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VMEC announces new public workshop scehdule

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first_imgThe Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) has launched its 2004-2005 public workshop season and on-line registration is open for all sessions. VMECs workshops are offered throughout Vermont and cover a wide range of manufacturing topics such as: Principles of Lean Manufacturing 101, Cellular Flow Manufacturing, Supercharged Product Development, and Strategic & Long-Range Planning.Through a combination of classroom instruction and simulation exercises, attendees learn the fundamental principles and processes for implementing lean initiatives that can dramatically improve productivity and operations. Experienced, professional presenters give attendees practical, proven tools and ideas they can take back to their companies and immediately begin using.Each of the 10 distinct workshop offerings addresses the unique challenges facing Vermont manufacturers. This season there are three new workshop offerings for the administrative part of a manufacturing business and for executives:· Administrative Lean Applies lean methodology to administrative functions to identify problem areas and apply straightforward techniques to cut through the complexity of these processes.· Lean Sigma Blends Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma methods to achieve breakthrough improvements in unit cost, product quality, and customer satisfaction.· Lean for Executives This half-day workshop introduces executives to the principles of lean manufacturing and how the impact can reduce cycle time, improve on-time shipments, improve quality and reduce inventory.Through a working partnership with the Vermont Training Program of the Department of Economic Development, VMEC is pleased to offer a $125 discount to Vermont manufacturers, reducing the $275 workshop registration fee to $150 per person. Register early to ensure you receive this discount.A complete listing of courses, including dates, locations and descriptions, as well as an on-line registration service, can be found on the website at www.vmec.org(link is external). Private, on-site workshops are also available. For more information, visit our web site or contact VMEC at (802) 728-1432.About VMECIn its ninth year of operations, VMEC (www.vmec.org(link is external)) is a Vermont not-for-profit organization that operates as a federal-state, public-private partnership to assist primarily small and medium-sized Vermont manufacturers. VMEC is an affiliate of the nationwide network of Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers and is also a 360vu-certified, national network member. VMEC headquarters is located on the campus of Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center with Field Offices located around the state.last_img read more

Tips for the Young Lawyer

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first_img August 15, 2005 Regular News Tips for the Young Lawyer Tips for the Young Lawyer Thoroughly investigate the background of a prospective expert Francisco Ramos, Jr. My biggest fear is to be sitting next to my expert at deposition, and under cross examination, hear him admit that, yes, he’s a convicted felon; or that, yes, his professional license was suspended; or that, it is true, his opinions contradict those he has given in other cases; or that, in fact, his credentials are bogus, and he is no more of an expert than I am.Imagine hearing that for the first time at deposition. This fear drives me to thoroughly investigate the background of a prospective expert. I do the legwork to ensure that I hire the best expert I can, an exceptionally qualified one who will help me win my case. To find the right expert, start with the following:• Decide what type of expert to hire. Before you start your search, you have to decide what type of expert to hire. If you are looking for a doctor to perform a medical examination, what do you want his specialty to be? Do you want him to have a sub-specialty? Hiring the wrong type of expert can result in great opinions from someone not qualified to render them.• Get leads from expert referral services. For a fee, expert referral services will provide you the names and contact information of several experts with the expertise you are looking for.• Get leads from local bar associations. Some local bar associations have expert databases. Generally, these lists are free to members. Furthermore, some associations will send an e-mail to its membership on your behalf, asking for the names of potential experts.• Get leads from friends. Consider compiling an e-mail list of your own, a list of friends who practice in the same field. When you need an expert, you can e-mail everyone on the list, requesting names of experts in a given field.• Get leads off the Internet. Go online, and do a Google search for the type of expert you are looking for. You will find plenty of Web sites dedicated to experts in your chosen field.Once you have the names of some potential experts, you need to narrow the field to the one or two experts that best serve your client’s interests. To do so, consider the following:• What do other lawyers have to say about the expert? Contact legal organizations and ask what their members have to say about your prospective expert. Some bar organizations have e-mail services that allow you to ask their members what they know about a given expert.• What do other experts have to say about the expert? When deciding on an expert, ask the prospects you interview whom they believe are the leaders in their field, the expert’s experts.• What does the public have to say about the expert? Type in the expert’s name on the Internet and see what you find. You may find an article about his vast accomplishments. Conversely, you may find an article about how he was arrested for Medicare fraud.• What do judges have to say about the expert? Do a national search for your expert on Westlaw to see if he has ever been the subject of an appellate court opinion. You may find a case limiting or striking the expert’s opinions.• What do juries have to say about the expert? Type in the expert’s name in the Westlaw database for Florida jury verdicts and see what his track record has been. When he testifies for the plaintiff, do the plaintiffs generally receive large verdicts? When he testifies for the defense, does he generally contribute to a defense verdict? Also, the jury verdicts you pull will have the names of the attorneys who retained the expert. Contact those attorneys to obtain additional information about him.• Ask your expert the tough questions. Don’t hire an expert until you speak to him. Tell him about your case and listen to how he can help you. Ask the hard questions about his credentials, his qualifications to testify in your case and any skeletons he may have in his closet. Have his opinions ever been limited or rejected by a court? Has his professional license ever been suspended or revoked? Has he ever been sued for malpractice?• Ask for references. Ask an expert for the names of attorneys who have retained him in the past. If he refuses, look elsewhere. Once you have references, call them and see what they have to say. Did the expert make a good witness at deposition? At trial? Was he cooperative? Was he accessible?• Pick apart the expert’s curriculum vitae. Review his curriculum vitae as if he were the opposing party’s expert. Where did the expert go to school? What advanced degrees does he have? Ask the expert for copies of articles he has written on the subject area about which you have asked him or her to testify. The last thing you want is an expert whose written opinions contradict the opinions you hope he or she will provide in your case.• Review prior deposition transcripts. Different services are available to obtain prior deposition transcripts of experts. Request one or two of them and see how the expert does under cross-examination.• Perform a background search on the expert. Perform an inexpensive background search on the expert, which will contain any prior arrests or convictions, the names of companies the expert has been affiliated with, and lawsuits in which the expert has been involved. H iring experts is a complex business. Experts want your client’s money, and some will exaggerate their credentials or expertise to get it. You need to do your due diligence and learn everything you can before taking the plunge. Which expert you hire can mean the difference between winning and losing. Choose wisely. Francisco Ramos, Jr., is a senior associate with Clarke Silverglate Campbell Williams & Montgomery in Miami, practicing in the areas of commercial and personal injury litigation. He can be reached at (305) 377-0700 or [email protected]last_img read more

South Nassau Honors Supporters at 2019 Soirée Under the Stars

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Signature Bank co-founder and vice chairman John Tamberlane was honored at South Nassau Communities Hospital’s 2019 Soirée Under the Stars on Sept. 28 at The Seawane Club in Hewlett Harbor,.The hospital also honored Dr. Ricardo Cruz, MD, director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Tracy Thorn, RN, nurse manager of the emergency department, who were presented with the hospital’s Mary Pearson and the Cupola awards, respectively.The Mary Pearson Award, named in honor of the hospital’s founding administrator, is presented annually to an individual for extraordinary effort and individual contributions that significantly advance the hospital’s commitment to the community. The Cupola Award, established in 2015, honors a deserving hospital employee who goes above and beyond their duties, and lives by the hospital mission to promote excellence in healthcare.The event included a Broadway-quality cabaret style, live entertainment featuring a 16-piece orchestra and performers.Arthur A. Klein, MD, President, Mount Sinai Health Network. Photo by Ed ShinL. to R.: Aaron E. Glatt, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai South Nassau, and 2019 Mary Pearson Award recipient Ricardo Cruz, MD, Director Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Mount Sinai South Nassau. Photo by Ed ShinL. to R.: L to R) Richard J. Murphy, President & CEO, Mount Sinai South Nassau; Anthony Cancellieri, Vice Chairman, Mount Sinai South Nassau Board of Directors; Wayne Lipton, Mount Sinai South Nassau Board of Directors; George & Pamela Trimes; Joseph A. Fennessy, Chairman, Mount Sinai South Nassau Board of Directors. Photo by Ed ShinL. to R.: L to R) Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess. Photo b y Ed ShinL. to R.: L to R) Adhi Sharma, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Mount Sinai South Nassau, his wife, Emily; Michael Sood, MD; Leslie Altus and Jonathan Altus, MD. Photo by Ed ShinAlexa Green. Photo by Ed ShinL. to R.: L to R) Richard Lee, MD, Associate Director of Oncology/Hematology, Mount Sinai South Nassau, with Dean Pappaas, MD, Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mount Sinai South Nassau. Photo by Ed ShinL. to R.: L to R) Dave Widmer, Rajiv Datta, MD, Chair of the Department Surgery, Medical Director of Cancer Program, Mount Sinai South Nassau, and his wife, Arti Datta, MD; Shahriyour Andaz, MD, Director of Thoracic Oncology, Mount Sinai South Nassau; Geri Barish, President and Founder of 1 in 9: The Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition. Photo by Ed Shinlast_img read more

Jaymelyn “Cody” Dunaway July 11, 1988 – June 5, 2020

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first_imgJaymelyn “Cody” Dunaway, age 31 of Versailles, Indiana passed away peacefully in her home, Friday, June 5, 2020. Born July 11, 1988 daughter of James Sherrill and Teri (Riley) Rine in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.Cody is survived by her parents, James Sherrill, Teri Rine, her children Brycen Riley, Makayla Howell, Leah Howell, Shaelyn Dunaway, Hailee Dunaway, her nephew Ryan Hancock and her niece Shelbi Hancock. Paternal granddaughter of Barb Hamilton, maternal granddaughter of Jaryl and Janette Riley, sister of Amanda Heath, Eric (Katie) Hancock, Heather (Keith) Hughes and Taryn Barnes.Cody is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Alma and James Sherril and sister Raven Reece.Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 9, 2020 from 11:00 A.M. until time of funeral service at 1:00 P.M. with Brother Ron Stinson officiating all at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio 45030.Memorials may be directed to Cody’s children c/o the funeral home.last_img read more

Dorothy M. McDaniel, 82, Metamora

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first_imgDorothy M. McDaniel, age 82, of Metamora, Indiana died late Wednesday night July 29, 2020 at Reid Health in Richmond, Indiana.Born August 28, 1937 in Franklin County, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Neal & Mabel (Hughes) Roberts.  On December 24, 1958 she was united in marriage to Charles Edward McDaniel Sr., and he preceded her in death on November 14, 2007.She was a member of Trinity Full Gospel Holiness Church in Metamora.  She loved the Lord and attended church all of her life.Survivors include eight children, Charles McDaniel of Metamora, Indiana, Bob McDaniel of Greensburg, Indiana, Brenda (Barry) Sturgeon of Connersville, Indiana, Geneva (Tommy) Roberts of Laurel, Indiana, Donald McDaniel of Metamora, Indiana, Donna (Pat) Stone of Osgood, Indiana, Mike (Wanda) McDaniel of Laurel, Indiana and James (Gracie) McDaniel of Brookville, Indiana;  fifteen grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Margaret (Tom) Creech of Greensburg, Indiana, Nancy (Walter) Mullins of Brookville, Indiana, Betty Thomas of Metamora, Indiana; five brothers, Claude Roberts of Laurel, Indiana, Marvin Roberts of Laurel, Indiana and Rufus Roberts of Metamora, Indiana, Daniel (Kathy) Rpberts pfBatesville, Indiana and David (Hazel) Roberts of Batesville, Indiana; as well as a dear friend, Erma Wilson of Metamora, Indiana.In addition to her parents, and husband Charles, she was preceded in death by a sister, Teresa Thomas; two brothers, John & Paul Roberts, a grandson, Jeremy Stone, two great-grandsons, Chandler Smith and Findley Speers.Tony Stidham will officiate the Funeral Services on Monday, August 3, 2020, 11:00 A.M., at Trinity Full Gospel Holiness Church, 20015 Haytown Road, Metamora, Indiana.  Burial will follow in Cupps Chapel Cemetery in Metamora, Indiana.Family & friends may visit from 3:00 till 6:00 P.M. on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Trinity Full Gospel Holiness Church in Metamora.Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to once again serve the McDaniel family.  To sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

McGeady has X-factor – O’Neill

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first_img That quality may be just what is required if the Republic are to break down what is sure to be the massed ranks of the Gibraltar rearguard in Dublin on Saturday evening. Allen Bula’s men managed to frustrate Poland for much of the opening 45 minutes of their opening qualifier last month with O’Neill adamant that the full-time scoreline of 7-0 did not fairly reflect just how difficult they had made life for the Poles. He said: “We have to try everything. We have try to keep possession of the ball and try to move it quickly enough so that we are creating openings. “In the early stages of the match, Gibraltar were happy for Poland just to have the ball and Poland certainly for the first 15 minutes until the got the goal, played largely in front of Gibraltar, and Gibraltar were quite happy. “We have to try to make in-roads into breaking them down.” The 28-year-old Everton winger produced a moment of sublime brilliance to hand the Republic a priceless Euro 2016 qualifier victory in Georgia last month just when his country needed him the most to leave team-mates and spectators stunned. Like many flair players, consistency has been an issue over the years, but having seen his contribution in Tbilisi at close hand, defender Marc Wilson is looking for more of the same from a man with Jekyll and Hyde tendencies. Aiden McGeady continues to play the dual role of magician and frustrator-in-chief as he prepares to win his 71st Republic of Ireland cap. Wilson said: “You see Aiden in training every day and any time I have trained with him, he can be a magician or he can drive you mad sometimes. “But he is a great lad and he’s got great ability. It just so happens on the night, he showed a bit of magic and scored that great goal for us.” Ireland manager Martin O’Neill, of course, knows McGeady well from their time together at Celtic and is only too aware of his twin capacities to thrill and disappoint. But there are signs that the Glasgow-born midfielder is starting to produce on a regular basis for both club and country with his move to the Barclays Premier League and a reunion with the Ulsterman perhaps key factors. Asked if he, like Wilson, was at times driven mad by McGeady, O’Neill said with a smile: “Absolutely. “Yesterday, he had the ball in the middle of the field, he tried to do a trick, he lost it and the other team went down and scored a goal. Aiden just shrugged and said, ‘Well, I’ll wait until Saturday’. “He’s a great player, a really great player. He has got the ability. I said before, he is the only player who could have scored the goal he did on the pitch, and it’s nice to have him. “He has that and sometimes he will drive you mad, but he has got just that X-factor.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Joseph’s 4-72 helps Windies hit back after Dickson ton

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first_imgWEST INDIES 1st innings 265Kent 1st innings (o/n one for one)D. Bell-Drummond c wkp. Dowrich b Joseph 0S. Dickson c Joseph b Bishoo 142Z. Crawley c Powell b Joseph 62S. Billings run-out 25W. Gidman b Reifer 42A. Ball stp. wkp. Dowrich b Brathwaite 3A. Rouse b Brathwaite 0C. Haggett not out 29C. Hartley c Powell b Joseph 5A. Riley b Joseph 0M. Hunn not out 0Extras: (lb-6, nb-12, w-5) 23Total: (9 wkts decl., 93.2 overs) 331Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-182, 3-223, 4-259, 5-291, 6-295, 7-295, 8-328, 9-330.Bowling: Joseph 22-5-72-4, Cummins 22.2-6-58-0, Reifer 24-3-100-1, Bishoo 16-1-74-1, Brathwaite 9-3-21-2. CANTERBURY, England (CMC) – Alzarri Joseph’s four-wicket haul helped West Indies rein in Kent after the hosts threatened an imposing first-innings total on the second day of their three-day game here yesterday.The 20-year-old speedster claimed four for 72 as Kent, replying to West Indies’ 265 on Sunday’s opening day, declared in the day’s final over on 331 for nine.Opener Sean Dickson top-scored with 142 – his fourth first class hundred – while Zak Crawley struck 62, Will Gidman, 42 and Calum Haggett, an unbeaten 29.Occasional off-spinner Kraigg Brathwaite supported with two for 22 as the remainder of the Windies attack toiled without much success.Resuming the day on one for one, Dickson and Crawley posted a club record 182 for the second wicket as Kent cruised to 183 without further loss.Dickson faced 210 deliveries and struck 19 fours and three sixes while Crawley hit seven fours and a six in a 131-ball knock.Due to the pair’s enterprise, Kent moved to 106 for one at lunch and 236 for three at the second interval, with Dickson on 128.Unbeaten on 41 at lunch, Crawley was one of two wickets to fall in the second session, caught at first slip by Kieran Powell off Joseph.Captain Sam Billings made a breezy 25 off 29 balls with three fours and a six and added 40 with Dickson before he was run-out through good work by Shai Hope at mid-wicket.Dickson eventually fell about half-hour after tea, holing out on the long-off boundary off leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo at 259 for four.Gidman added 32 for the fifth wicket with Adam Ball (3) to push Kent up to 291 for four but Brathwaite made key strikes, knocking over Ball and Adam Rouse without scoring, as the hosts lost three wickets for four runs in quick time.Haggett, though, hung around for 44 balls to frustrate the tourists until Joseph struck in successive overs to finally put the innings on the ropes.last_img read more

Rahkeem Cornwall makes it to West Indies Test squad

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first_imgRAHKEEM Cornwall has finally made it to the West Indies Test squad. The 26-year-old hard-hitting off-spinning all-rounder was among the 13 men picked to play the two-match series against India starting on August 22.There was another highly-rated young player on the fringes, but fitness issues ruled him out. Alzarri Joseph, who was part of the team that beat England earlier this year and also made a splash in the IPL, is still recovering from injury.This series will mark both India and West Indies’ debut in the World Test championship. At the World Cup, Chris Gayle mentioned that he might possibly want to play one more Test match before retiring but he has not been selected in this squad.Cornwall made his first-class debut in 2014 and has since become a regular for Leewards Islands, even captaining them earlier this year. He has 260 wickets from 55 first-class matches and finished as the leading bowler in the most recent regional four-day tournament.“Rahkeem has been performing consistently over a long period of time and has proved to be a match-winner, so we believe his elevation to the Test squad is merited at this time,” Robert Haynes, the head of CWI’s interim selection panel, said.“We believe he can provide an attacking option to our bowling attack with his sharp turn and extra bounce. He can also lend a bit of depth to the batting, so we are looking forward to him coming into the squad and making a valuable contribution.”Cornwall has also been part of several West Indies-A teams, including the one who played against India’s recently. Batting in the lower-middle order, he scored two half-centuries and picked up four wickets. He has a striking presence, standing over six feet tall, capable of hitting effortless sixes.Joseph, meanwhile, was last seen in the IPL where he picked up a record-breaking 6 for 12 on debut for Mumbai Indians but played only three matches before suffering a tear to his right arm.“Alzarri is undergoing remedial work and we are monitoring his recovery,” Haynes said. “But we do not think he is ready yet to last five days of a gruelling Test match. He represents a key part of West Indies future and we do not want to rush him back. We have two important series coming up later in the year in India and we want to be very careful how his recovery is managed.”The only other player missing out from the squad who beat England in the last Test series they played was left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican.SQUAD – Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Darren Bravo, John Campbell, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Shannon Gabriel, Rahkeem Cornwall, Keemo Paul, Shane Dowrich, Kemar Roach, Shamarh Brooks. (ESPN Cricinfo).last_img read more

GHPL coaches pleased with attachment opportunities in Europe

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first_imgCoaches of clubs in the Ghana Premier League seem to be very excited at the chance of upgrading their knowledge in Europe at the end of the season and they have commended the Ghana FA for the initiative.The incentive was announced by Ghana FA boss, Kurt Okraku, at the launch of the 2019/ 2020 Ghana Premier League season on December 21, 2019 at the Accra Sports Stadium and he explained that the opportunity would go to coaches of teams that finished in the top 6 places of the league at the end of the season.A sampling of opinions from some of the coaches in the league shows that they are happy with the chance and they are willing to work hard to be part of the group.Dreams FC head coach, Karim Zito:“Now, the stage has been set for the Premier League to go and learn something. I commend the FA for doing this to add value to the coaching profession in Ghana. So, we are all ready and we are fighting to meet this target. For us at Dreams FC, we are aiming to finish either in top spot or in second place.”Kotoko head coach, Maxwell Konadu:“I am glad that this decision came from the Ghana FA. It is a good platform for the coaches in the league and I must commend the President of the Ghana FA for this initiative.”The Ghana FA went on to state that the coaches of the top three teams in the women’s league, coaches of the top two teams of each zone in the Division One League will also get to enjoy the chance of going to Europe.The best 10 centre referees and 10 assistant referees will also get to benefit from the initiative at the end of the season.last_img read more

18 out of 21 GFA ExCo members to be sworn in today

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first_imgThe Ghana Football Association Congress will swear in newly elected executive committee members on Tuesday as they draw the curtains down at this year’s Ordinary Congress.21 members were elected but three regional football association chairmen will not be sworn in because defeated candidates are contesting their wins in Court.Elected Central Regional chairman Roy Arthur, Francis Dugbatse of Volta Region and elected Northern Regional RFA chairman Abdulai Alhassan are the ones who will be missing out in the swearing in ceremony at the Ghanaman Soccer of Excellence in Prampram.The decision was made known by the chairman of congress Kwesi Nyantakyi. What this means is that 18 out of the 21 elected executives to sit on the executive committee.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more