Diversified has announced the acquisition of Advanced Presentation Products. As a top integrator in Canada for 24 years, Advanced specializes in audio visual communications solutions, service and support for enterprise, government and education clients across the country.“When we recently partnered with Advanced on a complex next-gen solution for a large Canadian organization, I was instantly impressed,” said Fred D’Alessandro, Diversified founder and CEO. “Their values of quality, integrity, service and excellence fit perfectly into our culture and I have no doubt that our success together will continue to grow in the future and provide long-term value for our clients.”David Weatherhead, Advanced president & CEO noted, “This represents the start of the next great chapter in the 24-year history of Advanced in Canada. I am incredibly proud of all that we have achieved to date and I leave knowing Diversified will take the company to great heights while I focus on building my AV rental business.” Weatherhead will be departing from the company to pursue his other business ventures.Founded in 1995 and based in Toronto, Advanced is a Canadian leader in the design and installation of audio video, digital signage and visual collaboration solutions as well as K-12 education technology including AV, IT, robotics, 3D Printing and other STEAM focused solutions.“Welcoming the Advanced team into the Diversified family is a natural extension of our existing North American operations,” Kevin Collins, Diversified’s president commented. “The opportunity for Diversified to establish a basecamp in the Canadian market with the established support of such a strong organization as Advanced is very exciting.”See related Sessions We Loved from D=SIGN, Day 2Mark McPherson and Advanced’s team of employees will provide value to Diversified’s growth strategy with a strong focus on growing existing client business as well as utilizing Diversified’s breadth of solutions to find new opportunities.Diversified is here and Advanced is here.
Men’s Hockey loses to UND 4-2, women defeat MSU 6-0 Brian DeutschDecember 7, 2007Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintAfter the first 40 minutes of tonight’s men’s hockey game produced zero goals, the final 20 made up for it with a combined six scores.Unfortunately for Minnesota, four of them were scored on junior goalie Jeff Frazee as the Gophers dropped the first game of the series to the Sioux 4-2.“We executed our game plan to a T. In the third period, we played hard, scored two goals. That’s a huge positive for our teamÖ,” junior forward Blake Wheeler said. “To come up short, really hurts.”Frazee and his counterpart, senior Jean-Philippe Lamoureux, were perfect in the first two periods but in the third, Lamoureux reigned supreme.Twice in the period, the Sioux were able to jump out to a one goal lead thanks to goals from sophomore defenseman Chay Genoway and senior forward Rylan Kaip.But the Gophers (8-8-1 overall, 4-7-0 WCHA) were able to answer back knotting the game at 1-1 and 2-2 with a pair of power-play goals from Wheeler and sophomore forward Ryan Flynn.Minnesota went 2-for-2 on the advantage in the last period of play after going 0-for-3 in the first two periods.The Sioux went 0-for-3 on the night in the category.However, North Dakota (8-5-1, 6-5-0) added another two unanswered goals at the 16:23 mark and again 32 seconds later to make it 4-2 ñ a score that the Sioux would maintain thanks largely to the play of Lamoureux in goal.“For us tonight, Lamoureux was the key,” coach Dave Hakstol said. “He gave us a chance to work our way out of it, and then to the credit of the guys in front of him, they did.”Meanwhile, Frazee struggled in the third after playing solidly in the first and second. Three of his four allowed goals beat him high on the glove side while an additional three shots on the night beat the junior only to hit the pipes.Frazee ended the night stopping 26 of 30 shots.The Sioux didn’t look like the dominant team in the first two periods ñ the team combined for just 12 shots on goal in the games first 40 minutes.The third was a different story though as North Dakota out-shot Minnesota 18-13 in the period.However, the final score didn’t deter Lucia from feeling that his team made progress in the loss.“Going into the game, if you had said we were going to get a couple power-play goals and get close to 40 shots on goal, I would have thought we would win the game.”Notes:The last time North Dakota beat Minnesota at home was in 2004 ñ also a 4-2 win for the Sioux.The Minnesota women’s hockey team won tonight ñ defeating Minnesota State 6-0 on the road.Junior forward Gigi Marvin led the Gophers with two goals and an assist while senior defenseman Anya Miller added two goals of her own.
LinkedIn Pinterest Share A Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) paper published in Current Alzheimer Research presents the first detailed study of the relationship between plasma levels of two amyloid beta peptides (Aβ1-40 and Aβ1-42), brain volumetrics (measures studying the size of brain, which shrinks with Alzheimer’s disease) and cognitive performance in an investigation of the usefulness of plasma levels as a biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease (AD).Lead author on the paper and head of CHeBA’s Proteomics Group at the University of New South Wales, Dr Anne Poljak, said that since amyloid beta (Aβ) peptides are the main component of the amyloid plaques found in Alzheimer patients’ brains, changes in levels of Aβ in blood plasma may provide a biomarker for detecting increased risk or early diagnosis of disease.“While Aβ has traditionally been measured using cerebrospinal fluid, plasma presents a more accessible sample for routine collection and screening although results to date have been variable,” Dr Poljak said. Email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter The study examined age-matched cognitively normal controls (n=126), individuals with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI, n=89) from CHeBA’s Sydney Memory & Ageing Study, as well as individuals with Alzheimer’s disease (AD, n=39).Plasma levels of the two peptides and the Aβ1-42/1-40 ratio were lower in aMCI and Alzheimer’s disease than in cognitively normal controls, and lower levels of Aβ1-42 were associated with lower global cognition and hippocampal volume and higher levels of white matter hyperintensities (which are believed to contribute to Alzheimer’s disease). A genetic component was also identified, with associations between Aβ1-40 and cognitive and brain volume measures predominantly observed in individuals carrying the ε4 allele, while the opposite was observed in non-carriers. Longitudinal analysis revealed greater decline in global cognition and memory for the highest quintiles of Aβ1-42 and the ratio measure.Director of CHeBA and co-author on the paper, Professor Perminder Sachdev, said he was encouraged by the findings.“These findings certainly suggest that plasma Aβ measures may serve as biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease,” he said.
A comprehensive update to regulations designed to preserve and protect shorelines within the city of Brewster is open for comment through the Washington Department of Ecology.First adopted in 1991, the city has worked to completely update its shoreline master program to align with new state rules and current shoreline conditions.The proposed shoreline program will guide construction and development along the Columbia River within Brewster’s jurisdiction.The locally tailored shoreline program will help minimize environmental damage to shoreline areas, reserve appropriate areas for water-oriented uses and protect people’s access to public land and waters.It combines local plans for future development and preservation with new development ordinances and related permitting requirements.The city adopted its updated shoreline plan last November and then submitted it to Ecology. Before approving, Ecology will take public comments into consideration. Once approved, the local shoreline program will become part of the overall state shoreline master program.Comments will be accepted through October 14, 2016.
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From Delfzijl, the transport of the 15.2 m long piece was smooth for something of this size, guided by the two escort vehicles supplied by ZTT. However, as it made its way towards the delivery location, the roads became winding and much tighter.The 4.7 diameter silo was taken slowly to its final destination, where it was carefully unloaded and prepared for use in the dairy industry.www.ztt.nl
Junior lawyers have warned that aspiring solicitors risk being exploited if they are not paid a minimum salary while completing the work experience element of the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).In a letter to Paul Philip, chief executive of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), the Law Society’s Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) urges the regulator to reinstate a mandatory minimum salary for both trainee solicitors and would-be lawyers undertaking the SQE.Due to be introduced in 2021, the SQE will be in two parts, a computer-based assessment which will include multiple choice questions and a test of practical legal skills to be taken after a period of work-based training.The JLD said under the proposed format, aspiring solicitors could be ‘exploited’ by gaining the work experience required to pass the second stage of the exam without receiving any remuneration. ’The SRA should ensure that a mechanism is in place which means that aspiring solicitors gaining their “work experience” under the SQE are not working for less than the National Living Wage … and that entry to the profession genuinely is open to all,’ the letter states.The JLD also expresses concern over the SRA’s decision to abolish the minimum salary in favour of the national minimum wage. The letter warns that social mobility and access to the profession ‘cannot improve’ while firms are allowed to pay as little as £14,814 before tax.The letter also revisits concerns previously raised regarding ‘toxic’ workplace atmospheres.The JLD references the results of the 2019 resilience and wellbeing survey – published last month. The survey, completed by more than 1,800 people, revealed that more than 93% of respondents reported feeling stressed in their role in the month before completing the survey. One in 15 junior lawyers reported that they had experienced suicidal thoughts as a result of stress at work, in the month leading up to taking the survey.‘The findings make it clear that the legal profession as a whole needs to do more to support positive mental health and working environments, including regulators, representative bodies and those employing junior lawyers. This includes the SRA holding firms to account and taking all necessary action against firms and others who employ junior lawyers and solicitors that are fostering toxic work environments,’ the letter states.The JLD represents students through to solicitors with five years’ PQE.
RELATED PHOTOS Abe is taking a page from his grandfather’s playbook in using golf to form ties with an American leader, with the pair appearing to have used the sport to help cement the two countries’ alliance.In 1957, then-Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi — Abe’s grandfather and political role model — played a round of golf with President Dwight D. Eisenhower on a course in Maryland. News reports described the game as a “triumph for diplomacy.”Abe and Trump took to the greens in Florida during Abe’s trip to meet Trump earlier this year.Matsuyama, 25, has won five times on the PGA Tour. Shinzo Abe, Hideki Matsuyama, Donald Trump KEYWORDS U.S. President Donald Trump told Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that he was delighted he’d be able to play a round of golf with world No. 3 Hideki Matsuyama during a visit to Japan early next month.The two leaders confirmed the round, to be played Nov. 5, on a call from Trump to congratulate Abe on his decisive victory in the general election. The game will take place on the initial day of the president’s first Asian trip, which will also see him travel to South Korea, China and attend summits in southeast Asia. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Hideki Matsuyama plays out of the bunker during the Genesis Open in Pacific Palisades, California, in February. | AP
Three years ago, Australia believed they would stand on the 2016 Summer Olympics podium in Rio de Janeiro, but Spain denied them via an 89-88 result in the bronze medal game.The Boomers have not forgotten that painful experience, and it’ll be foremost in their minds when they collide with the Spaniards in tomorrow’s FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Semi-Finals in Beijing.Patty Mills, in particular, should be raring and ready to go. He scored 30 points the last time Australia and Spain met at a major senior level tournament, but it wasn’t enough for Australia in what ultimately turned out to be a one-point loss at the Carioca Arena in Rio de Janeiro. Mills has been on a mission here in China, leading all players in total points scored, and he’s got this matchup with Spain marked in his head.After Argentina’s convincing win over Serbia, it seems the Argentinians may be peaking at the right time, but that theory will be tested when they try to hurdle a determined France in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Semi-Finals.Both teams are getting to Beijing on a high after pulling off upsets against Serbia and USA. They deserved the headlines, they celebrated their wins, and both are now one win away from the World Cup Final.Argentina won the inaugural World Cup in 1950 and played the Final in 2002, while France have never taken part in the title game. Their third place finish from 2014 was France’s only time on the podium.Remember that the last time Argentina met France at the FIBA Basketball World Cup was in 2006, which Argentina won, 80-70. In fact, France have never beaten Argentina at the World Cup in three tries. The French have beaten Argentina just once at the world senior level, and that was seven years ago in London 2012. Defeating Argentina would be another milestone they can notch with a win in the Semi-Finals.Related
The promotion-hunting Seagulls took a 13th-minute lead when Steve Sidwell’s audacious lob from 50 yards sailed over the head of Richard O’Donnell and into the City net.Jamie Murphy doubled the lead after 20 minutes with a low deflected effort, giving the visitors a stranglehold on proceedings they never looked like loosening en route to an 11th clean sheet in just 16 league matches this season.“It was a tough night against tough opponents,” the head coach told Bristol City Player HD.“I thought we actually started alright and were on the front foot in the first five or ten minutes, shutting them down well, but the nature of the [first] goal has killed us a bit.“It was a really poor goal to concede and we’ve been doing that too much.“We need that to turn because we need to be stronger when it’s 0-0 – both physically and mentally. I think if we can do that, we can progress.“They’re a good side and they showed that tonight – they were difficult to break down.“Sometimes you’ve got to hold your hands up and say you were beaten by the better side. It’s disappointing, but they deserved it on the day.“The lads had a go in the second half, but it was too little too late. We need to start scoring the first goal.“We didn’t really have enough opportunities on goal and that’s what disappoints me, because I know we’ve got players who can be creative.“We had a couple of little penalty decisions we thought we might’ve got, but maybe we’re scratching around a bit – if that’s all we had, it wasn’t enough.“Sometimes you’ve got to give strong credit to the opposition, but tonight we’ve shown we’re not quite where we want to be yet and we’ve got to work very hard to stick in the pack.”Johnson confirmed Frank Fielding missed out due to the injury he picked up in the latter stages of the 2-2 draw at Barnsley, which has caused the goalkeeper discomfort to his thigh/hip flexor.The boss is hopeful the City number one will be fit by the time his team return to action against Birmingham City at St Andrew’s in two weeks’ time.