Hosting manager – Destination Caribbean http://destinationcaribbean.net/ Sun, 05 Dec 2021 09:55:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.2 https://destinationcaribbean.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile.png Hosting manager – Destination Caribbean http://destinationcaribbean.net/ 32 32 Event manager, decor trainer par excellence https://destinationcaribbean.net/event-manager-decor-trainer-par-excellence/ Fri, 03 Dec 2021 22:06:13 +0000 https://destinationcaribbean.net/event-manager-decor-trainer-par-excellence/ The herald Tafadzwa Zimoyo Senior Lifestyle Editor “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not enough time” – Leonard Bernstein. These are the words that inspired and motivated Pauline Likongwe-Mapisa, patron saint of cakes and guru of the organization of events. Event management is an area that people no longer take […]]]>

The herald

Tafadzwa Zimoyo Senior Lifestyle Editor

“To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not enough time” – Leonard Bernstein.

These are the words that inspired and motivated Pauline Likongwe-Mapisa, patron saint of cakes and guru of the organization of events.

Event management is an area that people no longer take lightly as it creates lasting memories of an occasion for both hosts and guests.

It takes a lot of wit and creativity to create a successful event that can stay etched in the minds of attendees.

She went from a pastry chef to a trainer of future event managers.

Last week, an always-smiling event planner hosted a two-day event planning, management and costing workshop.

Although she regularly hosts similar workshops, Pauline made a strong impression with her inaugural workshop which is expected to culminate with a series of event management clinics.

What made this workshop more attractive is that it arrived just as the merry revelers are getting ready for the holiday season.

She said in an interview that due to the Covid-19 which has affected most events, women, in particular, should not sit idly by at home.

The workshop focused on bedroom decorating, party and wedding events, baking and also playing with props.

“I just got the idea for a workshop on empowering women and men who want to plan and decorate events,” said Pauline.

“People didn’t take these things seriously because they tended to ignore them. The rich and the less well off have often been caught out in this area and we are here to change that mindset.

The down-to-earth event planner believes more investment in this area is needed to add that spark.

“The wealthy sometimes overlook things like decorating and event planning that saw some events end prematurely or on a disastrous note,” Pauline said.

“This is the cancer we need to eliminate and find knowledgeable event planners who know what they are doing.

“For example, the participants in this workshop came away richer after paying a reasonable price of US $ 60 for two days.

Of course, this was our way of giving back to the community by empowering others, but I can tell you that the knowledge they received here is invaluable.

After leading the workshop, Pauline was touched by the comments she received from participants.

“I am touched by the support and feedback we received from those who attended this workshop.

“There are also others that I have helped before and who give us outstanding feedback.

“So far I still have a lot of people who say I inspire them, so I decided to run the workshop and teach others what I know.”

Pauline believes in hard work and in those who started long before her.

“I have a lot of people who inspire me as role models, and I can’t mention them all because it’s a long list,” she said.

“One of the great people who inspires me is none other than my mom, my family and of course my advisors.

“I have a strong team that supports me and believes in me. I feel blessed when I do something I love the most.

If the opportunity arises, Pauline said, she should organize similar workshops in other parts of the country to empower future event planners.

“As previously stated, this workshop was an eye opener and there is a need for us to reach a wider audience,” she said. “We’re going to sit down as a team and come up with a well-designed program in our quest to reach a wider audience.

“It has always been my wish to empower others and, of course, to change their lives. “

Despite threats from the new Omicron Covid-19 variant, Pauline says she won’t be put off.

“We’re ready to do anything to make sure we reach the people who need our services.

“I will also run online workshops in the future if the new variant becomes severe in order to avoid physical classes.

“However, I wish everything was under control and we will always do our best to make sure that we serve people in accordance with WHO regulations,” she said.

As a pioneer, Pauline is committed to staying grounded and making a name for herself in the field of event planning and management.

The event was graced by some of the elite and popular caterers, event planners and event service providers who were also in awe of the work displayed.

One of the workshop participants, Sokostina Mapuranga, shared her testimony on how she benefited from the workshop.

“Well, I just started my company called Coco Events,” she said.

“He’s four months old. I am puzzled by the work we have been taught.

“Sometimes we should start from our house. You can’t be good at decorating when your house is in a mess.

“These sessions are necessary and should be done monthly. “

The participants left with certificates and Pauline promised to check the progress of their work.

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Events Manager – Remote work with Aly Sterling Philanthropy https://destinationcaribbean.net/events-manager-remote-work-with-aly-sterling-philanthropy/ Fri, 03 Dec 2021 15:48:55 +0000 https://destinationcaribbean.net/events-manager-remote-work-with-aly-sterling-philanthropy/ Our client has entered into a multi-year partnership with a large sports organization and is looking for qualified candidates for an Events Manager position. This partnership represents an exciting opportunity for the right person to help advance organizations’ brands, build new relationships inside and outside the sports industry / fan base, and make advance philanthropic […]]]>

Our client has entered into a multi-year partnership with a large sports organization and is looking for qualified candidates for an Events Manager position. This partnership represents an exciting opportunity for the right person to help advance organizations’ brands, build new relationships inside and outside the sports industry / fan base, and make advance philanthropic support around an innovative and mission-driven philanthropic campaign that will become an “official charity” of partner sporting events.

JOB SUMMARY – EVENT MANAGER

The Events Manager will coordinate, manage and advance the client’s partnership with a major sports association, working directly with association officials as well as with senior management, foundation and the client’s marketing / communications department. The ideal candidate will represent the client in senior professional executives, be intimately involved with the leading sports organization, travel to related sporting event venues and help build a multi-year program from scratch.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Coordinates all client activities related to sports association events (tournaments, corporate sponsorship activities, presentation of sponsorship opportunities, etc.). Serves as the liaison person / point of contact with the sports association.

2. Network with all relevant groups to maximize efforts and leverage the relationship on behalf of the client.

3. Works directly with the client’s CEO office with regards to sports association hospitality and special event occasions. Acts as an on-site coordinator when welcoming guest clients to sports association events.

4. Represent the client at all planning and logistics meetings with the sports association related to the client’s role as corporate partner and sponsor of the showcase event.

5. In conjunction with the Client’s Director of Philanthropy, oversees the annual budget related to the annual activities of the client’s athletic association.

6. Works with sports association leaders to track, monitor, manage and report on contractual KPIs related to the partnership.

7. Works closely with the client foundation team and major gifts manager to help implement fundraising activities related to sports associations and meet related annual fundraising goals.

8. Performs all other assigned duties.

Qualifications required

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in a related field (communications, philanthropy, marketing, public relations, management of non-profit organizations, etc.)

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 3 to 5 years of experience in event planning, communications, public relations, philanthropy or other related field.

SKILLS:

• Exceptional interpersonal and presentation skills.

• Organized and autonomous; must have an “executive” presence.

• Ability to interact professionally with CEO level business partners and potential donors.

• Ability to transmit the passion for the client, his work and the partnership with the sports association.

• Must have and maintain high personal and professional integrity and be able to represent the organization in a professional and engaging manner.

• Must be able to manage several complex projects simultaneously.

• Must be able to work in complex and different organizations.

Preferred Qualifications

EDUCATION: Master’s degree in a related field.

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 5 years or more of experience in planning sporting / sport related events, presenting and / or selling sponsorships

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Greensboro Aquatic Center Director Susan Braman to Retire | Sports https://destinationcaribbean.net/greensboro-aquatic-center-director-susan-braman-to-retire-sports/ Thu, 02 Dec 2021 19:54:00 +0000 https://destinationcaribbean.net/greensboro-aquatic-center-director-susan-braman-to-retire-sports/ GREENSBORO – Susan Braman, the only director of the Greensboro Aquatic Center in 10 years, will retire on December 31. David Hoover, former event manager, will be promoted to manager. The Greensboro Coliseum complex made the announcement on day two of the Toyota US Open of USA Swimming, a competition that drew swimming legend Katie […]]]>

GREENSBORO – Susan Braman, the only director of the Greensboro Aquatic Center in 10 years, will retire on December 31.

David Hoover, former event manager, will be promoted to manager.

The Greensboro Coliseum complex made the announcement on day two of the Toyota US Open of USA Swimming, a competition that drew swimming legend Katie Ledecky; Bobby Finke, who won two gold meals in Tokyo; Kathleen Baker, originally from Winston-Salem and Olympic gold medalist in 2016; 2016 Olympic gold medalist Leah Smith; and more of the top performers from sport to installation.

Braman has overseen the organization of six NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, seven ACC Championships, nine YMCA National Championships, the 2012 USA Olympic Synchro Trials and numerous USA Swimming and USA Diving National Championship competitions.

“Susan’s expertise and dedication have been instrumental in establishing the GAC as the best aquatic facility in the country,” Coliseum General Manager Matt Brown said in a press release. “She has done an outstanding job hosting championship events that have generated millions of economic impacts for our region, while simultaneously meeting the many needs of our local community with a diverse array of programs.”

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Following the USA Swimming event, which runs through Saturday, the Aquatic Center will host the National Junior Winter Championships from December 8-11, and the US Paralympics Swimming will visit for the first time from December 17-19.

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SCVNews.com | Mayor and City Manager give last month’s message for 2021 https://destinationcaribbean.net/scvnews-com-mayor-and-city-manager-give-last-months-message-for-2021/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 20:23:53 +0000 https://destinationcaribbean.net/scvnews-com-mayor-and-city-manager-give-last-months-message-for-2021/ Reflection on 2021 By Mayor Bill Miranda It has been a true honor and pleasure to serve as Mayor of Santa Clarita this year. I am so proud of all that we have accomplished in 2021. As a city, we have continued to live up to our reputation as a business-friendly, safe and family-friendly community […]]]>

Reflection on 2021

By Mayor Bill Miranda

It has been a true honor and pleasure to serve as Mayor of Santa Clarita this year. I am so proud of all that we have accomplished in 2021. As a city, we have continued to live up to our reputation as a business-friendly, safe and family-friendly community with beautiful parks, open spaces and amenities. .

Speaking of facilities… what a year for the opening of the city’s new facilities and welcoming the public! In April, we cut the ribbon and invited the ice cream community to come back to the Cube. Valencia’s former ice station was rehabilitated, renovated and renamed as the city’s new facility after council heard the public’s call to save the rink. Today, the Cube is home to ice athletes who compete in figure skating, hockey, curling and speed skating, as well as residents who just want to enjoy the experience of sliding on the ice during public skating sessions.

October brought not one but two groundbreaking celebrations. First, the city has partnered with Los Angeles County for the new Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. The new facility has a prison, emergency operations center, dispatch, helipad, vehicle maintenance building, and enough space to house staff from our sheriff now and in the future.

The second ribbon cutting marked the grand opening of the new Canyon Country Community Center. The nine-acre site and community center building are occupied daily now, welcoming children into the after-school program, giving residents a chance to participate in a game of pickleball, offering a variety of exercise classes and a playground. beautiful playgrounds for children to explore and enjoy all the public art pieces.

It has been an eventful year filled with major accomplishments and I want to wish you all a happy holiday season.

Holiday shopping security

By City Manager Ken Striplin

We are in the home stretch of the holiday season. Hope you have a safe plan to celebrate with your family and friends. I would also like to encourage you to keep safety in mind when shopping for that perfect gift for your loved ones.

Whether you are heading into Westfield Valencia city center, the main street of Old Town Newhall, or one of the dozens of great shopping areas in our city, make sure you park in a well-lit area. As your hands fill up with gift packages, bags, and boxes, it can be tempting to walk back to your car and throw them in the seat. However, crooks are looking for an easy catch, and it only takes a second for them to smash your window and run away with your purchases. If you need to store something in your car, lock it in the trunk and out of sight.

Have you decided to skip the stores and do all your shopping online? Make sure you have a safe place to deliver packages. Thieves are known to follow UPS, FedEx or postal trucks to pick up and drop off. Where possible, require a signature for delivery or have packages shipped to your workplace or a neighbor you know is home.

Don’t forget the # 9pmRoutine this holiday season. Each evening, when the clock strikes at 9:00 p.m., make sure your doors and windows are closed and locked. Make sure your porch light is on, and if your car can’t be parked in a garage, be sure to remove all valuables, roll up windows, and lock doors and trunk.

I want to wish you all a Happy New Year and be sure to follow the City and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Post on social media for more vacation safety tips.

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Ralf Rangnick Work Visa Problems Delay Debut As Manchester United Manager | Manchester United https://destinationcaribbean.net/ralf-rangnick-work-visa-problems-delay-debut-as-manchester-united-manager-manchester-united/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 12:28:00 +0000 https://destinationcaribbean.net/ralf-rangnick-work-visa-problems-delay-debut-as-manchester-united-manager-manchester-united/ Michael Carrick will remain in charge of Manchester United for the Premier League home game against Arsenal on Thursday as the club did not receive the required documents for Ralf Rangnick. The German has been appointed interim manager until the end of the season but has yet to secure a work visa. A statement from […]]]>

Michael Carrick will remain in charge of Manchester United for the Premier League home game against Arsenal on Thursday as the club did not receive the required documents for Ralf Rangnick.

The German has been appointed interim manager until the end of the season but has yet to secure a work visa. A statement from United said: “Although the club go through the regulatory process around a work visa, Carrick will continue at the helm.”

Whether Rangnick will have any influence on squad selection and tactics regarding Arsenal’s game may become clear when Carrick speaks to the media at lunchtime on Wednesday.

Carrick, a former United midfielder and now a member of the coaching staff, was named goalkeeper after Ole Gunnar Solskjær was sacked following the 4-1 loss to Watford earlier this month. The 40-year-old picked up a 2-0 victory at Villarreal which sealed qualification for the knockout stages of the Champions League and Sunday’s draw at Chelsea. For every game he has shown a willingness to make tough calls – dropping Bruno Fernandes for the win at Villarreal and Cristiano Ronaldo for the 1-1 result at Chelsea.

Rangnick is expected to bring a more structured ethic than under Solskjær and he too faces selection dilemmas. These include the uneven form of captain, Harry Maguire, at center-back, and regarding Ronaldo. At 36, he may not be able to adopt the high pressing style that the German coach is famous for. With United hosting Crystal Palace on Sunday at Old Trafford, it would be a surprise if Rangnick wasn’t in the dugout at the time.

United’s last Champions League group game with Young Boys, which is also at home, could be moved to a neutral venue due to Switzerland’s Covid restrictions. While the club are hoping the Young Boys will be exempted from traveling to Manchester for next Wednesday’s game, the decision rests with the local government in the Swiss club’s canton of Bern.

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Security, Endpoint Manager, Azure (and more security) – Virtualization review https://destinationcaribbean.net/security-endpoint-manager-azure-and-more-security-virtualization-review/ Mon, 29 Nov 2021 19:00:54 +0000 https://destinationcaribbean.net/security-endpoint-manager-azure-and-more-security-virtualization-review/ In depth Ignite Fall 2021 recap: Security, Endpoint Manager, Azure (and more security) Paul details his personal and totally subjective highlights from the recent lecture, which he found more substantial than some predecessors. By Paul Schnackenburg 11/29/2021 Microsoft’s recent Ignite virtual conference featured some interesting posts and announcements this time around, unlike some earlier incarnations […]]]>

In depth

Ignite Fall 2021 recap: Security, Endpoint Manager, Azure (and more security)

Paul details his personal and totally subjective highlights from the recent lecture, which he found more substantial than some predecessors.

Microsoft’s recent Ignite virtual conference featured some interesting posts and announcements this time around, unlike some earlier incarnations of the biannual event. In this article, I will cover my personal and totally subjective highlights. And don’t worry – I won’t speak in words to extend the metaverse in Teams via Mesh and appearing as a cartoon avatar instead of my unshaven self on a video. While this is cool, it still takes a while before it becomes a reality for most of us.

Safety – Safety – Safety
To paraphrase Steve Ballmer, many security products and services originate from Microsoft. The recently previewed announcement – and now in General Availability Plan 1 – of Defender for Endpoint joins the OG Defender for Endpoint, which is now renamed Plan 2. Plan 1 is part of Microsoft 365 E3 but does not support not support Linux (while covering Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows) and Threat and Vulnerability Management (listing all installed apps and prioritizing which ones you need to upgrade due to known risks). The younger brother also doesn’t offer Endpoint Discovery and Response (EDR), Automated Investigation and Response (AIR), Microsoft Threat Experts, or Advanced Hunting.

At Ignite, a third parent has been announced, Business advocate, to be part of Microsoft 365 Business Premium (max 300 users) and also available standalone for $ 3 per user per month. This release also skips Linux support, but only removes advanced search and threat experts, making it a very attractive option for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), especially since it will do part of a license that many companies are already paying for.

Microsoft’s famous “let’s rename everything every year to confuse everyone and occupy our marketing department” approach also hit this time around, as Microsoft Cloud App Security is now Defender for Cloud Apps. Additionally, Azure Defender (paid cloud workload protection) and Azure Security Center (free cloud workload security posture scan) are now Defender for Cloud with the paid part known as advanced security. . This name change makes sense because Defender for Cloud can also handle security for AWS and GCP in multi-cloud deployments, so the name Azure Defender didn’t quite work.

Microsoft Endpoint Manager
MEM came to Ignite with quite a few new tips, some focused on work from home / hybrid scenarios.

In the news that allegedly had Steve’s apoplexy mentioned above, Linux desktops will be able to be managed by MEM (preview coming “early 2022”, Ubuntu only early), and you can use conditional access policies to control access. Again, soon you will have the option to write your own device compliance checks to verify a BIOS version, for example, using PowerShell.

You’ll also be able to manage security settings (public preview rollout now) for devices that cannot be enrolled in MEM – Windows servers for example – through Endpoint Manager.

A boon to large organizations that use on-premises Configuration Manager, Microsoft Connected Cache is now GA in version 2111. You add this cache to your distribution points and they automatically start downloading updates. Organizations that have previewed this have seen savings of up to 98% in downloaded bytes through this cache and native Windows 10 update bits sharing. Speaking of updates, if you will. get rid of it completely, there is now a Microsoft Managed Desktop Plan 1 service that entrusts this task to Microsoft engineers.

You can now deploy DMG apps to Macs via MEM, and a simplified setup wizard will arrive for iOS / iPadOS in the first half of 2022. Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is now in public preview on MacOS, you can therefore block printing, copying to USB drives and other actions for sensitive documents, as you can do in Windows. MEM has also been extended with more Endpoint Analysis Reports for hybrid scenarios, including the new Work report from anywhere.

But by far the biggest new MEM for me at Ignite is the new Remote help. This has been a glaring omission for many years, an omission built into most other endpoint management solutions. Now help desk staff can log in to devices (including those where staff work at home) and view their screens. True to form, Microsoft provides strong RBAC permissions for who can log in, and admins can also control what actions can be performed during a remote help session.

Remote help permissions
[Click on image for larger view.] Remote help permissions (source: Microsoft).

Finally, Microsoft added Support for Android Open Source Project (AOSP) to MEM (public preview). This operating system – often used in specially designed devices – will initially work with RealWear devices, but this will expand to others. AOSP devices do not have access to Google services such as the Play Store and therefore require special attention to work well with MDM.

Azure
There was a lot of new Azure, my favorite being the new Chaos Studio. Pioneered by Netflix, Chaos Engineering is the concept of randomly deactivating or “modifying” components of your infrastructure to ensure that architects and engineers really integrate resiliency and also test it in production. This public preview comes with an experience designer where you can add multiple stages and branches and inject one or more errors. The faults include powering off identical virtual machines or sets of virtual machines, failover of a CosmosDB, modifying a Network Security Group (NSG) rule, eight different Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) faults, added CPU / physical memory / virtual memory / disk I / O pressure just to name a few. The designer also allows you to add delays between actions to test different scenarios.

Azure Chaos Studio experience designer Added error
[Click on image for larger view.] Azure Chaos Studio experience designer Added error

While few companies will be ready to start deactivating virtual machines (or the services inside those virtual machines) in their legacy migrated cloud infrastructure, Chaos Studio will be a great addition for times when you want to test in load. architecture before the production phase. It will also be useful for cloud native workloads to increase confidence in their resiliency.

As you can imagine, there are strict controls around Chaos Studio. For example, only resources that have been explicitly checked in can be targeted and only by staff with specific RBAC permissions. Chaos Studio also has a managed system identity in Azure AD, and unless you have access to resources, experiments will not run. And you can stop an ongoing experiment if everything goes horribly wrong. Chaos Studio is free during the public preview (GA scheduled for April 2022), after which there will be price per minute costs for an ongoing experiment, but that would apparently only serve to cover Microsoft’s costs.

Until Ignite, if you were running a third-party Network Virtual Appliance (NVA) in high availability mode with multiple instances, you had to configure and manage your own load balancer upstream. New Azure Gateway Load Balancer is a fully managed service that hides that complexity and you just define the network functionality you need and it takes care of it.

If you want to run apps in containers in Azure, there are a few options. On the one hand, there’s Azure Container Instances (ACI) where you get one or more managed containers and simply deploy your code, with very few configuration options. At the other end of the spectrum is AKS, with a full-fledged Kubernetes environment. And while it is managed by Microsoft, there is a parcel configuration and ongoing maintenance for you. In between is the new Azure container apps, which is an application-centric serverless hosting service where you deploy your application code to containers and rely on Autoscaling Kubernetes Event Driven (KEDA), Distributed Application Execution (Dapr) and Sent for autoscaling, microservices integration, and proxy.

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~ By Rick Langenberg ~

The search for a general manager to replace Angie Sprang, who is resigning next month, is progressing.

Last week, elected administrators interviewed two candidates for the city’s government leadership post. Two finalists, Becky Frank and Nathan Scott, have been announced. The finalists for the position are well known in the region. Frank is currently the Deputy Director of the Teller County Emergency Management Office; and was Deputy Managing Director of Victor; while Scott acted as a town planner for the GMF; and led the regional census effort and served on fire planning and mitigation committees.

Sprang has been the City Manager of Green Mountain Falls for approximately two years. She is in fact the first permanent manager in this position for an extended period. Sprang recently announced her resignation as deputy director for the city of Aspen, Colorado.

The fact that the city is continuing this research has indicated that it will continue to operate with a general manager. Some residents have argued that the city should revert to its trustee-liaison form of government and not have a city manager.

But current administrators have strongly defended the CEO form of government.

Additionally, the idea of ​​keeping the Zoom video conferencing system in place to host meetings sparked some discussion last week.

Rocco Blasi, a former planning committee member and frequent speaker at public meetings, went to great lengths to keep the Zoom system in place. He cited the fact that more people attended their meetings, via Zoom, than in person. He believes this will increase transparency and public participation.

In a previous meeting, admins hinted that they might not be using the Zoom system and just run meetings the old-fashioned way by just having in-person presence and some form of live streaming. They cited technological challenges in keeping the Zoom system in place, coupled with limited staff.

Additionally, given the small size of the city, Mayor Jane Newberry said there are no requirements for the government to offer the Zoom service.

For weeks now, Todd Dixon, chairman of the town planning commission, has volunteered to help the town set up a Zoom system, since the departure of former clerk Matt Gordon.

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Raymond C. Lee III named sole finalist for Greeley City Manager – Greeley Tribune https://destinationcaribbean.net/raymond-c-lee-iii-named-sole-finalist-for-greeley-city-manager-greeley-tribune/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 22:37:34 +0000 https://destinationcaribbean.net/raymond-c-lee-iii-named-sole-finalist-for-greeley-city-manager-greeley-tribune/ Greeley is set to see his first black city manager as Greeley City Council announces it has unanimously selected Raymond C. Lee III as the sole finalist for the job. While the usual paperwork and contract negotiations have yet to take place, city officials say anything is unlikely to derail the deal. “I want to […]]]>

Greeley is set to see his first black city manager as Greeley City Council announces it has unanimously selected Raymond C. Lee III as the sole finalist for the job.

While the usual paperwork and contract negotiations have yet to take place, city officials say anything is unlikely to derail the deal.

“I want to see this city succeed,” Lee told the NoCo Optimist at a city managers semi-finalists meeting on Nov. 17. “I am a person who believes in working together and coming together to improve our future.”

In an interview with The Optimist, Mayor John Gates said the choice wasn’t necessarily easy, as all three semi-finalists were good. What stands out from Lee is his overall knowledge of city operations and his vision for Greeley’s future, Gates said.

“Nothing about Raymond says the status quo – he wants the city to keep moving,” Gates said. “Now is not the right time for the status quo.”

Greeley City Council on Tuesday named Raymond C. Lee III the sole finalist for city manager. (Courtesy photo / City of Greeley)

Lee’s qualifications

Lee has worked as Greeley’s interim city manager since August, following the departure of longtime city manager Roy Otto. Lee first joined the city in January as a deputy city manager.

“What we noticed almost immediately was that as interim city manager he wasn’t in place,” Gates said. “He continued to pursue what he needed to pursue to fill vacancies and move the city forward. He was really impressive in that regard.

Prior to moving to Greeley, Lee held various positions in municipal government including Director of Public Works for the City of Amarillo, Texas, Assistant Director for Street Services for the City of Dallas and more.

Lee received his bachelor’s degree in public administration from Henderson State University and his master’s degree in public administration from the University of Kansas.

He is also known for donning very eye-catching bow ties at city council meetings.

Who did he beat?

In the first step of the search process for a new city manager, Baker Tilly firm found a pool of 33 candidates for city council to consider. Council members narrowed down the search to 10 semi-finalists before choosing three finalists, who attended a welcome public meeting last week.

Alexa Barton, of Belton, Missouri, and Scot Rigby, of Wichita, Kansas, were also named semi-finalists.

Barton previously served as City Manager, Deputy City Manager, County Administrator and more. She received her bachelor’s degree in public administration from Park University and her master’s degree in public affairs from the Hauptmann School of Public Affairs at Park University.

Rigby previously served as Deputy City Manager, Senior Project Manager, Acting Assistant to City Manager and more. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in public administration from Arizona State University.

Biggest Challenge Greeley faces

Gates said one of the biggest challenges Greeley faces is growing. That is why the council agreed it should seek out a city manager who could rule over 200,000 people, he said.

“We know we’re growing up, and frankly, we can’t mess it all up,” Gates said.

Lee knows that too.

In an interview with The Optimist, he said one of his top priorities as city manager would be to balance sustainable growth in Greeley without losing the character of the city.

“Within that, you have housing, infrastructure, retail, restaurants and more in an ever-changing economy,” Lee said.

Gates said he was impressed with the conversations he had with Lee about Greeley’s growth.

“Raymond clearly sees our vision to have industrial growth, business growth and growth that benefits all residents,” said Gates.

– Kelly Ragan is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of NoCo Optimist. You can usually find it covering the government of Greeley and County Weld. Do you have any advice? Let him know at TheNoCoOptimist@gmail.com. Do you like this report? Let the Greeley Tribune know to keep it around. Find more NoCo Optimist content on www.thenocooptimist.com.

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Jay Leno to star Ed Sullivan in Beatles Manager movie “Midas Man” – deadline https://destinationcaribbean.net/jay-leno-to-star-ed-sullivan-in-beatles-manager-movie-midas-man-deadline/ Mon, 22 Nov 2021 17:20:00 +0000 https://destinationcaribbean.net/jay-leno-to-star-ed-sullivan-in-beatles-manager-movie-midas-man-deadline/ EXCLUSIVE: Jay Leno is set to make a rare appearance in Midas man – the movie about Beatles manager Brian Epstein – playing another famous TV personality: Ed Sullivan. The old one Tonight show the host last appeared in a live-action movie as a character other than himself in the ’90s. However, he has voiced […]]]>

EXCLUSIVE: Jay Leno is set to make a rare appearance in Midas man – the movie about Beatles manager Brian Epstein – playing another famous TV personality: Ed Sullivan.

The old one Tonight show the host last appeared in a live-action movie as a character other than himself in the ’90s. However, he has voiced a number of animation and small screen roles include ABC Last man standing.

man from midas, currently in production, stars The Queen’s Gambit‘s Jacob Fortune-Lloyd as the late Beatles manager. The project traces Epstein’s role in the creative explosion of the 1960s and his considerable influence on pop music.

The Fab Four have made several appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, including three in February 1964 which were among their first appearances to an American audience. Their first appearance, on February 9, was seen by 73 million viewers, a record at the time, and became a cultural turning point that helped launch American Beatlemania as well as the wider British invasion.

The Ed Sullivan Show, which aired from 1948 to 1971 on CBS, was the longest-running variety show in U.S. broadcast history.

As we revealed last week, man from midas is back in pre-production after a forced hiatus as producers sought a replacement for director Jonas Akerlund. Sara Sugarman (Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen) is new on board to lead.

Co-starring are Emily Watson, Eddie Marsan, Lukas Gage, Rosie Day and Bill Milner.

Filming began last month in Liverpool but had to be suspended for three weeks. The plan is to restart filming at the end of this month, with production moving to the United States early next year.

man from midas is produced by StudioPow and Trevor Beattie Films. Twickenham Studios chairman Sunny Vohra and former Lionsgate UK chairman Nicola Pearcey are among the executive producers. It is produced in association with Er Dong Pictures, which is due to distribute the film in China. Mister Smith manages global sales and has signed a handful of international contracts. The original screenplay is based on a script by Brigit Grant and written by Jonathan Wakeham.

Leno is replaced by ICM.

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The option of Red Sox manager Alex Cora for 2 seasons | National / World https://destinationcaribbean.net/the-option-of-red-sox-manager-alex-cora-for-2-seasons-national-world/ Mon, 22 Nov 2021 16:53:45 +0000 https://destinationcaribbean.net/the-option-of-red-sox-manager-alex-cora-for-2-seasons-national-world/ BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox chose Alex Cora’s option for two more seasons, rewarding their manager for taking them to the AL Championship Series in his first year back after serving his suspension from a year for theft of signs. Cora, 46, is now under contract until 2024. × This page requires Javascript. […]]]>

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox chose Alex Cora’s option for two more seasons, rewarding their manager for taking them to the AL Championship Series in his first year back after serving his suspension from a year for theft of signs.

Cora, 46, is now under contract until 2024.

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