Pinnacle Leadership Conference Postponed to 2021

first_img“Each summer, Pinnacle offers an opportunity to gather withpeers from EMS organizations across North America to learn, talk about thechallenges and opportunities we all face, and to share ideas,” said AnthonyMinge, senior partner and Pinnacle co-chair. “We’ll truly miss thatface-to-face interaction that is so rejuvenating.” “COVID-19 has presented the EMS profession withunprecedented challenges and will continue to do so for the foreseeablefuture,” said Jay Fitch, founding partner and Pinnacle co-chair. “With theuncertainty, and out of an abundance of caution, we’ve elected to postpone theconference until next summer.” Fitch & Associates announced its 15th Annual Pinnacle Leadership Conference will be postponed until 2021. Related: Ray Barishansky and Maria Beermann-Foat Recognized at 2019 Pinnacle EMS Leadership Forum To continue their mission of education, Minge said the firmwas designing a series of complimentary webinars and live presentations throughoutthe year. Related: Complete COVID-19 Coverage from JEMS center_img “We look forward to coming together with everyone nextsummer for exceptional learning, conversation, and camaraderie.” “We deeply appreciate the work all EMS, public health andpublic safety professionals and their teams are doing on the front lines of thepandemic response,” Fitch said. “We hope you stay safe and protect your ownfamilies as you continue to care for your caregivers and community.” “The first Pinnacle webinar will focus on resilience, whichis an important topic for all leaders as we support our teams through thiscrisis and recovery,” Minge said. The session, scheduled for April 21, will beled by Mike Taigman and sponsored by First Watch. Additional topics will beannounced soon. The conference will now be held Aug. 9-13, 2021, at theMarriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Ariz. Current sponsors and attendeeregistrations will be deferred to next summer, or the firm will provide fullrefunds as necessary.last_img read more

Community Scoop: It’s princess and prom time

first_img R.S.V.P. to Hughen Center’s prom, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, by calling 983-6659. “Forever Twilight” is the theme.RiverFest moodThe News is already working on the RiverFest tab, designed to get folks in the mood for water-side fun. I interviewed the car and motorcycle organizers who are jazzed about enthusiast participation.RiverFest will run from April 29 to May 2 at Port Neches Riverfront Park in downtown Port Neches. Look for food, arts and crafts and carnival rides, a talent show and a car and motorcycle show. Performers will include Wayne Toups and ZydeCajun on April 30 and Joe Nichols on May 1. To learn more, call the Port Neches Chamber of Commerce at 722-9154 or go to  BrAiDs N BeAdSKreson Smith of the Houston area will bring BrAiDs N BeAdS to Carver Terrace Apartments. The group promotes self esteem through the art of braiding.“The kids receive free braiding services , while we reinforce the importance of inner beauty to coincide with the outer being,” said Smith, a 27-year-old chiropractic student from the Houston area. The group will host a session at the apartments on Saturday, April 24. To volunteer or help with supplies, visit or call (713) 429-9909.Forever Twilight CavOILcade says it’s princess timePrincess for a seasonPam Trosclair announces CavOILcade is accepting princesses and duchesses for the 2010 CavOILcade celebration. center_img Young women from Port Arthur, Port Neches, Nederland, Groves and Sabine Pass participate as princesses. Out-of-towners are duchesses.To participate as a sponsor or royalty, call Trosclair, the director, at 498-1793, or visit the CavOILcade web site at The 2010 CavOILcade coronation is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 2.last_img read more

Daniel Fish’s Tony-Nominated Oklahoma! Revival Will Launch Tour in 2020

first_img Will Brill Ali Stroker Star Files Damon Daunno Related Shows Oklahoma! View Comments Patrick Vaill Rebecca Naomi Jones The Broadway revival of ‘Oklahoma!'(Photo: Little Fang) Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 19, 2020 James Davis View All (7) The reimagined and eight-time Tony-nominated revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! will launch a North American tour at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City, OK, in the fall of 2020. The tour will mark the first time a First Class Equity production of Oklahoma! has toured North America in 40 years. Additional cities, exact dates and casting for the traveling production will be announced at a later date. Oklahoma! is currently playing Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre.”Since day one of planning for our tour, I knew we had to start in the heart of our country,” said producer Eva Price, in a statement. “We were delighted to welcome the board of Oklahoma City Civic Center Foundation (partners of Nederlander in OKC Broadway) to see Oklahoma! in New York this spring and their enthusiasm for the revival has been overwhelming. The evolution of this production from Bard SummerScape to St. Ann’s Warehouse and to Broadway and now a national tour has been nothing short of remarkable. We are thrilled to share this production with audiences all across North America, from the heartland to the coasts.”Directed by Daniel Fish, this production of Oklahoma! was first presented at Bard SummerScape, followed by an engagement at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn where it had a sold out run in 2018. Seventy-five years after Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II reinvented the American musical, this is Oklahoma! as you’ve never seen or heard it before, re-orchestrated and reimagined for the 21st century. Oklahoma! features music by Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Hammerstein, based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs, with original dances by Agnes de Mille.The Broadway cast features Rebecca Naomi Jones as Laurey, Damon Daunno as Curly, Mary Testa as Aunt Eller, Patrick Vaill as Jud Fry, Ali Stroker as Ado Annie, James Davis as Will Parker, Will Brill as Ali Hakim, Mitch Tebo as Andrew Carnes, Mallory Portnoy as Gertie Cummings, Anthony Cason as Cord and Will Mann as Mike. Gabrielle Hamilton performs the Dream Ballet.Oklahoma! is nominated for eight 2019 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Orchestrations, Best Scenic Design of a Musical and Best Sound Design of a Musical. Mary Testalast_img read more

New Musical Based on Infamous ‘Finger-Food’ Crime to Make World Premiere at 5th Avenue Theatre

first_img View Comments On the heels of the Broadway transfer of Mrs. Doubtfire, Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre has announced an additional world premiere musical along with a slew of other offerings for its 2020-2021 season. The full season includes six productions in total.Among the lineup is the world premiere Chilifinger! The Musical from composer Martin Lowe (Tony-winning orchestrator of Once and Broadway’s upcoming Sing Street). Written with Seattle-based book writer-lyricist Wayne Rawley, the dark musical comedy is based on a real 2005 crime in which a woman claimed she found a finger in her beef chili order at a Wendy’s restaurant. The co-production with ACT—A Contemporary Theatre will be helmed by ACT Artistic Director John Langs, with Sarah Rudinoff on board to star as Rose Sunday. Chilifinger! will mark the 25th new musical produced by 5th Avenue Theatre.The new season will also include fresh stagings of Evita (which had recently been postponed), Shrek The Musical, Godspell and Les Misérables as well as the previously announced Broadway Vacation, a new musical based on the Vacation film franchise. Performance dates and further casting for all 5th Avenue productions will be announced at a later time.For years, 5th Avenue Theatre has helped launch a variety of new musicals that later moved to the Great White Way. In addition to Mrs. Doubtfire, Broadway transfers have included Aladdin, Catch Me If You Can, The Wedding Singer and the Tony-winning musicals Memphis and Hairspray. The exterior of Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatrelast_img read more

Odors coming from wastewater treatment plant cause concerns for Nall Park, nearby residents

first_imgA view of the wastewater treatment plant from Nall Park. Visual screening has been requested to improve the view from the park.The wastewater treatment plant that borders Roeland Park’s Nall Park creates odors that have detracted from the park and been a problem for surrounding homes, according to complaints from residents.Register to continuelast_img

New President and CEO for Webasto

first_imgWith 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.  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.  ROCHESTER HILLS, MI — Global automotive supplier Webasto AG has appointed Brett Healy as president and CEO of its North American subsidiary, Webasto Roof Systems, Inc. (WRSI), effective Jan. 1, 2008. He succeeds Fred Olson who, after 10 years of leading WRSI, will retire, on Dec. 31. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Healy has been with WRSI since 1984 and has held progressively more responsible positions, most recently as vice president business development and program management. “We are confident that Brett will lead WRSI to continued profitable growth,” said Franz-Josef Kortuem, chairman of the Management Board of Webasto AG. “We anticipate expansion particularly through innovation in areas such as convertible tops and tailgates. Just as importantly, he will lead his team in further improving WRSI’s cost structure and competitive position.” Olson will continue to serve on WRSI’s Board of Directors. “Fred has successfully led WRSI through a period of unprecedented profitable growth. We are very grateful for his leadership in the last 10 years,” said Kortuem. “During Mr. Olson’s tenure WRSI has opened five new facilities, become the market leader in roof systems in North America and our revenue has grown from $150 million to more than $400 million.” In other appointments announced concurrently, Andreas Weller was named vice president business development, replacing Healy. Weller previously led WRSI’s sales activities for General Motors and WRSI’s marketing efforts. He has also held the position of business development director for WRSI’s Ford business prior to assuming responsibility for its GM account. Advertisement In addition, Greg Brown expands his current role as director business development for Chrysler. He has been appointed as director business development for General Motors and Chrysler. For more information about Webasto Roof Systems, visit:,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 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 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.last_img read more

Hammerson turns to digital in attempt to reshape retail

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LI On ‘Heightened Alert’ For Measles Outbreak

first_imgAn outbreak of measles that last week reached New York City has East End officials concerned.Grace Kelly-McGovern, public relations director for the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, said it is essential that every child gets vaccinated. The virus can affect anyone, but primarily targets youngsters.“It is a ticking time bomb,” said Dr. Sharon Nachman, the Division Chief of Pediatric Infections for Stony Brook University Hospital. “It can kill you.”Nachman said the number of cases reported so far, 600, is misleading. “Those are confirmed cases. For every positive blood test, there are 20 or 30 unconfirmed,” she said. “These cases are in our schools, going to the mall, etc. exposing other people.”Dr. Nachman said that before the 1960s, when the measles vaccine became common, measles would sweep the country and hundreds would die as a result.Kelly-McGovern said the vaccine is 98-percent effective, and though Suffolk County and school officials believe the effort to vaccinate children has been largely successful, there are clusters where that is not the case.In Brooklyn, in some communities, particularly those of Orthodox Jews, parents do not have their children vaccinated. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency that would require unvaccinated individuals living in Williamsburg to receive the measles vaccine. The mayor said the city would issue violations and possibly fines of $1000 for those who did not comply.Kelly-McGovern said children who are not inoculated are not allowed to attend school.Nachman said rumors that the vaccine can cause autism have been completely debunked. She stressed underestimating the current situation could lead to a widespread outbreak.As of this writing, there haven’t been any cases reported on Long Island.“Everybody has been on heightened alert,” said Dr. Bruce Farber, chief of infectious diseases for the Northwell Health System, which has major medical centers in Nassau and Suffolk counties. According to Merck, measles affects about 20 million people annually worldwide, primarily in the developing regions of Africa and Asia. There were 73,000 deaths reported in 2014. The number of cases is beginning to trend upwards, officials warned. Sharelast_img read more

Mexico awaits Peru’s LNG cargo

first_imgPeru’s only LNG export facility shipped another liquefied natural gas cargo to Mexico on Tuesday.This is the fourth tanker this month that departed from the LNG export plant carrying a cargo to Mexico.The cargo is being hauled by the 155,000 cbm Solaris, and it is sailing to the Manzanillo import terminal.Peru’s liquefaction plant in Pampa Melchorita has exported 236 cargoes since its startup in June of 2010, Perupetro data shows.[mappress mapid=”15771″]LNG World News Staff; Image: Peru LNGlast_img