Other notable achievements from Schlesinger include his work on Stephen Colbert‘s album, A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift Of All!, which won a Grammy for “Best Comedy Album” in 2010. Furthermore, Schlesinger also worked with David Javerbaum on a variety of projects, including the 2008 musical Cry Baby and the Broadway play An Act of God.Celebrate the life of Adam Schlesinger by listening to some of his most prominent works below:That Thing You Do![Video: The Wonders – Topic]Fountains of Wayne – “Stacy’s Mom”[Video: FountainsOfWayneVEVO] Acclaimed songwriter Adam Schlesinger has died of coronavirus-related complications at 52 in Poughkeepsie, NY, his family announced on Wednesday.Shlesinger is best known for his Emmy-award-winning career as a songwriter for film, theater, and television. Schlesinger has worked on projects such as Shallow Hal, There’s Something About Mary, and Me, Myself & Irene, as well as co-founded the pop-rock, Grammy-nominated band Fountains of Wayne.Related: Ellis Marsalis, Jazz Pianist And Musical Patriarch, Dead At 85The critically-acclaimed band Fountains of Wayne achieved widespread recognition in 2003 with the song “Stacy’s Mom”, which hit No. 21 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart. Fountains of Wayne is well-known for its novelistic approach to songwriting, with songs depicting life in the boroughs of Manhattan. It was in 1996, however, when Schlesinger cemented himself as a prominent songwriter when he wrote the theme song to the Tom Hanks film That Thing You Do!. In a statement posted to Twitter, Hanks commented on Schlesinger’s untimely death:
Source: WASHINGTON – US Citizenship and Immigration Services. 4.3.2017 Vermont Business Magazine US Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced multiple measures to further deter and detect H-1B visa fraud and abuse. This visa category applies to people who wish to perform services in a specialty occupation (typically with a bachelor’s degree or higher), services of exceptional merit and ability relating to a Department of Defense (DOD) cooperative research and development project, or services as a fashion model of distinguished merit or ability. The H-1B visa program should help US companies recruit highly-skilled foreign nationals when there is a shortage of qualified workers in the country. Yet, too many American workers who are as qualified, willing and deserving to work in these fields have been ignored or unfairly disadvantaged. Protecting American workers by combating fraud in our employment-based immigration programs is a priority for USCIS.Beginning today, USCIS will take a more targeted approach when making site visits across the country to H-1B petitioners and the worksites of H-1B employees. USCIS will focus on:Cases where USCIS cannot validate the employer’s basic business information through commercially available data;H-1B-dependent employers (those who have a high ratio of H-1B workers as compared to US workers, as defined by statute); and Employers petitioning for H-1B workers who work off-site at another company or organization’s location.Targeted site visits will allow USCIS to focus resources where fraud and abuse of the H-1B program may be more likely to occur, and determine whether H-1B dependent employers are evading their obligation to make a good faith effort to recruit US workers. USCIS will continue random and unannounced visits nationwide. These site visits are not meant to target nonimmigrant employees for any kind of criminal or administrative action but rather to identify employers who are abusing the system. Employers who abuse the H-1B visa program negatively affect U.S. workers, decreasing wages and job opportunities as they import more foreign workers. To further deter and detect abuse, USCIS has established an email address(link sends e-mail) which will allow individuals (including both American workers and H-1B workers who suspect they or others may be the victim of H-1B fraud or abuse) to submit tips, alleged violations and other relevant information about potential H-1B fraud or abuse. Information submitted to the email address will be used for investigations and referrals to law enforcement agencies for potential prosecution.Since 2009, USCIS has conducted random administrative site visits to ensure employers and foreign workers are complying with requirements of the H-1B nonimmigrant classification. USCIS refers many cases of suspected fraud or abuse to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further investigation.Additionally, individuals can report allegations of employer fraud or abuse by submitting Form WH-4(link is external) to the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division or by completing ICE’s HSI Tip Form(link is external).For more information about the new H-1B visa fraud and abuse detection initiative, visit the Combating Fraud and Abuse(link is external) in the H-1B Visa Program web page.For information about H-1B petition requirements, visit the USCIS H-1B webpage(link is external).For more information on USCIS and its programs, please visit uscis.gov(link is external) or follow us on Twitter (@uscis(link is external)), YouTube (/uscis(link is external)), Facebook(/uscis(link is external)) and Instagram (@USCIS(link is external)).
Ron Shaffer is nominated to be the next president-elect of the National Association of Regional Councils. Photo via Johnson County Facebook page.Shaffer nominated for NARC president elect. Former Prairie Village Mayor and current Johnson County Board of County Commissioners District 1 representative Ron Shaffer has been nominated in the election for president-elect of the National Association of Regional Councils. Shaffer has been long involved in the Mid-America Regional Council, the Kansas City area’s metro-wide planning coordination organization. Shaffer is currently the senior vice president of the NARC Board of Directors. He was nominated for the new NARC position by MARC Board of Directors Chair Curt Skoog.Lancers take on Indians on SM East diamond this afternoon. The 13-3 SM East baseball team will have a chance to get one win closer to a Sunflower League title this afternoon on the SM East baseball diamond. The Lancers take on northeast Johnson County rival SM North at 4:30 p.m. With a win over the Indians today and a win over SM South in their final league game next Tuesday, SM East would take the Sunflower League title.Mission police raise money for Special Olympics. Mission police officers serving as waiters last week at a local restaurant raised more than $1,400 in tips. The money will be donated to Kansas Special Olympics.Prairie Village takes first step toward formalizing agreement for Meadowbrook park. The Prairie Village City Council this week approved a funding agreement with the subsidiary of VanTrust that owns Meadowbrook Country Club that will provide an avenue for completion of the sale of the property to turn it into a county park. The funding agreement established a fund of $75,000 to pay for legal, bond and other services that will be needed to complete the sale. City Administrator told the council he expected to bring a memorandum of understanding that would outline the specific steps each of the parties involved — including VanTrust, the city of Prairie Village, and Johnson County — must take to finalize the property sale.The Northeast Johnson County morning roundup is brought to you by Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop on Johnson Drive. For updates on the latest blends and specialty drinks available, follow them on Facebook.
February 15, 2016 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Board to receive wide-ranging referral service report in March Senior Editor A wide-ranging report dealing with changes to the Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service, rules that cover lawyers who belong to private, for-profit referral services, and nonlawyer companies that offer “matching services” for lawyers and potential clients is expected to go to the Bar Board of Governors at its March 11 meeting. Board member Carl Schwait, chair of the Board Review Committee on Professional Ethics, said his panel has been meeting bi-weekly with the board’s Technology Committee to work on referral rules, and will meet weekly leading up to the March meeting. He also said members of the Program Evaluation Committee, which has been reviewing the Bar’s referral service, have also participated. The Bar had been pondering how to treat nonlawyer legal service providers, such as Avvo and LegalZoom, which offer to match lawyers with people seeking legal advice. As part of that, it was also considering ways to modernize the Bar’s referral service. The Bar had also submitted revisions to its lawyer referral service rules to the Supreme Court to deal with lawyers who belong to referral services that also refer callers for other services stemming from the same incidents, such as accident victims who need both lawyers and medical treatment. The issue got heightened attention last September when the Supreme Court rejected the Bar’s proposed lawyer referral service rule amendments and instead ordered the Bar to submit new rules by May 24. Those rules, the court said, should prohibit lawyers from belonging to private, for-profit services unless those services are owned or operated by Bar members and justices were critical of services that do more than legal referrals Schwait noted in order to meet that deadline, the board must get the recommendations at its March meeting so appropriate notice can be given to Bar members before the changes are filed with the court. He also said the Bar may seek an extension from the court to give more time to get member input. “BRC. . . is ready to give to you the most progressive, the most far-reaching and the most broad changes in the rules for those entities that provide the connection between lawyers and consumers,” Schwait said. “We have made a determination as a group. . . that in fact we must have a level playing field when it comes to a connection between how lawyers get clients but at the same time clients get their lawyers. “And we believe that [with] the current lawyer referral services, they have the right to be on the same level playing field as these online platforms for connection.” Beyond those considerations, there’s also an access to justice component, he said. “It not only means giving the people of Florida the ability to get a good lawyer, but doesn’t it also mean how will the lawyers of Florida get their clients?” Schwait said. “BRC sees it as one big picture.. . . The Florida Bar and the voluntary bar referral services become an important component of that.” Schwait and board member John Stewart, who chairs the Technology Committee, said the two committees are aiming at an expansive rule that will cover market and technology changes. “The rule that we’re crafting right now is intended to be extremely broad,” Stewart said. “We looked at this as a definitional problem. The problem really is not only to provide access but to provide a safe harbor for lawyers so they know what they can and cannot participate in. I think that’s the biggest problem for the lawyers. So rather than fighting with these groups that say, ‘We’re not a lawyer referral service,’ we do something else. We do want requirements, the definition that is so broad that they cannot argue that they do not fall within the. . . rule. In return for that, we really hopefully recognize what are the most important requirements. . . to protecting the foundation of what makes the profession unique.” Schwait said the two committees considered three alternatives to present referral rules, ranging from tweaks to the current regulations to the “most broadly stated definitions and the least restrictive rules in terms of lawyers.” The committees favored the latter, most wide-ranging option, but still wants changes to that, he said. Board member Andy Sasso, a member of the BRC, said the committee is working on two alternatives, one to comply with the court mandate that private referral services be owned or operated by Bar members and one without that requirement. He said some committee members are concerned requiring lawyer ownership or management of referral services may not be practical. Schwait also told the board that the Bar has received an inquiry from a lawyer asking whether Avvo’s service offering to connect callers to lawyers for a 15-minute consultation for $39 – with Avvo keeping $10 – falls under the Bar’s lawyer referral service rules. He said that inquiry has been postponed until the new rules are finished. Avvo has argued it is a “matching service” and not a lawyer referral service. Bar President Ramón Abadin noted he met with Supreme Court justices two days before the board meeting, and the justices want the Bar’s input so it can address a variety of issues. “They clearly want action; they’ve given us a deadline of May. We need to be ready on this to have discussions and go to the membership if we need to in April. If we need more time and they give it to us, good. If not, we’ve got to hustle,” Abadin said. “My request to you all is really pay attention to this and start thinking about this because it’s on deck.” Board to receive wide-ranging referral service report in March
From June 23 to September 16, Poreč is once again becoming a big open-air stage with the longest and most meaningful domestic festival – Poreč Open Air.After the successful first edition of the festival, which was visited by more than 50.000 domestic and foreign guests last year, the leading tourist company Valamar Riviera in cooperation with sponsors hosted the city of Porec and the Tourist Board of Porec and MPG, organizer of the festival on the streets and squares of Porec and the island Sveti Nikola, brings over a hundred attractive events that will make Poreč an unavoidable destination of top entertainment this summer as well. In a colorful program that includes, among other things live musical evenings, movie screenings under the stars, street performances and theater performances, visitors of all ages and tastes will have the opportunity to enjoy for free.”As the leading tourist company in the country, it is our responsibility to develop the destinations in which we operate and to be a key stakeholder in creating their content. It is the facilities that strengthen the competitiveness of the destination and enrich our guests’ vacation with unforgettable moments. Poreč Open Air is a very good example of such content, which is confirmed by the results of the festival as well as the excellent reactions of our guests returning to the destination. This year’s edition of the festival continues with daily entertainment and a diverse program for all ages, and we have improved many program concepts and are expanding this format to other destinations. ” points out Davor Brenko, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Valamar Riviera.The successful concept of the Poreč Open Air Festival and its significance for the destination was confirmed by Loris Peršurić, Deputy Mayor of the City of Poreč – Parenzo “Poreč has always been a leader in trends in Croatian tourism, and the Poreč Open Air Festival is another proof that our city is constantly working to improve the city’s image through excellent cooperation between the public and private sectors. In addition, the Festival is held in the old town – for film screenings, music and outdoor performances, alleys and squares are used, which come to life in a completely new light. In order to revitalize the old town, just such a way of recognizing the value of our beautiful city is the direction in which we should move, so that our potentials are fully exploited. I believe that this year’s edition of the Festival, whose program is even richer than last year, will gather a large number of fans in Poreč for a good and quality pastime, and that the Poreč Open Air Festival will move forward and become a traditional event that we will always support. “Last year’s success and popularity of the Poreč Open Air Festival is proven by the large number of visitors, who were more than 20 at 50 different festival locations. In more than 000 days of the festival in 100, there were 2016 events and 251 performers, and more than 250 fans. Facebook followed the news and program of the Poreč Open Air Festival on a daily basis. It is precisely the various events combined with the natural and cultural beauties that the city abounds in, the reasons why Poreč was named the best destination for summer vacation tourism in 7.000, and the Poreč Open Air Festival won the prestigious award of the Istrian Tourist Board Golden Goat (Capra d ‘Oro) in the festivals category.Nenad Velenik, director of the Tourist Board of the City of Poreč, concluded that the Poreč Open Air Festival is a key factor in the promotion of Poreč as an exceptional tourist destination “Poreč is a destination that has recognized the positive effect of attracting new guests by organizing large festivals. In its first year, the Poreč Open Air Festival proved to be the leading content for entertaining guests in the destination, and presented our destination as a place of top experience. We are looking forward to hosting the Festival again and to providing many guests of Poreč with additional value and motivation to return to us. The slogan of our visual identity You complete us just confirms the synergy of all participants in tourism to provide our guests with unforgettable moments in Porec. “The program of this central summer event in Poreč will be updated in the coming months, and all information and news can be found at www.porecopenair.com.
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.
Lebanese kidnapped in northern Nigeria UK says Briton kidnapped in Nigeria last month killed, three others released FILE PHOTO: Soldiers and policemen walk past a burnt house during a visit to the village of Dalori, some 12 kilometres from Borno state capital Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria, after an attack by Boko Haram insurgents. (Photo credit STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)A British tourist and a Nigerian man were killed in an attack on a recreational resort in northern Nigeria.Police say a group of armed suspect stormed Kajuru Castle in Kajuru and started shooting indiscriminately.In addition to the two people who were killed, police say the attackers also kidnapped three others.Police say there has been no claim of responsibility for the incident and the kidnappers are yet to be identified.The British High Commission says it is engaging with the Nigerian authorities as an investigation into the incident is underway.Kidnappings are widespread in Nigeria, where both locals and foreigners are targeted, mainly for ransom.Northern Nigeria is plagued by a Boko Haram and Islamic State insurgency as well as clashes between farmers and herders.Related American, Canadian kidnapped in Nigeria, 2 police killed: Police official
Otherwise, they look more fit for Japanese pro ball. SportsLogos.Net Link to post 7 hours ago, johnnysama said: It reminds me of an idea I had when the DBacks unveiled their new uniforms. If every team had subliminated designs on their uniforms, what would the other teams designs be? Share on other sites 867 Share this post MLB Hydro Dipped Helmet Concepts phutmasterflex Members 379 posts Share this post Share this post 5,835 posts Oh my goodness Members Link to post 1,495 SilverBullet1929 1 post Link to post Michael Bolton 3,076 2,254 posts 503 Link to post By Boulderstill, May 12, 2017 in Sports Logo News 0 Members topcityhockey 288 posts 1,204 3,076 OnWis97 5 Posted May 12, 2017 1,204 0 Location:Washington State 2,478 posts Link to post Share on other sites Most of these look like bowling balls. I kinda like that Arizona design. But of course the whole thing will probably devolve into the Tigers and Nats ones. I would rather these don’t see the field. However, if it were up to me, I’d say one should be used: the Astros. It’s not too loud and I think it works really, really well. 1 0 Share this post 1,005 2,551 posts 82 Sports Logos Favourite Logos:Miami Marlins and too many others to name… Share this post Sports Logo News 4,436 Go To Topic Listing 1,495 Taking a dip into the world of MLB batting helmets Boulderstill 0 Anyone else a little disappointed there wasn’t any racist Cleveland Indians concept? Man, society really is getting soft. 0 Share this post 0 Favourite Logos:Denver Broncos Pre-1997, Kansas Jayhawks Primary, UNC Primary Posted May 12, 2017 No. Just no. Posted May 12, 2017 Members 223 223 3 Members 1,005 837 Share on other sites Share on other sites 4,436 0 503 I guess the days of the helmets looking like the caps are officially over…actually they pretty much were anyway. Share on other sites 1,005 Share on other sites HighCheese Share on other sites HighCheese Share on other sites daveindc 623 Posted May 12, 2017 Link to post Anyone else a little disappointed there wasn’t any racist Cleveland Indians concept? Man, society really is getting soft. Share this post johnnysama Share on other sites mlb 1,390 topcityhockey 0 Not a comment on the concepts themselves. That D-Backs helmet almost looks maroon/purple, which I think would be a good unique color choice for them. Sand or copper and maroon. Location:Atlanta, GA 867 Share on other sites Posted May 12, 2017 Posted May 12, 2017 Share on other sites Recommended Posts Members Share this post Going somewhat tangentially off-topic here, I know that such helmets exist in the college ranks, but what hydro-dipped helmets for pro football teams? Which teams would look best wearing such a helmet? This topic is now closed to further replies. Followers 0 Posted May 12, 2017 Sign in to follow this I clicked on the link expecting to hate every one one of them, but I don’t. They still don’t belong in a Major League Baseball game, though. The clown socks they’re wearing now are bad enough. We don’t need this added. Forums Home Link to post Link to post Share this post concept Boulderstill SilverBullet1929 82 bradsbeard mjd77 Share this post Link to post SportsLogos.Net I’m actually surprised we haven’t seen more of this already. I just hope the designs are kept under control…that Nationals one takes it too far. 2001mark The Steelers would look good in that steel design for the Pirates. Cheese design for the Packers. 5 Posted May 12, 2017 5 222 posts Link to post 503 looks like zubaz pants, but honestly with that hydro dipped finish it just looks awesome 623 Share this post Members The Diamondbacks one is sweet. I could see teams using this method, depending on cost, for throwback games. 0 1,390 Going somewhat tangentially off-topic here, I know that such helmets exist in the college ranks, but what hydro-dipped helmets for pro football teams? Which teams would look best wearing such a helmet? 837 837 Members 0 Members 2001mark I’ll support this as a one time thing for some promotion like Turn Ahead the Clock or something. But full-time would be too much. 623 5,507 posts Usually hungover Posted May 12, 2017 Link to post Link to post 1,204 CLEstones mjd77 Posted May 13, 2017 Sports Logo News 3,076 Spring Training, go nuts. I legit lol’d at the Padres because of course they’re camo. Posted May 12, 2017 1,090 posts Share this post Favourite Logos:Vancouver Canucks current/1980s/90s era, LA Kings purple/gold and Gretzky era, Mariners 80s and current, BC Lions 1980s, and Saskatchewan Roughriders 1970s/80s Members Location:West Coast Share on other sites phutmasterflex Members Cleveland for President. daveindc 0 1,203 posts 1,495 CFL/NPB/MLB/NHL/NFL Fan Posted May 12, 2017 Share this post I’d love to see the concepts for the other teams. The ones there are really well done. Not so sure I’d enjoy them in reality but as far as a conceptual article, excellent work. Jungle Jim Members bradsbeard 0 All Activity Posted May 12, 2017 Members 2,238 posts Sign in to follow this Posted May 12, 2017 I know you’re being facetious, but this will legitimately be complained about…if teams start doing this and the Braves and Indians don’t go with something native-inspired, the “anti-PC” internet warriors will be right there to complain about political correctness Sports Logos Members 867 0 1 2,227 posts Share on other sites 0 OnWis97 Link to post It should always be Christmas in New Jersey Jungle Jim 3 hours ago, CLEstones said: All Activity Link to post Michael Bolton 223 Share this post 4,436 CLEstones 1,390 those tigers helmets are a thing of beauty Share on other sites helmet Here are some interesting concept for hydro dipped helmets. I personally like the Yankees, Pirates, Astros, Diamondbacks, and Padres. 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Relative newcomer GT Panthers secured their berth to the 4th annual Limacol Football Championship, defeating Eastveldt 2-1 in a Playoff Encounter on Wednesday. Staged at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue, Eastveldt got off to the perfect start as they broke the deadlock in the 25th minute. The lead proved to be short lived as Joshua Anthony equalized in the dying moments of the first period, slamming his effort into the back of the net in the 40th minute.The result remained unchanged heading into the halftime break. However Anthony made his presence felt once more to secure the vital lead, as he etched his name on the scorer’s sheet in the 70th minute. The GT Panthers rearguard would then thwart every attempt by the Eastveldt strike force to clinch the equalizer to seal the victory. The event will continue today at the same venue with another doubleheader. Buxton Stars will tackle Georgetown Football Club [GFC] from 19:00hrs while Fruta Conquerors u20 will match skills with North Rangers at 21:00hrs. On Sunday at the same location, Riddim Squad will take aim at GT Panthers from 19:00hrs while Camptown will battle Grove Hi-Tech from 21:00hrs. The event which features 16 clubs from Georgetown, East Coast of Demerara, East Bank of Demerara and West Demerara, will conclude during the month of September. The teams will be divided into four groups of four, with the top two finishers from each pool progressing to the knockout round. Group-A comprises Santos u20, Camptown, Black Pearl and Grove Hi-Tech while Fruta Conquerors u20, Buxton Stars, GFC and Northern Rangers make up group-B. On the other hand, group-C features Riddim Squad, Pouderoyen, Eastveldt and Beacons, with group-D containing Dynamic FC, Mahaica, Police-B and Pele. Winner of the event will pocket $400,000 and the championship trophy, while the second, third and fourth place finishers will collect $200,000, $100,000 and $50,000 respectively.