Hosting manager – Destination Caribbean http://destinationcaribbean.net/ Sat, 01 Oct 2022 01:52:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://destinationcaribbean.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile.png Hosting manager – Destination Caribbean http://destinationcaribbean.net/ 32 32 ASM Global reappointed as manager of Australia’s iconic Suncorp Stadium https://destinationcaribbean.net/asm-global-reappointed-as-manager-of-australias-iconic-suncorp-stadium/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 04:50:54 +0000 https://destinationcaribbean.net/asm-global-reappointed-as-manager-of-australias-iconic-suncorp-stadium/ In 2023, the stadium will host eight FIFA Women’s World Cup matches – the third most matches in the tournament as well as star entertainment events including Elton John, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Ed Sheeran. The Queensland Government through Queensland Stadiums renewed Global ASM as manager of the iconic Brisbane Suncorp Stadium for […]]]>

In 2023, the stadium will host eight FIFA Women’s World Cup matches – the third most matches in the tournament as well as star entertainment events including Elton John, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Ed Sheeran.

The Queensland Government through Queensland Stadiums renewed Global ASM as manager of the iconic Brisbane Suncorp Stadium for a period of five years from January 1, 2023.

ASM Global Asia Pacific, with locations in Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the Middle East, has managed Suncorp Stadium since its redevelopment in 2003. Management rights were awarded to ASM Global following a a formal bidding process.

Chairman and CEO of ASM Global Asia-Pacific Harvey Lister AM said the company was honored and very pleased to be reappointed as venue manager, which he said reflected the Queensland Government’s continued faith and confidence in the company’s ability to manage the stadium according to world-class standards.

From relatively humble but somewhat legendary beginnings, Suncorp Stadium, under the management of ASM Global, has grown into an internationally acclaimed venue that now has four anchor tenants and hosts world-class sporting events including Australia’s State of Origin and World Rugby Tests, plus a sparkling lineup of concerts and entertainment events.

Since 2003, the site has held some 750 events with over 19 million fans in attendance and has been recognized as one of the leading sites in the world. Suncorp Stadium was the only Australian operator and one of the seven largest stadiums in the world to be chosen as a finalist for the International Stadium Business Awards in Manchester, UK in 2021. The stadium was also named ‘Best of Queensland Experience 2022’ by an impressive line-up of 4,700 sites.

In 2023, the stadium will host eight FIFA Women’s World Cup matches – the third most matches in the tournament as well as showpiece entertainment events including Elton Johnthe Hot red peppers and Ed Sheeran.

Suncorp Stadium General Manager, Alain Graham paid tribute to the exceptional work of the stadium management team who have been at the heart of creating and delivering world-class sporting and entertainment events for the people of Queensland.

“It is also fortunate that we are part of a global ASM Global network that has helped us continue to leverage the latest innovations and cutting-edge technology, ensuring that the Suncorp Stadium team remains among the most elitists in the world, ” he said.

Harvey Lister acknowledged the support and cooperation of Queensland’s Minister for Tourism, Innovation and Sport and the Minister Assistant to the Premier for Olympic and Paralympic Sport and Engagement, Stirling Hinchliffe and Stadiums Queensland as Owner of the venue, as well as the continued loyalty and commitment of stadium patrons. and anchor tenants.

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The new director of Bishop’s Stortford Library as he arrives in the city after three years in Milwaukee, Wisconsin https://destinationcaribbean.net/the-new-director-of-bishops-stortford-library-as-he-arrives-in-the-city-after-three-years-in-milwaukee-wisconsin/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 03:34:00 +0000 https://destinationcaribbean.net/the-new-director-of-bishops-stortford-library-as-he-arrives-in-the-city-after-three-years-in-milwaukee-wisconsin/ Ben Holden, the new Library Director of Bishop’s Stortford Library, reflects on his young family’s experience of living in America and what he has in store in his new role… I joined Hertfordshire Libraries in November 2021 and managed Hoddesdon Library for a time before taking on the role of Library Manager here at Bishop’s […]]]>

Ben Holden, the new Library Director of Bishop’s Stortford Library, reflects on his young family’s experience of living in America and what he has in store in his new role…

I joined Hertfordshire Libraries in November 2021 and managed Hoddesdon Library for a time before taking on the role of Library Manager here at Bishop’s Stortford.

Prior to our arrival in this beautiful part of the world, my British family and I lived for three years just outside of Milwaukee in Wisconsin, USA.

Library, The Causeway, Bishop’s Stortford. New Library Director Ben Holden. .Pictured: Vikki Lince. (59539839)

We had moved from Bristol, where we lived at the time, to the United States as my wife had been promoted in her finance role by a Wisconsin-based global manufacturer and had been offered a relocation to corporate headquarters.

After taking advantage of a corporate stay offered to us as a family to see if we would like Wisconsin (we did), we moved.

For the first six months, I was the expatriate stay-at-home father of our two children. A typical morning for me involved driving a little girl and a little boy through snowstorms to the nearest cafe for babyccinos, muffins, and picture books.

On a family walk in Kettle Moraine State Park, Wisconsin (59519449)
On a family walk in Kettle Moraine State Park, Wisconsin (59519449)

After getting my work permit, I found work with the adult services team at a large public library in a suburb of Milwaukee called Germantown, where I scheduled author events, led groups reading and discussed books with the regulars, while our daughter perfected it. American accent in kindergarten.

Who were these reserved but welcoming people among whom we suddenly found ourselves, often nicknamed the Canadians of honor? Well, the people of Wisconsin are known for several things: their farms and dairy industry; their stoicism through brutal winters; their love for the Green Bay Packers football team and their fans’ Cheesehead hats; iconic manufacturers such as Harley Davidson and Trek Bikes; and brewers like Miller (honorable mention has to go to the over 200 microbreweries, statewide, churning out amazing IPAs to offset Miller Lite).

Milwaukee, a city of over 575,000, is known for the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team, the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team, the nickname Cream City – after the cream-colored bricks that are made for the beautiful old buildings in the city – and, sadly, for being one of the most racially segregated cities in the United States.

On weekend road trips my wife and I fell in love with Wisconsin little house on the prairie-style farmland: an endless, rolling landscape of corn and soybean fields, old red barns, rivers, sandstone cliffs, evergreen forests, and glistening Lake Michigan.

Our closest beach to Lake Michigan (59519425)
Our closest beach to Lake Michigan (59519425)

In our time in America, we have lived through the Covid lockdowns, the murder of George Floyd, and Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

It was perhaps a bit too exciting – even for a librarian – so we headed back to the UK. We instinctively sought out a place that reminded us of the agricultural Midwest. My wife wanted Cambridgeshire while I preferred Hertfordshire. She won, so we live just across the border, but I made sure to get work in Hertfordshire.

Bishop’s Stortford is a very welcoming town. It’s full of hard-working, spirited people and, without shouting about it, it’s definitely a “book town”. I’ve stuffed my desk with great finds from all the charity shops.

On the way to school (on foot) (59519433)
On the way to school (on foot) (59519433)

Not that I need it – we have 19,000 books here in our beautiful library! This exciting collection is constantly updated, meaning everyone in Bishop’s Stortford can access – free of charge – humanity’s cultural treasures or, if you just want to be entertained, the latest best-seller.

We, the Stortford Library team, are on a mission to make it one of the busiest public libraries in England. If you want to advance educationally, creatively, artistically and financially, we’ve got you covered.

Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Madness at Cedarburg Chocolate Factory, Wisconsin (59519431)
Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Madness at Cedarburg Chocolate Factory, Wisconsin (59519431)

Give TikTok a rest and come and enjoy, as Coleridge said, “the best words in the best order.” But yes, follow us on Instagram.

We’re planning a series of events to keep you warm this fall, including these to celebrate National Library Week (October 3-9):

  • Babies love books! A workshop for making black and white books on monday october 35:30 p.m.
  • Open mic poetry on Thursday, October 66 p.m.
  • Pub-style quiz on Friday, October 7, 7 p.m.
  • A visit from Alice Hemming, bestselling children’s author of 50 books including fall favorite The leaf thief on Saturday October 810:30 a.m.
  • An afternoon of robots and coding where families can cast spells with Harry Potter wands and fly drones around the library on Sunday October 912:30-3:30 p.m.

All events are walk-in and completely free, except for the quiz and drones which have a small charge and can be booked at the library or over the phone.

The following week I will be hosting a new reading group called Specs & Mugs & Rock & Roll, a tribute to Stortford’s special place in rock ‘n’ roll history, who will meet every second Monday of the month to discuss a rock or pop autobiography. we read. Our first selection is Me of Elton John, whom we meet to discuss on monday october 10. Come to the library, borrow a copy and read!

Next time you’re in the library, stop me and say hello. Let’s discuss how the library can organize events you would like to attend or how we can tap into your interesting life! Want to give a conference, for example?

The Milwaukee River, far above the city (59519437)
The Milwaukee River, far above the city (59519437)

People should expect more from their public library. We are a vibrant community asset funded by taxes and the generous donations we receive in our donation boxes (please donate!) and where else literature, science, technology, can art, culture and learning sit so well under one roof? We are a marketplace of ideas. An agora. A campus.

A visit to the library and a chat with one of our friendly staff should be added to your weekly fruit and vegetable intake – good for you. So please keep an eye out for my articles promoting the library and please bring me an idea for YOUR library!

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Children with their snowman (59519410)
Cozy Christmas scene at Craverie Chocolatier Cafe, Kohler, Wisconsin (59519414)
Cozy Christmas scene at Craverie Chocolatier Cafe, Kohler, Wisconsin (59519414)
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We purchased a field-bred “Ginger Retriever” from a remote Minnesota farm called Penny. We brought her back to the UK (59519440)
Back in the UK, my kids are finishing their summer reading challenge at Hertfordshire Libraries!  (59519423)
Back in the UK, my kids are finishing their summer reading challenge at Hertfordshire Libraries! (59519423)
Dawn breaks over Lake Michigan (we were on the west side of this Great Lake) (59519427)
Dawn breaks over Lake Michigan (we were on the west side of this Great Lake) (59519427)

For the first six months, I was the expatriate stay-at-home father of our two children. A typical morning for me involved driving a little girl and a little boy through snowstorms to the nearest cafe for babyccinos, muffins, and picture books.



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Former Rose Bowl CEO Darryl Dunn to be honored at Friday’s Pasadena Quarterbacks Club luncheon – San Gabriel Valley Tribune https://destinationcaribbean.net/former-rose-bowl-ceo-darryl-dunn-to-be-honored-at-fridays-pasadena-quarterbacks-club-luncheon-san-gabriel-valley-tribune/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 20:11:10 +0000 https://destinationcaribbean.net/former-rose-bowl-ceo-darryl-dunn-to-be-honored-at-fridays-pasadena-quarterbacks-club-luncheon-san-gabriel-valley-tribune/ The Pasadena Quarterbacks Club monthly luncheon resumes Friday with guest speaker Darryl Dunn, who was the CEO and general manager of the Rose Bowl from 1999 until his retirement last June. The luncheon will honor Dunn for his many years of service overseeing Pasadena’s iconic stadium. Pasadena Quarterbacks Club moderator Harvey Hyde will host the […]]]>

The Pasadena Quarterbacks Club monthly luncheon resumes Friday with guest speaker Darryl Dunn, who was the CEO and general manager of the Rose Bowl from 1999 until his retirement last June.

The luncheon will honor Dunn for his many years of service overseeing Pasadena’s iconic stadium.

Pasadena Quarterbacks Club moderator Harvey Hyde will host the luncheon, which will take place at the University Club at 175 N. Oakland in Pasadena. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the program begins at noon. The cost is $50 for members, $60 for non-members, and includes a buffet lunch that starts at 11:30 a.m.

Those wishing to attend are encouraged to RSVP or visit pasadena quarterbacksclub.org.

Dunn, who oversaw nearly $200 million in the renovation of Rose Bowl Stadium, was in charge while the Rose Bowl hosted four of college football’s national championship games, three college football semifinals, the final of the 1999 Women’s World Cup and more.

UCLA also plays its home games at the Rose Bowl and hosts Washington on Friday at 7:30 p.m., and the game is still part of the lunch talk.

Dunn has spoken of retiring earlier this year and leaving one of the country’s most iconic stadiums in good hands.

“This job wasn’t a game changer for me — it was a life changer,” Dunn told the Southern California Newspaper Group in June. “But at some point, it’s time to hang up. It was a race for sure.

“That said, I am always available. I always want to help in any way possible.

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2022 ISSA North America Facility Cleaning Manager Guide https://destinationcaribbean.net/2022-issa-north-america-facility-cleaning-manager-guide/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 05:12:19 +0000 https://destinationcaribbean.net/2022-issa-north-america-facility-cleaning-manager-guide/ After successfully returning to an in-person format last year in Las Vegas, ISSA Show North America is back for its annual convention and trade show October 10-13 in Chicago. Attendees can expect the same quality of exhibitions, seminars and banquets in the Windy City this fall. The South Hall of the McCormick Place Convention Center […]]]>

After successfully returning to an in-person format last year in Las Vegas, ISSA Show North America is back for its annual convention and trade show October 10-13 in Chicago. Attendees can expect the same quality of exhibitions, seminars and banquets in the Windy City this fall.

The South Hall of the McCormick Place Convention Center will host this year’s festivities, which are expected to have the same high turnout as a typical in-person ISSA show. Scheduled arrivals include more than 500 exhibitors representing 20 countries across 250,000 square feet of exhibit space, and more than 50 guest speakers with a wide variety of expertise in the cleaning industry. Facility cleaners who want to experience all the ISSA Show North America has to offer should consider purchasing the All-Access Pass, which opens the door to four days of training sessions for more than 70 people, a welcome reception and a series of networking events.

Although a bit intimidating at first glance, the exhibit hall (located in the South Building, Level 3) is simply organized into a series of specialist areas and pavilions. From air quality monitoring to facility management, attendees can use the show map and effectively plan their day. Facility cleaners are also encouraged to download the ISSA Show app which can customize the entire show experience with just the touch of a screen. Slated for release in September, the app will also allow users to follow training sessions, receive live notifications about the show, and view details of valuable networking events throughout the week.

Back by popular demand, the New Exhibitor Pavilion welcomes companies attending their first show, while the Startup Village showcases businesses under three years old looking to make their mark in the cleaning industry. Another highlight of the show is the ISSA Sports Bar (booth #2032), where attendees can take a break from standing with a voucher for a free drink, compliments of the show.

Many of the best experiences of the week take place during showroom hours, but the additional networking events on offer often lead to the most memorable conversations and valuable new industry connections. Ahead of the official Welcome Reception on Monday, October 10, cleaners can get a head start with a paid roundtable from 4:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in the Vista Ballroom, located in the South Building of the Center des congress, level 4. The welcome reception itself will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the House of Blues, a vibrant concert venue with a live band, plus plenty of food and drink while colleagues reconnect .

Fast forward to Tuesday, October 11, and the exhibit hall will officially open at 10:00 a.m. and run until 5:00 p.m. At the end of the afternoon, participants will be able to take part in the Innovation Happy Hour starting at 3:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. – directly on the floor of the convention lounge, where some of the most innovative cleaning products will be on display. The exhibition hours for the following days will again be from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday October 12, then from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday October 13.

On Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Canada Night will also return, where ISSA Canada members and guests will be treated to an evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Educational Opportunities

Throughout the four-day event, ISSA is hosting more than 70 training sessions for all-access pass holders. Similar to the Exhibit Hall, sessions are categorized into specific tracks based on attendee needs. For those responsible for cleaning facilities, a few leads should provide particularly interesting information:

• The healthcare track will cover how federal mandates for personal protective equipment (PPE) and vaccinations could affect staff hiring and retention, as well as coaching tips as they relate to healthcare services.

• The hospitality track will discuss the importance of achieving high service marks for hotel cleaning staff (and tips for achieving this), as well as strategies for creating a welcoming atmosphere for staff and customers – and how it can improve an establishment’s bottom line.

• The facility maintenance and operations track provides insight into how sensor technology can optimize workloads and the impact of remote working on cleaning schedules and frequencies.

• The Environmental, Social Responsibility and Governance (ESG) track could be of particular interest to those responsible for cleaning facilities, as the sessions emphasize the importance of cleaning for health as opposed to cleaning for appearance – and about the different methods that can be implemented to ensure a quality job is done. It also covers a variety of management-centric topics, such as how managers can help cleaning staff adapt to change, from incorporating new equipment to implementing updated regulations and cleaning requirements.

• Similarly, actionable strategies can be learned in the Leadership, Career and Talent Development track. These sessions will educate cleaning managers on current issues related to employee hiring, retention and engagement as the job market begins to grow and potential employees have more and more options.

Each track will feature sessions spread across the four days of the event, starting Monday, October 10.

Along with the conventional sessions, there will be educational presentations showcasing product innovation, business strategies and more at the show starting Tuesday. An ISSA Show classic, Solve for X (booth #1069) returns with a variety of sessions highlighting common workplace issues and solutions that can be implemented for each specific problem. Facility cleaning managers will want to make a pit stop for “Honest Hiring: Growing a Workforce that STAYS” on Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., as well as the “Industry Leaders Roundtable” later in the day from 3:30 p.m. at 4 p.m. :00 pm where key players in distribution, manufacturing and more will brief attendees on public policy issues and how they are changing perceptions and challenges in the cleaning industry.

The Facility Solutions Theater (booth #3242) offers sessions on ESG, performance standards for facilities and more. Sessions of interest include “Cleaning for Health to Create the Healthiest Indoor Environment Possible” from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, and “Measuring Cleanliness – Is Your Clean Enough?” Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For facility cleaners seeking certifications or simply trying to improve their managerial or operational skills, the ISSA offers several different workshops that attendees can enroll in for an additional fee (with a discount for association members). The “Certified Workload Specialist Workshop” on October 10 will show how a good workload can drive innovation, efficiency and high morale among maintenance workers, despite varying levels of experience. variables. Those looking for an alternative Monday option should consider the ‘Cleaning Products Workshop’. Co-presented by ISSA and the Household and Commercial Products Association, the workshop will provide a state of the industry update on products, sustainability issues and other topics that will impact direct on day-to-day and long-term facility cleaning services. .

Additionally, for an additional fee, an extensive two-day workshop – “CMI Train the Trainer – Sharpen Your Training Skills and Empower Your Team” – is offered Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and provides trainers with expertise on how best to teach a variety of front line cleaning procedures. Managers who complete the course will receive official certification from the Cleaning Management Institute (CMI).

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ICC chief executive Glenwright arrives in Nigeria tomorrow — Sport — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News https://destinationcaribbean.net/icc-chief-executive-glenwright-arrives-in-nigeria-tomorrow-sport-the-guardian-nigeria-news-nigeria-and-world-news/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 02:36:00 +0000 https://destinationcaribbean.net/icc-chief-executive-glenwright-arrives-in-nigeria-tomorrow-sport-the-guardian-nigeria-news-nigeria-and-world-news/ The Chief Development Officer of the International Cricket Council (ICC), William Glenwright, is due to travel to Nigeria from tomorrow until Wednesday, the Nigerian Cricket Federation (NCF) has announced. According to the NCF, Glenwright will have a series of meetings with stakeholders while in Nigeria and will also visit some of the cricket facilities in […]]]>

The Chief Development Officer of the International Cricket Council (ICC), William Glenwright, is due to travel to Nigeria from tomorrow until Wednesday, the Nigerian Cricket Federation (NCF) has announced.

According to the NCF, Glenwright will have a series of meetings with stakeholders while in Nigeria and will also visit some of the cricket facilities in the country.

NCF Chief Executive Emeka Igwilo said the appointment hinged on the many developments in Nigerian cricket and the strategic role the country plays in the regional growth of the game.

“We are delighted to welcome ICC’s Director of Global Development, William Glenwright, who will travel to Lagos, Edo and Abuja. Right from the design stage, it is above all a work visit, which cements our development effort even more. We also hope to leverage his presence to present and deepen the plans with stakeholders,” he said.

The game has seen a boom in the country with Nigeria winning two development awards in the last three years including 2022 where NCF was declared the winner of the ICC Cricket For Good and Social Initiative award.

The NCF also set a recruiting goal of 250,000 new players across the country and, in a number of states, worked with the school system to reach more students.

“Also in the region, we are involved in some facility developments in Ghana, where our gardeners are supporting the Ghana Cricket Federation in upgrading their grounds to meet the international standard required for hosting the African Games in 2023, where cricket was approved to board,” he added.

Glenwirght’s visit complements the country’s hosting of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Division 2 Qualifiers taking place in Abuja from 30 September to 9 October 2020.

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Mike ‘Moose’ Smith joins Max Media Norfolk as COO https://destinationcaribbean.net/mike-moose-smith-joins-max-media-norfolk-as-coo/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 20:19:48 +0000 https://destinationcaribbean.net/mike-moose-smith-joins-max-media-norfolk-as-coo/ Max Media Norfolk has announced the addition of Mike “Moose” Smith as Chief Operating Officer. Smith, who had just joined East Carolina Radio Group AC “96.7 The Coast” WKJX Elizabeth City NC as morning host earlier this month, previously worked for Max Media as general manager, on-air host and regional vice president for the company’s […]]]>

Max Media Norfolk has announced the addition of Mike “Moose” Smith as Chief Operating Officer.

Smith, who had just joined East Carolina Radio Group AC “96.7 The Coast” WKJX Elizabeth City NC as morning host earlier this month, previously worked for Max Media as general manager, on-air host and regional vice president for the company’s northeast. The Carolina, Arkansas, and Illinois resorts spent fourteen years co-hosting matinees at “Beach 104” WCXL Kill Devil Hills NC when the company owned it. He also previously worked on air in Raleigh and Norfolk with stints in the market at 92.9 WFOG, 95.7 WVKL and 101.3 WWDE.

Smith takes over the Olympian duties that were held by Eddie Haskell until his departure in July.

Max Media Hampton Roads is proud to announce the return of Mike “Moose” Smith to the Max Media family. Effective immediately, Smith will assume the role of Director of Operations for the Hampton Roads cluster.

Moose remarked: “I am delighted to join the Max Media family in Norfolk. These radio stations are legendary and the team that Keith has put together is fantastic. I’m honored to have been asked to join this team and can’t wait to get started! Smith, who has more than 20 years of experience with Max Media, including stops at the company’s clusters in North Carolina, Virginia, Arkansas and Illinois, is a graduate of East Carolina University and will officially take his duties on Monday, September 26.

“Mike has been a friend and colleague of mine for over 15 years, and we are extremely pleased to welcome him back to Virginia Beach,” said Keith Barton, President and Market Director of Max Media Hampton Roads.

Max Media’s Norfolk-Virginia Beach properties include Country WGH-FM (97.3 The Eagle), AC WTWV (92.9 The Wave), Urban Adult Hits WVBW (100.5 The Vibe), WVSP (ESPN Radio 94, 1) and WGH-AM (MoneyTalk 1310).

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Maria Rodriguez, International Content Manager for the Pittsburgh Steelers https://destinationcaribbean.net/maria-rodriguez-international-content-manager-for-the-pittsburgh-steelers/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 16:49:00 +0000 https://destinationcaribbean.net/maria-rodriguez-international-content-manager-for-the-pittsburgh-steelers/ How did you start your football career? Sport is an integral part of my family and it is something that, to this day, unites us. I grew up in Honduras, so we mostly got together to watch football. It has always been part of me. My brother, Luis, played football in high school. When I […]]]>

How did you start your football career?

Sport is an integral part of my family and it is something that, to this day, unites us. I grew up in Honduras, so we mostly got together to watch football. It has always been part of me. My brother, Luis, played football in high school. When I graduated from high school, I came to the United States and went to Texas Christian University, where I had the opportunity to work on a Formula 1 event. They were hiring students , and my friends and I decided to do it just for fun. I immediately fell in love with the environment and energy. It was the first time I had that spark and knew I wanted to work in the sport, but I didn’t have a clear vision of what it looked like.

At that time, TCU had a great football team and it was such an exciting time to be a TCU student. The students had free tickets to every home game, and I took advantage of that. I went to every home game, even when my friends didn’t want to go. It was another time when I realized that I wanted to work in sports. One night after a game, I looked to see if TCU’s athletic department was hiring. They had a few vacancies and within a week I applied and accepted an unpaid internship to work in spring football and women’s football. It was my very first extended experience of working in the sport and I did it for about a year.

After my sophomore year, Pittsburgh Steelers executive Omar Khan gave me the opportunity to intern during training camp. I ended up working three summers for the Steelers while in college as a training camp office intern. I’ve been to Latrobe every summer and absolutely loved it. It was so much fun, but I also remember seeing how competitive it was and how difficult it was to get into the sports industry. To be honest, I didn’t think I would earn a full-time opportunity with an NFL team, so I didn’t even try after I graduated. After three months of unemployment after graduation, I heard from the Steelers, who were looking for a Spanish content intern. I didn’t know what this opportunity was really like at the time, but Spanish is my first language. I applied, interviewed and got the internship. I’m here since.

How has your work developed from when you were hired as an intern to what it is today?

The Steelers knew from social media that they had a large following in Mexico. They had run soccer clinics and done community work in Mexico prior to my internship in 2017. My role started as a project, finding ways to engage and connect with our Hispanic – and mostly Mexican – fans. There was no clear direction at first, so we started by launching Spanish social media accounts and creating team-related content on our website, translating articles and things like that. It’s really expanded from Spanish to international and one or two social platforms to about four different platforms in Spanish and seven international platforms in total. We found that fans were engaging more through social media. Now it’s not just about planning and creating content for these accounts, it’s about engaging with them in person and planning events in their country with the goal of building relationships with people in our international markets.

I was dragged into the work. It was so exciting to see the growth, and at the same time we were working with the league and their initiatives with NFL China. Through this program, I worked with an agency to help create unique content for their accounts and interact with the fans there. We even brought Chinese fans to a game in Pittsburgh. We looked to tap into other markets via social media to see where a lot of our fans are, and we started to invest more in Germany as we saw more potential there.

It is natural for me to connect with people from other parts of the world, having lived in Honduras before moving to the United States. We’ve grown so much working with agencies in Mexico, Germany and China, and now with the International Home Marketing Areas (IHMA) program, the NFL has grown a lot internationally and we’re doing a lot more on those markets now.

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Calexico City Manager Explains Candidate Forum Canceled | Elections https://destinationcaribbean.net/calexico-city-manager-explains-candidate-forum-canceled-elections/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 17:41:00 +0000 https://destinationcaribbean.net/calexico-city-manager-explains-candidate-forum-canceled-elections/ CALEXIC — Calexico City Manager Esperanza Collio Warren explained her reasoning for canceling a Candidates Forum that was scheduled to be held at City Hall during a special City Council meeting last Wednesday, September 14. The President and CEO of the Greater Calexico and Greater Brawley Chambers of Commerce, Katie Luna and Ramiro Urias, respectively […]]]>

CALEXIC — Calexico City Manager Esperanza Collio Warren explained her reasoning for canceling a Candidates Forum that was scheduled to be held at City Hall during a special City Council meeting last Wednesday, September 14.

The President and CEO of the Greater Calexico and Greater Brawley Chambers of Commerce, Katie Luna and Ramiro Urias, respectively announced in a video on social media that the city had canceled the event due to the revocation of a licence.

Council member Rosie Arreola-Fernandez asked Warren to explain herself and provide a reason why the forum was canceled because she was repeatedly questioned by phone and text about the canceled forum.

“To my knowledge, from my experience, City Chambers are public facilities, the resources that we use that depend on this staff meeting in this City Chamber are also public funds,” Warren said. “And for that reason public funds in general are not used for campaigning matters and I explained this to Ms Luna on my call when I called to let her know that I had concerns about the use of this building, this public facility of funds used for campaign purposes,” Warren said.

Warren said you can camouflage a political forum as an educational event, but for her that would be inauthentic given that each person on the podium would speak for themselves to be a member of the city council.

“And that makes it a campaign,” Warren said. “And so that’s one of the reasons, but also my conversation with her included the following: I asked questions on this forum, do you invite everyone to the meeting because I noticed that only 5 members were there,” Warren said.

Warren said she was also informed that a contestant whose photo had been advertised to appear on the forum had not even been invited to participate.

Warren also called the canceled forum a “disorganized forum” because he was told Chamber of Commerce moderators were taking questions from the public instead of writing them themselves.

“It could be targeted at specific individuals and I don’t think this city should be using these facilities to target individuals and attack those individuals in a public arena,” Warren said.

Warren was also unhappy with the lack of security that would be provided to candidates who were personally attacked at the forum.

Warren also took the time to call out the press release issued by the Greater Calexico and Greater Brawley Chambers of Commerce for making false claims.

“There were comments on the press release that were totally untrue, number one I made that decision, the city didn’t,” Warren said. Later, I asked the mayor of the town to help me out because I wanted to make this call in writing, but I also wanted to provide something other than I used to have this meeting,” Warren said.

Warren also said Mayor Javier Moreno helped her reach out to San Diego State University to see if they could open up their space to be a possible forum venue.

“They got back to us immediately, within 15 minutes, with two dates to provide a venue for the event, the forum, the 20th and the 23rd,” Warren said.

“To avoid these kinds of situations, if you could work out a policy for the use of this facility because whatever it is used for, it is a public facility, it is publicly funded…but if the opportunity has been given to all the candidates…they are looking to be here and I think as long as they get their message across…I think we should have a policy,” said board member Camilo Garcia.

Garcia felt that canceling the forum just days before it was scheduled negates an opportunity for the public to participate in the process.

“So we have very limited opportunities to listen to them, that would have been a good opportunity, so again, I would like to see a process that we could go through instead of going back and forth,” Garcia said.

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Physicists demonstration method for designing topological metals https://destinationcaribbean.net/physicists-demonstration-method-for-designing-topological-metals/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 18:56:45 +0000 https://destinationcaribbean.net/physicists-demonstration-method-for-designing-topological-metals/ HOUSTON, TX – US and European physicists have demonstrated a new method to predict whether metallic compounds are likely to harbor topological states resulting from strong electronic interactions. Physicists from Rice University, leading the research and collaborating with physicists from Stony Brook University, Vienna University of Technology in Austria (TU Wien), Los Alamos National Laboratory, […]]]>

HOUSTON, TX – US and European physicists have demonstrated a new method to predict whether metallic compounds are likely to harbor topological states resulting from strong electronic interactions.

Physicists from Rice University, leading the research and collaborating with physicists from Stony Brook University, Vienna University of Technology in Austria (TU Wien), Los Alamos National Laboratory, International Center for Physics of Donostia in Spain and Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Chemical Solid State Physics, unveiled their new design principle in a study published online in Natural Physics.

The team includes scientists from Rice, TU Wien, and Los Alamos who discovered the first strongly correlated topological semimetal in 2017. This system and others that the new design principle seeks to identify are widely sought after by industry. of quantum computing because topological states have immutable characteristics that cannot be erased or lost due to quantum decoherence.

“The landscape of highly correlated topological matter is both vast and largely unexplored,” said study co-author Qimiao Si, Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Physics and Astronomy of Rice. “We expect this work to help guide its exploration.”

In 2017, Si’s research group at Rice performed a model study and discovered a startling state of matter that harbored both a topological character and a quintessential example of highly correlated physics called the Kondo effect, an interaction between the magnetic moments of correlated electrons confined to atoms in a metal and the collective spins of billions of passing conduction electrons. At the same time, an experimental team led by Silke Paschen from TU Wien introduced a new material and reported that it had the same properties as the theoretical solution. The two teams named the strongly correlated state of matter a Weyl-Kondo semimetal. Si said crystal symmetry played an important role in the studies, but the analysis remained at the proof-of-principle level.

“Our work in 2017 focused on a kind of crystal-symmetry hydrogen atom,” said Si, a theoretical physicist who has spent more than two decades studying strongly correlated materials like heavy fermions and non-superconductors. conventional. “But it paved the way for the design of a new correlated metallic topology.”

Strongly correlated quantum materials are those where the interactions of billions upon billions of electrons give rise to collective behaviors like unconventional superconductivity or electrons that behave as if they have more than 1,000 times their normal mass. Although physicists have studied topological materials for decades, they have only recently begun to study topological metals that harbor strongly correlated interactions.

“Designing materials is very difficult in general, and designing strongly correlated materials is even more difficult,” said Si, a member of the Rice Quantum Initiative and director of the Rice Center for Quantum Materials (RCQM).

Jennifer Cano of Si and Stony Brook led a group of theorists who developed a framework to identify promising candidate materials by cross-referencing information in a database of known materials with the output of theoretical calculations based on realistic crystal structures. Using the method, the group identified the crystal structure and elemental composition of three materials that may harbor topological states resulting from the Kondo effect.

“Since we developed the theory of topological quantum chemistry, applying the formalism to strongly correlated materials has been a long-standing goal,” said Cano, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Stony Brook and a researcher at Flatiron Institute’s Center for Computational. Quantum physics. “Our work is the first step in this direction.”

Si said the predictive theoretical framework stemmed from a realization he and Cano had from an impromptu chat session they held between their respective work groups at the Aspen Center for Physics in 2018.

“What we postulated is that strongly correlated excitations are always subject to symmetry requirements,” he said. “Because of this, I can tell a lot about the topology of a system without resorting to ab-initio calculations often necessary but particularly difficult to study strongly correlated materials.

To test the hypothesis, theorists Rice and Stony Brook performed model studies for realistic crystal symmetries. During the pandemic, theoretical teams from Texas and New York had extensive virtual discussions with Paschen’s experimental group at TU Wien. The collaboration developed the principle of designing correlated semi-metallic topological materials with the same symmetries as those used in the studied model. The usefulness of the design principle was demonstrated by Paschen’s team, who fabricated one of the three identified compounds, tested it, and verified that it harbored the predicted properties.

“Everything indicates that we’ve found a robust way to identify materials that have the characteristics we want,” Si said.

Study co-authors include Rice’s Lei Chen, Chandan Setty and Haoyu Hu; Sarah Grefe ’17, Rice alumnus, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lukas Fischer, Xinlin Yan, Gaku Eguchi and Andrey Prokofiev from TU Wien; and Maia Vergniory of the Max Planck Institute for Solid-State Chemical Physics in Dresden, Germany, and the Donostia International Physics Center in San Sebastian, Spain.

– This press release originally appeared on the Rice University website

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Swansea manager ‘disappointed’ in Stephen Kenny over Michael Obafemi comments https://destinationcaribbean.net/swansea-manager-disappointed-in-stephen-kenny-over-michael-obafemi-comments/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 09:59:03 +0000 https://destinationcaribbean.net/swansea-manager-disappointed-in-stephen-kenny-over-michael-obafemi-comments/ Russell Martin expresses his disappointment in Stephen Kenny. Swansea City manager Russell Martin has expressed his disappointment with Stephen Kenny following comments the Irish manager made about Michael Obafemi on Thursday. While unveiling his squad for the upcoming UEFA Nations League fixtures with Scotland and Armenia, Kenny spoke about Obafemi’s recent troubles at the Welsh […]]]>

Russell Martin expresses his disappointment in Stephen Kenny.

Swansea City manager Russell Martin has expressed his disappointment with Stephen Kenny following comments the Irish manager made about Michael Obafemi on Thursday.

While unveiling his squad for the upcoming UEFA Nations League fixtures with Scotland and Armenia, Kenny spoke about Obafemi’s recent troubles at the Welsh club which resulted in an omission from the squad those last weeks.

Martin said earlier this week the 22-year-old needed to ‘show us he’s in the right place’ in order to return to the squad, with a failed deadline day transfer to Burnley seen as one concerns of the attacker.

Asked about the situation on Thursday, Kenny backed his striker by praising his form this season and expressing his joy to have him with the Ireland squad.

Stephen Kenny supports Michael Obafemi.

“I spoke to Michael and like everything else there are two or three sides to every story,” the former Dundalk boss said. “Certainly Michael wants to play football, he wants to play for Swansea.

“Obviously he’s been omitted from the last two squads after deadline day offers and so on. It’s not ideal, we want our players to play and be in good shape. It’s just one of those things, I’m sure he’ll be back to play soon.

“We’re delighted to have him in the team because we’ve watched him a few times this season and he’s played well, he’s been at the level he finished last season.”

“He needs to regain confidence.”

Martin then addresses Kenny’s comments on Friday morning, ahead of Swansea’s EFL Championship meeting with Hull City this weekend.

“There are no personal issues with Michael,” the 36-year-old said. “We get along wonderfully, he just needs to regain the trust of his team-mates, of us as a group of staff and club and of the supporters, a trust that everyone has shown him for a very long time. as simple as that.

“There are not three sides to the story. I spoke to Stephen before he called, so I’m a bit disappointed with these comments. There is no agenda. I hope he leaves with Ireland and does brilliantly and I hope he does brilliantly with us when he comes back.

Michel Obafemi.

Irish fans will hope being away from Swansea for a few weeks will benefit Obafemi as the side head towards a crucial double-header.

The former Southampton man started the 3-0 win over Scotland in June, scoring a superb long-range effort, while linking up brilliantly with Troy Parrott throughout.

The support of his international manager is sure to be appreciated during this difficult time for the youngster, as he looks to add to his four caps in a green shirt.

Ireland travel to Glasgow for a meeting with Scotland next Saturday night, before hosting Armenia at the Aviva Stadium three days later.

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