Campaign to unseat Alaska Supreme Court justice gets $10K donation from Outside

first_img2020 Alaska General Election | Election Coverage | Government | State GovernmentCampaign to unseat Alaska Supreme Court justice gets $10K donation from OutsideOctober 23, 2020 by Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media Share:From left to right: Governor Bill Walker, Alaska Supreme Court Justice Susan Carney and former Justice Dana Fabe. (Wesley Early/Alaska Public Media)The majority of funding in a campaign to oust a state Supreme Court justice in the Nov. 3 election comes from outside Alaska.That’s according to a state campaign expenditure filing this week by the group Alaskans for Judicial Reform – Vote No Carney, first reported by the Anchorage Daily News.The coalition of conservative and religious leaders is asking Alaskans — in video and print ads — to vote “no” on retaining Alaska Supreme Court Justice Susan Carney. They oppose Carney’s retention based on her rulings related to sex offenders’ due process rights, abortion and the Permanent Fund dividend.Governor Bill Walker appointed Carney to the state’s highest court in 2016.The group opposing her retention reported Monday that the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council gave their campaign $10,000 this month. The Family Research Council’s stated goal is to, “advance faith, family and freedom in public policy and the culture from a Christian worldview.”The local group Alaska Family Action has also given the campaign $4,000, and the Monday report shows Art Mathias, an Anchorage real estate agent, also made a personal contribution of $2,500.The Alaska Judicial Council, the nonpartisan state commission that vets judicial candidates and gives independent recommendations for voters, says Alaskans should vote to retain Carney. A group called Vote Yes – Retain Sue Carney is running videos on Facebook featuring retired judges, the Tanana Chiefs Conference board and others voicing their support for Carney.The Vote Yes – Retain Sue Carney group has spent less than the $5,000 required for disclosing campaign contributors.Share this story:last_img read more

EasyJet #U28626 diverted from London to Paris after declaring an emergency

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Update: EasyJet flight #U28626, travelling from Palma de Mallorca to London Gatwick,  has landed safely at Paris Orly after having declared an emergency.  The flight – EZY8626 – was diverted because of a medical emergency on board.  EasyJet has issued a statement confirming the cause of the incident. It said: “Unfortunately due to a passenger welfare issue your aircraft has been diverted to Paris Orly. Once our team on the ground has assisted the passenger we plan to refuel and continue to London Gatwick. “We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.” The plane is now scheduled to depart Paris Orly at 3:35pm and will arrive in Gatwick at 3:45pm. It had originally been scheduled to arrive at 1:35pm.  The plane diverted at around 1:20pm,  having squawked 7700, the air traffic control code for an emergency. The plane descended rapidly, according to various tracking sites including AirLive.net, before holding steady at around 11,000 ft as it entered the Paris airport. Various sources tweeted the incident as it happened. https://twitter.com/FlightEmergency/status/593755366179119105 https://twitter.com/airlivenet/status/593754830142894080 https://twitter.com/airlivenet/status/593756000290775041 https://twitter.com/KingNLD/status/593758695303024641 https://twitter.com/KingNLD/status/593760362211745792 Share Catherine Neilan Tags: NULLcenter_img whatsapp EasyJet #U28626 diverted from London to Paris after declaring an emergency Thursday 30 April 2015 8:46 amlast_img read more

News / G6 alliance blanks more transpacific sailings as US port congestion continues

first_imgBy Gavin van Marle 09/12/2014 The G6 Alliance has announced more blanked sailings on its transpacific services calling at southern California as part of its plans to reduce capacity during the slacker season.The move will also give the congested Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex a chance to clear some the growing backlog of containers.Member line APL said the G6 partners had cancelled the eastbound departures of the 8,000teu OOCL Shenzhen in week 51, and the 8,500 OOCL Memphis a fortnight later, “as part of seasonal market adjustments”.The two vessels are part of the South China 2 service that runs between the Pearl River Delta ports, Taiwan and Long Beach.According to a Drewry commentary yesterday, the move may give the US ports some chance to clear the congestion that is currently gripping them, although it added that structural reforms would be necessary in the longer term.“Current slack season volumes will give some respite to the US west coast port congestion, but fundamental issues need to be addressed by the industry’s stakeholders if this not to be a recurring theme,” it said.Drewry vividly described the way in which the congestion was becoming almost self-perpetuating as carriers introduced larger vessels in the 10,000teu-plus range, with the greater number of boxes being unloaded in a single call compounding the landside problems of a lack of chassis to move boxes from the terminal quays to gates; an all-round lack of drivers; and pay and employment disputes that have led to work slowdowns the entire length of the coast.“By the last week of November, average waiting time at anchor was running to one week. At the same time, imports were taking at least two weeks to move off the berth, and truck waiting times were in some cases reaching eight hours,” said Drewry.“Only three gangs are being allocated to the larger ships when ideally they need five to six gangs to be worked efficiently. The result is that the larger ships require up to three additional days in port to complete their exchange, and even then they have to cut loose leaving behind empties and some loaded export boxes, which in turn further clog up the berths.”According to Loadstar sources, US forwarders are now routinely advising shippers to build extra time into the maritime leg of their transpacific supply chains with port congestion expected to be a long-term factor.Last week, industry analyst SeaIntel noted that schedule reliability on the trade had continued to decline, with “the ongoing congestion in the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex had a continued negative impact on schedule reliability in October”.It said that the transpacific eastbound schedule reliability had decreased by three percentage points during the month to an overall on-time performance of 58%.SeaIntel chief operating officer and partner Alan Murphy said: “It is important to note  that we cannot with certainty conclude that the significant declines in schedule reliability on trade lanes calling Los Angeles and Long Beach are caused by the congestion in the port complex, but it is our assumption that the decrease in on-time performance is clearly linked to the on-going congestion.“The situation in California must be very frustrating for both shippers and carriers, who now are seeing schedule reliability and container delivery having declined by 23.5 and 24 percentage points, respectively.”The silver lining for shippers is that as reliability has declined, freight rates have followed.Drewry noted that in the last week of November the eastbound rate fell 10% from $1,925 per feu to $1,725 per feu, largely as a result of carriers trying to grab market share.“Despite the growth in traffic this year, spot rates have sunk to more or less where they stood a year ago. If they are so desperate to recoup additional costs why do they discount rates for new traffic?” it wondered.last_img read more

Don’t rewrite history: ‘Sunshine’ law was meant to protect docs from undue influence

first_imgFirst OpinionDon’t rewrite history: ‘Sunshine’ law was meant to protect docs from undue influence Drug firms would not have to disclose certain payments to doctors under proposed legislation from Senator John Barrasso, above. J. Scott Applewhite/AP Please enter a valid email address. Privacy Policy Leave this field empty if you’re human: Nothing in the Physician Payments Sunshine Act prohibits companies from funding researchers, medical education, or scientific research. It simply requires them to drag this money out of the shadows and report it publicly.I am proud of what my colleagues and I accomplished in writing and passing the Sunshine Act. It gives doctors better tools to evaluate the quality of information they get in continuing medical education courses or in journal articles sent to them by sales representatives, and so can help them better serve their patients. But it was a small, conservative step forward. And that’s the direction we need to keep moving. Not backwards.Paul D. Thacker, a former investigator on the United States Senate Finance Committee, is a writer living in Spain. Even before writing the Sunshine Act, my colleagues on the Senate Finance Committee released a report about industry’s undue influence on continuing medical education. These are the hours of training doctors need each year to maintain expertise. The report showed that drug and device companies routinely funded continuing medical education as part of their marketing strategies, spending $1 billion on the practice in 2004, and that this system guided doctors toward more expensive and less-tested products. Related: Tags continuing medical educationdrug marketingSunshine Act About the Author Reprints Medical groups push to water down requirements for disclosing industry ties @thackerpd Volumes of evidence led us to conclude that corporate funding was transforming continuing medical education and science publishing into marketing and public relations vehicles. Although Senate staffers were heavily lobbied to exclude these materials from the Sunshine Act because they were purportedly independent sources of information, we rejected those arguments because they had little merit.Senate investigations of medicine that brought scandals to light have often been met by special interest claims that these were “past practices” by “bad apples.” Yet these bad habits continue. Last year, the Journal of Medical Ethics published a study examining 14 accredited continuing medical education courses that had been designed to teach doctors about low sexual desire in women. In reality, these courses were littered with marketing messages to promote Addyi, a new drug for hypoactive sexual desire in women, or what the study authors called “a condition that was sponsored by industry to prepare the market for a specific treatment.” The journal followed up with a commentary castigating the medical education industry for replacing education with commercial marketing.Journals themselves don’t always guard against such deceptive practices. In dozens of instances where industry was found to ghostwrite or secretly fund studies, journals have done little to correct the record, sometimes ignoring a mountain of evidence. Take this case in which investigators combed through documents made public in lawsuits and found that a high-profile medical journal article published to promote an antidepressant drug contained gross misrepresentations of data and clear evidence that the study was ghostwritten by a public relations firm. The journal that published the study did nothing to acknowledge this.In an effort to explain the lack of incentives to address ethical problems by scientific publishers, Richard Smith, a former editor of The BMJ, wrote, “What is clear is that it will continue to be easy to publish weak science, but hard to publish well-argued and supported accusations of fraud and misconduct.” Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. Pharma should not be allowed a loophole for reporting financial ties to docs Paul D. Thacker Related: More than 100 state and national medical societies are trying to water down the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, a law that protects doctors and their patients from undue influence by pharmaceutical and medical device companies. They’re welcome to do that. But they can’t rewrite history in the process.Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) recently introduced the Protect Continuing Physician Education and Patient Care Act. It would roll back the Sunshine Act requirement that drug and device companies report payments they’ve made to fund continuing medical education for doctors or to send them copies of research studies. The various medical societies support the new bill, arguing that it wasn’t the “intent” of Congress to exclude doctors from receiving “independent” and “high quality” scientific information.As the person who wrote the first draft of the Sunshine Act, and then worked for years to get it passed, I’d like to notify American doctors: “Your professional societies are misleading you.” In fact, our concern about corporate bias and poor quality in medical education and scientific publishing was one thing that led us to promote the bill in the first place.advertisement [email protected] By Paul D. Thacker Aug. 10, 2016 Reprints The top Republican at the hearing, Senator Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) agreed. “Sometimes the line between promotion and education can be blurred. This is the reason … transparency and appropriate common sense safeguards are absolutely necessary,” he noted.The influence of pharmaceutical and device companies in scientific publishing is equally alarming. Take ghostwriting in medical literature. This happens when drug and device companies hire public relations firms to write scientific studies which are then “authored” by researchers who sometimes make only minor changes before the articles are published in science journals. I was part of the Senate Finance Committee investigative team that reported that ghostwriting is quite common and journals can do little to stop it. When the Senate Aging Committee held a hearing on continuing medical education in 2009, Senator Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), the committee chair, was blunt in his remarks. “Large corporations do not typically spend these sums unless they think they will get something out of it,” he said. As cosponsor of the Sunshine Act, he recommended greater financial transparency.advertisementlast_img read more

Pinnacle doubles exempt market network

Edmonton-based Pinnacle Wealth Brokers Inc. is set to become the largest exempt market dealership in Canada, with the acquisition of one of its main competitors, Global Exempt Market Solutions. Pinnacle announced this week that it was acquiring the Calgary-based dealer as part of a broader strategy to beef up its presence across the country. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Desjardins buys Montreal boutique firm Hexavest Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Megan Harman CI acquires US$5.1B San Diego-based RIA Cidel Asset Management to acquire fixed income manager Keywords Mergers and acquisitions,  Exempt marketCompanies Pinnacle Wealth Brokers Inc. “Global Exempt Market Solutions has been our closest competitor in the marketplace, and we are delighted to have them join forces with us,” said Darvin Zurfluh, founder, director and executive chairman of Pinnacle Wealth Brokers. The two companies are very similar. Both provide alternative investments, allowing Canadians the opportunity to invest in private offerings generally not available on the public stock markets. They were among the first brokerages in Alberta dealing in exempt market products. “We were both doing this four years ago, five years ago, and there wasn’t really any other noticeable players in Alberta,” said Zurfluh. “We were two of the early adopters.” Both firms have networks of advisors throughout Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. With the acquisition, Pinnacle will now be the largest exempt market dealership in Canada, according to the company, with more than 80 dealing representatives – nearly double its existing network of 45 reps. “Our partnership creates one of the most sophisticated organizations of its kind in the exempt market sector,” said Rick Unrau, previously CEO of Global Exempt Market Solutions, who has been appointed president and CEO of Pinnacle. “We will be able to provide services, efficiencies, products, and geographic diversification to both our agents and clients, unparalleled in the marketplace.” The executives expect the acquisition to provide substantial economies of scale, with particular cost savings related to legal affairs, accounting and back office operations. The merger follows another recent deal struck between Pinnacle and ExemptAnalyst, to bring the exempt research firm “in house”. William McNarland, CEO of Exempt Analyst, has been appointed Pinnacle’s chief investment officer. Pinnacle has ambitious plans for more growth. It expects to expand into Quebec in the near future; it’s actively recruiting new reps; and it’s exploring the possibility of more acquisitions of smaller dealers – particularly in Ontario. “There’s a lot of things I want to do to build the organization further,” says Zurfluh. In addition to providing exempt market services, Pinnacle also has an insurance division called Pinnacle Wealth Planning, which offers life, critical illness and disability insurance, along with estate planning services. Related news read more

Further support for commercial and residential tenants

first_imgFurther support for commercial and residential tenants Ban on commercial evictions extended to 30 June to ensure businesses are supported as they re-openSix-month notice periods and bailiff enforced eviction ban extended to 31 May to protect residential tenantsFollows unprecedented package of support for businesses and renters during pandemicBusiness owners – many of whom have had to cease trading entirely during lockdown – are being given extra support after the government extended the ban on commercial evictions for a further 3 months, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced today (10 March 2021).The decision will help those worst affected by the pandemic, such as bars and restaurants, get back to business in May when doors fully reopen for hospitality no earlier than 17 May.Residential tenants will also be supported as the ban on bailiff-enforced evictions in all but the most serious circumstances – such as incidents of fraud or domestic abuse – and the requirement for landlords to provide 6-month notice periods to tenants before they evict will also be extended until at least 31 May.This will ensure residents in both the private and social sector can stay in their homes and have enough time to find alternative accommodation or support as we move through the roadmap.With around 49% of hospitality workers and 36% of retail workers currently renting, the new measures will protect jobs as businesses reopen and many more renters can return to work.Housing Secretary, Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP said:It is right that as we move through the roadmap, we ensure that businesses and renters continue to be supported.We have taken unprecedented action to support both commercial and residential tenants throughout the pandemic – with a £280 billion economic package to keep businesses running and people in jobs and able to meet their outgoings, such as rent.These measures build on the government’s action to provide financial support as restrictions are lifted over the coming months – extending the furlough scheme, business rates holiday and the Universal Credit uplift.Business Secretary, Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP said:We’re doing everything we can to ensure businesses get the support they need to get through this pandemic and reopen when it is safe to do so.I know business owners will welcome this latest package of support and the breathing space it will give them to prepare for a safe reopening, and, ultimately, to build back better.Throughout the pandemic, the government has put in place an unprecedented £280 billion package to support businesses and keep people in work and able to meet their rent and other outgoings and the confirmed 6-month extension to the furlough scheme and Universal Credit uplift will continue to provide financial security for millions.For those who require additional support, the government has made £180 million of funding for Discretionary Housing Payments available this year for councils to distribute to support renters with housing costs. The £1 billion increase in Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates – covering the lowest 30% of market rents – brings the total spend on supporting households to meet the cost of rent in the private and social rented sectors to almost £30 billion this financial year.Ensuring that renters remain protected until the end of May, whilst national restrictions remain in place will align with the broader strategy for protecting public health and will continue to help reduce pressure on essential public services as we start to move out of lockdown. The government will consider the best approach to move away from emergency protections from the beginning of June, taking into account public health advice and the wider roadmap.The government’s current position is to support commercial landlords and tenants to agree their own arrangements for paying or writing off rent debts by 30 June. This is supported by the code of conduct published by the government last year, setting out best practice for these negotiations. But, if these discussions do not happen and there remains a significant risk to jobs, the government is also prepared to take further steps.We are therefore launching a call for evidence on commercial rents to help monitor the overall progress of negotiations between tenants and landlords. The call for evidence will also set out potential steps that government could take after 30 June, ranging from a phased withdrawal of current protections to legislative options targeted at those businesses most impacted by COVID-19. We would welcome a broad range of feedback to this call for evidence. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:business, code of conduct, covid-19, Emergency, fraud, Government, Holiday, housing, lockdown, market, pandemic, public health, running, Secretary, security, space, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Businesses need more certainty

first_imgBusinesses need more certainty Wyndham City has welcomed the support packages recently announced by the State and Federal Governments but says businesses should not be left guessing about the level of support they will receive every time there’s a lockdown.Wyndham City Mayor, Cr Adele Hegedich, said while she understood the current lockdown was necessary, it had been a terrible blow to local businesses that were already hurting.“As a Council, we are doing everything we can to support our local economy, from the $5 million business support package released last year, to the Small Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fund approved at last month’s meeting,” Cr Hegedich said.Future Focussed Economy Portfolio Holder, Cr Mia Shaw, said Council was also spearheading a targeted Buy Local campaign for those residents who could afford to support local business.“But in a rate-capping environment, it can’t be left up to local government and local communities to provide all the support for what is a national and global issue,” Cr Shaw said.“Rate-capping has meant that Wyndham City Council has a $45 million deficit and we have a huge demand on services and infrastructure that we must fulfil,” Cr Shaw said.Cr Shaw acknowledged the support announced by the State Government on Sunday and the further support announced by the Federal Government last Thursday but said businesses needed to be certain about the amount of support they would receive in the face of future lockdowns.“Business owners can’t be left guessing every time about if, when and how much support they will receive. Lockdowns was an effective strategy in 2020 but 12 months on we need different strategies to deal with COVID outbreaks,” Cr Shaw said.‘Shutting local businesses and local economies is not a long-term solution. Many of our local businesses and families are really hurting. The State and Federal Governments need to provide businesses and families with some ongoing certainty that they will be looked after if they continue down a lockdown strategy.”Cr Hegedich said that while Council was encouraging those who can to support local businesses, she understood that there are people doing it tough who can’t afford takeaway.She said there were a range of local services, including counselling and food relief, as well as business support services. If you need help, please visit www.wyndham.vic.gov.au and follow the links. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:business, campaign, council, deficit, Economy, environment, Federal, federal government, future, Government, infrastructure, innovation, local council, lockdown, Small Business, Wyndham, Wyndham City Councillast_img read more

The 2020 Corvette C8 may already be almost sold out

first_img The C8-gen Corvette hasn’t even officially gone on sale yet, but the event allowed people to reserve a spot online for one.Autoblog spoke to the exec privately and asked him to elaborate. “It’s nearly sold out. It’s so close that it’s bound to be sold out soon,” he said. He did not divulge production numbers, so it’s uncertain how many reservations have actually been taken.RELATED The low price is a definite contributor to the sales; but having a car as advanced as this with the engine in the rear for a fraction of what the big boys are offering – and having it made in the USA – is appealing to a lot of people. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS What are people saying about the mid-engine C8 Corvette?Chevrolet is not planning on intentionally limiting production of the C8, so don’t feel too bad if you can’t get one of the first run — rest assured, there will be thousands of them. In some prior years, Chevrolet has sold over 30,000 Corvettes. 5 cars that will fight for your mid-engine Corvette money RELATED TAGSChevroletCorvetteNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Buying a 2020-model-year Chevrolet Corvette could be tricky if you don’t act fast.The chief of design at GM, Michael Simcoe, said at the Concours d’Elegance of America almost every spot is booked up for the vehicle’s first 12 months of production.“I think the orders have already hit the first year of production numbers,” he told the crowd. See More Videos Trending Videos Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Chevrolet introduces the 2020 Corvette Stingray, the brand’s first-ever production mid-engine Corvette, Thursday, July 18, 2019 in Tustin, California. The 2020 Stingray features a new 6.2L Small Block V-8 LT2 engine producing 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque when equipped with performance exhaust. The mid-engine layout provides better weight distribution, better responsiveness and control, as well as the fastest 0-60 time of any entry-level Corvette. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray goes into production in late 2019 and will start under $60,000. (Photo by Dan MacMedan for Chevrolet)  Chevrolet ‹ Previous Next › advertisementlast_img read more

JC Ancell Retires After 34 Years With CU-Boulder

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Editors: Reporters and photographers are invited to attend JC Ancell’s retirement party from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today in the East Glenn Miller Ballroom of the University Memorial Center. A ceremony featuring several speakers will begin at 3:30 p.m. When asked what he plans to do with his retirement after 34 years at CU-Boulder’s University Memorial Center, JC Ancell said he’s going to ride his Harley from coast to coast — then do it again. Ancell, associate director of the UMC, has seen and done many interesting things during his time at CU-Boulder. His three fondest memories, however, are winning the Trivia Bowl in 1973, back-to-back Rolling Stones stadium concerts and being named employee of the year in 1990. Of all the concerts that Ancell has organized, he was unable to pick a favorite. “Concerts you produce become like your children,” Ancell said. “It’s hard to pick a favorite.” Looking back at his career, Ancell said one of the mistakes he will remember was the Fleetwood Mac concert at Folsom Field in the late 1970s. “I sold 61,500 tickets to the Fleetwood Mac concert at Folsom Field — that’s how I found out the field only held 60,000,” he said. “Let’s just say it was more than a little crowded, but it was a great concert.” “He is going to be very much missed,” said Carlos Garcia, director of the UMC. “I will probably be the one that misses him the most, since he has helped me so much with issues surrounding the UMC,” Garcia said. Ancell began working at the UMC as an hourly worker in 1967 when he was a student at Boulder High School and worked his way up to associate director. In his years at the UMC Ancell developed some strong friendships, one of which was with Jimmie Baker, assistant UMC director for operations. “I have known JC for 20 years,” Baker said. “He took me under his wing and was a great friend and a great professional role model.” Ancell was the catalyst behind many of the renovations the UMC has seen over the years. “He was the starting force behind the UMC renovation project and also was in charge of the food service renovation in 1986,” Baker said. “He always looked out for the special needs of all the students when making changes — he wanted to make sure all needs were met.” According to Baker, Ancell is an effective communicator not only with students or with administrators, but with both. “JC was always very good at bridging the gap between students and administration,” Baker said. “It’s hard to replace a JC.” Ancell has seen a lot of changes at the UMC. Among those changes was the retirement of Jim Schafer as director of the UMC in 1996. “For 26 years he was a steady and trusted advocate for students’ rights,” Ancell said. “I’m flattered when people call me an icon, but to me Jim Schafer was an icon.” One of the other changes that Ancell has seen throughout the course of his career has been with the students. The late 60s and early 70s were characterized by independent student leadership, Ancell said. Students today are more concerned with different issues and not as excited about taking on leadership roles, Ancell said. “It’s almost like the adults are back in charge.” Ancell has seen many changes throughout the course of his career at CU-Boulder and is looking forward to a change in pace. “I am looking forward to a different perspective — I need to see things from the Harley for a while.” Published: Jan. 17, 2002 last_img read more

Craft and Boutique Wine Production Equipment Bundles

first_imgHome Trade Show Guide Craft and Boutique Wine Production Equipment BundlesTrade Show GuideUWGS 2019Craft and Boutique Wine Production Equipment BundlesBy Trade Show Guide – December 2, 2019 124 0 Email Previous articleMexcor Distributors of Florida Expands OperationsNext articleAfternoon Brief, December 2 Trade Show Guide Facebook Share TCW EquipmentWIN Expo Booth: 210 & 212TCW Equipment, a local business for over 50 years. We have a wide variety of wine production tools & equipment. Easy ordering, knowledgeable staff, quick delivery, and solid service.WIN Expo Featured Exhibitors by Category:Business ManagementHuman ResourcesInfrastructureLogisticsMarketingPackagingProductionProduction ServicesSalesTasting RoomVineyard/GrowingWinemaking/OenologySee a full list of WIN Expo exhibitors.You can also follow what’s happening on the trade show floor and conference sessions on twitter #WINexpo.Advertisement ReddItcenter_img Twitter AdvertisementIntroducing our craft and boutique wine production equipment bundles! The bundles are our most popular winery equipment selected and combined with a discount for easy one-and-done purchasing.Fine Boutique Wine Basket Press Bundle:Receiving HopperDynamica 100 Destemmer-CrusherRagazzini MS3TMori Basket Press PZ95Craft Wine Press Bundle:Receiving HopperDynamica 60 Destemmer-CrusherMori V10Mori Basket Press PZ70Come by to see this equipment as well as filtration systems and corking tools. All orders that are confirmed at the expo will receive a 10% discount. Linkedin TAGSProductionTCW Equipment Pinterestlast_img read more