensed applicators or personnel trained through the DPW operations and maintenance contractor weed supervisor who can be reached at 719-896-6864.Keys and Locks, building 1225, Evans Street, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 526-5345. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division oversees the operations and maintenance contract, which handles all requests for key replacements and issues relating to locks for unit and civilian real property facilities.Latrines, Portable, 524-0786. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division manages the portable latrine contract. This contract supports military training and Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation functions by providing latrines at Fort Carson and down range. This contract does not pertain to Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site areas, grey water removal or hand washing stations. Individuals assigned to the 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson Garrison and tenant units can access SharePoint to submit latrine requests at: https://dpwportal.carson.army.mil/welcome/OM/DLR/SitePages/Home.aspx. If requestors are unable to access SharePoint, they can email the contracting officer representative for portable latrines at usarmy.carson.imcom-central.list.DPW-Latrines@mail.mil to receive latrine information and forms.Mapping, Floor Plan Services and GPS, 526-9906, 524-1085 or 526-0641. The DPW Engineering Division Installation Geospatial Information Systems (IGIS) Office provides installation mapping, utility mapping, facility floor plans and surveying services. These services include standard or custom Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping, Computer Aided Design (CAD) support or Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Customers are asked to allow three business days for the completion of a mapping or floor plan request. For more information, call 526-9906, 524-1085 or 526-0641, visit building 1219, room 165 or email requests to: usarmy.carson.imcom-central.list.dpw-mapping-support@mail.mil.National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 526-4666. The NEPA requires all federal agencies to assess environmental impacts of proposed activities. The DPW Environmental Division manages NEPA actions for Fort Carson and Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site. To assist with determining documentation requirements and coordination necessary to go forward with the activity, contact the NEPA Program Manager.Pest Management, 526-5141. Facility pest control at Fort Carson is performed under contract. Occupants may request pest control service by placing a call to 526-5141 and leaving a detailed voicemail. The contractor has five business days to respond. The DPW operations and maintenance contractor provides a Self-help Wasp Control Program 719-896-6864. Feral or stray dogs and cats can be directed to the Provost Marshals Office by calling 526-2333. If there is an urgent pest issue, call the Installation Pest Management Coordinator at 526-1692 or 719-217-4887. On the installation, pesticides can only be applied by DoD registered licensed applicators or personnel trained through the Weed Control Self-help Program (see Weeds section).Pollution Prevention, 526-4340. The DPW Environmental Division Pollution Prevention (P2) Program can provide assistance with parts washers, P2 project suggestions, environmental training and program assistance.Propane Services, 524-3100. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division manages the propane services contract. Contact the DPW contracting officer representative at 524-3100 for questions about propane requirements and refills.Recycling Program, 719-491-0218. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division maintains an active Recycle Program to help with the installation’s goal to reduce waste.Fort Carson maintains a full-service recycle drop-off location at the southeast corner of the Exchange on Sheridan Avenue. The Exchange recycle location is open Monday-Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. An attendant is available to provide recycling assistance.The Exchange site accepts cardboard, mixed paper (white paper, newspaper, magazines, shredded paper, junk mail, etc.), aluminum, tin, plastic, glass, non-accountable/expendable metals and ink and laser printer cartridges. Customers can also bring the following nontraditional items for recycling:Electronics, including computers, cell phones, DVD players, TVs and other devices. There is a limit of one CRT TV or one flat screen TV accepted per family. (Only personal, non-government, electronics will be accepted.)Porcelain (remove hardware and rubber gaskets)Mattresses (not box springs)BatteriesThere are also two primary recycle collection points for cardboard, mixed paper (white paper, newspaper, magazines, shredded paper, junk mail, etc.) aluminum, tin and plastic at the following locations:Wolf Dining Facility parking lot (location also accepts glass)Specker Avenue and Long Street parking east of the Education CenterNote that these recycle locations cannot be used to dispose of household trash. (The Exchange drop-off location does accept limited furniture and household hazardous waste.)The Fort Carson Recycle Program also accepts unit scrap metal and wood products, including pallets, packing and crating and clean construction lumber. Painted, varnished or treated lumber, rail ties, stumps, tree trimmings or furniture of any type cannot be recycled; however, units can contact the DPW Recycle and Refuse manager at 719-491-0218 for assistance with disposing of these items as trash.Fort Carson conducts single stream recycling operations to barracks and motorpools to increase recycling user friendliness. Single stream recycling refers to commingling recyclables in one collection container for separation later. Once the totes are full, Soldiers empty the contents into large single stream dumpsters positioned outside of unit barracks and motorpool buildings for ease of collection by the Recycle Program staff. To request single stream totes or an outside dumpster, call 719-491-0218.Civilian administrative facilities have source separate recycling in place, which refers to separating recyclable materials by commodity type, such as plastic, metal, paper, glass and cardboard, for collection by the Recycle Program staff. Collection containers in civilian organizations are serviced by recycle staff on a recurring basis. To request a recycle station for a building, or for individual office recycle collection bins, call 719-491-0218.For questions concerning recycling at Fort Carson, call 719-491-0218.Recycling in Family Housing: On-post housing residents receive 96-gallon, single-stream recycling totes as well as a waste disposal bin for home use. Residents can call BBC at 719-579-1606, ext. 211, for waste disposal assistance.Refuse Services, 719-491-0218. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division require every effort to be made to divert recyclable materials from the waste stream. For refuse service or container requests, call 719-491-0218.Self-Help Program, See Facility Management Program section.Service Contracts, The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division provides a multitude of services by contract, including custodial services, refuse collection, portable latrines, etc. The points of contact for Fort Carson and Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site are listed below:Portable latrines 524-0786Custodial 526-6670Pest management 526-5141Elevator repairs 526-5345Propane 524-3100Refuse/recycle 526-1695PCMS propane 524-3100PCMS refuse 526-1695The DPW operations and maintenance contract, contracting officer representative can be reached by calling, 524-0191.Service Orders, building 1225, Evans Street, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 526-5345. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division’s primary responsibility is the maintenance and repair of permanent, fixed structures, called real property, such as buildings, roads, sidewalks, streetlights, grounding points and utility distribution systems. Service orders are processed for the routine maintenance or repair of real property through the DPW operations and maintenance contractor.Signs, building 1225, Evans Street, 526-5345. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division operations and maintenance contractor handles all installation facility signage requests (for example, building identification and building numbers), including parking signs and regulatory traffic signs. All signs not provided by DPW are the responsibility of the customer. For more information, or to request a sign, call 526-5345.Spill Control, 526-0973. The DPW Environmental Division Spill Coordinator is responsible for coordinating management of all spills that occur on post to ensure environmental compliance. As the first spill responder, the Fort Carson Fire Department relies on the expertise of the Environmental Division compliance team. The Environmental Division augments the Fort Carson Fire Department efforts. The team helps in mitigation and advising units and activities on cleanup procedures and reporting requirements for spills.Snow Removal, 526-6670. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division, operations and maintenance contractor manages snow removal efforts. Snow removal and deicing operations are based on command guidance and available resources.Stormwater Management Program, 526-1697. The DPW Environmental Division is responsible for ensuring compliance with stormwater permit requirements. Analysis conducted by the program also assists in determining flood hazards to personnel and buildings on Fort Carson, and is a quantitative reference for required permitting and regulation compliance in the management of Fort Carson’s surface water resources.Traffic Engineering, 526-9267. The DPW Engineering Division manages on-post traffic project planning, traffic signal operations and traffic sign management. Traffic Engineering also serves as a liaison between Fort Carson and various civilian transportation agencies for off-post traffic projects and issues affecting the installation.Trash – See Refuse Services section.Underground Storage Tanks (UST), 526-9411. The DPW Environmental Division UST Program manages all underground storage tanks, which supply Fort Carson with fuel from the AAFES service stations on post. This process includes, but is not limited to, the paying of fees, compliance management, inspection and training on all aspects of UST management.Unit Sponsorship Program, building 1225 off Evans Street, 526-4388 (POC Housing Division NCOIC). The DPW Housing Division manages the Garrison Commander’s Unit Sponsorship Program. Under the program, various installation units ­— battalions and brigades — sponsor a particular on-post housing village and partner with the village mayor and a Balfour Beatty Communities (BBC) LLC leasing agent.Utilities (utility locates, dig permits, electric, power outages, sewer-related issues, gas and water use/hydrants), 526-9243. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division’s operations and maintenance contractor provides permits supporting all utility outages, utility locates and traffic diversions. The dig permit office is located in building 8010 and can be reached by calling 719-302-0157. The dig permit office is “one stop shopping” for obtaining dig permits and can assist with utility outage requests. Prior to submitting a dig permit, a Work Request (DA Form 4283) must be completed and approved through the DPW Business Operations and Integration Division Work Management Branch. (See Work Request Section.) Permits for construction water and fire hydrant use can be obtained in building 1219, room 127. Call 526-2927 for information about permits.Water Quality Program, 526-1730. The DPW Environmental Division manages the Water Quality Program for the installation. Fort Carson receives its drinking water from Colorado Springs Utilities. Colorado Springs Utilities maintains an extensive testing program that assures full compliance with the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act. In addition, the DPW operations and maintenance contractor performs routine supplementary testing for chlorine levels, coliform contamination and chlorination byproducts on the drinking water distribution system with the goal of providing water that is safe to drink for all Fort Carson consumers. Lead and copper testing is conducted on water samples collected from family housing and facilities throughout the installation on an annual basis. Schools and child development centers are tested for lead on a five-year schedule.Weeds, 526-5345. Weed control at Fort Carson is performed under contract by the DPW operations and maintenance contractor or through the Weed Control Self-help Program 719-896-6864. Contracted weed control is generally limited to the managed turf areas, red rock, xeriscape, ornamental and rights of way areas. Occupants may request weed control service by placing a call to 526-5345. Most other areas are not covered are controlled through use of the Weed Control Self-help Program or DPW Environmental Division. On the installation, herbicides can only be applied by DoD registered licensed applicators or personnel trainedthrough the Self-Help Program. For information on this program, call the Installation Pest Management Coordinator at 526-1692.Wetlands Program, 526-1685. The DPW Environmental Division manages both jurisdictional and non-jurisdictional wetlands at Fort Carson and Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site. Wetlands management protects wetland values in accordance with numerous federal regulations. Wetlands are directly associated with “Waters of the United States” jurisdictions and may require permits to conduct activities in these areas.Wildland Fire Program, 526-1696. The DPW Environmental Division promotes a healthy forest community through an integrated management approach to wildfire suppression and prescribed fire on Fort Carson and Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site. The program focuses on protecting and improving training lands, by using a natural fire regime. The Wildland Fire Program also provides education and outreach to adjoining communities and landowners.Wildlife Program, 526-8006 or 526-3975 for Fort Carson and 503-6529 or 503-6538 for Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS). The DPW Environmental Division Wildlife Program at Fort Carson and PCMS works to maximize access to Army land, air and water resources for military training while ensuring that the biological diversity of natural resources entrusted to the Army is sustained for training, education, recreation and other compatible uses. This sustainability is achieved by way of inventory and monitoring, scientific research and adaptive management. The Wildlife Program also manages and seeks to improve wildlife recreational opportunities, including hunting and fishing, for Soldiers, their families and the public.Work Requests (Facilities Engineering Work Requests, DA Form 4283), 526-6112. Work Requests are processed through the DPW Business Operations and Integration Division Work Management Branch. Work Orders are typically for maintenance and repair projects over the limits of a service order or for any new construction requirements.last_img read more

Video: Cancellara Talks About Trek Bikes, Trek Flexes Some Frames

first_imgEven if you don’t care about Trek, Leopards or Fabian Cancellara, this video shows some rather impressive frame flex testing at about 3:20 in that makes it worth watching. For those that do care, this is part two of Trek’s Driven series of vids. The first one is after the break…last_img

2009 Tour de France: Stage 3 Recap – Cavendish Wins Again

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StynBELKAT05:02:0500:00:41 47184FRÖHLINGER, JohannesGERMRM05:02:0500:00:41 85017VAN DEN BROECK, JurgenBELSIL05:02:0500:00:41 12196HUPOND, ThierryFRASKS05:01:2400:00:00 27195HIVERT, JonathanFRASKS05:01:3500:00:11 89124DUQUE, LeonardoCOLCOF05:02:0500:00:41 52041MENCHOV, DenisRUSRAB05:02:0500:00:41 1071CAVENDISH, MarkGBRTHR05:01:2400:00:00 94001SASTRE, CarlosESPCTT05:02:0500:00:41 16Mark RenshawAUSTHR 56161KARPETS, VladimirRUSKAT05:02:0500:00:41 105073GRABSCH, BertGERTHR05:02:0500:00:41 167088RIBLON, ChristopheFRAALM05:02:4400:01:20 6Fabian CancellaraSUISAX 92034LARSSON, GustavSWESAX05:02:0500:00:41 11027POPOVYCH, YaroslavUKRAST05:01:2400:00:00 149138SAPA, MarcinPOLLAM05:02:4400:01:20 91005HAUSSLER, HeinrichGERCTT05:02:0500:00:41 81129PAURIOL, RémiFRACOF05:02:0500:00:41 4Samuel DumoulinFRACOF 125068TXURRUKA, AmetsESPEUS05:02:0500:00:41 67113FARIA DA COSTA, Rui AlbertoPORGCE05:02:0500:00:41 34086MONDORY, LloydFRAALM05:02:0500:00:41 96054HESJEDAL, RyderCANGRM05:02:0500:00:41 116135LOOSLI, 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MarkusGERMRM05:02:0500:00:41 54031SCHLECK, AndyLUXSAX05:02:0500:00:41 139141VOECKLER, ThomasFRABBO05:02:0500:00:41 69131BALLAN, AlessandroITALAM05:02:0500:00:41 97158TOSATTO, MatteoITAQST05:02:0500:00:41 163109VEIKKANEN, JussiFINFDJ05:02:4400:01:20 135048POSTHUMA, JoostNEDRAB05:02:0500:00:41 100133BRUSEGHIN, MarzioITALAM05:02:0500:00:41 57151CHAVANEL, SylvainFRAQST05:02:0500:00:41 9Maxime BouetFRAAGR 152148ROLLAND, PierreFRABBO05:02:4400:01:20 104106LE MEVEL, ChristopheFRAFDJ05:02:0500:00:41 14Stéphane AugeFRACOF 120045GARATE, Juan ManuelESPRAB05:02:0500:00:41 10181GERDEMANN, LinusGERMRM05:01:2400:00:00 1Mark CavendishGBRTHR 130062ANTON, IgorESPEUS05:02:0500:00:41 46114COYOT, ArnaudFRAGCE05:02:0500:00:41 38187VELITS, PeterSVKMRM05:02:0500:00:41 12Thierry HupondFRASKS 113139SPILAK, SimonSLOLAM05:02:0500:00:41 146171MOREAU, ChristopheFRAAGR05:02:4400:01:20 19Lance ArmstrongUSAAST 10Linus GerdemannGERMRM 25079ROGERS, MichaelAUSTHR05:01:2400:00:00 66032ARVESEN, Kurt-AsleNORSAX05:02:0500:00:41 119146LEFEVRE, LaurentFRABBO05:02:0500:00:41 112144FEDRIGO, PierrickFRABBO05:02:0500:00:41 83092BENNATI, DanieleITALIQ05:02:0500:00:41 122065OROZ, Juan JoséESPEUS05:02:0500:00:41 173198TIMMER, AlbertNEDSKS05:05:1200:03:48 13Ruben Perez MorenoESPEUS 3191LEMOINE, CyrilFRASKS05:01:2400:00:00 9172BOUET, MaximeFRAAGR05:01:2400:00:00 41051VANDE VELDE, ChristianUSAGRM05:02:0500:00:41 128162BOTCHAROV, AlexandreRUSKAT05:02:0500:00:41 75089ROCHE, NicolasIRLALM05:02:0500:00:41 73064MARTINEZ, EgoiESPEUS05:02:0500:00:41 87008LANCASTER, Brett DanielAUSCTT05:02:0500:00:41 42104HUTAROVICH, YauheniBLRFDJ05:02:0500:00:41 143164IGNATIEV, MikhailRUSKAT05:02:0500:00:41 156179VOGONDY, NicolasFRAAGR05:02:4400:01:20 71153BOONEN, TomBELQST05:02:0500:00:41 121119URAN, RigobertoCOLGCE05:02:0500:00:41 2006HUSHOVD, ThorNORCTT05:01:2400:00:00 31117ROJAS, Jose JoaquinESPGCE05:02:0500:00:41 23194GESCHKE, SimonGERSKS05:01:2400:00:00 140059ZABRISKIE, DavidUSAGRM05:02:0500:00:41 141163HORRACH, JoanESPKAT05:02:0500:00:41 123197ROOIJAKKERS, PietNEDSKS05:02:0500:00:41 2Thor HushovdNORCTT 78095NIBALI, VincenzoITALIQ05:02:0500:00:41 145166NAPOLITANO, DaniloITAKAT05:02:2000:00:56 178066PEREZ LEZAUN, AlanESPEUS05:15:1300:13:49 147105JOLY, SébastienFRAFDJ05:02:4400:01:20 Pos.NameNat.Team 63053FARRAR, TylerUSAGRM05:02:0500:00:41 176019WEGELIUS, CharlesGBRSIL05:05:4900:04:25 GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 3: 166013LANG, SebastianGERSIL05:02:4400:01:20 153037SORENSEN, ChrisDENSAX05:02:4400:01:20 170132BANDIERA, MarcoITALAM05:02:4400:01:20 107082ARRIETA, Jose LuisESPALM05:02:0500:00:41 136052DEAN, JulianNZLGRM05:02:0500:00:41 157042CLEMENT, StefNEDRAB05:02:4400:01:20 158174FEILLU, BriceFRAAGR05:02:4400:01:20 159102COPPEL, JérômeFRAFDJ05:02:4400:01:20 131098VANOTTI, AlessandroITALIQ05:02:0500:00:41 171189WROLICH, PeterAUTMRM05:03:0400:01:40 7Fabian WegmannGERMRM 134049TEN DAM, LaurensNEDRAB05:02:0500:00:41 68094KUSCHYNSKI, AleksandrBLRLIQ05:02:0500:00:41 17George HincapieUSATHR 11Yaroslav PopovychUKRAST 164128MOINARD, AmaëlFRACOF05:02:4400:01:20 161003GOMEZ MARCHANTE, Jose AngelESPCTT05:02:4400:01:20 3Cyril LemoineFRASKS 82093KREUZIGER, RomanCZELIQ05:02:0500:00:41 39072EISEL, BernhardAUTTHR05:02:0500:00:41 172015SCHEIRLINCKX, StafBELSIL05:04:4900:03:25 76035O’GRADY, StuartAUSSAX05:02:0500:00:41 Yeah, this post is a little late in the day, had a long drive home from Florida and had to watch the late re-broadcast…we know you were all waiting breathlessly for our in-depth race coverage, and we just know you wouldn’t bother reading any other site in the meantime (yeah, right).Crosswinds were the sixth man today as Columbia-HTC delivered Mark Cavendish to the line for his second consecutive stage win, and delivered on the Nike ads’ “Speed Talks” by saying “If the other teams want to race like juniors, they’ll get results like juniors.”After a turn that put a small break in front of a big 90º right hander into a massive crosswind, the entire Columbia-HTC broke away with Lance Armstrong and Fabian Cancellara and a few other riders.  They managed to hold a lead and ended up putting almost 30 seconds on the second group, which contained Astana “leader” Alberto Contador (+0:59) and GC contenders Cadel Evans (+1:04) and Carlos Sastre (+1:47).  Levi Leipheimer rounds out the GC top ten at +1:11.After the stage, Armstrong said today’s stage “wasn’t a day that you’d typically look at as a pivotal day…(but) it changes the dynamic for tomorrow’s team time trial…I don’t want to get into politics…there’s no reason why Contador can’t take advantage of opportunities like today, too.”  This is pulled a little out of context, there was certainly no malice in his tone, but it’s clear he’s here to perform at the top of his game and lead if necessary.  That’s why he’s now in 3rd overall.Photo from Team Columbia-HTC’s website. Hit ‘more’ for stage and overall standings…Scroll down for Overall GC Standings. Top 20 for Stage 3 all have same finishing time of 5:01:24.2009 TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 3 RESULTS (TOP 20): 101157ROSSELER, SébastienBELQST05:02:0500:00:41 118177LE LAY, DavidFRAAGR05:02:0500:00:41 177136RIGHI, DanieleITALAM05:05:4900:04:25 8192BEPPU, FumiyukiJPNSKS05:01:2400:00:00 151137SANTAMBROGIO, MauroITALAM05:02:4400:01:20 55155DEVOLDER, StijnBELQST05:02:0500:00:41last_img read more

TCA Awarded $300K for Foreclosure Counseling

first_imgTake Charge America, Inc., a non-profit credit counseling and housing counseling agency in Phoenix, was awarded $300,000 by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office over the next three years to provide free foreclosure intervention counseling to Arizona homeowners.Take Charge America will use the funds to assist more homeowners with one-on-one counseling, primarily individuals and families with low-to-moderate income, and who are Spanish-speaking.Housing counseling services at Take Charge America are approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Take Charge America’s counselors can help homeowners avoid foreclosure or mitigate losses caused by foreclosure with a variety of solutions, such as accessing and sustaining loan modifications, refinancing and principal reduction.“Arizona families are among the hardest hit by the economic downturn, and many are still struggling to meet their mortgage payments,” said Take Charge America Chief Executive Officer David Richardson. “This award will enable us to assist even more residents in need, helping them navigate the complex mortgage loan industry and possibly save their home.”Take Charge America is one of 16 organizations throughout Arizona selected by the Attorney General’s Office to receive a share of the $5 million in housing counseling assistance available through a national mortgage settlement with the nation’s five largest mortgage loan servicers.  The funds help pay for the cost of the foreclosure intervention counseling that is provided free to Arizona homeowners.Take Charge America introduced foreclosure prevention counseling in 2008 as a response to the mortgage crisis. It is HUD-approved to assist distressed homeowners statewide. To date, the non-profit has helped more than 10,000 homeowners with housing counseling.Homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure can call Take Charge America at (623) 266-6382 or (866) 987-2008 to speak with a counselor.For more information about Take Charge America’s services, visit www.takechargeamerica.org.last_img read more

Laura Thompson Named Vice President of Business Development for Goodyear

first_imgLSI 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 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.  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. 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.  AKRON, OHIO — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has appointed Laura Thompson vice president of business development reporting to Darren Wells, senior vice president of business development and treasurer. The move was effective June 1. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “In her new role, Laura will be responsible for the company’s acquisition, divestiture and partnership activities in supporting Goodyear’s long-term strategies,” said Wells. “In her previous position at director of business development for North American Tire, she was the lead player in key business development transactions.” Thompson is a 21-year Goodyear associate with a diverse background in the company. She started her career with Goodyear working part time while finishing her undergraduate degree in accounting from The University of Akron. She served in various financial and accounting staff positions both in business units and corporate staff until being named manager of finance for Research and Development in 1997. In January 2000, she was named director of investor relations and served in that capacity for two years. She became finance director for consumer tires in North America in December 2002, and was promoted into the business development position the following December. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,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 MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Transglobe Automotive Names Gary Mercer Global Sales and Marketing Director

first_imgCERRITOS, Calif. – Transglobe Automotive, based in Cerritos, Calif., has announced the appointment of industry veteran Gary Mercer as the company’s new global sales and marketing director. This is a new position recently created by the company.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement An industry veteran and graduate of AWDA University, Mercer has gained experience with such notable aftermarket companies as Tenneco, Raybestos, ITT Aimco, Brembo North America, and most recently Best Brakes. In this new position, Mercer will be responsible for marketing a complete line of brake products as well as building a sales and marketing team. Transglobe is a new supplier of brake products, specializing in drums, rotors and friction products.,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 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. 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 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.  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. last_img read more

Hayground Chefs Dinner

first_img Share The 15th annual Hayground Chefs Dinner was held on Sunday, July 28. Jon Snow, co-founder of the school, was this year’s honoree. The farm-to-table event began with hors d’oeuvres followed by dinner.last_img

ROVOP Wins New Enterprise Accolade at Subsea UK

first_imgThe business success of subsea specialist ROVOP has been industry applauded after the company won the New Enterprise accolade at last night’s (Wednesday 5 February) Subsea UK business awards.Subsea UK’s coveted New Enterprise award, which represents the fourth industry accolade that ROVOP has won, recognises the success of the business in the subsea sector including overall vision, commercial performance to date and market differentiation.ROVOP, an independent company which is 100% focused on providing remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services to the oil & gas and offshore wind industries, has experienced exceptional growth since its inception with its team growing to more than 70 people within three years and more than 80% of business being overseas during 2013.Steven Gray, managing director at ROVOP, said: “To receive such acclaim from industry body Subsea UK is extremely rewarding because while we did not set out to win awards, it is a great endorsement of what the team at ROVOP has achieved.“We set out to do something a bit different after recognising a gap in the market for a specialist provider of ROV services focussing on providing the best service, using the best equipment operated by the best people. The awards we have won demonstrate that we’re standing out and making a significant impact on the subsea sector.”Through investment in its people, equipment and systems, ROVOP has become an approved supplier to some of the world’s largest oil and gas and subsea construction companies.Earlier this week, ROVOP, which is headquartered in Westhill, announced that it is set to expand its fleet of ROVs by taking delivery of four more new hydraulic work class systems, with a further four new ROVs expected later in the year.The company has invested $20million (over £12 million) in the four hydraulic Schilling HD work class ROVs, which were delivered during January, and is actively working to grow its offshore team by 50 to 110 to expand its provision of best in class ROV service to the oil and gas and offshore wind industries.ROVOP has also been awarded ISO 9001 accreditation of its integrated management system by DNV, which is a considerable achievement and underpins the company’s commitment to quality.In addition to this, ROVOP has invested in its own ROV simulator for its in-house Academy in order to further develop the training and competence of its offshore staff. Addressing the talent shortage in the subsea industry, the Academy seeks to build skill and competence in offshore personnel whatever their current career level. The £250,000 simulator enables ROV pilots to hone their skills onshore, in physics-accurate conditions.Last year, the company established its own ROV Academy which has been developed to ensure a supply of the most competent offshore personnel, predominantly pilot-technicians for its rapidly-evolving fleet of subsea remotely operated vehicles.ROVOP’s latest industry award comes after the firm scooped the Great Small Company accolade at the 2013 SPE Offshore Achievement awards and the Business Growth award at the 2012 Scottish Green Energy Awards. It was also named Promising New Businesses at the 2012 Grampian Awards for Business Enterprise awards. [mappress]Press Release, February 06, 2014last_img read more

1 dead, 26 injured in downtown Charlottesville violent rally

first_img Photo via the Associated Press 1 of 11 Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Published: August 12, 2017 12:14 PM EDT Updated: August 12, 2017 5:46 PM EDT 1 dead, 26 injured in downtown Charlottesville violent rally Photo via the Associated Press Photo via the Associated Press Photo via the Associated Press Photo via the Associated Press Photo via the Associated Press Photo via the Associated Press Photo via the Associated Press A police cruiser shown amid protests and counter-demonstrators descended on the small city of Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday. TWITTER / PRESTON WILLETT, WCAV Photo via the Associated Press Photo via the Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person, sending at least 26 others to hospitals and ratcheting up tension in an increasingly violent confrontation.The chaos boiled over at what is believed to be the largest group of white nationalists to come together in a decade: the governor declared a state of emergency, police dressed in riot gear ordered people out and helicopters circled overhead. The group had gathered to protest plans to remove a statue of the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, and others who arrived to protest the racism.Matt Korbon, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student, said several hundred counter-protesters were marching when “suddenly there was just this tire screeching sound.” A silver Dodge Challenger smashed into another car, then backed up, barreling through “a sea of people.”The impact hurled people into the air. Those left standing scattered, screaming and running for safety in different directions.The driver was later arrested, authorities said.The turbulence began Friday night, when the white nationalists carried torches though the university campus in what they billed as a “pro-white” demonstration. It quickly spiraled into violence Saturday morning. Hundreds of people threw punches, hurled water bottles and unleashed chemical sprays. At least eight were injured and one arrested in connection.President Donald Trump condemned “in the strongest possible terms” what he called an “egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides” after the clashes. He called for “a swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent lives.”Trump says he’s spoken with the governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, and “we agreed that the hate and the division must stop and must stop right now.”But some of the white nationalists cited Trump’s victory as validation for their beliefs, and Trump’s critics pointed to the president’s racially tinged rhetoric as exploiting the nation’s festering racial tension.The Rev. Jesse Jackson noted that Trump for years publicly questioned President Barack Obama’s citizenship.“We are in a very dangerous place right now,” he said.Right-wing blogger Jason Kessler had called for what he termed a “pro-white” rally in Charlottesville. White nationalists and their opponents promoted the event for weeks.Oren Segal, who directs the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, said multiple white power groups gathered in Charlottesville, including members of neo-Nazi organizations, racist skinhead groups and Ku Klux Klan factions.The white nationalist organizations Vanguard America and Identity Evropa; the Southern nationalist League of the South; the National Socialist Movement; the Traditionalist Workers Party; and the Fraternal Order of Alt Knights also were on hand, he said, along with several groups with a smaller presence.On the other side, anti-fascist demonstrators also gathered in Charlottesville, but they generally aren’t organized like white nationalist factions, said Heidi Beirich of the Southern Poverty Law Center.Many others were just locals caught in the fray.Colleen Cook, 26, stood on a curb shouting at the rally attendees to go home.Cook, a teacher who attended the University of Virginia, said she sent her son, who is black, out of town for the weekend.“This isn’t how he should have to grow up,” she said.Cliff Erickson leaned against a fence and took in the scene. He said he thinks removing the statue amounts to erasing history and said the “counter-protesters are crazier than the alt-right.”“Both sides are hoping for a confrontation,” he said.It’s the latest confrontation in Charlottesville since the city about 100 miles outside of Washington, D.C., voted earlier this year to remove a statue of Lee.In May, a torch-wielding group that included prominent white nationalist Richard Spencer gathered around the statue for a nighttime protest, and in July, about 50 members of a North Carolina-based KKK group traveled there for a rally, where they were met by hundreds of counter-protesters.Kessler said this week that the rally is partly about the removal of Confederate symbols but also about free speech and “advocating for white people.”“This is about an anti-white climate within the Western world and the need for white people to have advocacy like other groups do,” he said in an interview.Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer said he was disgusted that the white nationalists had come to his town and blamed Trump for inflaming racial prejudices.“I’m not going to make any bones about it. I place the blame for a lot of what you’re seeing in American today right at the doorstep of the White House and the people around the president,” he said.Charlottesville, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is a liberal-leaning city that’s home to the flagship University of Virginia and Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson.The statue’s removal is part of a broader city effort to change the way Charlottesville’s history of race is told in public spaces. The city has also renamed Lee Park, where the statue stands, and Jackson Park, named for Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. They’re now called Emancipation Park and Justice Park, respectively.For now, the Lee statue remains. A group called the Monument Fund filed a lawsuit arguing that removing the statue would violate a state law governing war memorials. A judge has agreed to temporarily block the city from removing the statue for six months. SHARElast_img read more