Rent struggles for NYC restaurants now worse than ever

first_imgFull Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink “Even before the pandemic when operating at 100 percent occupancy, these small businesses were struggling to stay open,” Andrew Rigie, executive director of the NYC Hospitality Alliance, said in a statement. “Now we’re seeing widespread closures, approximately 150,000 industry workers are still out of their jobs, and the overwhelming majority of these remaining small businesses cannot afford to pay rent.”A recent survey by the New York State Restaurants Association found a stunning 64 percent of restaurants across believe they could close by the end of the year.Some 40 percent of respondents said that their landlords have waived rent. Of those, 43 percent had half of their rent waived, and nearly 40 percent have had rent deferred.A smaller percentage have been able to renegotiate their leases: Fifteen percent say they already have, while another 28 percent are currently in good faith negotiations.Indoor dining is set to begin Sept. 30 and may offer some relief for restaurants, which have been experimenting with outdoor dining over the summer. The City Council also recently approved a bill that would allow restaurants to add a 10 percent “Covid surcharge” to patrons’ checks.But eateries will be allowed to operate at only 25 percent capacity, and the NYC Hospitality Alliance is calling for increased support of the industry moving forward.“The hospitality industry is essential to New York’s economic and social fabric, and to ensure the survival of these vital small businesses and jobs, we urgently need rent relief, an indefinite extension of outdoor dining, a roadmap for expanded indoor dining, covered business interruption insurance and immediate passage of the Restaurants Act by Congress,” Rigie said.Contact Sasha Jones TagsCoronavirusNYC RestaurantsRetail New York City restaurants have struggled to make rent throughout the pandemic but August marked a new high. Andrew Rigie of the NYC Hospitality Alliance (Getty; Institute of Culinary Education)Restaurants in New York City have been struggling to make rent throughout the pandemic, but this month marks a new devastating high.Eighty-seven percent of New York City establishments could not pay their full August rent, according to a new survey of more than 450 restaurants, bars, and nightlife venues by the NYC Hospitality Alliance. Of those, 34 percent did not pay at all.The numbers have been creeping up throughout the summer: In July, 83 percent of those surveyed could not pay their full rent; in June, it was 80 percent.Read moreIndoor dining can finally begin in NYC — with some big caveatsCommercial evictions, foreclosures halted through OctoberMovie theaters might not come back after allcenter_img Message* Share via Shortlink Email Address*last_img read more

What NAAC A++ grade means for IGNOU and ODL

first_imgEver since 1985 since its inception, IGNOU has been celebrated as the most glorious experiment in the way of achieving educational democracy and ensuring the most qualitative education in the least expensive manner. The recent NAAC A++ grade has once again underlined the high-quality standards observed in the education delivery system of the People’s University. Not just as an instrument to raise Gross enrollment ratio, the recent NAAC grade has opened up newer ways to imagine IGNOU/ODLIt has created a positive buzz for more than 3 million students enrolled for various courses. This has come at a time when everyone could feel the importance of a blended learning model over the face to face mode and IGNOU/ODL’s ability to ensure smooth rotation of the educational wheel at a time when the whole world was stuck in Pandemic logjam.The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) which assesses an educational Institution on seven criteria including curricular aspects, teaching-learning and evaluation, research, innovations and extension among others have found IGNOU’s performance exemplary. The Vision and Mission of the University which aims at reaching the unreached and institutionalising real educational democracy across the country has got a real boost. It is worth special mention that It is the first Higher Education Institution in Open Distance Learning (ODL) category to be accredited by NAAC.Curriculum aspects have been assessed impeccable as IGNOU faculty develops the content material through a dynamic process involving the most recognised experts drawn from different Universities both nationally and internationally. The material reaches the hands of students after a rigorous procedure of content and language editing and the content is organised in such an enabling way that student feels that the teacher is right before them through the text. Similarly, audio and video support lectures are produced by the in-house faculty and producers. The material is previewed and reviewed by the faculty as well as outside experts and edited/modified,This NAAC recognition will prove to be a substantial boost in access and equity to higher education not only for IGNOU but for the entire Open and Distance learning mode. With this, it can be argued that IGNOU has come out of all the quality questions which were raised against the ODL system and some of the courses were withdrawn altogether from the ODL scheme of education. IGNOU has emerged as the flag bearer of educational quality standards in this hour when new ODL guidelines were issued.The other areas of Infrastructure and learning resource, learner support and progression, governance, leadership and management, institutional values and best practices also reflected in an impressive way in the process of accreditation. It is high time that everyone recognises the essence and spirit of ODL which is perhaps the need of the hour and best suited to address the hopes and aspirations of the youth capital of the world. IGNOU/ODL is also an antidote to the exorbitant rise in educational costs and massive educational deprivation. At a time when big corporate forces are entering educational sources to make most of the education sector through ICT innovations, the time tested model of IGNOU need to be backed even more.At a time when the nation stands at an educational crossroad,  this is very crucial to give IGNOU/ODL its due weightage which has the potential to trigger India’s claim to become the most powerful knowledge economy.last_img read more

OfA, OCS name 2009 Artist Development Fellowships

first_imgThe Office for the Arts at Harvard (OfA) and Office of Career Services (OCS) are pleased to announce the 2009 recipients of the Artist Development Fellowship (ADF). This program supports the artistic development of students demonstrating unusual accomplishment and/or evidence of significant artistic promise. The ADF program represents Harvard’s deep commitment to arts practice on campus and provides financial support for the creative and professional growth of student artists.Now in its third year, ADF has awarded 40 fellowships and provided over $120,000 in funding support. The Council on the Arts, a standing committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, oversees fellowship award decisions.Council on the Arts members at the time of selection were: Jack Megan (chair), director, OfA; Elizabeth Bergmann, director, OfA dance program; S. Allen Counter, director, Harvard Foundation; Deborah Foster, senior lecturer in Folklore and Mythology; Jorie Graham, Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory; Cathleen McCormick, director of programs, OfA; Nancy Mitchnick, Rudolf Arnheim Lecturer on Studio Arts, visual and environmental studies (VES); Robert J. Orchard, executive director of the American Repertory Theatre and the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training (A.R.T./MXAT), and director of the Loeb Drama Center at Harvard; Alex Rehding, professor of music theory, graduate adviser in theory; and Marcus Stern, associate director, American Repertory Theatre and the A.R.T./MXAT Institute for Advanced Theatre Training.The program, jointly administered by the OfA and OCS, is open to all undergraduates currently enrolled in Harvard College. For further application information, visit the OfA or OCS Web sites: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/ofa and http://www.ocs.fas.harvard.edu/.2009 Artist Development Fellowship recipientsVictoria S.D. Aschheim ’10, of Dunster House, has been awarded a fellowship to attend the New England Conservatory (NEC) Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice. She will follow this with instruction and mentorship by Professor Anthony Cirone (chairman of the percussion department at Indiana University, and former member of the San Francisco Symphony) in percussion performance and ensemble conducting. A music and history of art and architecture joint concentrator, Aschheim has also studied with percussionists from, among others, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. She plans to receive a masters in music for percussion performance from NEC in 2011. Her future goals include becoming a member of a major orchestra, teaching at the university level, and continuing to be involved in musical outreach in community settings.A resident of Eliot House, Lauren Chin ’08-’09 has been awarded a fellowship for her participation in two summer dance class intensives: Springboard Danse Montréal, which immerses participants in technical training as well as challenging professional company repertory, and DanzFest in Cattolica, Italy, where she will study diverse techniques including Japanese butoh, Martha Graham modern, and classical ballet from the Paris National Opéra. Chin is a biomedical engineering concentrator, and will graduate with a secondary concentration in dramatic arts. She is an active member of the Harvard dance scene and is the teaching assistant for Dramatic Arts 127 “Rite of Spring at the Nexus of Art and Ritual,” taught by Christine Dakin. Chin plans to work as a professional dancer and ultimately pursue a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering.Lillian L. Erlinger ’10, a Winthrop House resident and visual and environmental studies-film production concentrator, has been awarded a fellowship to create a 30-minute film. The script deals with morality and responsibility in relationships. She has more than 10 film credits, many of which she wrote, directed, produced, and edited. Erlinger has been a finalist in such film festivals as the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival (2006) and International Festival of Cinema and Technology (2007). She intends to pursue filmmaking after graduation.English concentrator and resident of Mather House Liza Flum ’10 has been awarded a fellowship to take part in a writing workshop and create a poetry manuscript in Vilinius, Lithuania, inspired by that city’s Jewish legacy. Flum is involved in the literary scene at Harvard as editor of The Gamut, Harvard’s all-poetry magazine, executive editor of The Harvard Book Review, as well as a workshop leader for the Harvard Spoken Word Society. She intends to pursue an M.F.A. in poetry, and would like to teach creative writing in colleges and high schools and eventually work in literary nonprofits for arts education.James Fuller ’10 has been awarded a fellowship to study dance at the American Dance Festival’s six-week school in summer 2009. Fuller, of Mather House, is a philosophy concentrator pursuing a secondary field in dramatic arts. He has performed with the Harvard Ballet Company, OfA dance program, Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company, Harvard Contemporary Dance Ensemble, and serves as co-director of the Harvard Ballet Company. Fuller has studied at the School of American Ballet and Boston Ballet and was an operations intern at Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival. His goals are to join a professional modern dance or contemporary ballet company after graduation.A joint concentrator in music and mathematics and a Lowell House resident, Kirby Haugland ’11 has been awarded a fellowship to attend the Aspen Music Festival and School in trumpet performance, where he will hear orchestral and chamber music performances and study privately. Haugland participates in a number of musical ensembles at Harvard, including Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra (first trumpeter), Bach Society Orchestra, and Lowell House Opera Orchestra. He plans to pursue a graduate degree in trumpet performance, with the ultimate hope of a position in a symphony orchestra or opera company.Samuel L. Linden ’10, a music concentrator and Eliot House resident, has been awarded a fellowship to take summer courses at New York University’s Tisch Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program, where he will study music writing, lyric writing, and/or creative collaboration. At Harvard, he has served as director or music director for eight theater productions, co-president of the Hyperion Shakespeare Company, composer for projects including Hasty Pudding Theatricals 160: “Fable Attraction,” and an original score for the student film “The Seraph.” Linden plans to pursue a career as a professional musical theater composer and lyricist.Julia Lindpainter ’09, of Cabot House, has been awarded a fellowship to participate in a six-month intensive study of modern dance techniques in New York City. Lindpainter, a history and science concentrator, is a member of the Harvard Ballet Company as well as the artistic director and producer for the Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company. She has also performed in the OfA dance program concerts and has produced the Arts First Dance Festival at Harvard since 2007. Lindpainter intends to pursue modern dance professionally, and hopes that this project will be a beginning to her career in dance.A resident of Pforzheimer House, Lara C. Markstein ’10 has been awarded a fellowship to research, develop, and write a novel exploring the lives of three Harvard students as well as the rich immigrant community of Boston. An English and American languages and literature concentrator, Markstein was the 2008 recipient of both the Boylston Elocution Prize and the Edward Eager Memorial Prize. At Harvard, she has served as secretary for the Harvard College in Asia Project, been named “Best Delegate” in McGill Model United Nations (MUN) for the Harvard Intercollegiate MUN team, and performed with the On Thin Ice improvisation company. Markstein plans to pursue a M.F.A. in creative writing, and hopes to teach at a university and become an author.A Pforzheimer House resident, Clint W. Miller ’11 has been awarded a fellowship for a recording that combines poetry, drama, and music in a story about a modern displaced Appalachian coal miner who is forced to train-hop and hitchhike through America. A philosophy concentrator, Miller is a published poet, philosopher, and playwright, as well as a touring and recording artist. He plans to continue these pursuits after graduation.Ilinca Radulian ’10, an English concentrator and resident of Adams House, and Calla Videt ’09, of Dudley House, have been awarded fellowships for their work on the production of a theater project that will be performed on campus, in Boston, and ultimately travel to several European summer theater festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Radulian has participated in nearly 20 theatrical productions at Harvard since 2006 and is an actress, director, puppeteer, playwright, and dancer, all of which she hopes to continue after graduation. Videt has been involved in more than 15 productions at Harvard since 2005 and hopes to continue in a career as director, dancer, and choreographer as part of a theatrical company after graduation.A VES concentrator and Mather House resident, Julia A. Rooney ’11 has been awarded a fellowship to travel to Italy to work on a series of urban and rural landscape paintings while working as a teaching assistant at Studio Art Centers International. Rooney has studied drawing and painting at Parsons the New School for Design, and is a member of the Tuesday Magazine Art Board. Her future plans include working as a professional artist and teaching art.Kristina R. Yee ’10, of Quincy House, has been awarded a fellowship to intern at the studio of Michael Dudok de Wit, an Academy Award-winning animator. A concentrator in folklore and mythology, Yee has produced three animated films, including Alice (2008), which will be part of the upcoming Massachusetts Hall exhibit, and was also part of the Harvard Square Lumen Eclipse public art show last July. Yee also serves as vice president of the Radcliffe Choral Society. While her personal interest is in hand-drawn animation, Yee anticipates working in three-dimensional animation studios on her way to directing animated films.The Office for the Arts at Harvard (OfA) supports student engagement in the arts and serves the University in its commitment to the arts. Through its programs and services, the OfA fosters student art-making, connects students to accomplished artists, integrates the arts into University life, and partners with local, national, and international constituencies. By supporting the development of students as artists and cultural stewards, the OfA works to enrich society and shape communities in which the arts are a vital part of life. For more information about the OfA, call (617) 495-8676 or visit http://www.fas.harvard.edu/ofa.last_img read more

Winnipeg Ambulance Struck Enroute To Hospital

first_imgPolice cordoned off the area and rerouted traffic as they investigated the crash. (Winnipeg Free Press) Police say half the rear bumper was torn off the ambulance before it ended up half on a boulevard following the Wednesday night crash with two cars. One ambulance attendant was taken to hospital for examination after the collision at an intersection not far from the Health Sciences Centre. There is no word on the conditions of the drivers and any passengers who were in the cars. There was major damage to the front end of one of the cars, while the second car sustained only minor damage. WINNIPEG – A patient being taken by ambulance to hospital is in stable condition after the emergency vehicle was involved in a three-vehicle collision in Winnipeg.last_img

British Conductor is Hero in Wedding Pianist Emergency

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreDisaster was imminent: The bride was due to arrive at any moment and the pianist called to say he wouldn’t arrive in time. Fearing his fiance would have to walk down the aisle in silence, the frantic groom ran into the concert hall adjacent to the wedding venue – with stupendous results.His luck led him to the music director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, British conductor Bramwell Tovey. Disheveled and dressed in shorts, he agreed to act as substitute, dashing up to the piano ready to play the required Cole Porter’s Night and Day… He even chose the closing piece.“No one had told me what to play as the bride and groom walked out,” he said. “So I decided to be traditional and went with the Mendelssohn march, which I finished with a big flourish.”(Read the wonderful account w/ photo in the Toronto Globe and Mail)Thanks to Bill McMahon for submitting the link!AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Week educates students on positive body image

first_imgNext week, Saint Mary’s annual Love Your Body Week will educate students on how to maintain a healthy and self-accepting lifestyle in connection with National Eating Disorders Week. Sophomore Kelly Gutrich, co-chair of Love Your Body Week, said 2011 alumna Christina Grasso inspired the planning committee to incorporate eating disorder awareness into the Week’s events. Grasso co-founded the New York chapter of Project HEAL: Help to Eat, Accept and Live, which promotes self-acceptance and positive body image. Grasso said members of Project HEAL work as mentors and consultants to diminish society’s obsession with body image, which is a common cause of eating disorders. Only one in 10 of the approximately 24 million Americans suffering from eating disorders receives the necessary treatment, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. As an undergraduate at the College, Grasso helped begin Love Your Body Week in 2011 and spoke about her own battle with anorexia at one of the first events. “I am more than willing to get a little uncomfortable in front of a crowd disclosing parts of my own experience for the good of others,” Grasso said. “I battled an eating disorder for 10 years, and it gives great meaning to my journey to know that I have made the lives of others even slightly easier.” This year’s events related to Project HEAL’s mission will begin Monday with a panel discussion titled “Biting Back” at 7 p.m. in Madeleva Hall. Assistant professor of phsychology Bettina Spencer and 2011 alumna Gina Storti will speak Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Vander Vennet Theatre in the Student Center, presenting their research in a talk titled “Love your body? Body image at SMC compared to ND.” On Wednesday, assistant professor of communication studies Terri Russ will lecture on “Beautiful Body Battles, Why Are We All Chasing Unicorns?” at 7 p.m. in Carroll Auditorium in Madeleva Hall. These events are in keeping with the Project HEAL mission to promote positive mental and physical approaches to body image among women. “As an organization, we strive to raise awareness about eating disorders and raise funds to provide scholarships to send applicants to eating disorder treatment,” Grasso said.  Grasso said Project HEAL assists women who cannot afford treatment for these disorders. This treatment costs between $500 and $2,000 per day and is not usually covered by health care, according to the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. “Since our launch five years ago, we have raised over $200,000 and sent seven applicants to treatment, all of whom are doing well and reclaiming their lives” Grasso said. “Inpatient and residential treatment for eating disorders are often imperative for survival and recovery. Visit theprojectheal.org for more information on Project HEAL. For more information on Love Your Body Week, visit saintmarys.edu/love-your-body-weeklast_img read more

Vermont passes comprehensive birth control legislation

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Vermont’s General Assembly today gave final approval of H620, the Access to Birth Control bill. The legislation increases access to the full range of reproductive health care. The bill received strong tripartisan support in both chambers, passing 128-15-7 in the House and by unanimous voice vote in the Senate. The legislation is now on it’s way to Governor Shumlin for his signature. Representative Ann Pugh, lead sponsor of the legislation said, “Access to contraceptive services is essential to women’s health, equality, economic opportunity, and the well-being of families.  I am proud that Vermont has long recognized the central role that contraception plays in women’s health and lives and has led efforts to expand access to reproductive health care.”The legislation codifies the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Birth Control Benefit for Vermont, which increases access to contraceptive methods approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for all insured individuals in Vermont without cost-sharing, delays, or denial of coverage.  Vermont is only the second state in the nation to codify the Birth Control Benefit in the ACA, which will protect Vermonters’ access to no-cost share birth control from the unpredictable federal landscape. California codified it in 2014.  H.620 expands the federal Birth Control Benefit in important ways:  1) Vermont is the first state to extend the Birth Control Benefit to men by requiring no-cost sharing coverage to vasectomies, bringing men’s insurance coverage in line with the benefits enjoyed by women, and2) Vermont is the second state after Oregon in 2015 to allow women with private or public insurance to obtain up to twelve months of hormonal contraceptive methods during one visit, improving chances of consistent use and decreasing the likelihood of unintended pregnancy by 30%, bringing Vermont in-line with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) contraception dispensing best-practice.“This legislation is so important for ensuring equity in access to birth control all Vermonters – women and men,” said Representative Kiah Morris, D-Bennington, House Health Care Committee Member and Chair of the Vermont Legislative Women’s Caucus.   “Over the past two years our state has bucked the nationwide regressive trend; last year passing Telemedicine access to reproductive services, and this year not only protecting but EXPANDING access to reproductive health care. Vermont provides a startling contrast to the rest of the nation, especially in the area of women’s health,” celebrated Morris.In addition the legislation will increase the Medicaid reimbursement rate for  Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC), which are IUDs and the implant.  LARC are the most effective method of birth control and the most expensive for the provider to stock.Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) applauded the passage of legislation which increases access to birth control. “Whether it is the recent US Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision or extreme efforts in many states to restrict women’s health and rights, the nation continues to march backward when it comes to women’s access to reproductive health care.  I am so proud to live in a state that chooses again and again to march forward,” said Meagan Gallagher, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.last_img read more

The ticks are out before winter sets in

first_imgDO NOT use petroleum jelly, a hot match, nail polish, or other products to remove a tick. These methods are neffective.Thoroughly wash your hands and the bite areaAfter removing the tick, wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. Clean the tick bite with soap and water or use an antiseptic such as iodine scrub or rubbing alcohol.More InformationAnaplasmosis information from the CDC(link is external)(exit VDH)(link is external)Vermont Department of Health, Epidemiology Field Unit1-800-640-4374 (in VT only), or 1-802-863-7240.Learn more about anaplasmosis and other tickborne diseases(link is external)Source: VT Health Dept 9.27.2016 Vermont Business Magazine Vermont is on pace for its highest number of reported cases of anaplasmosis – a tickborne disease that is becoming more common in the state. Anaplasmosis is transmitted by the black-legged tick, which is the same tick that spreads Lyme disease, and the most common tick found in Vermont. As of September, 133 cases of anaplasmosis have been reported, only six fewer than were reported for all of 2015.Although anaplasmosis cases peak in the spring and summer, a second surge in illnesses occurs in the autumn. That is when adult ticks are hungry and looking for another blood meal before winter arrives.”Anaplasmosis is a serious illness, and we’re seeing more of it in Vermont,” said Bradley Tompkins, infectious disease epidemiologist. According to Tompkins, over one-third of the anaplasmosis cases reported to the Health Department are sick enough to be hospitalized, compared to 3 percent for Lyme disease. Symptoms can include fever, headache, chills and muscle aches. Anaplasmosis can be successfully treated with antibiotics, especially if treatment is given early.Tompkins urges people to not drop their guard just because summer is over. “Whether you’re doing yard work, admiring the changing leaves, or heading out into the woods to hunt, it’s important to take precautions to prevent tick bites”What to do to avoid tick bites:REPEL – Before you go outside, apply an EPA-registered insect repellent on your skin and treat your clothes with permethrin. When possible, wear light-colored long sleeved shirts and long pants, and tuck your pants into your socks to keep ticks from your skin.INSPECT – Do daily tick checks on yourself, your children and pets.REMOVE – Remove ticks right away. Showering within two hours of coming indoors has also been proven effective in washing ticks off the skin before they attach. Put clothing into the dryer on hot heat for 10 minutes to kill remaining ticks.WATCH – If you were bitten by a tick, watch for signs of disease during the weeks following the bite. Early signs of anaplasmosis include fever, headache, chills and muscle aches, and usually occur within one to two weeks of a tick bite. Call your health care provider if you experience these symptoms.AnaplasmosisAnaplasmosis is a disease caused by infection of the bacterium, Anaplasma phagocytophilum. In the eastern United States, the disease is spread by the bite of an infected black-legged tick, Ixodes scapularis(link is external). This is the same tick that can transmit Lyme disease(link is external). Anaplasmosis is also known as human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA) and can be similar to another tick-borne disease,ehrlichiosis(link is external). However, these are distinct diseases that are transmitted by different ticks.How to safely remove a tick(link is external)More information(link is external)How to Safely Remove a TickTry to remove the tick as soon as you discover it because prompt removal can prevent transmission of tick-borne diseases.1. Use fine-tipped tweezers and firmly grasp the tick close to the skin. Avoid touching the tick with your bare hands2. With a steady motion, pull straight up until all parts of the tick are removed.  Do not twist or jerk the tick. Do not be alarmed if the tick’s mouthparts remain in the skin. Once the mouthparts are removed from the rest of the tick, it can no longer transmit disease-causing bacteria.last_img read more

Industry’s best products, retailers and athletes at 2012 Triathlon America Awards…

first_imgBest Published Written Triathlon Article of 2011 Winner‘Me and the King’, written by Scott Tinley and published in 3GO MagazineFinalists‘Back to His Roots’, written by Julia Beeson Polloreno and published in Triathlete Magazine‘Kona Confidential’, written by Holly Bennett and published in Triathlete Magazine Best Published Triathlon Photograph of 2011 (print or online)WinnerXTERRA Buffelspoort, South Africa – Photo by Jacky McClean and published in Triathlete MagazineFinalistsIronman World Championship – Photo by Bob Kupbens and published in Triathlete MagazineLeadman Triathlon – Photo by Jeff Botari and published in Triathlete Magazine All rankings were determined by a National Voting Panel (NVP) consisting of all Triathlon America founding members and additional award panel members prominent within the industry.www.triathlon-america.com Most Innovative Triathlon Products in 2011WinnerQuintana Roo QR IllicitoFinalistsCampagnolo TT ComponentsGarmin Forerunner 910XTLook KeoBladeSalt Stick Caps PLUS Top 10 US Retailers of 2011 (listed in alphabetical order)All3Sports, Atlanta, GeorgiaAthletes Lounge, Portland, OregonAustin Tri-Cyclist, Austin, TexasGear West Bike & Triathlon, Long Lake, MinnesotaJackRabbit Sports, New York, NYNytro Multisport, Encinitas, CaliforniaRunning Away Multisport, Deerfield, IllinoisTri on the Run, Houston, TexasTriSports.com, Tucson, ArizonaTriathlon Lab Inc, Santa Monica, Californiacenter_img This year, winners of the prestigious Ron Smith Triathlete of the Year award are:Ron Smith Female Athlete of the Year – Chrissie WellingtonRon Smith Male Athlete of the Year – Craig Alexander Triathlon America, the industry organization dedicated to promoting the sport and the business of triathlon, has today announced winners of the 2012 Triathlon America Awards, presented by Active Network. The best companies, retailers and athletes in the triathlon industry in 2011 were recognized and honoured on the final night of the Triathlon America Conference.Named after one of triathlon’s earliest pioneers, the Ron Smith Triathlete of the Year award recognizes a male and female triathlete who best demonstrates a combination of strong moral character, athletic performance and professionalism in the sport of triathlon. Relatedlast_img read more

Most credit unions hit by breaches

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Nicholas BallasyA vast majority of credit unions surveyed for NAFCU’s October Economic & CU Monitor said local data breaches have affected their operations.According to survey respondents, large national merchant breaches such as those that occurred at Target and The Home Depot, have exposed 20.6% of member payment cards, on average, according to NAFCU’s report released Oct. 9.NAFCU said it does not release the number of credit unions that responds to its Economic & CU Monitor surveys.“Small, local breaches may not garner the same headlines, but they can be just as damaging for smaller financial institutions like credit unions,” the report read. “A wide majority of respondents (84.4%) were impacted by a local data breach during the last two years.”According to the report, most of the credit union respondents expected to spend more money on data breach costs in 2015 compared to 2014. continue reading »last_img read more