With filing deadline near, roster of candidates seeking local statehouse seats filling up

first_imgThe deadline to file as a candidate in this year’s statehouse elections is Friday.With just two days to go ahead of the filing deadline for this year’s elections, the roster of candidates seeking local seats in the Kansas statehouse is filling up — though a handful of incumbents current have no challengers.Here’s a look at who’s filed so far. We’ve added links to the candidates’ online profiles where possible.House District 16First term incumbent Democrat Cindy Holscher has filed for reelection. Republican Susan “Sue” Huff has filed for the seat as well.House District 17First term incumbent Republican Tom Cox has filed for reelection. He’s facing a primary challenge from Republican Jim Eschrich. Democrat Laura Smith-Everett has filed for the seat as well.House District 18In one of the most-crowded fields among the local races, incumbent Democrat Cindy Neighbor has filed for reelection. She’s facing a primary challenge from Democrat Andy Hurla. Republicans Eric Jenkins (campaign site here) and Cathy Gordon (campaign info here) will square off in a primary as well.House District 19Incumbent Republican Stephanie Clayton has filed for reelection. She faces a challenge from Democrat Stephen Wyatt.House District 20First term incumbent Republican Jan Kessinger has filed for reelection. He faces a challenge from Democrat Becky Barber.House District 21First term incumbent Democrat Jerry Stogsdill has filed for reelection. No other candidates have filed for this seat.House District 22Incumbent Democrat Nancy Lusk has filed for reelection. She faces a primary challenge from Democrat Michael Coleman. No Republicans have filed for this race to date.House District 23Incumbent Republican Linda Gallagher has filed for reelection. She faces a challenge from Democrat Susan Ruiz.House District 24Incumbent Democrat Jarrod Ousley has filed for reelection. No other candidates have filed for this seat.House District 25Incumbent Republican Melissa Rooker has filed for reelection. She faces a challenge from Democrat Rui Xu.House District 29First term incumbent Democrat Brett Parker has filed for reelection. Republican James Todd, who Parker defeated to take the seat in 2016, will face Republican Peggy Galvin in the primary.House District 30Incumbent Republican Randy Powell has filed for reelection. He faces a primary challenge from Republican Colleen Webster. Democrats Brandon Woodard (campaign page here) and Matthew Calcara (campaign page here) are vying for their party’s nomination for the seat.last_img read more

Does Growing Up in a Recession Make You Nicer? Study Says People Who Enter Adulthood During a Downturn are Less Self-Obsessed

first_imgDaily Mail:Children who grow up in a recession are more likely to become well-rounded adults than those who enjoy an easy start to life, a psychological study has found.Analysis of the characteristics of 35,000 people found that those who entered adulthood during economic downturns were less likely to be self-obsessed.Growing up in hard times dampens narcissism and a sense of entitlement, US psychologists believe.Read the whole story: Daily Mail More of our Members in the Media >last_img

Visteon Names Nomi Bergman To Board Of Directors

first_imgVisteon Corp. has announced the election of Nomi Bergman to its board of directors, effective Oct. 1. Bergman is an accomplished business leader and technology advocate who served as president of Bright House Networks until its recently completed merger with Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable.  AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement“We are honored to welcome Nomi to our board of directors,” said Francis Scricco, chairman of Visteon’s board of directors. “She adds a tremendous amount of industry leadership as proven by her role in leading the cable television industry into the software phase of its development. I look forward to benefiting from her proven ability to navigate quickly evolving technologies. Nomi will be a strong addition to our board who will bring a valuable strategic perspective as Visteon solidifies its position as a global leader in the rapidly growing cockpit electronics segment.”Bergman added, “I am honored to join the talented, dedicated members of the Visteon board and company, who have courageously led the firm through a significant transformation. Both inspired confidence in me, as they have done with their customers. Visteon has clearly emerged with a strong balance sheet, a robust foundation of successful design and manufacturing experience, and a crisp, innovative focus on cockpit electronics and connected car solutions.”AdvertisementDr. Rouzbeh Yassini, a current Visteon board member and seen as the “father of the cable modem,” said, “Visteon’s transformation to provide software platforms for the auto industry began in 2014, gained momentum with the 2015 hiring of Sachin as its CEO, and now adds more strength with the addition of Nomi to Visteon’s board with her solid technical and service- oriented leadership.”Bergman was a member of the founding management team that in 2003 launched Bright House Networks, one of the largest owners and operators of cable systems in the U.S. Her hands-on experience in customer care, engineering, business and technical operations, and information technology led to a hyper-focus on the customer experience at Bright House Networks. The company received accolades from its customers and was recognized by highly regarded consumer brands such as Consumer Reports and J.D. Power and Associates – earning 12 J.D. Power awards for customer satisfaction.A longtime advocate for women in business, Bergman launched initiatives such as the Bright House Networks Women’s Leadership Circle to develop a pipeline of women leaders within the company, and helped initiate and support other similar programs within the industry.AdvertisementBergman has earned many industry leadership awards and serves on several corporate boards, as well as the board of One Revolution, a foundation established by Paralympian Chris Waddell. She is a member of the board of trustees of the University of Rochester (New York), where she earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and statistics.last_img read more

Bert Hogeman Joins Auto Care Association As General Counsel

first_imgThe Auto Care Association has announced the addition of Bert Hogeman to the role of general counsel, where he will be the point person responsible for all legal matters applicable to the association as a not-for-profit trade association. The general counsel is an officer-level role, reporting to the president and CEO of the Auto Care Association.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementHogeman brings more than 35 years of legal experience and a wide-ranging background to the association, having worked in both private law firms and in-house legal departments for both business and commercial clients. Hogeman’s practice has included domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, operational responsibility for international operations, telecommunications regulatory activity, representation of clients’ marketing and mass market organizations, compliance, privacy and online operations.In his role as General Counsel, Hogeman will advise executives, senior management and the board of directors on all legal matters including legal rights, potential liabilities and the potential impact of new or existing laws and regulations. Hogeman also wil participate with and advise the association’s government relations team in the development and advocacy of its legislative and regulatory initiatives. Bert Hogemanlast_img read more

Chinese company to build Nicaragua’s new canal?

first_imgProject experts say the canal could take 11 years to build and require digging about 130 miles of waterway.It was reported in the UK’s Guardian newspaper that the president of the country’s national assembly, Rene Nuñez, announced the USD40 billion project, which will reinforce Beijing’s growing influence on global trade and weaken US dominance over the key shipping route between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.In a project with profound geopolitical ramifications, the name of the company and other details have yet to be released, but the opposition congressman Luis Callejas said the government planned to grant a 100-year lease to the Chinese operator.According to a bill submitted to congress last year, Nicaragua’s canal will be bigger than the Panama and Suez in all dimensions.last_img read more

Upgrade accords

first_imgRUSSIAN Minister of Railways Nikolai Aksyonenko signed a co-operation agreement with Siemens AG board member Volker Jung on January 23, during a visit to Germany. It covers technical assistance and supply of equipment by Siemens Transportation Systems for modernisation of signalling and train control, construction of locomotives and rolling stock, and renewal of communications systems.Siemens already has around 700 employees in Russia. The company is providing rolling stock technology, and is assisting with electrification upgrading in the Moscow area. Work is due to get under way this year on a pilot resignalling on the Moscow – St Petersburg line. Aksyonenko also met German Railway Chairman Hartmut Mehdorn to discuss enhanced rail services between the two countries. They agreed to form a working group which will draw up proposals by April for a joint venture company to operate inter-city passenger services on the Moscow – Berlin corridor. RZD and DB plan closer co-operation on international freight services, including Trans-Siberian landbridge traffic. nlast_img read more

President Pierre Nkurunziza’s top advisor survives assassination attempt

first_imgA top advisor to Burundi’s President and the most public face of the government has escaped an assassination attempt in the capital Bujumbura, officials said on Tuesday.Willy Nyamitwe, President Pierre Nkurunziza’s advisor, was returning home on Monday night when “he was met with sustained gunfire and grenade explosions”, a high-ranking presidential official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.One of his bodyguards was killed and another injured while Nyamitwe suffered slight wounds to his arm.Police said the attackers were waiting in a nearby house under construction before launching the ambush.“I thank those who wish me a speedy recovery. I am doing well but saddened by the death of a best friend, the policeman Gasongo,” Nyamitwe tweeted after the attack.Burundi has been in turmoil since April 2015 following Nkurunziza’s declaration that he would bid for a controversial third term in office, one that he went on to win in the July poll.More than 500 people have been killed and at least 300,000 have fled the country, while several well-known figures, including high-ranking military officers, have been assassinated.last_img read more

Ivorian Kolo Touré joins Leicester as Assistant Coach

first_imgIvorian Chocolate Entrepreneur Breaks New Ground Kolo Touré has joined Leicester City in England as an assistant coach, the BBC reports.Celtic’s Kolo Toure in action with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. ReutersThe former Ivorian international moves from Celtic alongside new Foxes manager Brendan Rogers.The duo has successfully won the Scottish domestic treble last season, the BBC said.Touré, has two Premier League titles to his name as an Arsenal and Manchester City player.He won over 100 caps for his native Cote D’IvoireTouré also won the African Cup of Nations in 2015. He worked with the Elephants in an unsuccessful World Cup qualification for Russia 2018. Related Aliou Cisse appointed Senegal Coach AFCON winning coach says wants to stay on as Cameroon coachlast_img

Inaugural Nature Island Literary Festival Writing Competition

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share The Nature Island Literary Festival (NILF) Committee has announced its inaugural Writing Competition which will complement this year’s Festival’s theme “Beyond the Green: Caribbean Literature, Nature & the Environment.” The Competition is open to Dominican nationals and residents aged 16 and over in the following categories (Candidates can submit entries in NO MORE THAN TWO (2) categories): • Poetry – Poets should submit a portfolio of 3 poems, each poem should be no more than 1,000 words• Short Fiction – Writers should submit a short story of 3,000-5,000 words• Children or Young Adult Short Fiction – Writers should submit a short story of 1,500-3,500 words written for an audience of children or young adults• Short Screenplay – Writers should submit a short screenplay for a short film between 5 and 15 minutes in length• Photo storytelling – Photographers and writers should submit a 5-10 photo essay or narrative with appropriate caption.All submissions must present conflict, plot, characters or themes related to symbols of nature and marine life, use of natural resources or preserving the environment.Submissions must be original, unpublished work (including online or self-publishing platforms). They must be done in the appropriate formats (.doc, .docx, .rtf, .jpg, .pdf, or .zip) and emailed to: nilitfest@gmail.com by Wednesday, July 15, 2015.Email subject line should read: “NILF Writing Competition Submission.” The email should include full name, age and current contact information, including address and telephone number. Authors should not include any identifying information on actual submission documents attached to the email. The goals of the writing competition are to enhance the literary community in Dominica, to serve as a foundation for larger teaching and mentorship programs to nurture writers in their craft and with publishing options, and to increase the number of published writers and poets from the island. The hope is that the competition will generate new cohorts of writers and poets, who will later contribute to the development of Caribbean literature, and further place Dominica on the international literary map. Nature Island Literary Festival and Book Fair began in 2008 and is a registered non-profit organization. Its purpose is not only to showcase recognized talent in Caribbean literature and culture, but also to encourage new talent and publicize the work of Dominica’s writers and poets. The festival also aims to promote reading, to increase interest in literature and to demonstrate that the literary arts and publishing are valid, rewarding and viable career choices for people of Dominica and the Caribbean. EducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondaryTertiary Inaugural Nature Island Literary Festival Writing Competition by: – July 6, 2015center_img 78 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img read more

CEL Announces Sales Agreement with RF PIN-Diode Expert

first_imgCalifornia Eastern Laboratories (CEL), a leading provider of RF/Microwave solutions, has partnered with Japanese RF PIN diode experts, LITEC Corporation. Under the agreement, CEL will exclusively promote and sell LITEC’s RF pin diode products in the Americas, India and Israel. CEL has a 60+ year history of marketing RF components in those territories.LITEC started their RF PIN diode business in 2006 in Kyoto, Japan. Before this, they were a sales and manufacturing representative company for overseas semiconductor and printed circuit board manufacturers for more than 10 years. They currently offer a broad product lineup that serves several market segments. The company has an in-house lab for DC/RF and reliability testing (Kyoto, Japan). This year, it launched an assembly factory for ceramic packaged products in Okayama, Japan.LITEC PIN diodes have been designed into most of the commercial radio systems in Japan used in ambulances, fire trucks, and police cars. CEL will now provide local design support and bring these high-quality products to customers in the aforementioned territories outside Japan. This new agreement perfectly fits with CEL’s long history of marketing high-quality RF components manufactured in Japan.According to Marc Sheade, VP and GM of CEL’s Components Business, CEL’s new agreement with LITEC is very synergistic with the existing line of RF components that the company currently develops, markets, and sells. CEL’s well-equipped laboratory and staff of high-level engineers are well suited to provide the same level of technical support for this new RF line as done for own RF components. The LITEC RF PIN diode products add one more RF component type to further provide customers with one-stop shopping for their RF component needs.Available stock for these devices may be found at franchised distributors, Digi-Key Electronics or Mouser Electronics.California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) offers a broad selection of wireless, networking and image system components including RF/Microwave transistors and ICs, Image Signal Processors, High-speed Interface ICs, and Power DC to DC Modules. The company also designs and produces MeshConnect wireless module solutions for IoT applications. It has technical centers in Santa Clara, California (Silicon Valley) and Buffalo Grove, Illinois (Chicago area). It supports customers through direct sales offices and distributors worldwide, with offices in the United States, Hong Kong and Tokyo.last_img read more