NCSS names Todd Bauman executive director

first_imgVermont Business Magazine On March 1, 2017, the Board of Directors of Northwestern Counseling & Support Services, Inc (NCSS) selected Todd Bauman as the agency’s next executive director. Starting in July, Bauman will follow in the footsteps of Ted Mable, who has served as the agency’s leader since 1998. Bauman was recommended to the Board of Directors by the hiring committee after a nationwide search and vigorous review of 68 applications. Bauman’s 28-year career in mental health and government—12 of which have been at NCSS as the director of Children, Youth & Family Services—has more than prepared Bauman to lead the organization.As director of Children, Youth & Family Services, Bauman oversees 280 employees providing developmental, mental health, and substance abuse supports to the people of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. When Bauman began as director in 2005, the division employed 60 people. Bauman’s collaboration with community and state partners has allowed for the development of programs that serve children diagnosed with Autism; provide mobile outreach to children in crisis; meet the treatment needs of adolescents struggling with substance abuse; and provide home-based supports to new mothers.  In addition, Bauman has collaborated closely with area schools to develop positive behavioral supports that promote a culture of wellness. Bauman’s ability to collaborate with community partners has allowed for innovative approaches to the way families access and receive services.  Before coming to NCSS, Bauman worked as Operations Chief for five years at the Vermont Department of Mental Health. He was responsible for bringing local teams together to promote community partnerships with the goal of providing an effective children’s behavioral health service delivery system. While in this role, Bauman developed structures to assess outcomes and aggregate data across the Vermont system of care. Prior to working for the Vermont Department of Mental Health, Bauman was a crisis clinician through the Howard Center and managed a residential emergency and assessment program.Bauman’s vast clinical experience and education—he has a master’s in clinical psychology from Saint Michael’s College—is only part of what made him an ideal candidate for the role of executive director. Bauman is an experienced public speaker in a variety of settings, including academia and government; he will be a powerful and much needed voice for NCSS.Bauman is also dedicated to his family including his wife Nicole, and two teenage children, Abigail and Owen. Both children belong to regional youth dance groups; he and Nicole spend much of their free time attending their performances. Bauman also enjoys camping, skiing, baseball and spending time with parents, who recently moved to the area.Since 1958, Northwestern Counseling & Support Services, Inc, a private, non-profit, human services agency has been serving Franklin and Grand Isle Counties.  NCSS provides intervention and support to children, adolescents, and adults with emotional and behavioral problems; a mental illness diagnosis; an intellectual disability or developmental delay.Bauman is poised to lead NCSS forward in the future so that it can continue to provide high quality services that produce excellent outcomes.Source: St. Albans – NCSS March 16, 2017last_img read more

Homer Hockey Players Recognized For Good Samaritan Act

first_imgKenai Peninsula School District Superintendent Sean Dusek spoke about the boys at the KPB assembly meeting on Tuesday, December 5: “They made sure that he was attended to with medical help. They contacted their coach, the police, and made sure he was taken care of.”  Shortly after the four players tended to the man the coaches and paramedics arrived to transport him to the hospital. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Four players on the Homer High School hockey team received special recognition at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting for their heroic actions in helping an injured homeless man in Anchorage, on November 3. According to the players the man had injuries on his hands, and asked them for medical assistance. The boys took the man to a local restaurant and assisted him in obtaining a first aid kit. The team had just wrapped up a close 1-0 loss to West Anchorage High School at the Ben Boeke Ice Arena in Anchorage when they decided to go grab dinner after the game.center_img The four players, Phinny Weston, Tucker Weston, Douglas Dean, and Team Captain Charlie Menke were approached by a visibly drunk homeless man on the corner of Benson and New Seward Highway. Dusek: “They took it upon themselves to be good samaritans and make sure he was taken care of, and they didn’t have to do that.” Story as aired:last_img read more

Judy Garland, Richard Pryor, David Bowie, The Eagles, N.W.A and more added to National Recording Registry

first_imgJudy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz”; Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — If there’s one song you’d think would already be in the National Recording Registry, it’s Judy Garland’s classic take on “Over the Rainbow,” from The Wizard of Oz.  That song’s on the list of 25 recordings the Library of Congress revealed this morning have just now been added to the Registry, because of their “cultural, artistic and historical importance to American society and the nation’s audio heritage.”This year’s list of recordings is as varied as ever, spanning more than a century — the oldest addition is an 1888 wax cylinder recording by a friend of inventor Thomas Edison; the latest, a 1997 album of operatic arias by soprano Renée Fleming.The seminal 1988 rap album Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A is on the list, as is David Bowie’s 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, 1980’s Remain in Light by the Talking Heads, and the first Greatest Hits album by The Eagles, the second-best-selling album of all time.Other individual songs added to the registry include Don Mclean’s “American Pie,” Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family,”  “In the Midnight Hour” by Wilson Pickett, and Barbra Streisand’s “People.”Country crooner Marty Robbins’ 1959 classic Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs made the list — the album’s hit single outlaw ballad “El Paso” was famously featured in the final episode of Breaking Bad — as did the original cast recording of the 1975 Broadway musical The Wiz, and comic Richard Pryor’s 1978 recording Wanted: Live in Concert.Here’s the complete roster of this year’s National Recording Registry additions.  More info on the individual recordings is at the Library of Congress website.1.  The 1888 London cylinder recordings of Col. George Gouraud (1888) 2.  “Lift Every Voice and Sing” (singles), Manhattan Harmony Four (1923); Melba Moore and Friends (1990) 3.  “Puttin’ on the Ritz” (single), Harry Richman (1929) 4.  “Over the Rainbow” (single), Judy Garland (1939) 5.  “I’ll Fly Away” (single), The Chuck Wagon Gang  (1948) 6.  “Hound Dog” (single),  Big Mama Thornton (1953) 7.  Saxophone Colossus, Sonny Rollins  (1956) 8.  The Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds, announced by Vin Scully (September 8, 1957) 9.  Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs, Marty Robbins  (1959) 10. The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery, Wes Montgomery (1960) 11. “People” (single), Barbra Streisand (1964) 12. “In the Midnight Hour” (single), Wilson Pickett  (1965) 13. “Amazing Grace” (single), Judy Collins  (1970) 14. “American Pie” (single), Don McLean  (1971) 15.  “All Things Considered,” first broadcast (May 3, 1971) 16. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, David Bowie (1972) 17. The Wiz, original cast album (1975) 18. Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975), Eagles  (1976)  19. Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha, Gunter Schuller, arr. (1976)   20. Wanted:  Live in Concert, Richard Pryor  (1978) 21. “We Are Family” (single), Sister Sledge (1979) 22. Remain in Light, Talking Heads (1980) 23. Straight Outta Compton, N.W.A (1988) 24. Rachmaninoff’s Vespers (All-Night Vigil), Robert Shaw Festival Singers  (1990) 25. Signatures, Renée Fleming  (1997)Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Public help sought to find autistic child

first_img Valenzuela is a sixth grade student at Rancho Vista School in Palmdale, Westside Union School District Superintendent Regina Rossall said. The district sent a mass recorded message to homes of all students district-wide requesting assistance locating the boy, Rossall said. Fliers with pictures of Valenzuela were given to all district students to take home, Rossall said. Rossall said district officials interviewed classmates seeking information about Valenzuela’s whereabouts. Rossall said she spent most of Friday morning with Valenzuela’s mother distributing fliers. “(The mother’s) doing remarkably well, but she’s certainly very worried and concerned about her son,” Rossall said. Anyone with information about Valenzuela’s whereabouts is asked to call Lancaster sheriff’s station (661) 948-8466. QUARTZ HILL – Sheriff’s deputies are seeking public assistance in the search for an autistic child with diminished mental capacity, authorities said Friday. Jason Valenzuela is 13-year-old Hispanic boy who authorities say has the mental capacity of an 8-year-old. Valenzuela is 4-foot-11 and weighs 85 pounds. He was last seen at approximately 3 p.m. Thursday riding a red BMX-style bicycle near 47th Street West and Avenue L-8 in Quartz Hill, authorities said. He was wearing a light blue t-shirt and brown shorts, and was carrying a clear plastic “air soft” style rifle. Sheriff’s deputies established an outdoor command post Friday at intersection where Valenzuela was last seen.last_img read more

DirecTV Now Is ATT TV Now Channels Packages and More

first_imgCostNumber of ChannelsNotable ChannelsLive a Little$40 per monthMore than 60AMC, CNN, ESPN, Food Network, FX and local broadcast networksJust Right$55 per monthMore than 80ESPN News, IFC, Travel Channel, MLB Network, The Weather ChannelGo Big$65 per monthMore than 100FX Movie Channel, Nat Geo Wild, Fox Sports 2, NBA TVGotta Have It$75 per monthMore than 120El Rey, Starz, Univision Deportes Editor’s Note: DirecTV Now is now becoming AT&T TV Now, details here.As cord cutting becomes more popular, more companies are offering online TV services as alternatives to cable. And those cable competitors include satellite TV companies like DirecTV.Starting at $40 per month (a price hike coming August 1 will raise rates, from $35 per month), DirecTV Now lets you stream live TV to your TV, phone or tablet. It’s also a better value on paper than some of its competitors, offering 60 channels in its starting package. Sling TV, for example, gives you 30 channels for its starting $20 price. YouTube TV charges $40 for its 60+ channels.MORE: Best and Worst Cable TV Alternatives in – Live StreamingRECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU…logoCreated with Sketch. Upgrading to the $55-per-month Just Right package grants access to more than 80 channels, adding the Cooking Channel, IFC, SundanceTV, Travel Channel and The Weather Channel. The $65-per-month Go Big package offers more than 100 channels — including the FX Movie Channel, Logo and Nat Geo Wild — and the $75 Gotta Have It package features more than 120 channels, adding eight Starz networks, El Rey and Boomerang.How to contact DirecTV Now/AT&T TV Now customer serviceDirecTV Now’s customer support page, which includes live chat help, is found here. You can also ask its support agents for help on their Twitter account.But since it’s about to change to AT&T TV Now, expect to ask this account for help.We’re moving accounts. Starting tomorrow follow @ATTHelp for DIRECTV NOW support. 14, 2019How many users can simultaneously stream on a single subscription?Up to two simultaneous streams can happen on the same DirecTV Now account. A third stream, which you might need for a large household, can be added for an extra $5 per month. Sling includes one in its Orange package and three with its Blue package (both cost $25 per month) and four at its $40-per-month plan. Hulu with Live TV also offers two streams, while YouTube TV provides three and PlayStation Vue offers five, with one for each of its consoles (PS4 and PS3) and three on other hardware.Where is DirecTV Now available?DirecTV Now is available in all 50 states (plus the District of Columbia), and it can go with you when you travel within those areas. Unfortunately, you’ll lose access if you travel to U.S. territories (such as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) or if you leave the U.S. altogether.Which streaming devices work with DirecTV Now?Because DirecTV Now is one of the more established streaming services, it’s available on most devices. Those include Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, iOS and Android devices, and the Chrome and Safari web browsers.Want an Apple TV 4K or Roku Streaming Stick? If you prepay for a set number of months (which has ranged from 3 or 4) of DirecTV Now, you’ll get that hardware free from DirecTV Now.Can I get DirecTV Now on my smart TV?Yes, but only if your smart TV features Android, Chromecast, Roku or Amazon Fire TV.What sports does DirecTV Now offer?DirecTV Now comes with a decent selection of sports programming, with its entry-level Live A Little package including ESPN, ESPN2, FOX Sports 1 and NBCSN. Upgrading to the Just Right package gets you the Big Ten Network, ESPN News, ESPNU, the MLB Network, the SEC Network and the Tennis Channel.The Go Big package adds the CBS Sports Network, Fox Sports 2, NBA TV, the NHL Network and the Sportsman Channel. And if you pay for the Gotta Have It package, you get the Univision Deportes Network, too.How can I DVR shows, and how many can I store?DirecTV Now recently introduced its True Cloud DVR, which is currently in beta, and limits users to 20 hours of content. As of June 4, DVR-recorded content is available not only on Android, iOS, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and web browsers, but also on Roku devices and select Smart TVs. Roku notes that the DirecTV app may take longer to load on Roku Express sticks and certain TCL TVs, and that it’s looking to “speed this up in the near future” and that it will be reaching out to those users who own those devices, “with a special offer.” Recordings expire after 30 days.How do I get a free trial of DirecTV Now?If you sign up here, you’ll get a seven-day free trial offer for DirecTV Now.To make sure you don’t get unintentionally billed, set a reminder on your smartphone for six days from the time you sign up, so you can reconsider if it’s worth the monthly fee.What kind of on-demand content is there?DirecTV Now’s on-demand content becomes available immediately after a program airs (for select channels) and “within hours after a program airs” for other content. DirecTV Now’s Spring 2018 update increased its library to more than 25,000 titles. Your listings may vary depending on your subscription package.How good are the reviews of DirecTV Now?Not very good. Over a span of two reviews (original, follow-up) in 2017, Tom’s Guide editor Marshall Honorof encountered inconsistent streaming quality. While his second try of DirecTV Now wasn’t as bug-riddled as his first, the mysterious Error 40 remained to haunt the streaming experience, only less frequently.How bad was it? Live programming stuttered, and on-demand content frequently hit buffering errors. And while streams reached HD resolution, they didn’t stay there consistently.Tom’s Guide senior writer Caitlin McGarry encountered a similarly buggy experience in 2018. In her report, she noted, “DirecTV Now would interrupt whatever show or movie I was watching and give me a server error message.” She dismissed this message by tapping on her Apple remote, but “the fact that I ever had to do that is problematic,” she said.While that’s a bad way to watch a sitcom or drama, it got even worse for her husband during the NCAA basketball tournament, “when the error message popped up at least six times.” He almost chucked their Apple TV (which they got for free by prepaying for DirecTV Now) in the trash in frustration.Caitlin also noted that the Siri remote doesn’t play nicely with DirecTV Now — something she hopes changes soon.On the upside, though, Caitlin noted that she’s happy to be saving $60 per month. That, plus the 4K Apple TV she got for free, made the experience “a great deal” for her.MORE: Best Streaming Services – Netflix vs. Hulu vs. Amazon vs. HBOOver at Fortune, Aaron Pressman’s review notes that DirecTV Now wasn’t as bug-laden during his testing. His major gripe, though, was that, although he gets to watch his Boston Celtics, he doesn’t get the channels that play Red Sox games.How does DirecTV Now compare to Sling TV, PlayStation Vue and other cable replacement services?DirecTV Now’s programming options stack up well against those of its competitors, as the service starts with more than 60 channels. That’s more than what you get from rivals YouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV; both start with “more than 50” channels for $40 per month. PlayStation Vue provides “more than 45” channels for $40 per month and won us over for offering an intuitive interface and being one of the first cable replacement services with a cloud-based DVR.And while its new DVR service brings it closer to its rivals than ever before, DirecTV Now falls in comparisons because of its poor, error-laden performance. So, ask yourself, what good are those extra channels if the experience is stuttery? We are in the process of evaluating DirecTV Now once more and will keep you posted on our findings.If you’re looking for the most affordable option, the $40-per-month DirecTV Now is $15 percent more expensive than the $25 Sling TV (which offers fewer channels and charges $5 extra per month for DVR service). Credit: DirecTV NowToday’s best DirecTV Now deals?DirecTV NOWUS$55/mthViewat DIRECTVcenter_img Tech This Out – Warner Streaming Service, Galaxy Note Renders And Nintendo Switch Lite7.10.2019 Tech This Out – Warner Streaming Service, Galaxy Note Renders And Nintendo Switch LiteMore VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpTech This Out: New Nintendo Switch Battery, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, iPhone 11 Launch03:16OffAutomated Captions – en-USLive00:0002:1402:14 Having lagged behind in certain categories, DirecTV Now is finally catching up to the kings of the category by launching its cloud-based DVR. The service has also increased its on-demand title selection. Here’s everything you need to know.What is DirecTV Now, and how does it work?Ever think DirecTV would be great if it weren’t for the set-top box you watch it on? Then you might be interested in DirecTV Now, an online live-streaming service that requires zero new hardware but still gives you the TV channels and on-demand content you love.How much does DirecTV Now cost, and is there a contract?DirecTV Now starts at $40 per month with its Live a Little package, which includes more than 60 live channels. DirecTV Now doesn’t lock you into an annual contract but instead bills you monthly, so you can cancel whenever you like.Today’s best DirecTV Now deals?DirecTV NOWUS$55/mthViewat DIRECTVWhat channels do you get from DirecTV Now’s different packages?The Live a Little ($40 per month) package includes major networks such as AMC, BBC America, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CNN, Comedy Central, Discovery, E!, Food Network, FX, FXX, National Geographic, Syfy, TBS, TNT and USA, as well as local broadcast networks (where available).DirecTV Now Packages Comparedlast_img read more