Company Support – Obitel Kiev http://obitel.kiev.ua/ Thu, 19 May 2022 13:02:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://obitel.kiev.ua/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2-150x150.png Company Support – Obitel Kiev http://obitel.kiev.ua/ 32 32 Macy’s Raises Nearly $1.5 Million and Launches New Initiatives That Support the Company’s Commitment to a More Sustainable Future | national company https://obitel.kiev.ua/macys-raises-nearly-1-5-million-and-launches-new-initiatives-that-support-the-companys-commitment-to-a-more-sustainable-future-national-company/ Thu, 19 May 2022 13:02:39 +0000 https://obitel.kiev.ua/macys-raises-nearly-1-5-million-and-launches-new-initiatives-that-support-the-companys-commitment-to-a-more-sustainable-future-national-company/ NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 19, 2022– Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE: M) To advance its sustainability priorities, Macy’s, Inc. is advancing new initiatives and introducing new partnerships with Better Cotton, Trust for Public Land and HERproject™. This press release is multimedia. View the full press release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220519005242/en/ Macy’s joins Better Cotton By Mission each, the company’s social […]]]>

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 19, 2022–

Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE: M) To advance its sustainability priorities, Macy’s, Inc. is advancing new initiatives and introducing new partnerships with Better Cotton, Trust for Public Land and HERproject™.

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Macy’s joins Better Cotton

By Mission each, the company’s social purpose platform, the company is increasing the use of sustainably sourced raw materials and fibers incorporated into the design of exclusive Macy’s brand products – including cotton, synthetic and all wood-based materials. In April, Macy’s, Inc. joined Better Cotton to support its goal of achieving 100% preferred materials in its exclusive brands by 2030. Better Cotton is an organization that promotes better standards and practices in cotton farming. Better Cotton’s mission is to help cotton communities survive and thrive, while protecting and restoring the environment. Better Cotton is obtained through a mass balance system and is not physically traceable to final products.

“Macy’s is proud to join Better Cotton as we continue to take concrete steps to achieve sustainable production goals with our private brands,” said Keelin Evans, vice president of sustainability at Macy’s, Inc. “As we we build on the public commitments outlined in our social purpose platform, we leverage key partnerships like Better Cotton to help us achieve our sustainability goals across our value chain.

Macy’s customers donated nearly $1.5 million to Trust for Public Land

Macy’s and its customers have helped communities across the country become more resilient to climate change and empower young people through a new partnership with Trust for Public Land (TPL). From April 1-30, Macy’s customers had the option to round up their in-store purchases and donate their change (up to $0.99) or donate online at macys.com to support the projects Community Schoolyards™ by TPL. These projects help transform barren public parks into green spaces to help create healthy, livable communities for the public. As a result of the campaign, Macy’s customers donated nearly $1.5 million to the organization.

“During Earth Month, we were proud to showcase our partnership with Trust for Public Land as Macy’s continues to take steps towards a more sustainable future,” said Sam Di Scipio, senior director of corporate communications at Macy’s – donations and volunteerism. “The few extra pennies donated at checkout equals millions of dollars to help fund programs that build community and climate resilience.”

HERproject ™

To champion the advancement of women’s rights, women’s equality, and family well-being, Macy’s, Inc. partners with the Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) HER Project to empower women to improve women’s health, well-being, confidence and economic potential. working in our factories around the world.

Give Back Box Clothing Recycling Program

Focused on circularity innovations to help reduce, reuse and reuse materials to eliminate waste, Macy’s has introduced a partnership with the Give Back Box. From now until June, Macy’s is offering customers the chance to reuse Macy’s shipping boxes to donate and recycle unwanted clothes for free.

Making Sustainable Style Accessible

Macy’s, Inc. is committed to providing our customers with products that are produced ethically and with environmentally responsible materials and processes. Through a well-established program overseeing the production of Macy’s private label product, we ensure that labor and environmental standards are met and that suppliers adhere to those standards. To enable customers to find and choose more sustainable products, Macy’s is making sustainable style more accessible by making it easier to find and buy products at Macy’s that are independently certified as responsibly made. Last year, Macy’s launched a website at macys.com that lists products certified to a third-party sustainability standard. The sitelet includes Macy’s brand products for home, apparel and accessories.

Macy’s, Inc. proactively and continuously engages with stakeholders on issues that span all of the company’s operations, including transparency, product responsibility and supply chain management, energy management, diversity and inclusion and building resilient communities. To learn more about how Macy’s, Inc. supports its commitment to sustainability, visit macysinc.com/purpose. View Macy’s, Inc. Sustainability Report here.

About Macy’s, Inc.

At Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE: M), we’re a trusted source of quality brands at great prices, from off-price to luxury. Through our iconic nameplates, including Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Bluemercury, we help our customers express their unique style and celebrate special moments big and small. Based in New York, we operate one of the largest integrated retail e-commerce companies with a national footprint to provide the most convenient and seamless shopping experience. Our goal is to create a brighter future with bold representation – so we can realize the full potential in each of us. For more information, visit macysinc.com.

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Beastly Feast returns for “A Walk on the Wild Side” https://obitel.kiev.ua/beastly-feast-returns-for-a-walk-on-the-wild-side/ Tue, 17 May 2022 16:59:13 +0000 https://obitel.kiev.ua/beastly-feast-returns-for-a-walk-on-the-wild-side/ Zoo-AtlantaMay 17, 2022 One of Atlanta’s most anticipated black tie galas returned on Saturday, May 7 during Beastly Feast 2022 to benefit Zoo Atlanta. Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, served as the event’s presenting sponsor, marking Ford’s 37th year of support for The Beastly Feast. The 2022 event, “A […]]]>

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May 17, 2022

One of Atlanta’s most anticipated black tie galas returned on Saturday, May 7 during Beastly Feast 2022 to benefit Zoo Atlanta. Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, served as the event’s presenting sponsor, marking Ford’s 37th year of support for The Beastly Feast. The 2022 event, “A Walk on the Wild Side,” welcomed nearly 500 guests to the zoo’s Ford Pavilion and raised nearly $950,000.

Honorary co-chairs for the event were Faye and Drew Evans, both of whom have longstanding ties to Zoo Atlanta. Mr. Evans served 14 years on the zoo’s board of trustees, including two terms as chairman of the board. Dr. Evans lent his expertise as a pediatric anesthesiologist to assist the zoo’s Veterinary Services team in the care of a primate born with significant health issues and in a primate procedure for the Great Ape Heart Project, the first coordinated clinical approach targeting cardiovascular disease across all four non-human great ape taxa: gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees and bonobos. Over the years, the two have played pivotal roles in fundraising efforts that have helped shape the future of the organization.

“We were thrilled to throw a successful beastly party surrounded by so many supporters and friends of Zoo Atlanta on its finest night of the year. This event is a living example of our community’s exceptional tradition of generosity towards the Zoo and its mission of conservation and education,” said Raymond B. King, President and CEO. “We are deeply grateful for 37 extraordinary years of presenting sponsorship from the Ford Motor Company. It is the support of companies like Ford that allows the continuation and growth of the work we do.

Pictured, left to right, Jessica Heckner, CX operations manager, Ford Motor Company-Atlanta, region; Raymond King, president and CEO of Zoo Atlanta; Faye and Drew Evans, Honorary Co-Chairs of Beastly Feast 2022; and Benna Deese, head of global operations and Atlanta partnerships, Ford Motor Company Fund.

The event included cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from some of Atlanta’s best restaurants during an outdoor walk through the zoo, followed by a sit-down dinner and dancing in the converted Ford Pavilion. for the night by Tony Brewer & Company. An annual highlight of The Beastly Feast is its silent auction, featuring works of art; jewelry; home decoration; antiques; travel opportunities; boxes at sporting and cultural events; one-of-a-kind zoo experiences; and more.

“Ford Motor Company Fund believes in the power of collaboration. In Ford’s 37 years as Presenting Sponsor of Beastly Feast, we have enjoyed the positive impact of this valuable partnership in support of Zoo Atlanta’s conservation and education efforts. We look forward to a continued relationship with this beloved member of the Atlanta community,” said Benna Deese, Atlanta global operations and partnerships manager for Ford Motor Company Fund.

Ford Motor Company’s indelible mark on Zoo Atlanta began with the 1988 opening of the Ford African Rain Forest, which was a landmark event for Zoo Atlanta and the City of Atlanta, when the he complex’s most famous inhabitant, the legendary late Willie B. lowland gorilla, emerged for the first time in over 25 years. The gorilla population in the Ford African Rain Forest is now one of the largest in North America. The complex also includes The Living Treehouse, home to black and white frilled lemurs, crowned lemurs, ring-tailed lemurs and a spectacular diversity of birds, and Makokou Monkeys, home to Angolan colobus monkeys, borer monkeys , Schmidt’s monkeys, and Wolf’s monkeys.

The Beast Party 2023 will take place on Saturday, May 6. Stay tuned to zooatlanta.org for more information.

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China Blockchain Explained: What is BSN? https://obitel.kiev.ua/china-blockchain-explained-what-is-bsn/ Mon, 16 May 2022 00:37:00 +0000 https://obitel.kiev.ua/china-blockchain-explained-what-is-bsn/ China has made blockchain technology a strategic priority. Blockchain-based Service Network, or BSN, is part of its efforts to build capacity in the industry. Yuichiro Chino | time | Getty Images Chinese President Xi Jinping has said his country must “seize the opportunities” presented by blockchain technology. In a speech in 2019, the Chinese leader […]]]>

China has made blockchain technology a strategic priority. Blockchain-based Service Network, or BSN, is part of its efforts to build capacity in the industry.

Yuichiro Chino | time | Getty Images

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said his country must “seize the opportunities” presented by blockchain technology.

In a speech in 2019, the Chinese leader said blockchain was an “important breakthrough in independent innovation of core technologies.” Following this speech, blockchain was elevated to a national priority for China, among other technologies – such as semiconductors – in which the country is trying to build its capacity.

Since then, without much publicity or fanfare, China has built a platform that aims to make it easier for businesses to deploy blockchain technology. This is called the blockchain-based service network (BSN).

Here’s what we know so far.

First of all, what is blockchain?

Blockchain first established itself as the underlying technology of bitcoin cryptocurrency. It is a distributed activity ledger that records transactions on the bitcoin network.

It is decentralized and no entity owns or runs it. Instead, it is maintained by a network of participants running specialized computers.

Since then, there have been many different definitions of what a blockchain might look like. Some companies or governments may call it distributed ledger technology. Much depends on whether the blockchain is public or private.

We believe that blockchain technology is so powerful that it will change the entire internet and almost all computer system architecture.

Yifan He

CEO, Red Date Technology

Permissionless blockchains – also known as trustless or public blockchains – allow anyone to join and potentially make changes to the blockchain, as long as they are running a particular software or device.

In contrast, permissioned blockchains are usually private and only allow certain participants to be involved in their use.

Why use blockchain?

Proponents of the technology say blockchain can help bring transparency and speed to typically slow and expensive processes, such as cross-border money transfers.

Another important aspect of blockchain technology is so-called smart contracts. These are contracts, written in code, that automatically execute if certain conditions are met. Proponents see them as essential in areas such as trade finance.

“We believe that blockchain technology is so powerful that it will change the entire internet and almost the entire architecture of the computer system,” Yifan He, CEO of Red Date Technology, told CNBC.

Red Date Technology is one of the founding members of China’s blockchain-based service network.

“Blockchain technology in general is very important to China, as government officials view it as a low barrier to entry into the tech sector and want Chinese companies to push the boundaries of using blockchain applications to solve problems. the real world,” said Paul Triolo, head of technology policy. lead consulting firm Albright Stonebridge, CNBC told CNBC.

What can the Chinese BSN do?

BSN’s product is aimed at businesses, especially those that operate a cloud computing infrastructure. This could be a large public cloud player like Amazon or Microsoft, or a company that runs its own private cloud or intranet.

BSN bills itself as a “one-stop-shop” for deploying these blockchain applications in the cloud, a process that could otherwise be costly and time-consuming.

The Chinese company’s other selling point is that it is trying to solve a difficult problem in the industry: interoperability – or making different blockchains work with each other. For example, if two banks both had applications built on different blockchain platforms, they might not be able to work together. But applications built through the BSN infrastructure are said to be interoperable as the company links different blockchains.

For businesses that want to use multiple blockchain applications in their organization, BSN’s product would allow them to do so through the cloud provider they use rather than installing a bunch of new servers to create a blockchain product. The idea is that a business or government can use BSN’s platform to easily deploy blockchain applications, without incurring high costs.

Demand is now low, according to He of Red Date, but he is optimistic about the product’s long-term future.

“I think in 10 years, all clouds will have a standard blockchain environment to handle all blockchain-related applications,” the CEO said.

A key point about BSN, however, is that it does not create its own blockchain.

There is no cryptocurrency attached to BSN’s platform. Indeed, China has effectively banned cryptocurrency-related activities and made them illegal.

Jehan Chu, managing partner of Kenetic, a Hong Kong-based venture capital firm and investor in Red Date Technology, told CNBC that governments and big corporations don’t want or need a cryptocurrency. currency attached to their infrastructure.

“That’s where non-cryptographic use cases come in, and BSN offers compelling infrastructure,” Chu said.

Unencrypted blockchains could be attractive to large corporations that don’t want to be exposed to the risky and volatile nature of digital currencies.

Who is behind BSN?

Hong Kong-headquartered start-up Red Date Technology is one of BSN’s founding companies.

But the project is also supported by entities linked to the Chinese government. This includes the State Information Center (SIC) under China’s powerful National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).

China Mobile, a state-owned telecommunications company, is also supporting the project.

The challenge of going global

BSN has the ambition to go global. However, his ties to the Chinese government could make it difficult.

“Part of the appeal of BSN is that it is such an ambitious undertaking. This ambition also means that it has come under intense scrutiny because of the connection with the Chinese government” , said Triolo of Albright Stonebridge.

He added that BSN “tries to separate the BSN International part from the national efforts, and [trying] to move away from the support of the Chinese government.”

The challenge is not lost on He, the CEO of Red Date Technology.

“It’s a huge, huge challenge,” he acknowledged when asked about the globalization project and the perception of being tied to the Chinese government.

He said the international version of the platform will be open-source, allowing public domain participants to inspect the code for any potential backdoors.

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Meanwhile, the centralized nature of BSN’s blockchain efforts could also be a challenge on a global scale.

“There is a fundamental incompatibility between China’s stated ambition to support a national blockchain development ecosystem and the decentralized nature of blockchain technology,” Garrick Hileman, head of research at Blockchain, told CNBC. com.

“Unless China finds a way to familiarize itself with the disruptive power and loss of centralized control inherent in blockchain adoption, then China has no chance of becoming a global leader in this blockchain technology sector. strategic importance.

The Red Date CEO also admitted that not having crypto on his platform was a challenge. He said that “a lot of people aren’t interested” in the non-crypto blockchain offering.

Blockchain against China’s ambitions

In recent years, the United States has been engaged in intense technological rivalry.

China has focused on what it calls “cutting-edge” technologies, including quantum computing and semiconductors. Blockchain is another area of ​​importance.

Chinese tech firms have also been emphasizing international expansion, a move backed by Beijing amid the global tech battle with the United States.

“The significance of the Blockchain Services Network is that it is an attempt by the Chinese government to support the development of blockchain ecosystems on its own terms, with allowances for regulatory approaches in different jurisdictions,” said Triolo.

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Verizon Business and Visionable Open Center Dedicated to Accelerating Connected Healthcare https://obitel.kiev.ua/verizon-business-and-visionable-open-center-dedicated-to-accelerating-connected-healthcare/ Thu, 12 May 2022 09:03:45 +0000 https://obitel.kiev.ua/verizon-business-and-visionable-open-center-dedicated-to-accelerating-connected-healthcare/ LONDON, UK – Verizon Business and Visionable, a leading UK-based health technology company, backed by Capgemini and Juniper Networks, have opened a technology center dedicated to accelerating the adoption of connected health technologies for care patient-centered. Based in Kent, UK, the center offers visitors the opportunity to discover how technology is transforming the healthcare experience […]]]>

LONDON, UK – Verizon Business and Visionable, a leading UK-based health technology company, backed by Capgemini and Juniper Networks, have opened a technology center dedicated to accelerating the adoption of connected health technologies for care patient-centered. Based in Kent, UK, the center offers visitors the opportunity to discover how technology is transforming the healthcare experience and the patient care journey.

Center showcases new technologies, such as private 5G and Verizon’s secure AI-based networking capabilities from Juniper in a healthcare setting, demonstrating the benefits of next-generation connectivity and collaboration in a variety of healthcare settings including command centers, hospital wards, general practices (GPs) consultation rooms, nursing homes/nursing homes, connected emergency services and rehabilitation centers.

“To accelerate change in the way health care is delivered, it is essential that health care organizations come together and witness these transformational applications firsthand,” said Scott Lawrence, vice president of the Verizon Business group in Europe. “This hub was developed to provide a dedicated space for professionals to see connected healthcare in action and, more importantly, work together as a community to create new applications and use cases. This collaboration will help revolutionize the way health care is delivered.

A dedicated collaboration hub within the space will stimulate the co-creation of technological concepts allowing partners to work together with the aim of creating innovative future solutions.

“The Connected Healthcare Center will enable collaboration between healthcare professionals and global technology partners to imagine and co-create new models of care for the future delivery of healthcare services, which we believe will benefit millions of patients. in the world.” said Alan Lowe, CEO of Visionable.

The demo areas will feature the following:

  • Patient home/nursing home/virtual service: Virtual services that provide an end-to-end digital journey from remote patient monitoring to specialist patient support and patient-led peer-to-peer support.

  • Connected Emergency Services: wearable technology to communicate with remote clinicians and use video, diagnostic and data streams to quickly share information with specialist clinicians via a connected device in the response vehicle.

  • General practice surgery: using multi-screen and multi-stream collaboration platforms to provide informed collaborative patient/citizen care.

  • Hospital Room: Digitizing Care Paths for Faster Diagnosis and Better Patient Outcomes to Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Collaboration

  • Rehab Center: Enable virtual group consultations between a care provider and a group of people/patients to support post-discharge recovery.

Making connected health a reality

Verizon Business and Visionable have joined forces to empower the next generation of healthcare. Strategic partnership brings together Verizon’s extensive secure network infrastructure and Visionable’s unique, patented next-generation digital collaboration platform to form a single secure infrastructure that enables healthcare professionals to access, collaborate and share data Resource.

This commitment is part of Verizon’s broader strategy to partner with corporations, startups, universities, national labs, and government/military to explore how 5G can disrupt and transform nearly every industry. Verizon is working with multiple customers to establish on-premises 5G innovation hubs as part of an ongoing initiative to co-innovate and create new 5G applications.

Verizon offers its customers a variety of telehealth solutions around the world. This includes BlueJeans Telehealth, which has been specifically designed to simplify the virtual connection and televisiting experience and provides data-driven insights that can provide better access to care, improve safety and extend the reach of available services. By mapping the user experience to clinical team workflows, the BlueJeans Telehealth platform helps replicate the experience of onsite patient interactions, while providing the flexibility of virtual healthcare.

Today’s announcement builds on the company’s network-as-a-service foundation and supports its growing private networking, mobile edge computing and enterprise solutions businesses.

Notes to editors – quotes from partners:

Richard Haynes, Global Lead and Head of Health & Care UK, Capgemini:

“We are very proud to partner with Verizon and Visionable to address the global need for healthcare transformation augmented by digital technology and service innovation. We will put the patient and healthcare workforce at the center of our digital service through our secure, scalable and modular connected healthcare delivery model. Together, we will collaborate with healthcare providers to deliver end-to-end services to drive effective clinical connectivity, operational efficiencies, and continuous service innovation.”

Sudheer Matta, Group VP, VP of Products, AI-Driven Enterprise, Juniper Networks

“Patient, staff and guest experiences can be completely transformed through the application of actionable network-derived insights and sophisticated location services enabled by smart Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE and standards-based technologies. similar. From precise wayfinding and resource planning to locating key assets and people, Juniper uniquely leverages Mist® AI to deliver the best personalized healthcare experiences in a scalable and cost-effective way.

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Commission accomplished: Portland performances to present new works funded by the pandemic program https://obitel.kiev.ua/commission-accomplished-portland-performances-to-present-new-works-funded-by-the-pandemic-program/ Sun, 08 May 2022 08:00:57 +0000 https://obitel.kiev.ua/commission-accomplished-portland-performances-to-present-new-works-funded-by-the-pandemic-program/ On Thursday, Samuel James will perform songs from “Already Home Recordings Volume 2”, which was commissioned by Portland Ovations. Katie Day/Courtesy of Portland Ovations Samuel James said he hasn’t felt so anxious about playing music for people since he started performing live two decades ago. “Maybe I’ll rethink it with a bit of romance, but […]]]>

On Thursday, Samuel James will perform songs from “Already Home Recordings Volume 2”, which was commissioned by Portland Ovations. Katie Day/Courtesy of Portland Ovations

Samuel James said he hasn’t felt so anxious about playing music for people since he started performing live two decades ago.

“Maybe I’ll rethink it with a bit of romance, but right now I’m nervous. And I’m generally very comfortable up there,” the singer-songwriter said last month. of Portland, 43 years old.

James will perform his latest work, “Already Home Recordings Volume 2,” at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Brick South Beer Garden at Thompson’s Point in Portland. Apart from a handful of outdoor shows last year, he hasn’t toured much, hence the apprehension.

The upcoming concert and the creation of new music was made possible through a partnership with Portland Ovations, a local nonprofit arts organization. In the summer of 2020, after the pandemic disrupted the lives of performing artists around the world, Ovations used a portion of its funding to create a five-project commission program to support artists in Maine. They include music, theater and dance with a commitment to showcasing diversity.

Aimee Petrin, executive and artistic director of Portland Ovations, said the organization has commissioned work in the past, but the economic impact of the pandemic makes supporting local artists even more important.

“We wanted to give artists a way to have money in their pocket when they wouldn’t otherwise be able to perform,” she said. “We wanted to invest in their creativity.

Two other people selected for commissioned work were dance choreographers Riley Watts and Heather Stewart. They will present their collaboration, “Hour Wolf in the Lighthouse,” for three shows May 18-20 at the historic Mechanics’ Hall.

The performances also mark the debut of the Little House Dance Company, which Stewart founded in 2020 and which Watts has since joined. Portland hasn’t had a modern dance company in over 20 years, and Watts and Stewart said Ovations’ support was instrumental.

“As an artist, it’s so valuable to feel a level of confidence,” Watts said. “They trusted us to come up with an idea and also gave us the time to develop it. It was really liberating.

For many months during the pandemic, Watts had to put his dancing career on hold and work as a gardener just to pay his bills. Now he creates again.

Stewart said Ovations’ support for her work has also allowed her and Watts to connect with others in the community about additional sources of funding and collaboration.

“We’re artists, so we would still do it in a way, but it gave us some momentum,” she said.

THE GOOD MOMENT

In the spring of 2020, James, like so many other musicians, saw his entire touring schedule evaporate.

“It wasn’t postponements either, it was just gone,” he said. “I really had to think about how to build that momentum again.”

For artists, there’s the creative side and the business side, and they don’t always align perfectly, even in non-pandemic times.

Portland Ovations, who had worked with James in the past, came at the right time. The organization was looking for local artists to support with a new program that built on the past success of commissions.

“I had already done this project, ‘Already Home Recordings Volume 1,’ and they asked me if I was interested in pursuing it,” he said.

James, whose dynamic guitar playing and gravelly voice often merge blues and folk music, had been thinking more and more about American roots music and how his own story fit into it. Born to a black father and a white mother, he said he was drawn to traditional pieces of music that “appropriate black and white American folk traditions”.

His father was a musician and he grew up learning drums, piano and, much later, guitar. He also found refuge in older country blues styles which he considered his father’s music.

“A lot of music dies because of fads or trends. That’s not what happened to this music,” he said. “It fell out of favor because of the Depression, because the people who made it had to go to work.”

There are some similarities between this time and the pandemic, when performers’ livelihoods were disrupted.

With the latest project, James took traditional songs and made his own arrangements. As part of the concert, he will perform solo acoustic music, which he has been doing for years, and others alongside recordings of him playing other instruments, which will create the feel of a full band. He will also tell stories, which are as much a part of his performances as they are of his music.

“They really just said, ‘What do you want to do? ‘” James said of Ovations. “I’m an artist, so I changed my mind a couple of times, and they just rolled with everything.

“Just the relief to say that I can do this thing and not freak out about the road or the presentation or whatever. That’s the most creative support I’ve ever had.”

James said that during the pandemic it was safe to play in crowded spaces. If, as an artist, he was the reason people were gathered together, he didn’t want to be responsible for the disease, or worse.

He said he was lucky that the public always supported him, and he also knows what they missed.

“I did a show last summer in Biddeford, and there was someone who came up to me crying, crying out loud after the show. Just because they got to go out and see a live show,” he said.

COME TOGETHER

Watts, who grew up in Bangor and now lives in South Portland, spent most of her pre-pandemic time touring as a professional dancer, both across the country and overseas.

When performances ended in the spring of 2020, he took a landscaping job to pay the bills.

By the time fall rolled around and Portland Ovations was looking for new work to commission, Watts was somewhat out of hand.

“I didn’t really know what I was going to do,” said Watts, 37, a graduate of the Thomas School of Dance in Bangor and later the Julliard School. Her most extensive experience comes from dancing with internationally renowned choreographer William Forsythe.

Stewart, meanwhile, had only recently moved from Canada to Maine following the death by suicide of her collaborator and composer, Marc Bartissol, with whom she had worked for a decade. Then the pandemic hit.

“I had kind of quit dancing and spent a lot of the pandemic in therapy to take care of myself,” she said.

Stewart, 32, had also recently won a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, somewhat unexpectedly. She had applied a year earlier and had not been selected, but was then contacted when additional funds became available.

“I wasn’t even sure I wanted to do dance again,” she said. “I had really moved on to choreography.”

Choreographers Heather Stewart and Riley Watts will present “Hour Wolf in the Lighthouse”, the collaborative dance work they created through a commission from Portland Ovations. Photo by Juliette Sutherland/courtesy Portland Ovations.

But Watts, who knew Stewart through the dance community, reached out to her and they began spending time together at Casco Bay Movers’ studio. He then joined the company she founded, Little House Dance.

Their work is similar in that they both explore themes of mental health and bereavement, and they both have a lot of physics in their movements.

Stewart’s dance will be performed by members of the company. Watts will perform his piece with Stewart.

“Our works are good companions; I think they’re meant to be considered one experience,” she said.

Like James, both dancers said they can’t wait to perform again.

“I haven’t shown work like this in three years,” Stewart said. “And it’s the first thing I’ve ever done without my partner; so everything is new. I’m excited about the work and sharing the process we’ve been through, but I’m terrified too, because this is my job and it’s personal.

Watts added, “It’s different because I’ve been performing against the work of other choreographers. It really comes from my own choreographic work. It’s a vulnerable experience whenever an artist shows their work.

After their May 18-20 performances, Watts and Stewart will refocus their attention on their new company and support collaborations with other dancers and creators.

“It’s interesting to see, because life has been so intense for all of us, how the arts community has changed and how audiences have changed,” Watts said.

SUSTAINED SUPPORT

Portland Ovations has commissioned three projects to premiere later this year and in early 2023 – by Dee Clarke, activist and playwright who died in 2021; theater artists Kerem Durdag and Andy Happel; and a collaboration with the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor to present staged versions of Wabanaki stories for schools and families.

The initial investment was approximately $25,000 in direct support to artists, plus in-kind support from the organization for marketing and other resources. The artists will also be paid once the performances are over.

Throughout the year, Ovations has been providing a wide range of performances to Portland audiences for 90 years.

Petrin, the director, said being able to commission local artists has been very rewarding. Ovations has commissioned work in the past, but often on a smaller scale, one at a time.

Before the pandemic, Ovations commissioned an opera called “The Summer King” from Maine composer Daniel Sonenberg which has since been produced in Pittsburgh and Michigan.

“We haven’t figured out the next release, but we know we want to continue to be able to order artists,” Petrin said. “The funding for this came from our own resources; we had to dig into the piggy bank. Now we have to think about what we can do to make this sustainable.

Petrin said she thinks the pandemic has spurred a lot of new and compelling art that audiences will consume for years to come.

“The other reality is that a lot of artists had to make a tough decision and leave their field,” she said.


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Amazon lays off senior executives tied to unionized Staten Island warehouse https://obitel.kiev.ua/amazon-lays-off-senior-executives-tied-to-unionized-staten-island-warehouse/ Fri, 06 May 2022 17:08:18 +0000 https://obitel.kiev.ua/amazon-lays-off-senior-executives-tied-to-unionized-staten-island-warehouse/ After Amazon workers at a huge Staten Island warehouse won an upset union victory last month, it turned union leaders into celebrities, sent shockwaves through the broader labor movement and spurred politicians across the country to rally behind Amazon workers. Now, he also appears to have created a fallout in Amazon’s executive ranks. On Thursday, […]]]>

After Amazon workers at a huge Staten Island warehouse won an upset union victory last month, it turned union leaders into celebrities, sent shockwaves through the broader labor movement and spurred politicians across the country to rally behind Amazon workers. Now, he also appears to have created a fallout in Amazon’s executive ranks.

On Thursday, Amazon informed more than half a dozen senior executives involved in the Staten Island warehouse that they were being fired, according to four current and former employees with knowledge of the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear. of retaliation.

The layoffs, which occurred outside of the company’s typical employee review cycle, were seen by officials and others who work at the facility as a response to Amazon Labor’s victory. Union, three of the people said. Warehouse workers voted overwhelmingly to form the company’s first union in the United States, in one of organized labor’s biggest victories in at least a generation.

News of the upheaval spread through the warehouse on Thursday. Many of the managers had been responsible for implementing the company’s response to the organizing effort. Several were veterans of the company, with more than six years of experience, according to their LinkedIn profiles.

Workers who backed the union complained that the company’s health and safety protocols were too lax, particularly around Covid and repetitive strain injuries, and that the company was pushing them too hard to achieve performance goals, often at the expense of sufficient breaks. Many also said the wage at the warehouse, which starts at more than $18 an hour for full-time workers, was too low for living in New York.

An Amazon spokeswoman said the company made management changes after spending several weeks evaluating “operations and leadership” aspects at JFK8, which is the company’s name for the warehouse. “Part of our culture at Amazon is to continually improve, and we think it’s important to take the time to review whether or not we’re doing our best for our team,” said Kelly Nantel, CEO. word.

Officials were told they were being let go as part of an “organizational change”, two people said. One of the people said that some of the managers were very successful and had recently received positive reviews.

The Staten Island factory is Amazon’s only fulfillment center in New York, and for a year current and former employees at the factory organized to form an upstart and independent union.

The company is contesting the election, saying the union’s unconventional tactics were coercive and that the National Labor Relations Board was biased in favor of the union. And the union is working to keep up the pressure on Amazon to negotiate a contract.

Christian Smalls, the president of the Amazon Labor Union, testified Thursday before a US Senate committee considering whether companies that violate labor laws should be denied federal contracts. Mr. Smalls then attended a White House meeting with other union organizers where he directly asked President Biden to pressure Amazon to recognize his union.

A White House spokeswoman said it was up to the National Labor Relations Board to certify the results of the recent election, but claimed Mr Biden had long supported collective bargaining and the rights of workers to unionize. .

Amazon said it has invested $300 million in security projects in 2021 alone and is offering above-minimum-wage compensation with solid benefits like health care to full-time workers as soon as they join the company. ‘business.

Company officials and consultants held more than 20 mandatory meetings a day with employees in the run-up to the election, during which they sought to persuade workers not to support the union. Officials highlighted the amount of money the union would collect from them and pointed to the uncertainty of collective bargaining, which they said could worsen the situation for workers.

Labor experts say such claims can be misleading because it is highly unusual for workers to see their pay drop as a result of the union bargaining process.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Grace Ashford contributed reporting and Sheelagh McNeill contributed research.

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Korean grocery and meal kit delivery company launches campaign to support API communities during Asia-Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) https://obitel.kiev.ua/korean-grocery-and-meal-kit-delivery-company-launches-campaign-to-support-api-communities-during-asia-pacific-american-heritage-month-apahm/ Wed, 04 May 2022 21:15:00 +0000 https://obitel.kiev.ua/korean-grocery-and-meal-kit-delivery-company-launches-campaign-to-support-api-communities-during-asia-pacific-american-heritage-month-apahm/ Proceeds from sales of new meal kit service will be donated to non-profit organizations serving children in API communities during APAHM LOS ANGELES, May 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — RocketCart, a Korea-based overnight grocery delivery company, today announced the launch of the Protect Our Children campaign to support children and families in API communities in the […]]]>

Proceeds from sales of new meal kit service will be donated to non-profit organizations serving children in API communities during APAHM

LOS ANGELES, May 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — RocketCart, a Korea-based overnight grocery delivery company, today announced the launch of the Protect Our Children campaign to support children and families in API communities in the areas of domestic violence and prevention of child abuse.

In honor of Asia-Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), RocketCart will donate twenty percent of the proceeds from sales of its new Korean meal kit service during the month of May to the Children’s Advocacy Center and the Korean American Family Services.

“As parents and members of the Asian community, we give back to raise awareness for children and families in need, especially in the API community,” said Paul KimCEO of RocketCart.

Funds donated to the Children’s Advocacy Center will be used for the translation of pamphlets into API languages ​​and child sexual abuse prevention programs for API families. “We feel so lucky to have been selected by RocketCart as one of the recipient organizations of their Protect Our Children campaign honoring Asia-Pacific American Heritage Month. abuse and RocketCart’s willingness to recognize the work we do to help these young victims is a blessing and an honor,” said Don OlenderCEO of the Children’s Advocacy Center.

Funds donated to Korean American Family Services will be used to provide healthy meals to children as part of their domestic violence and mental health programs. “We are thrilled to be part of the new campaign, Protect Our Children, with RocketCart to increase awareness of our programs and be able to use donations to keep our children safe and healthy,” said Katherine Yeomexecutive director of KFAM.

Also joining this effort are influencers PK (comedian), david choi (musician) and CJ Eats (food blogger) who will produce and post content on their social media platforms encouraging the public to participate in the campaign while raising awareness of domestic violence and child abuse in API communities.

RocketCart is a leading Korean grocery delivery company that provides next morning delivery to consumers in Southern California (free for orders above $40). In addition to a wide selection of Korean groceries, fresh banchan, produce and meats, consumers can now purchase their new ready-to-cook meal kits (created by its in-house chefs) and produce kits. mainstream Koreans. that make shopping and payments super fast and convenient.

“Our meal kits make it faster and easier for mainstream customers to enjoy the most authentic, healthy and delicious Korean cuisines for themselves and their families,” Kim said.

The ready-to-cook meal kits will include washed, cut and prepared ingredients requiring only the most basic skills to prepare a Korean meal in 20 minutes from stove to table. Popular Korean dishes such as Spicy Chicken Kalbi (Short Ribs), Kalbi Burger and Tteokbokki (Spicy Stir Fried Rice Cakes) will feature on its menu. The consumer product kits will include essential ingredients or vegetables for cooking Korean dishes. Family dinner kits, ssam/wrap KBBQ kits and snack kits for special occasions and events will also be added to their selection.

  • RocketCart website: www.rocketcart.com
  • Protect Our Children Campaign: www.rocketcart.com/protect-our-children
  • RocketCart mobile app available on iOS and Android
  • According to the LA County Department of Child and Family Services:
    • Of the total number of LA County children on child welfare in 2021 due to various abuse allegations, 9,157 (2.02%) identify as Asian/Pacific Islander.
    • Of the 29,458 children assisted in the last month of March 2022, 550 (1.9%) identified as API.

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Cindy ShinKACIE Strategies
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$10 million gift to Drexel University will support underrepresented students and civic partnerships https://obitel.kiev.ua/10-million-gift-to-drexel-university-will-support-underrepresented-students-and-civic-partnerships/ Mon, 02 May 2022 21:33:10 +0000 https://obitel.kiev.ua/10-million-gift-to-drexel-university-will-support-underrepresented-students-and-civic-partnerships/ Ronald W. Disney and his wife Kathleen with Drexel students and Brian Ellis, PhD, executive director of the Goodwin College of Professional Studies, which created LeBow BRIDGE. A $10 million pledge from Drexel University alumnus Ronald W. Disney and his wife Kathleen will […]]]>







Ronald W. Disney and his wife Kathleen with Drexel students and Brian Ellis, PhD, executive director of the Goodwin College of Professional Studies, which created LeBow BRIDGE.


A $10 million pledge from Drexel University alumnus Ronald W. Disney and his wife Kathleen will help promote diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at Drexel by providing funding from scholarships and program support for students from underrepresented backgrounds, primarily at the Bennett S. LeBow College of Business.

The donation was made as a bequest and will also provide financial support for a mentorship program for West Philadelphia public school students; hunger and poverty research in the Philadelphia area; and mental health and wellness counseling and programs for Drexel students. The LeBow College portion of the pledge is the second-largest donation made to the business school by an individual.

“I am deeply grateful to Ron and Kathy Disney for their visionary generosity to Drexel and our neighbors in Philadelphia,” said Drexel President John Fry. “Their far-reaching gift demonstrates not only their commitment to expanding educational opportunities and quality programs to the widest range of talented students, but also their confidence in Drexel’s civic engagement mission to promote health equity. and help create more equitable learning environments in our city’s public schools.

Prior to this gift, Ronald and Kathleen Disney established two endowment funds to benefit LeBow College students participating in Build Relationships in Diverse Group Experiences (BRIDGE), a learning community established at Drexel in 2012 to support students from diverse backgrounds. underrepresented in their future development. leaders in their profession.

“The magnitude of Ron and Kathy’s generous gift is extraordinary,” said Vibhas Madan, PhD, Dean and R. John Chapel, Junior Dean Chair at LeBow College. “Opening our doors to the widest range of able students is our top priority, and we are so grateful to Disney for helping us achieve this goal. Their far-reaching commitment will have a multidimensional impact on our efforts to support student success – now and in the future.

Including $1 million from that previous commitment, the new gift creates nine endowment funds that will be named in honor of the donors.

Disney endowment funds that will provide direct financial support to students, including a scholarship fund for undergraduate business and engineering students participating in BRIDGE and graduate students enrolled in joint MD/MBA and JD/MBA programs ; a cooperative fund providing financial support to LeBow College students for unpaid or underpaid cooperative education experiences; and an “Operation Graduation” fund providing scholarships to LeBow College undergraduates at risk of not graduating due to financial hardship.

Disney endowment funds created to support student access, opportunity and success in college include:

  • A fund that supports initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion at LeBow College, including the participation of current and prospective students in conferences and professional development programs, and the recruitment of faculty and professional staff .
  • A fund providing operational support for BRIDGE programs at LeBow College and other Drexel schools, as well as Camp BRIDGE, a two-week summer college program designed to introduce high school students to the college experience.
  • A Counseling Support Fund supporting mental health and wellness workshops, counseling programs, mentorship programs, and academic and career advisory resources for LeBow College students.
  • A research and innovation fund supporting LeBow College’s efforts to promote student success by further aligning with industry partners to develop new program offerings, provide experiential learning opportunities in the classroom, integrating faculty research into curricula, and updating technology.

The endowment funds will also support community-focused initiatives, including Drexel’s efforts to launch and maintain a mentorship program, developed with the Philadelphia School District, for students attending Samuel A. Powel Elementary School and the middle school Science Leadership Academy. To address hunger and economic insecurity, the funds will also support collaborative research projects and work between LeBow College and Drexel’s Dana and David Dornsife School of Public Health that address hunger and poverty in the Philadelphia.

Ronald Disney is chairman of Disney Bingham Investments, a Dallas-based healthcare investment and advisory firm. He has held positions in the healthcare industry for over 40 years, including consulting, hospital management, and the development and operation of day surgery centers.

A native of Baltimore, Ronald Disney earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce and engineering in 1972 from Drexel’s College of Business and Administration. The school was renamed in 1999 after Bennett S. LeBow, a 1960 graduate of Drexel’s College of Engineering, following his transformative gift to the business school.

“Drexel has had a profound impact on my life, including two and a half years of hands-on co-op experience,” Ronald Disney said. “It is a true privilege to give back and help others access similar opportunities and to advance Drexel’s mission of active community engagement.”

Kathleen Disney met her future husband in Baltimore while pursuing a Drexel co-op at Western Electric Company.

“Ron and I are so happy to be able to give this gift,” she said. “We have always been concerned that not everyone has the same opportunities to make the most of their talents and abilities. By supporting Drexel and its neighboring communities, we can do something about it.

The Disney giveaway marks the final leg of Drexel’s fundraising and commitment campaign, The future is a place we make, which launched publicly in 2017 and will officially end on June 30, 2022. With this new commitment, the campaign surpassed $775 million in donations. The campaign advances the University’s highest strategic priorities, including creating pathways for student support and success; growing commitment to access, diversity and inclusion; the promotion of pioneering approaches in teaching and learning; accelerate high-impact, multidisciplinary research and innovation; and deepening civic engagement. In addition to its financial goals, the campaign aims to engage a wider circle of Drexel alumni in the life of the University.

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NTUC aims to support 1,000 businesses through training and transformation grant: Ng Chee Meng https://obitel.kiev.ua/ntuc-aims-to-support-1000-businesses-through-training-and-transformation-grant-ng-chee-meng/ Sun, 01 May 2022 03:43:27 +0000 https://obitel.kiev.ua/ntuc-aims-to-support-1000-businesses-through-training-and-transformation-grant-ng-chee-meng/ SINGAPORE – Singapore’s labor movement aims to support 1,000 businesses over the next four years with a $70 million grant to boost productivity, redesign jobs and upskill workers, the union’s general secretary said Sunday (May 1). National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) Ng Chee Meng. Starting in August, the NTUC Institute of Employment and Employability will […]]]>

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s labor movement aims to support 1,000 businesses over the next four years with a $70 million grant to boost productivity, redesign jobs and upskill workers, the union’s general secretary said Sunday (May 1). National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) Ng Chee Meng.

Starting in August, the NTUC Institute of Employment and Employability will begin processing applications from eligible employers for the grant, first announced during the budget debates in March.

To do this, they must have defined concrete plans for transforming their workforce, with company training committees (CTCs) to help implement these plans.

CTCs include representatives of a company’s management as well as trade union leaders. Their job is to review the company’s current training plans, identify skills gaps, plan for retraining and career progression for their workers, and develop and implement new training programs.

In a May Day Rally speech delivered in the Downtown East and streamed virtually, Ng described CTCs as key to the NTUC’s redoubled efforts to upskill workers amid uncertainty.

When NTUC introduced the CTC model in 2019, it said it aimed to help around 330,000 workers. There are currently more than 900 CTCs and the number continues to grow, Ng said.

“CTCs are really like a growing baby, now a bit fit, but needing a lot more care to fully develop,” the labor leader said.

The $70 million grant – part of $100 million set aside by the government to help companies implement concrete training and transformation programs – aims to provide better job prospects and, through therefore, better wages for the workers, added Mr. Ng.

For businesses, this means increased productivity and innovation, as well as the ability to attract top talent more effectively.

To illustrate the impact of CTCs, Mr. Ng gave an example of how utility provider SP Group and the Electricity and Gas Employees Union delivered 800,000 hours of training to 200 workers in class. of improvement.

One worker, Mr. Muhammad Yazid, joined SP as a storekeeper in 2013 and last year was sponsored by the company for a degree in supply chain and logistics. Mr. Yazid is now a warehouse officer overseeing a team of six – a higher value role that earns him better pay.

In his speech, Ng said the NTUC will continue to keep prices of basic necessities affordable despite fears of a higher cost of living. He said some 2.4 million NTUC members and NTUC Link members will enjoy 10% savings when buying food and drink at Kopitiam food courts and cafes by the end of the year. end of the year.

Concluding his speech, Mr. Ng reiterated the labor movement’s goal to improve the lives of workers and hear the concerns of the new generation – especially in underserved segments.

“Together with the government, we need to strengthen tripartism as Singapore’s unique competitive advantage. As we have seen in Covid-19, this strength of tripartism has empowered us to respond quickly to take care of workers” , did he declare.

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Law School Announces New Members of Business Law Advisory Council https://obitel.kiev.ua/law-school-announces-new-members-of-business-law-advisory-council/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 05:12:03 +0000 https://obitel.kiev.ua/law-school-announces-new-members-of-business-law-advisory-council/ Photos submitted From left to right: Marissa A. Savells, Curtis Box II and Theresa Fette. The U of A Law School has named its newest members of the Business Law Advisory Council. Each of these new board members began their terms in the spring of 2022. CURTIS BOX II, JD’14 Curtis Box […]]]>



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From left to right: Marissa A. Savells, Curtis Box II and Theresa Fette.

The U of A Law School has named its newest members of the Business Law Advisory Council. Each of these new board members began their terms in the spring of 2022.

CURTIS BOX II, JD’14

Curtis Box II is originally from Arkansas and currently lives in Austin, Texas, where he serves as senior legal counsel for Apple.

Before going to law school, Box spent several years developing his business acumen as a financial consultant. During this time he learned first hand how business, law and compliance directly impact the lives of individuals.

Early in his career, Box realized he was passionate about serving others and supporting businesses and business leaders at the intersection of business and law. He decided to achieve this by pursuing a career as a technology lawyer.

After graduating from the U of A School of Law in 2014, Box served as in-house counsel for Transplace, where he supported the company’s senior management in growing the company from a small business. to an industry leader in logistics technology and consulting. After leaving Transplace, he continued to develop his career as a technology lawyer working with some of the largest and most influential companies in the world, including Amazon, Indeed and JB Hunt.

Outside of the office, Box enjoys running, boxing, reading and spending time with his daughter. He is excited to join the Business Law Advisory Committee and help support the growth and future of the U of A School of Law and its students.

MARISSA A. SAVELLS JD’13

Marissa A. Savells works as General Counsel in the Secretary’s Office at Tyson Foods. His team manages all aspects of corporate governance, securities and legal issues related to sustainable development. She also acts as committee secretary, providing advice to senior management and Board committees.

Prior to her current role, Savells served as Chief of Staff to the General Counsel for two years, acting as a strategic advisor in leading, managing and overseeing 5,000 team members and nearly a dozen functions. . She also managed key priorities and actions for significant issues facing the business during the pandemic, including crisis response, regulatory coordination, investigations and related communications.

Savells is a veteran; she served in the United States Air Force as a judge advocate for nearly 10 years and rose to the rank of major. His practice has focused on public procurement, military criminal prosecutions, administrative law and internal investigations.

As a member of the Business Law Advisory Council, Savells looks forward to helping the law school explore innovative ideas and creative ways to prepare the next generation of business lawyers.

Therese Fette JD’03

Theresa Fette is originally from Arkansas and currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she is the founder and CEO of Digital Trust, a technology-based trust company with the goal of developing financial technology solutions for the child care and financial services sector. After just one year, Digital Trust has grown to $2 billion in assets under custody. Additionally, Fette sits on the board of Bitcoin IRA, the world’s first, largest and most secure cryptocurrency IRA platform.

Prior to her current role, Fette was founder and CEO of Provident Trust Group, and grew it from $300 million in assets under custody to over $7.5 billion. After selling Provident Trust Group and Keystone Acquisition in 2018, Fette realized she had more to contribute to the industry and created Digital Trust.

Fette was named America’s Best IRA Custodian by Trust Advisor in 2015, 2016, and 2017. The U of A presented her with the Young Alumni of the Year award in recognition of her outstanding career achievements in 2017. Fette was recipient of the School of Law and Women’s Law Student Association Gayle Pettus Pontz Award in 2015, which recognizes individuals who best represent the achievements of women and the legal community as a whole.

She was also named to the Entrepreneur of the Year list by Las Vegas Exam Log in 2012 and at Fortune Magazine 10 most powerful female entrepreneurs of 2012.

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The following members continue to serve on the Business Law Advisory Council:

  • Mark Plake JD’84, Chairman of the Board, is Managing Partner of The Added Time Investments LLLP.
  • Sanford Brown JD’86 is a partner of Alston & Bird LLP.
  • Michael Lax JD’83 is a shareholder of Lax, Vaughan, Fortson, Rowe & Threet.
  • Terry Pool JD’94 is a partner at Kutak Rock LLP.
  • Debbie Segers JD’93 is Vice President and Senior Intellectual Property Advisor at FIS.
  • Jim Smith JD’94 is business president for Good Day Farm.
  • Jeff Thomas JD’87 is a managing partner at Mitchell Williams.

the Business Law Advisory Council works with law school senior staff and faculty to ensure that current business law programs provide up-to-date and relevant learning to the practice of law, practice trends and needs, professional standards , technology and hiring needs . The council provides support and advice to university programs, provides feedback on the development of new programs and the evolution of current programs. Board members serve as ambassadors for the program, providing a connection and ongoing exchange of information and ideas with members of the legal community and beyond.

About the School of Law: The law school offers a competitive JD as well as an advanced LL.M. curriculum, which are taught by nationally recognized faculty. The school offers unique opportunities for students to participate in pro bono work, internships, live client clinics, competitions, and food and agriculture initiatives. The school strives to identify, discuss and challenge issues of race, color, ethnicity and the impacts they have on students, faculty and staff members with the aim of create a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. From admitting the six pioneers who were the first African-American students to attend law school in the South without a court order to graduating governors, judges, prosecutors and professors who became President of the United States and Secretary of State, Law The school has a rich history and culture. Follow us on @uarklaw.

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