Jessica Kurten Wins Rolex FEI World Cup™ Qualifier in Leipzig

first_imgMore from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Irish riders were in short supply, in the standings of the Rolex FEI World Cup™ competition after seven rounds. But now the ‘greens’ are back in town. Jessica Kürten won the Leipzig leg of the global indoor jumping competition, her compatriot Cian O’Connor ended up third.The Leipziger Messe coloured green and orange, in spite of a great number of German top riders wanting to do well in front of 8500 enthusiastic fans. Gerco Schröder and Albert Zoer ranked second and fourth, German favourites Lars Nieberg and Marcus Ehning had rails down in an exciting jump off of no less than 13 combinations.Jessica Kürten must be faster than she expects herself to be. The Irish superstar, training and living in Germany, had Marcus Ehning on her list as the rider most likely to win the 33.000 euro’s and 20 World Cup points.First show“I was 11th to go in the jump off, and I was able to watch Gerco beat the result of Albert Zoer”, says Jessica. “So I knew what I had to do to try and be quicker. But this was Libertina’s first show after Geneva, we had decided not to ride like maniacs.”“In the jump off things didn’t work out the way I had planned. I was not able to leave out a stride coming from the FEI vertical number 2 and I needed more space approaching the wide oxer number 4. So I thought I had lost it, even though I made up some time in the last line. Yet, I could have pushed even more, galloping towards the last fence and I was absolutely sure that Marcus Ehning and Sandro Boy would beat me there. But Marcus had one rail down, so I was very happy.”SurpriseGerco Schröder surprised the crowd to be so competitive with Eurocommerce Pennsylvania. The beautiful son of Gambrinus is in the Eurocommerce stables for an number of years already, but he lacks experience, having had his debut at World Cup level only recently in London Olympia. “Pennsylvania is naturally fast and he was brought up to this level very well, so I could do all the time saving efforts with him”, says Gerco.The Dutch rider was the shooting star of Leipzig, climbing up the list, now ranking second in the provisional standings of the Rolex FEI World Cup™ competition. “Of course I will do my best in the World Cup qualifiers still to come, but this gives a wonderful feeling. Now I can plan my season going to the final in Las Vegas.”Big arena, good footingFrank Rothenberger did not do a bad job, selecting 13 combinations for the jump off, according to Schröder. “It was certainly not a light course. And all the difficult distances were there as well. But the arena was big, the footing very good and there were a lot of good riders on the list.”Some participants made mistakes at the Rolex vertical number 2, seemingly simple, but at an angle in eight or nine strides. The FEI vertical, coming from an acute angle, was not easy either. The last line, consisting of a double of verticals, followed by a narrow five stride to a huge oxer, caused many riders to make mistakes as well.First to goJohannes Ehning was first to go, riding the former BWP stallion Salvador W, which was gelded after he gave his rider a hard time. Having 12 competitors breathing down his neck, the younger brother of Marcus really had to press for time, which resulted in 12 faults.Ehning’s compatriot Franz Joseph Dahlmann also got stuck in the technical challenges of the jump off that one had to face in order to be fast: 8/35.57 sec. Lars Nieberg, very well known for being naturally quick, passed the finish with his small mare Lucie after only 34.54 seconds. The time looked good enough for victory, but the one rail down destroyed all hope at the German side.Safety firstDanish rider Thomas Velin was the first to put safety first. He placed his stallion Grim st Clair superbly in front of every fence, allowing the son of Laudanum xx to show his enormous jumping ability. But 0 in 35.45 seconds simply was not good enough in this big jump off field.Albert Zoer and Okidoki, slowly climbing up towards their old, pre-Olympic form, showed that faultless could be fast as well: 0/34.66 seconds. But there was another Dutchman in the jump off, and one of the fastest riders in the world too. Gerco Schröder raced from start to finish aboard Eurocommerce Pennsylvania (0/33.93 seconds). This beautiful son of Gambrinus does not have a lot of experience, so it was to be expected that some of the experienced rider-horse combinations that were still on the starting list would have a go at the result of Schröder.Pretty closeTwo of them were from Ireland. Cian O’Connor, still in the phase of building up and teaching his extremely talented Rancorrado, came pretty close: 0/34.17 seconds. But Jessica Kürten really pushed the pedal and took advantage of Castle Forbes Libertina’s mileage. Her superb effort (0/33.79 seconds) was good enough for 33.000 euro’s and the full 20 World Cup points. Not even last rider Marcus Ehning and his galloping machine Sandro Boy, having one rail down, could threaten the Irish supremacy.Results of the Rolex FEI World Cup™ competition in Leipzig:1) Jessica Kürten (IRL), Castle Forbes Libertina, 0-0/33.79 sec2) Gerco Schröder (NED), Eurocommerce Pennsylvania, 0-0/33.03 sec3) Cian O’Connor (IRL), Rancorrado, 0-0/34.17 sec4) Albert Zoer (NED), Okidoki, 0-0/34.66 sec5) Thomas Velin (DEN), Grim st. Clair, 0-0/35.45 sec6) Lars Nieberg (GER), Lucie, 0-4/34.54sec7) Marcus Ehning (GER), Sandro Boy, 0-4/35.98 secStandings after 8 of 13 competitions:1) Steve Guerdat (SUI), 512) Gerco Schröder (NED), 473) Edwina Alexander (AUS), 454) Daniel Etter (SUI), 455) Ludo Philippaerts (BEL), 416) Thomas Velin (DEN), 397) Ben Maher (GBR), 398) Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum (GER), 35 (already qualified)9) Geir Gulliksen (NOR), 3510) Max Kühner (GER), 3411) Rutherford Latham (ESP), 3312) Helena Lundbäck (SWE), 3013) Marcus Ehning (GER), 2914) Lars Nieberg (GER), 2915) Albert Zoer (NED), 2716) Omar Bonomelli (ITA), 2517) Rolf-Göran Bengtsson, 2418) Vincent Voorn (NED), 2219) Alois Pollmann Schweckhorst (GER), 2019) Jessica Kürten (IRL), 20last_img read more

Officer shot during Breonna Taylor incident says her shooting ‘not a race thing’

first_imgABC News/The Louisville Courier JournalBy ALLIE YANG, ABC News(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — For the first time, the police officer injured in Breonna Taylor’s shooting death is speaking out — Jonathan Mattingly sat down for an exclusive interview with ABC News and The Louisville Courier Journal Tuesday.Mattingly told “Good Morning America” co-anchor Michael Strahan that he felt “mostly frustration” as he watched months of protests across the country in reaction to Taylor’s death.“There was so much misinformation out, all these false narratives,” said Mattingly, who fired his weapon six times the night Taylor, a 26-year-old certified emergency medical technician, died in March.“This is not relatable to George Floyd. It’s nothing like it. This is not Ahmaud Arbery, it’s nothing like it,” he said. “It’s not a race thing, like people wanna try to make it to be. … This is the point where we’re doing our job, we return fire. This is not us hunting somebody down, not kneeling on a neck. This is nothing like that.”For more on the exclusive ABC News/Louisville Courier Journal interview with Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, tune into “Good Morning America” tomorrow at 7 a.m. ET on ABC.Mattingly says Taylor’s boyfriend, 27-year-old Kenneth Walker, shot him in the leg when police barged into the apartment. An FBI ballistics report confirmed Mattingly was shot by Walker.Walker, a licensed gun owner, told investigators he fired because he didn’t know who entered the residence. Walker initially was charged with attempted murder of a police officer following the incident, but those charges have since been dropped.On March 13, Taylor and Walker were sleeping at her home when Louisville Metro Police Sgt. Mattingly, officer Myles Cosgrove and former police officer Brett Hankison executed a “no-knock” search warrant. The plainclothes officers were investigating a suspected drug operation allegedly linked to Taylor’s ex-boyfriend.The officers fired 32 bullets into her apartment, according to a ballistics report from the Kentucky State Police in September. An FBI ballistics analysis later determined the fatal shot that hit Taylor came from Cosgrove’s .40-caliber weapon.Walker fired the first shot. While police say that they did announce themselves, Walker has since filed a civil lawsuit against the Louisville Police Department, claiming the officers never announced themselves before they forced open Taylor’s door.In September, a Jefferson County grand jury didn’t indict Mattingly, Cosgrove or Hankison in the death of Taylor.Hankison was indicted on three felony counts of wanton endangerment, for firing shots into Taylor’s apartment that hit a neighbor’s wall. He has pleaded not guilty to the these charges.Kentucky State Attorney General Daniel Cameron stated that Cosgrove and Mattingly were justified in their use of force.Earlier Tuesday, a judge ruled that all 12 jurors can now speak publicly about the grand jury proceedings. One of those jurors released a statement saying they were only presented with the three wanton endangerment charges against Hankinson and they did not have homicide offenses explained to them.ABC News’ Bill Hutchinson contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Term Instructor – Computer Science or Cybersecurity

first_imgTerm InstructorComputer Scienceor CybersecurityDepartment of ComputerScience Harrison College of Business andComputingPrimaryResponsibilities Teach undergraduate courses in computer science and/orcybersecurityParticipate in course and curriculum developmentAdvise students and provide service to the department, college,and UniversityRequired QualificationsMS in computer science, cybersecurity, computer engineering, ora closely related discipline. (Degree must be from a regionallyaccredited or internationally accredited/government certifieduniversity.)Potential for excellent undergraduate teachingPotential for providing service to the department, college anduniversityExperience teaching at the college or university level as agraduate assistant, instructor or above, or relevant industrialexperienceExcellent written and oral communication skillsDemonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting withothers within the University communityDemonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment,including working with multi-cultural populations and anunderstanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women andminorities As a public regional university (with a graduatemission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment toexcellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and studentsuccess within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical researchare supported through the Center for Teaching and Learning and theOffice of Online Learning.  Successful candidates willcontribute to the development of innovative curricula and deliverystrategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, andparticipate in initiatives promoting student success, retention anddegree completion. Application Deadline:  The position isavailable on August 1, 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic year. The department is unable to offer visa sponsorship for thisone-year term position.  To ensure full consideration,applications must be received by March 31,2021. Required Information: To apply, submit thefollowing items online by clicking on the position you wish toapply for at the below link, then click on theAPPLY button at the top of the page: Letter of interest addressing position requiredqualificationsCurrent curriculum vitaeStatement of teaching philosophyStatement of research interestsUnofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts arerequired when offer of employment is accepted)Name and contact information of three current professionalreferences Departmental Information: Information regardingthe Department of Computer Science can be found at read more

LIC Opportunity Zone dev site asks $60M

first_img This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now Carillo added that in the Covid era, office tenants are also looking for more space outside of Manhattan.“The site is the perfect canvas for a multi-tenant tower with the likelihood of individual tenant full-floors or for a single tenant user/corporate headquarters,” he said.The asking price is $63.5 million, or about $190 per buildable square foot. Funding projects in Opportunity Zones allows investors to defer or reduce their capital gains. The federal program, created in the 2017 tax reform, is billed as encouraging economic development in poor neighborhoods, but many of its zones include high-demand areas such as Long Island City.Contact Rich Bockmann Email Address* Full Name*center_img A rendering of the site at 41-50 21st Street in Long Island City (Rendering via FX Collaborative)A Queens developer is looking to sell his development site in a Long Island City Opportunity Zone for more than $60 million.East West Development is pitching its 334,000-square-foot assemblage near the Queensboro Bridge as an opportunity to build a last-mile logistics warehouse, a life-science center, a movie/TV studio or office, among other uses.The developer is also considering proposals for joint-ventures, built-to-suit projects and ground leases.“In Long Island City there is limited supply and high demand for life science, movie studio and new Class A medical office space,” said Peter Carillo of HKS Real Estate Advisors, who is marketing the site at 41-50 21st Street.ADVERTISEMENTRead moreRockrose Development to build Long Island City towerLIC faces condo development glutTen biggest NYC real estate projects of 2020 Message*last_img read more

What you need to know about the coup in Myanmar

first_imgThe 2008 constitution, drawn up by the junta before it launched a democratic transition a decade ago, reserves a quarter of the legislature for its personnel. It also allows the military to hold three key ministries — defense, border affairs and home affairs — and appoint a vice president. Since it requires more than 75 percent of votes to make changes to the constitution, the military also wields veto power. In essence, the military already held a winning hand before the coup.  Yet whatever the failings of the Suu Kyi government — and there are quite a few — a military coup is not the answer. “If it stands, the military’s seizure of power will not only upend Myanmar’s slow and difficult democratic transition but also could lead to deadly violence,” the International Crisis Group said.   Around the world, some are rejoicing at Suu Kyi’s detention because of her treatment of the Rohingya. But Myanmar is more than Suu Kyi. It is a country of 51 million people, many of whom are hard-working and decent, and deserve to live without a constant fear of the army.   The NLD government was too pliant to curb the military’s influence and power. Suu Kyi publicly expressed her affection for the military, which was founded by her father Aung San, considered a hero of independence from colonial rule. After the military conducted “clearance operations” in Rakhine State in 2017, driving more than 740,000 mostly Muslim Rohingya to Bangladesh in a wave of violence, she traveled to The Hague to vigorously defend charges of genocide at the International Court of Justice. That was probably the final nail in the public relations coffin for Suu Kyi, formerly a beacon of hope for democracy activists around the world.   Given all this, we hoped the army would prefer to leave the messy work of governing to a civilian government that would take the international flak for its actions. But Suu Kyi’s words and actions were clearly not enough fealty for the army. The junta now says it will establish a “genuine discipline flourishing multi-party democratic system,” a term as meaningless as it is a mouthful.   Some say General Min Aung Hlaing, the commander-in-chief, did not want to take mandatory retirement — and relinquish the powers and protections that come with the position — when he turns 65 later this year.   When Suu Kyi’s NLD took power in 2016, the transition did little to weaken the military’s control of the levers of power or introduce civilian oversight.  Myanmar’s electoral system is deeply flawed — first-past-the-post does not reflect the diversity of the country, and malapportionment is rife. There was widespread disenfranchisement of ethnic voters and parties in the November polls.   Nearly half a century of ruling a country strategically wedged between China and India — and abundant in precious stones and natural gas — has also greatly benefited the military. A 2019 report by the U.N. Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar detailed, for the first time, a vast web of companies the Tatmadaw controls and relies on, from construction, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing to insurance, tourism and banking.   Companies owned and influenced by military leaders hold licenses for lucrative jade and ruby mining in Kachin and Shan states in Myanmar’s north and east. While the opening of the country in the past decade has ushered in a more diverse, socially minded group of entrepreneurs, they haven’t made too much of a dent in the army’s economic interests.    There is plenty of speculation as to why the army chose to move now, but few concrete explanations for its motivations.  Others point to the humiliating defeat suffered by the army-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) in the recent elections, and contend that the prospect of electoral oblivion alarmed the military because it would destroy a key path for ex-generals to continue to rule, albeit in civilian clothing.   What a difference five years makes. In 2016, Myanmar convened its first democratically-elected Parliament. Suu Kyi, in a pink outfit with flowers in her hair, was pictured smiling as she sat in the cavernous legislative chamber, a sea of brand-new lawmakers sitting behind her.  Thin Lei Win is a Burmese journalist living in Europe. She is the founder and former chief correspondent of the bilingual news agency Myanmar Now, and cofounder of the non-profit storytelling project The Kite Tales.    In the early hours of Monday, February 1, just before the opening session of a new parliament, soldiers rounded up Myanmar’s civilian leadership from their homes in Naypyitaw, the Southeast Asian nation’s purpose-built capital, shattering 10 years of democratic hope in a single morning.   Worse, the coup is coming in the middle of a pandemic in a country with a threadbare health care infrastructure and suffering its worst economic crisis in decades.   For many Burmese, including myself, there’s an unwelcome sense of déjà vu to watching the news. In 1962, a coup d’état deposed another fledgling civilian government. In 1990, the junta ignored the results of an election which the NLD also won in a landslide. We had hoped it would not come to this.   On that historic day, Naypyitaw’s sprawling parliamentary complex was buzzing with unchecked enthusiasm and bright with the orange “penny” cotton clothing favored by the NLD.   The 2015 election was the first I had ever voted in. Now I read the list of people who have been detained — some apparently released to house arrest — and each name feels like a punch to the gut. There is a cousin recovering from cancer, a childhood friend’s uncle, a singer who spoke at a multi-faith discussion I moderated, a lawmaker I interviewed.  With Trumpian logic, the army, known in Myanmar as Tatmadaw, justified its move by citing “election fraud” during the November 8 elections, which the National League for Democracy (NLD), the party of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, won by a landslide. International observers had declared the polls largely free and fair.  After 10 years, the military has again acted to blight the lives of a new generation in Myanmar. I just hope this coup doesn’t last another half a century. In a statement announcing a year-long state of emergency, acting president and ex-general Myint Swe said ongoing protests against election results, which many believe were instigated by proxies of the army-backed party, threatened the country’s stability. Meanwhile, the army, which has been fighting armed ethnic groups for decades, said it pledged to “restore eternal peace.” It was a remarkable level of institutional gaslighting.   After all, why stage a coup when you already hold all the cards? last_img read more

Kevin Harvick surges at Texas, clinches shot at second title

first_imgFORT WORTH, Texas – For Kevin Harvick, Texas is the new Phoenix.Overcoming a pit-road penalty for a tire placed in his pit box too early, Harvick took control of the AAA Texas 500 as the sun set on Texas Motor Speedway and won his third straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race at the 1.5-mile track in Cowtown.RELATED: Race results | Stage recapsSHOP: Kevin Harvick gearLocked into the Championship 4 race two weeks hence at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Harvick can now breathe easy heading into the final Round of 8 race at ISM Raceway in Phoenix, a track where Harvick has nine wins and a current streak of 12 top-10 finishes — but where Harvick struggled uncharacteristically in the spring while running ninth under the new 2019 rules package.After leading a race-high 119 laps and finishing 1.594 seconds ahead of Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Aric Almirola, Harvick, the pole winner, won’t have to worry about the one-mile flat track in Arizona’s Sonoran desert.“Texas has always been so great to us, and what a race track the last few years,” said Harvick, who won for the fourth time this season and the 49th time in his career, tying him with SHR co-owner Tony Stewart for 14th all-time. “It’s just been a lot of work put into this race. We knew this was a good race track for us. Felt like it fit the styles of our cars, and, man, did it.”Harvick led an impressive contingent of SHR drivers, all of whom took turns at the front of the field before Harvick took control. Runner-up Almirola led 62 laps, Clint Bowyer led 36 and Daniel Suarez 25.“That was a very solid night, and I’m very happy with the performance and speed that we brought from the shop,” said Suarez, who matched the third-place finish he posted at Texas in the spring. “Everyone back at the shop did a great job. We knew we would be fast here.“We had a solid performance here last time. We did a good job. We had good execution and a good clean day. I’m very happy for Stewart-Haas Racing and the 41 Ford Mustang was pretty sporty. I am very happy for Kevin getting his ticket for Homestead.”Harvick’s path wasn’t easy. On a Lap 186 pit stop under caution, a tire dropped from the top of the pit wall into Harvick’s stall before the No. 4 Ford arrived, forcing Harvick to restart from the rear. But Harvick charged forward and on Lap 255, he passed Almirola for the lead.Suarez completed the 1-2-3 podium sweep for SHR, followed by Joey Logano, who held the fourth position in the standings and extended his margin above the current Championship cut line to 20 points. Alex Bowman ran fifth, and Martin Truex Jr., already locked into the season finale by virtue of last week’s Martinsville win, finished sixth.Playoff drivers Kyle Busch and Ryan Blaney were seventh and eighth, with Busch standing 22 points above the cut line and Blaney 23 points below, tied with 12th-place finisher Kyle Larson.Chase Elliott’s dire playoff situation crystallized on Lap 9 when he tried to run the high lane and slid into the outside wall in Turn 2. Elliott barely beat the repair clock on pit road and returned to the race, albeit it seven laps down.The driver of the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet leaves the Lone Star State with a 32nd-place finish and one path to the Championship 4 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway — he must win next Sunday’s race at Phoenix to advance.Like Elliott, Denny Hamlin failed to score points in either of the first two stages. On Lap 80, five short of the completion of Stage 1, Hamlin got sideways in Turn 44 and spun through the infield grass. He lost two laps under repairs and two more on the track and came home 28th.As a consequence, the five-time Cup winner this season fell 20 points below the cut line for the Championship 4.Jimmie Johnson’s prospects of ending a 92-race drought looked promising early on but came to a disappointing finish early in the final stage. Johnson passed Hendrick Motorsports teammate Alex Bowman for the lead on Lap 99 and held the top spot for 40 laps — the most laps the seven-time champion has led in a single race since his 60 at Texas in the spring.But Johnson spun in Turns 1 and 2 while battling for third on Lap 185 and slapped the Turn 2 wall. Johnson couldn’t make minimum speed after repairs and retired to the garage after completing 199 laps.Note: John Hunter Nemechek finished 21st, one lap down in his Cup debut—substituting for Front Row Motorsports driver Matt Tifft, who suffered a seizure last Saturday at Martinsville.last_img read more

Greater Kansas City Chamber’s PAC issues endorsements in Shawnee Mission area statehouse races

first_imgThe Kansas House of Representatives.The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s political action committee in partnership with the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, KC BizPAC, today released its endorsements in the fall general elections, including several contested statehouse races in the Shawnee Mission area.KC BizPAC’s endorsements in local races include:Cindy Holscher (D-16)Tom Cox (R-17)Cindy Neighbor (D-18)Stephanie Clayton (R-19)Jan Kessinger (R-20)Linda Gallagher (R-23)Melissa Rooker (R-25)Brett Parker (D-29)Brandon Woodard (D-30)The group has also endorsed Democrat Laura Kelly for Governor.last_img

Membership Benefit provider offers medical evacuations

first_imgMembership Benefit provider offers medical evacuations April 15, 2013 Regular News Membership Benefit provider offers medical evacuationsSince 2011, Medjet, a medical evacuation membership program, has been a part of The Florida Bar’s Member Benefit lineup.In the event that a Medjet member becomes ill or injured and is hospitalized more than 150 miles away from home and requires inpatient care, Medjet will arrange transport to the hospital of the member’s choice, virtually anywhere in the world, at no additional cost. The membership will protect The Florida Bar members, regardless if they are traveling for business or pleasure — both domestically and abroad.Here is an example, provided by Medjet, on how the service helped a Florida-based family: To celebrate her husband’s retirement, Margaret Indgin and her husband took a cruise on the Indian Ocean. Two days before the final port of call, Mrs. Indgin woke with debilitating back pain. Mrs. Indgin stayed aboard the vessel two more days before disembarking in Singapore where she was admitted to the GlenEagles Medical Centre. After an X-ray showed a vertebral infection of the lumbar spine, the chief neurologist determined Mrs. Indgin was stable enough for transport to her home hospital where doctors knew her medical history and could treat her accordingly. When contacted, Medjet arranged for transportation back to Miami via commercial business class air with a critical care nurse escort accompanying the Indgins the entire way to Baptist Hospital, her U.S. hospital of choice. Though her hospital to hospital transfer from Singapore to Miami would have cost upwards of $27,000, Medjet arranged the transport at no cost beyond their annual Medjet membership fee.There are no adventure travel exclusions with a Medjet membership — likewise no health questions to enroll under age 75, no deductibles, co-payments, or claim forms.The annual membership rate for Florida Bar members is $205 (under age 75) for an individual with family memberships also available. Medjet offers corporate/firm protection and membership via application for persons age 75-85.Visit or call (800) 527-7478 for more information.last_img read more

Have and Have Not: The Widening Gap

first_imgThe Huffington Post:The late Peter Drucker is widely viewed as the inventor of modern corporate management, although before his death he was discouraged by the short-sightedness of many business leaders. He was especially concerned about the widening pay gap between CEOs and the average worker — a trend he had observed with alarm for decades. As far back as 1984, Drucker had warned that the pay gap should not exceed 20-to-1. Anything beyond that, he believed, would foster mistrust and resentment and erode the kind of teamwork needed for long-term growth.The actual pay gap today is 354-to-1.So why aren’t workers marching and picketing and otherwise complaining about this inequity? Sure, there were some small worker protests and strikes last year in cities like Detroit and Seattle, but the minimum wage has hardly budged, and efforts to cap executive pay have been ineffective.Read the whole story: The Huffington PostWray Herbert is an author and award-winning journalist who writes two popular blogs for APS, We’re Only Human and Full Frontal Psychology. Follow Wray on Twitter @wrayherbert. More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more