Could laughing be a way to build a stronger, more creative team culture in the workplace?Since the global economic downturn in 2008, many of us may feel that laughing in the office might send a signal that we don’t have enough to do. Discussions that might previously have been conducted in person at a colleague’s desk increasingly take place over e-mail or Slack. In that context, office chatter can at times seem unnecessary.But what if, rather than signalling inactivity, laughing together is something that improves team collaboration and stimulates innovation?After years of not paying much attention to laughter, scientists are starting to reach that very conclusion. Read the whole story: BBC More of our Members in the Media >
Tom Wolf, CREF board of trustees chair and PPG Automotive Refinish director of business development noted, “PPG is proud to continue supporting CREF’s efforts to help collision programs, students, and instructors and this is a creative way to get not only the industry, but general public supporting their local schools. While we are limited on the number of golfers that attend our annual CREF summer golf fundraiser, this virtual event allows for thousands to participate, knowing that their registration fee will be reinvested back into their local schools.” CAWA Chair of the Board, Ward Myers of Worldpac, has appointed Herb Lieberman of LKQ Corp. to the CAWA’s Board of Directors.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement“LKQ Corp. has been a longtime member and supporter of CAWA and we are pleased that Mr. Lieberman as their representative will be involved in the association’s leadership,” said Myers.Currently, Lieberman is LKQ Corp.’s representative to the inter- and intra-trade association and has held various positions. He has been involved in many of the corporation’s internal functions including operating group participant, administrator of the JM Holsten Scholarship Program, liaison to the government affairs department and as an editorial contributor to the international publication, Auto Recyclers Toolbox. Prior to his time at LKQ Corp., he was a partner in Lakenor Auto Salvage in Santa Fe Springs and since then has served on many association related committees and boards.,To raise additional support for high school and college collision school programs, the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) will be collaborating with 90 I-CAR volunteer committee groups nationwide on a winter virtual golf fundraiser, exclusively sponsored by PPG Automotive. This event will be a private tournament within TopGolf’s online game, which will be held from Friday, Nov. 20 through Sunday, Dec. 20. Golfers will be able to play an unlimited number of rounds of virtual golf during those 30 days, while viewing an in-game leaderboard to see how they are doing compared to others golfing from around the country. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement CREF Director of Development, Brandon Eckenrode noted, “We are excited about how this one event will bring together 90 I-CAR volunteer committees nationwide and through their local promotion of the event, the more support can be raised for collision schools. As collision instructors and students need the industry’s support now more than ever, we didn’t want the fact that in-person fundraisers not being possible to stop us from coming together for the future professionals of the industry.” Advertisement The 90 I-CAR volunteer committees will be promoting this fundraiser not only to their local industry members, but also the general public as the more local virtual golfers that participate, the more funding will be raised for their local collision school programs. Also, with the event being virtual, zero golfing skill is required, and golfers can play from the comfort of their home.Advertisement I-CAR CEO & President John Van Alstyne said, “What a fantastic way to support an important cause. A couple I-CAR committees worked with CREF to innovate their normal golf outing fundraisers in the face of COVID earlier this year with great success, and the same can be expected here. I-CAR committees across the U.S. are increasingly focused on supporting career technical schools as our industry seeks more qualified and capable talent. This event will be a fun and easy way to support that goal.” Ford Performance Racing School has donated two passes, a $4,000 value, that will be awarded to the virtual gofer with the best score at the end of the tournament. Registration is now open online. Industry members not located near one of the participating I-CAR Volunteer Committees can select “CREF General Fund” when registering and their registration fee will help CREF collision school programs, instructors and students nationwide. Registrants can download the free TopGolf online game to their phone, tablet, or desktop and start practicing their virtual golf swing prior to the Nov. 20 tee-off, when registered players will be given instructions on how to access the private in-game tournament. Questions regarding the fundraiser can be directed to CREF director of development Brandon Eckenrode. To help raise additional funds for local collision school programs, when paying their $25 registration fee online, golfers will be able to select one of the 90 participating I-CAR volunteer committees and $20 of their registration fee will be reinvested into collision schools in that specific market.
Related TopicsBrooksideColumbiaHigh School Football This game recap is brought to you by B. A. Sweetie Candy Company, located at 6770 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, Ohio.COLUMBIA STATION, OHIO – The Columbia Raiders scored early and often, amassing 611 total yards, in a rout against visiting Brookside on Friday night.Columbia sophomore phenom running back Brandon Coleman found the endzone four times, gaining 214 yards on 17 carries, while quarterback Cody Schwartz had two amazing touchdown throws in the win, with the first going into the hands of Lance Boise for 69 yards, and another being hauled in by Austin Sahlica, for 30 yards. Schwartz also had throws of 78 and 53 yards as he amassed 269 total yards passing, with 233 coming in the first half.Sahlica was the recipient of three of Schwartz’s passes, tallying 161 yards receiving, including his touchdown.Columbia (3-1) led the game 21-0 at the half, and added 21 more points in the third quarter alone.Brookside (0-4) had its lone score come in the third quarter, when quarterback Charles Liggitt ran one in from 20 yards out. Adrienne Goehler In Adrienne Goehler’s household, there was no escape becoming a Cleveland sports and Buckeyes fan growing up; that’s where her passion began. An athlete her whole life, Adrienne is channeling that competitive spirit for the game as a columnist for NEO Sports Insiders. She has a background working with web-based software for use by professionals in the broadcast industry, and experience involving major league sports.
Google Maps(CONYERS, Ga.) — A public school teacher in Georgia has been placed on administrative leave after allegedly threatening a student late last month, officials said.A video taken from the classroom of the Rockdale Career Academy in Conyers shows the teacher telling a student not to “screw” with him, or he will “get in big-a– trouble.” It is not clear if the student he was allegedly speaking to can be seen in the video.“Don’t smile at me, man, OK? That’s how people like you get shot,” the teacher, who is white, told the student, who is black. “I got a bet. I bet by the time you’re 21, somebody’s gonna put a bullet right through your head. And it might be me — the one that does it.”Students in the classroom are heard expressing shock at the teacher’s statements.The mother of the student that the teacher was allegedly speaking to posted the video to Facebook on Friday, saying that she was “outraged” that the incident occurred.“You see these stories on the news never believing it will happen to your child,” April Carr wrote on Facebook. “Well it happened to mine and we will get justice.”Carr told ABC Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV that the physics teacher made the comments after her son and other students laughed as he wrote an equation on the board.The teacher then walked over to Carr’s son and began his rant, Carr told ABC News, adding that there was “no back and forth” or “disrespectful” banter between her son and his teacher.Carr said the teacher’s comments were “outright racist.”“He’s in a classroom of a majority African-American students, so for you to say ‘you people,’ it’s an outright racist statement — no covering it up,” Carr said.Carr said her son recently turned 17 and that she’s had “plenty of conversations with him about how to conduct himself and how to act when he’s out,” which includes being “respectful at all times.” He is in the gifted program, takes multiple AP classes and is on the wrestling and football team for the school, Carr said.Carr said that with “all the shootings” going on in the country, she “can’t afford” to take the teacher’s comments lightly.“I have to take it as seriously as it sounded,” she said.Carr said that she believes the teacher should be fired.“This is not OK, you know, for our educators and the people who parents send our kids to school to learn from,” Carr said.An incident report from the Rockdale County Sheriff’s office identified the teacher as Paul Hagen. The incident was reported to authorities by Carr on Friday after she received a phone call from the school the previous day informing her of the incident. Carr learned of the video after speaking to her son, according to the incident report.The alleged incident happened more than a week before it was reported to the sheriff’s office, the report states.There is a Paul Hagan listed as the school’s science department chair and electronics instructor at the school, according to the directory on the school website. He was placed on administrative leave as the matter is under investigation, Rockdale County Public Schools said in a statement.ABC News could not immediately reach Hagan for comment.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Related
Arsenal eyeing to make a move for Ryan Fraser Advertisement AdvertisementThe star Argentine centre back Nicolas Otamendi is under the radar of Atletico Madrid in the next summer transfer window. Atletico Madrid are in real need of defenders in the next season as the star centre back Diego Godin is going to move to Inter Milan after the end of this season.On the other hand, the move of Lucas Hernandez to Bayern Munich is also a done deal. So, the Madrid outfit need the replacement options for these two star defenders. The young centre back of Porto, Felipe is on his way to Atletico Madrid in the next summer transfer window. However, the club management of Atletico Madrid want someone as experienced as Diego Godin at the central defense. That’s why, they are going for Nicolas Otamendi in this summer transfer window.Nicolas Otamendi is certainly not the first choice centre back at Manchester City under the management of Pep Guardiola. The star Argentine centre back is also wishing to leave Manchester City to play regular first team football. Atletico Madrid might just be the ideal place for him at this stage of his career. Atletico Madrid will have to compete with Valencia and West Ham United to seal the deal of Nicolas Otamendi in the upcoming summer transfer window.
Alexis Sanchez’s double saw Arsenal return to winning ways in the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Hull on Saturday in a game dominated by controversial refereeing decisions.The first goal came via the hand of Sanchez, as he bundled the ball home from close range 11 minutes before halftime, with officials failing to spot the crucial deflection.A late penalty sealed the win at the Emirates stadium.The victory will come as a relief to Arsene Wenger as the Arsenal manager completed his four-game touchline ban, with the Gunners losing its previous two league games and four of its last nine.”Until we led we created some very good chances,” Wenger said. “In the second half we were playing more not to concede because we knew how vital it was to win today.”I could not see even from the stand any weakness in Hull, physically they are strong, they are well-organized and good spirit. I’m sorry for Hull but I feel that we had to cope recently with some (refereeing) decisions.”Arsenal moved up to third.Hull has been rejuvenated since the appointment of manager Marco Silva in January and produced another impressive display as it outplayed Arsenal for significant periods.”I’m not happy … Some important decisions were not good for us today,” Silva said.”I think Arsenal started well, better than us, but after we started to play our game we counterattacked well and caused problems for Arsenal. But the story is they scored an illegal goal.”advertisementSanchez’s first goal was far from the best of his sparkling season, but may go down as one of the most important.Mesut Ozil’s cross was cleared to the feet of Kieran Gibbs, and the left back’s shot was sent off the line by Andrew Robertson before Sanchez pounced.The Chile forward’s initial effort was well saved by Eldin Jakupovic, only for the ball to bounce into the net off Sanchez’s right hand.The visitors’ disappointment with referee Mark Clattenburg intensified in the 54th when Gibbs was given just a yellow card after bringing down Lazar Markovic when the Hull winger was through on goal.Petr Cech made two important saves from Oumar Niasse as the dangerous Markovic caused Arsenal problems throughout.Arsenal rarely threatened in the second half but wrapped up the victory in stoppage time as Sanchez got his 17th league goal of the season. Hull midfielder Sam Clucas was sent off as he kept out Lucas Perez’s goalbound header with his arm, before Sanchez converted to achieve his best ever tally for a Premier League season.Hull stayed in the relegation zone.