first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Anthony DemangoneI remember paydays growing up. My father would go to the credit union and stand in line to get money. As did everyone else.Friction. The ATM reduced that friction.I remember working in the credit union on payday. I’d personally get more than 100 calls, a super majority of which consisted of the following question: What’s my balance? Friction.Online banking reduced that friction.Your Aunt Edith sent you a check for $20. But you don’t live or work near a branch. Friction. Reduced by remote deposit capture.What’s the next big thing?I’m not sure.But look for the friction.That’s where the gold is. continue reading »last_img read more

Chaney joins the Bar News staff

first_img Chaney joins the Bar News staff Brandi Chaney, a 2006 graduate of Florida State University’s Creative Writing Program, is The Florida Bar News new advertising specialist handling classified ads.She replaces April Cook, who moved to Atlanta.Chaney, 23, is from West Palm Beach, where she graduated from the Dreyfoss School of Arts and concentrated on piano performance during her high school years. At FSU, she continued her classical piano performance education, but later switched to the English Department for her bachelor’s degree, with a minor in psychology.Chaney’s love of music continues as a creative outlet, and she writes rhythm and blues, jazz, and soul music, as well as continuing to write creative fiction and nonfiction.Before coming to the Bar, Chaney was public relations coordinator for Florida Campus Compact, a nonprofit organization promoting civic engagement and community service through Florida’s universities. August 15, 2007 Regular News Chaney joins the Bar News stafflast_img read more

Does loneliness affect life span?

first_imgThe Washington Post:THE QUESTION Not exercising, being obese, smoking and abusing drugs are among the factors known to shorten people’s life spans. Might being lonely or socially isolated have a similar effect?THIS STUDY analyzed data from 70 studies, involving 3.4 million people who were, on average, 66 years old at the start of their study. During the research periods, which averaged seven years, about 25 percent of the participants died.People who reported being lonely were 26 percent more likely to have died than those who did not. Mortality risk was 20 percent higher for those who were socially isolated than for those who were not and 32 percent higher for people who lived alone vs. those who did not. The chance of having died during a study was also greater for middle-age adults who were lonely or lived alone than for those people of all sorts who were older than 65.Read the whole story: The Washington Postlast_img read more

LAMS Competes At 2020 MathCounts Chapter Competition

first_imgFrom left, Minhtet Htoon, Rebecca Li, Linnhtet Htoon, Asher Koh, Coach Phuong Nguyen and MathCounts Chapter Coordinator Rusty Rodke. Courtesy photoFrom left, Abraham Yang, Gala Nelson, Alyssa Sun, Henry Gans, Coach Phuong Nguyen and MathCounts Chapter Coordinator Rusty Rodke. Courtesy photo2020 MATHCOUNTS News:The 2020 MathCounts Chapter competition for Northern New Mexico was held Saturday, Feb. 22 at UNM-LA. Six schools competed: Los Alamos Middle School; Aspen Elementary; Barranca Elementary; Mountain Elementary;A Santa Fe school; andAn Escalante school.LAMS sent a team of four Mathletes to compete, as well as six individual Mathletes.The LAMS team took first place in this competition with team members Linnhtet Htoon, Minhtet Htoon, Asher Koh and Tebecca Li. The top three finishers in the written contest were Rebecca Li (first), Linnhtet Htoon (second), and Asher Koh (third). All ten Mathletes placed in the top 16 and competed in the Jeopardy-style Countdown Round. The top finishers in the Countdown Round were Linnhter Htoon (first) and Nicholas Witkowski (third).Congratulation to the Los Alamos Middle Schools Mathletes on their performance in the Chapter competition. They will compete in the MathCounts State Competition March 14 in Albuquerque.The LAMS MathCounts coaches are Phuong Nguyen and Jane Lataille.The Mountain Elementary School team was comprised of Henry Gans, Gala Nelson, Alyssa Sun, and Abraham Yang. Mountain took second place and is now qualified for the State competition where they will be competing against other students statewide. Henry Gans and Alyssa Sun placed in the top 16 and competed in the final, fast-paced Countdown Round. Henry Gans placed 2nd on the Countdown Round. Congratulations to the Mountain School team on their performance.The Mountain Elementary School MathCounts coaches are Jane Lataille and Phuong Nguyen.last_img read more

East Hampton Can Use Airport Fees to Pay Lawsuit Costs

first_imgThe Federal Aviation Administration has ruled that the Town of East Hampton may continue to pay legal fees from a federal lawsuit brought by members of the aviation industry with fees it collects from the airport.The lawsuit was brought in 2015, after the town passed a law that imposed a year-round curfew for flights in and out of the airport between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. That law also banned noisier aircraft from flying at night and limited the total number of trips such aircraft could make during the season.In late 2016, the town’s regulations covering aviation were struck down in a Federal Appeals Court, a ruling that the U.S. Supreme Court let stand.On July 23 the FAA rejected an appeal of an earlier ruling by the agency.Winsome Ledfert, the deputy associate administrator for airports wrote the decision. Ledfert noted that “The Second Circuit ultimately faulted the town for not ‘complying with procedures’ and held that the town laws were preempted.”She agreed with the initial determination of the FAA “that the town can lawfully use airport revenue to pay its legal fees associated with the defense of its airport noise restrictions.”The losing side has 60 days to file an appeal of the decision with the United States Court of Sharelast_img read more

Atlas Copco to provide technology

first_imgSubscribe Get instant access to must-read content today!To access hundreds of features, subscribe today! At a time when the world is forced to go digital more than ever before just to stay connected, discover the in-depth content our subscribers receive every month by subscribing to gasworld.Don’t just stay connected, stay at the forefront – join gasworld and become a subscriber to access all of our must-read content online from just $270.last_img

UK: Lloyd Register Unveils New Brand Identity

first_imgLloyd’s Register (LR), yesterday unveiled a refreshed brand identity, with the introduction of a new logo that celebrates the culture of innovation built over the company’s 253-year history.LR has undergone significant change and growth over recent years, having grown to a £1 billion-turnover service provider with over 9,000 employees worldwide and undertaken the acquisitions of ODS, Human Engineering, ModuSpec, Scandpower and West Engineering. The group has also restructured to create the Lloyd’s Register Foundation as the organisation’s parent entity, invested in technology leadership through its global technology centres, diversified its services further into energy and rail, and expanded its management systems business, LRQA. In September 2013, it announced a significant investment in Senergy, an integrated energy services company.Richard Sadler, LR Group CEO laid out the reasons for the change: “We wanted to refresh our brand identity to reflect these changes to the market, our clients and all our stakeholders – with a logo that works in the digital age.”“We took inspiration for our new logo from the LR stamp – the true ‘brand’ that our surveyors have stamped into steel as proof of approval since 1884. But this is not a name change – we will continue to be called Lloyd’s Register, recognising the value that the Lloyd’s name has around the world as a mark of quality.”“Our new identity reflects our heritage and our continued commitment to independence, technical excellence and public benefit. And the new logo is a device that links together all the members in our group, including LRQA, making our broad service portfolio easier to navigate.”Mark Stokes, Group Communications Director, said: “In line with our ethos of sustainability, to minimise the environmental impact we are introducing our new logo on digital items first. You will still see our old logo in use for a while on printed material and on our employee’s safety equipment which will be replaced gradually through wear and tear.” IndependenceLR’s reputation as an independent body – with safety, integrity and high standards as guiding principles – has been built up over 250 years. The Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a UK registered charity, is the parent entity in the organisation. The operating company, Lloyd’s Register Group Ltd (Lloyd’s Register) and its subsidiaries, is a professional services organisation that generates profits that fund the public benefit activities of the Foundation.“Our independence from shareholder dividends and government control marks us out as truly different, meaning that we provide impartial and informed advice that clients can trust, free from compromise, free from prejudice,” said Stokes.“Our clients face continued pressure for transparency, environmental stewardship, corporate responsibility, profitability and safe, sustainable operations. Our obligation is to support our clients in meeting these demands – with intelligent, practical and expert advice to help them build truly a sustainable business.” Technical excellenceLR has confirmed a commitment to innovation through the investment of around £100 million in two global technology centres, in Southampton, UK and Singapore. LR is developing and supporting the innovations that will play a vital role in the immediate and long-term future of shipping and energy.“As an independent third-party, we need to keep at the forefront of technology and increasingly understand the fundamental science and academic analysis behind new technologies. The two GTCs will serve as the cornerstones of our global R&D network that, along with the activities of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, will help to provide society and industry with the advanced technologies, systems and solutions required for this increasingly complex world,” said Sadler. Public benefitThe Lloyd’s Register organisation is a global body with a mission to protect life and property and advance transportation and engineering education and research. The parent entity in the organisation, Lloyd’s Register Foundation, is a charity, with a mission to fund science, engineering and technology research for public benefit worldwide.The operating company, LR, is a professional services business that generates the profits that fund the public benefit activities. Its compliance, risk and technical consultancy services directly support a significant part of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s charitable objectives, to enhance the safety of life, property and the environment by helping our clients to ensure the quality construction and operation of critical infrastructure.On the launch of LR’s new identity, Sadler said, “LR is a truly unique organisation; a global body with a mission to protect life and property and advance transportation and engineering education and research. Our heritage is an important part of our culture and forward-thinking approach to our business and the new identity should serve us well in the years ahead.”[mappress]LLoyd’s Register, December 9, 2013last_img read more

Popular news, April 13 – 19, 2015

first_imgThe most read article on Offshore Energy Today last week was our interview with Rabobank’s industry analyst, Richard Brakenhoff. Namely, Dutch bank Rabobank issued a report recently titled: “Offshore energy: Short-term dip, long-term rise”, providing their insight into the current market conditions.Brakenhoff shared his views about the drop in oil prices, the effects of oil and gas supply from USA, Saudi Arabia and Iran and much more.Our coverage of new round of redundancies at Norway’s oil giant Statoil is the next one on the list of the most popular news of the week. Next up was Hannon Westwood’s insight into the recent deal whereby Shell will buy BG Group for $70 billion.You also read about Bourbon’s three men being kidnapped offshore Nigeria, Unite warning Shell and BG against job cuts and Greenpeace leaving Shell’s Arctic-bound oil Rig Polar Pioneer. Scroll down for more popular news of the week:Offshore energy: Short-term dip, long-term rise (Interview)Statoil in new round of staff cutsHannon Westwood: What Shell’s takeover of BG means for North Sea?3 men kidnapped offshore Nigeria, Bourbon confirmsUnite warns Shell and BG against job cutsOphir: Not all is bad when oil prices go downGreenpeace leaves Shell’s Arctic-bound rigStatoil board member resignsOffshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

The value of IT

first_imgSubscribe 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 Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN 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-newsletterslast_img read more

Bellville buy expands OIA’s network

first_imgOIA Global is a leading worldwide transportation, supply chain management and packaging solutions provider.Bellville International, the holding company for Bellville Rodair International in Europe, USA, China and Brazil, is a global provider of freight forwarding and logistics services.HLPFI understands that Bellville Rodair in Canada is not part of the deal and continues to operate independently with its own shareholders.”This acquisition expands our global network by 22 company-owned offices, serving 14 additional countries, which positions OIA to better serve our growing international client base, particularly in Europe where Bellville has a strong presence,” says Charlie Hornecker, ceo of OIA Global.Terry Walpole, Bellville’s group chairman, said: “Bellville International will continue to operate as it does today, with its own people, identity and systems remaining firmly in place.”www.oiaglobal.comwww.bellvillerodair.comlast_img read more