Patricia An Lavergne

first_imgPatricia An Lavergne was called home April 12, 2016 at 7:47pm at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas. She resided at a local home in Port Arthur, TX. Cherishing her memories are her mother, father and brother; 3 daughters Tiffany, Lashae and Lashawn; 6 grandkids and her spouse of 23 yrs, Kari Leday. Services will be held Saturday, April 23, 2016 visitation at 11am. Services 1pm. Mt. Calvary Baptist Church under the direction of Moody-Harris Funeral Home.last_img

Diversified Just Became THE AV Giant Integrator by Buying Advanced

first_imgDiversified 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.last_img read more

Men’s Hockey loses to UND 4-2, women defeat MSU 6-0

first_imgMen’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.last_img read more

Investigating plasma levels as a biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease

first_imgLinkedIn 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. Emailcenter_img 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.last_img read more

Comments Sought on Brewster’s Updated Shoreline Plan

first_imgA 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.last_img read more

Criticism of industry progress towards net zero is undeserved

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

Tricky silo movement

first_imgFrom 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.nllast_img

Junior lawyers warn of super-exam ‘exploitation’

first_imgJunior 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.last_img read more

Donald Trump to play golf with Hideki Matsuyama during Japan visit

first_img 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.center_img 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. | APlast_img read more

2019 FIBA World Cup: Australia On Revenge Mission Against Spain As Argentina Look To…

first_imgThree 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.Relatedlast_img read more