Program – Midi Locator Mon, 26 Sep 2022 11:18:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Program – Midi Locator 32 32 The program offers busy adults a life-changing opportunity Mon, 26 Sep 2022 11:18:26 +0000

Sarah Lee has worked at Walmart for over five years. The high school graduate never considered advancing her career because fear held her back. Then in July 2021, Walmart announced that it pay 100% of the tuition and books for the training and career development of its American associates.

Lee decided to try his luck. She enrolled in University College Denver’s 12-week Frontline Manager Leadership Program (FMLP), a decision that changed her life.

The University College is a partner of guild education, a career opportunities platform that enables forward-thinking employers to invest in their employees by unlocking life-changing opportunities for personal and professional growth through education and learning programs, skills development career and individual coaching.

Guild and its corporate partners saw a need for leadership development among front line managers in a range of industries: retail, hospitality and fast casual. Guild approached University College to develop an innovative leadership program for these aspiring and current managers, and in September 2021 the first FMLP cohort was launched.

Lee was misplaced when she signed up for the program. She was separated from her husband and her mother was hospitalized with COVID-19. She called it a “very dark time” and was reluctant to apply, but her father encouraged her to pursue. When her acceptance letter arrived shortly after her application, “I knew it was a sign,” she says.

According to FMLP program director Greg Lorenz, University College makes enrollment accessible through a simple application process. There are no prior education requirements to participate in the program.

“Our students really have a variety of formal educational experiences. Some positive, some less than positive,” says Lorenz. “One of the benefits of the program is that we can build their confidence and help transform their thinking.”

The program is offered four times a year to employees of select Guild partner companies, such as Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Kohls and Macy’s, and attracts 325 students each term. Students reside in all 50 states and attend online classes and a weekly live session via Zoom.

Most students in the program are in or aspire to be in leadership or management positions, Lorenz says. This work experience brings the teaching materials to life.

“Students bring everyday scenarios into everyday classroom situations and then connect the concepts and what they learn in the classroom to what they experience,” he says.

Course rosters often include students from the same organization – although they may be from different departments and different locations – so they have peer support and can network within the course.

“They speak the same organizational language, they know the culture and they know the promotion process. They help each other,” says Lorenz.

Assistant instructors – called faculty coaches – teach a class of 18 students and mentor these students during the course and after it ends. Students participate in five one-on-one leadership coaching sessions each term, plus three additional sessions after course completion.

Leadership coaching sessions are designed to help students apply and relate the concepts of the program to everyday life – developing confidence with public speaking or resolving work-related conflict, for example.

“It’s a very intentional conversation to help students grow, and that’s really where…the transformation happens,” says Lorenz.

Lee felt supported by her coach throughout her training. When her mother passed away shortly before class began, the grief and pain was so intense that Lee doubted she could continue.

“I had no one to cheer me on except my coach. She inspired me to keep going and was so positive and powerful with her words, she really inspired me,” Lee says.

Many FMLP faculty coaches are experienced executive or professional coaches. As a group, they help each other and have their own brainstorming sessions, according to Lorenz. “It’s a very stimulating and supportive community.”

University College offers career-focused content for busy adults, including undergraduate and graduate certificates and diplomas, non-credit professional development courses through the Center for Professional Development, and short courses for love of learning through the enrichment program and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. FMLP students can continue their leadership development by applying their FMLP credits to the Leading Teams undergraduate certificate or University College bachelor’s degree program.

“We provide access to a very high quality education that I would say these students probably haven’t had the opportunity, the confidence or the ability to [pursue]says Lorenz of the FMLP program.

According to a recent survey, 93% of students say they intend to continue their education after participating in the frontline management program. Sarah Lee does just that. She is now in college pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

“If anyone thinks they can’t go back to school because they’re scared, I’m here to tell you that you get it! Through trials and tribulations, there is light at the end. Don’t give up on your dreams,” Lee says.

Pimentel seeks clarification on ‘massive’ increase in DepEd voucher program – Manila Bulletin Sat, 24 Sep 2022 06:33:00 +0000

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III has sought clarification from the Department of Education (DepEd) on the huge increase in its budget for its voucher program.

In a statement released Saturday, September 24, Pimentel said it wanted assurances that the cash grants would go to the program’s intended beneficiaries.

“This voucher program administered by the Ministry of Education has exploded exponentially to reach 39.326 billion pesos under the 2023 national expenditure program, compared to only 16.534 billion pesos this year,” Pimentel said.

“Why has it more than doubled? What is the guarantee that the budget will go to the intended beneficiaries? asked Pimentelle.

Pimentel noted that the budget for the private high school voucher program (SHS voucher program) was only 13.692 billion pesos in 2021, 23.93 billion pesos in 2020 and 18.756 billion pesos in 2019.

He said the DepEd’s SHS voucher scheme was among the items in the budget that had grown the most.

“I’m not saying I’m against it or it’s abnormal. But I wanted to be clarified because it’s such a huge increase that the review should not be ignored. We are given the task of being the Chief Tax Officer of the Senate and it will be a great disservice to the Filipino people if we don’t bring this to the attention of the relevant agency,” Pimentel said.

In the 2021 Commission on Audit (COA) report, the SHS voucher scheme benefited 1,107,083 students, below the DepEd target of 1,417,613, he noted.

Despite the huge increase, Pimentel noticed that the target beneficiaries for 2023 will even decrease to 1.132 million from 1.383 million this year.

The DepEd is led by Vice President Sara Duterte.

Pimentel also demanded DepEd’s explanation of a very expensive “subscription expense” in its budget amounting to 2.563 billion pesos in 2023 compared to only 24.68 million pesos in 2022 and 26 million pesos in 2021.

“This is yet another huge increase that should be accounted for by DepEd,” the Senate chief tax officer said.

Under proposed spending of 5.268 trillion pesos for 2023, DepEd is expected to receive 709 billion pesos, Pimentel noted.



City seeks proposals for child care program Thu, 22 Sep 2022 15:13:30 +0000

City seeks proposals for child care program

Brian Coddington, Director of Communications, 509.625.6740

Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 8:13 a.m.

The city is seeking proposals from qualified organizations that have experience providing funding to child care centers within Spokane city limits to administer federal pandemic relief funding.

The funds are intended to help childcare providers find staff and help service users offset costs when they return to work. Funding will be awarded through a public Request for Proposals process which requires the submission, review and evaluation of application materials for alignment with eligibility criteria and competitiveness through the online portal from the city. Information about each of the funding opportunities, including the application process, is available at Response deadlines for submissions are October 5, 2022.

“Through conversations with the community, it has been determined that discretionary staffing expenditures associated with a per-child subsidy program for child care to help new working parents return to the workplace are a critical need for our community,” said Michelle Murray, Accounting Manager, who manages the proposal process.

Childcare: Open to public and private not-for-profit, private-for-profit, and governmental entities within the city of Spokane who have experience administering funds to be awarded to child care providers for two separate programs to provide retention/signing bonuses for staff and a time-limited grant for newly hired Townspeople.

The portal on the City’s website guides applicants through the eligibility criteria and documentation required to submit a proposal.

Rehabilitation program helps ex-criminals unlock their potential with computers Tue, 20 Sep 2022 22:56:26 +0000

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – As Memphians struggle to come to terms with the tragic events surrounding the death of Eliza Fletcher and a shooting, there has been much talk about the early release program or the need to overhaul the parole system.

But there are programs for convicted felons who have found a way to save lives and protect the community.

Memphian Adrian Delk, 34, admits he had a troubled background and never thought his time behind bars at Hardeman County Correctional Facility would lead him to say jail was his savior .

“In 2013, I was charged with aggravated assault and solicitation of first degree murder,” he said.

Delk says it wasn’t until he was paroled in 2019 that he found an organization in Memphis called Persevere, a nonprofit committed to teaching men and women formerly behind bars a way to unleash their potential through the language of computers.

“So you can build pretty much any website, any app, any interface that deals with user interactions,” Delk said.

Adrian Delk’s story is one of determination.

“It took me seven hearings to get a felony release and I’ve been willing to do something productive with my life from the day I walked out of that barbed wire,” he said.

But he knows the stigma that comes with being a criminal on parole, and like everyone else, he’s heard the outcry over the murder of Eliza Fletcher and her killer, Cleotha Abston-Henderson.

Delk said Abston-Henderson was also housed in Hardeman County and Delk remembers seeing him on occasion.

He also said Abston-Henderson’s actions don’t speak for every person who has been paroled or released.

“And a lot of these guys and women have been paroled and are doing well in life,” Delk said.

Public Consultations Invited on Puget Sound Regional Council’s Proposed Transportation Improvement Program Sun, 18 Sep 2022 22:57:49 +0000

The Puget Sound Regional Council is encouraging public comment on a proposed $5.4 billion regional transportation improvement program that shows projects moving forward in the central Puget Sound region through 2026, supported by state, federal, regional and local funds. The draft TIP represents over $34 billion in total transportation investment upon project completion.

The public comment period will run from now until October 27th.

A full list of projects and more detailed information is available online at psrc.orgincluding a equity analysis and one internet card with information about each project. You can view projects by location, along with other data such as the location of regional centers, demographics, and other information.

A summary of the comments received to date will be provided at the October 13 meeting of the Transport Policy Council, when the final regional TIP 2023-2026 is expected to be recommended for approval by the Executive Council. The PSRC board is expected to approve the final 2023-2026 transport improvement program on October 27.

How to comment:

The PSRC develops policy and coordinates decisions regarding regional growth, transportation and economic development planning in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The council is made up of more than 80 entities, including the four counties, cities and towns, ports, state and local transit agencies, and tribal governments in the region.

Governor Wolf and First Lady Announce $2 Million Program to Support Successful Reintegration of Women Fri, 16 Sep 2022 15:16:49 +0000

Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf today announced the opening of an all-new $2 million Women’s Rehabilitation Services Initiative program aimed at giving women the best possible opportunity to succeed in their transition into their community after their incarceration.

“Over 70% of women incarcerated in Pennsylvania prisons are mothers. And when they reenter society, they face the daily struggles of every mother – to balance work, family and life – combined with the reality of integrating into a society that will immediately slap them for their past mistakes,” said the governor. . Wolf. “We see these women, we see their struggle as they stretch to make ends meet, let alone thrive.

“I am grateful to Frances for her dedication to advocating for this funding to happen. Thank you, Frances, for bringing this need to light and bringing this program to life for women in Pennsylvania.

First Lady Wolf secured $2 million for the Women’s Reintegration Services Initiative in Governor Wolf’s final budget. The program is administered by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD).

“In my past, I served on the board of a women’s transition house in York County, where we stood up for residents as they demanded their lives back to school. It was there that I was introduced to the challenges women returnees face and the importance of community organizations around them,” First Lady Wolf said. “I am proud to announce the launch of the Women’s Rehabilitation Services Initiative, a grantmaking program designed to support nonprofit organizations on the front lines of this work. It is more important than helping women find housing, employment or childcare; it is about restoring dignity.

Funding is available for nonprofit organizations in Pennsylvania that support women to give them the best opportunity to successfully transition to their community and reduce recidivism. Reduced recidivism supports stabilized lives for returning women and their families, reduced costs associated with repeated contact with the local criminal justice system, and safer communities.

Grants of up to $100,000 are available for organizations that will provide holistic reintegration support services to women in Pennsylvania. Eligible projects include the provision of supportive housing, workforce development and employment assistance services, employment readiness support services, access to child care transportation assistance, health care, mental health care, peer support and mentoring, and access to family reunification services. The deadline to apply is October 25, 2022.

Governor Wolf made groundbreaking reforms to Pennsylvania’s criminal justice system during his eight years in office. With a second chance and support to succeed, Pennsylvanians reentering society can improve their economic circumstances and work to benefit their local communities.

Governor Wolf served two terms as a constantly working leader for the people of Pennsylvania. Find out how his priorities for Pennsylvania fueled the return of the Commonwealth, leaving Pennsylvania in a much better place than when he arrived.

Introducing Crown Aesthetics International Educational Program for SkinPen® Precision Customers Wed, 14 Sep 2022 06:30:00 +0000

Crown Aesthetics reinforces its commitment to customer education and training

DALLAS, September 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Crown Aesthetics (“Crown”), a division of Crown Laboratories, Inc., today announced that its UK and Ireland (“UKI”) team will now offer all Ireland SkinPen Precision customers have the opportunity to receive internationally recognized Continuing Professional Development (“CPD”) accreditation.

At the end of our Crown Educational Learning programme, all UK SkinPen customers of Crown and Ireland direct markets will receive CPD education points which will go towards their own self-development learning. This is the first CPD opportunity for aesthetic microneedling practices in these countries.

Crown’s SkinPen Precision self-paced training program includes 3 hours of online pre-learning modules and a 6-hour academy, virtual seminar, live seminar or in-clinic masterclass. The comprehensive Masterclass is interactive and aims to educate on the versatility and effectiveness of microneedling using SkinPen Precision in accordance with FDA and CE guidelines. Program content includes skin anatomy, diagnosis and wound healing responses, mechanism of action, clinical studies, FDA and CE approved protocols, contraindications and precautions, creating satisfied patients and adjustment of treatment.

Crown Aesthetics is built on three fundamental pillars: technology, education and customer service. Crown guarantees that SkinPen meets or exceeds all industry standards for efficacy and safety. Because we are very proud of our technology, it is essential that our aesthetic practices do the same. Because our customers continually seek to improve their skills and techniques, we are committed to providing them with opportunities to stay current with our latest innovations and to hone their skills. By investing in accredited CPD training to help our practices deliver our first micro-needling treatment to their patients, we are giving our practice partners a competitive advantage in growing their SkinPen patient base.

“Crown Aesthetics delivers on its commitment to its partner clinics by helping them succeed with our technologies,” said Angela Wilson McDonald, Senior Director of Global Education for Crown Aesthetics. “Through education and support, we help them achieve the highest level of safety and effectiveness for their patients. This is the foundation Crown Aesthetics was founded on in 2013 and has allowed us to emerge as a global leader in the skin reshaping market with SkinPen Precision.”

About Crown Aesthetics
Crown Aesthetics, the premier medical aesthetics company, is dedicated to helping leading practices around the world grow their business. We do this by providing dramatic results in rejuvenation and restoration. Our minimally invasive innovations – SkinPen®, the first FDA-approved micro-needling device; MicroPen EVO™, ProGen PRP™ Advantage and Eclipse PRP® platelet-rich plasma (PRP) systems, VOTESSE™, a hair health system; and the Skinfuse® post-microneedling protocol – act as “gateway” products that drive new, highly satisfied patients into practices. Situated at Dallas, TX, Crown Aesthetics sets the industry standard for efficacy, safety and innovation. As a result, our clients consistently provide the best aesthetic care in the industry. For more information, please visit

About Crown Laboratories, Inc.
Crown, a fully integrated, privately owned, global skincare company, is committed to developing and delivering a diverse portfolio of aesthetic, premium and therapeutic skincare products that enhance the quality of life of its consumers while throughout their skincare journey. An innovative company focused on the science of skin for life, Crown’s unwavering pursuit to deliver therapeutic excellence and improved patient outcomes is why it has become a leader in dermatology and aesthetics. Crown has been on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies for nine years and has expanded its distribution to more than 41 countries. For more information, visit

SOURCECrown Laboratories, Inc.

]]> Techstars Relaunches Los Angeles Healthcare Acceleration Program Mon, 12 Sep 2022 07:05:18 +0000

Techstars Central, a Boulder, Colorado-based global platform that provides access to capital, mentorship and programming for startup entrepreneurs, is rebooting a healthcare-focused accelerator in Los Angeles.

The company announced Sept. 6 that it is now accepting applications for the first cohort of 12 healthcare companies that will begin a 13-week program in March.
“Techstars has deep experience and an outstanding track record in investing in healthcare, particularly in Los Angeles,” said Matt Kozlov, general manager of the Techstars Healthcare Los Angeles program, in the announcement.

Techstars is a global platform that provides investment and innovation, helping tech entrepreneurs and their teams connect with other startup leaders, mentors, accelerator alumni, investors and corporate partners – all to help their business grow. Locally, according to the announcement, nearly 200 companies have completed a Techstars program in Los Angeles and raised more than $1.4 billion.

Currently, Techstars operates three programs locally: Techstars Los Angeles (in partnership with New York-based JP Morgan Chase & Co.); Techstars Music; and the Techstars space.
Techstars previously co-sponsored a healthcare-focused program in Los Angeles with the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, which is part of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center campus in Beverly Grove/West Hollywood.

UnitedHealthcare, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group Inc., based in Minnetonka, Minn., was also a sponsoring partner.
The consortium program has led seven cohorts of healthcare start-ups and co-invested in more than 70 companies. But this collaboration ended at the time of the pandemic.

Cedars maintained its accelerator program, while Techstars onboarded healthcare entrepreneurs into its main Los Angeles accelerator program, which is now located in Culver City.

With last week’s announcement, Techstars is once again collaborating with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UnitedHealthcare and has added two sponsors: Canton, Massachusetts-based health insurer Point32Health and Irvine-based UCI Health.

Under the 13-week program launching next March in Los Angeles, participating companies will receive capital, mentorship and instruction from the global Techstars network and the US healthcare and health technology ecosystem.
The application deadline is November 30.

OSU Golf participates in Folds Of Honor program for second season – Ohio State Buckeyes Sat, 10 Sep 2022 14:06:09 +0000

Honor Folds Military Tribute Program

Columbus, Ohio –The Ohio State men’s and women’s golf teams will once again participate in the Folds of Honor military tribute program this season by carrying golf bags honoring two fallen soldiers to each tournament throughout the year. throughout the season. At the end of the Spring 2023 season, Folds of Honor golf bags will be auctioned off to raise money for the Folds of Honor, an organization that provides scholarships to family members of soldiers who are killed or critically wounded in battle. Its mission is “to honor their sacrifice. Educate their heritage. Since 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded 35,000 scholarships. Last year (2021-22) alone, 6,500 scholarships were awarded.

Army Maj. Michael J. Donahue, 41, was a father of three with his wife Sherri. He will be honored this year by the Ohio State Women’s Golf Team.

Army Master Sgt. Jeffrey J. Rieck, 45, was the father of a son. The men’s team will carry a bag in his honor.

Rieck was affected along with two others who were honored on Ohio State golf teams during the 2021-22 season. With Capt. Nicholas J. Rozanski, 36, of Dublin, Ohio, and Master Sgt. Shawn T. Hannon, 44, of Grove City, Ohio, Rieck was assigned to 1st Battalion, 148e Regiment, 37e Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Ohio National Guard, Walbridge, Ohio. They died on April 4, 2012, in Maymamah, Faryab Province, Afghanistan, from wounds caused by an improvised explosive device carried by a suicide vehicle.

Donahue, a paratrooper, was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He died on September 16, 2014 in Kabul, Afghanistan from wounds sustained in an enemy attack.

Lisa Strom, head coach of the Ohio State women’s team, said the Buckeyes are honored to be part of the Folds of Honor program.

“It is truly an honor and a privilege to carry a golf bag in remembrance of the sacrifice of Army Maj. Michael J. Donahue and Army Master Sgt. Jeffrey J. Rieck,” Strom said. “The Folds of Honor Military Tribute Program is woven into the fabric of our golf program at Ohio State, and each year carrying a golf bag in honor of a fallen soldier reminds us that freedom is not free.”

“The Folds of Honor Military Tribute program is well aligned with our team culture, as well as the core values ​​of Ohio State athletics,” said the men’s team head coach. Jay Mosley. “The men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation’s freedoms are truly remarkable. Carrying golf bags honoring Army Maj. Michael J. Donahue and Army Master Sgt. Jeffrey J. Rieck will be a memorable experience for our athletes to proudly carry a bag each week in honor of these men and all who bravely fought for our freedoms. In addition to the impact of this program on our athletes, we can share this story all season long and publicize the great work the Honor Folds do for our wounded warriors.

“As a sign of respect, our Folds of Honor bag is always the last bag loaded in the van and the first bag unloaded when traveling to tournaments,” Strom said. “The person chosen to carry the Folds of Honor bag varies, but generally includes selecting a player who models our soldier’s leadership and personality traits.”

The Ohio State Women’s Golf Team Opens the Fall Season Sept. 12-13 at the Dick McGuire/Branch Law Firm Event at the University of New Mexico Championship Golf Course in Albuquerque . Lauren Peter to Carry Folds of Honor Bag at First Team Event; she was chosen by her teammates for her communication, her leadership and her encouragement. JonErik Alford carried the Folds of Honor bag at the men’s season opener event earlier this week.



CALGARY, ALBERTA, Sept. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Marksmen Energy Inc. (“snipers“or the”Company”) (TSXV:MAH) is pleased to announce the following update to its drill program:

Portage County, Ohio – Marksmen and its working partner, PEP Drilling LLC (“DYNAMISM”), successfully completed the Clinton Sandstone zone of the Reese #1 well. Marksmen managed the recompletion project and will pay 100% of the capital costs to gain an 80% working interest. The well was completed on or below budget.

All surface equipment, including a natural gas sales line, production tanks and pumping jack, is now fully operational. The well is producing and performing as expected. Previously injected completion water is currently being pumped out of the formation. As this water is removed, the production of natural gas and oil begins to increase. It is too early to predict the stabilization of daily natural gas and oil volumes, but the Company is satisfied with the first indications.

Pickaway County, Ohio – Marksmen, as part of its ongoing agreement with its long-term partner, Houghton Investments LLC (“Houghton”) is drilling four more Cambrian Knox compensation wells, back to back.

The Holbrook Davis #1 well was sunk on August 25, 2022 and the well was drilled to total depth on September 2, 2022. The well has been logged and a preliminary technical analysis and comparison with the Davis Holbrook #1 and Davis wells Holbrook #2 indicates that the pay zones on the logs appear to be at similar depths and thicknesses. There were hydrocarbon shows while drilling. A service rig is scheduled for September 13, 2022, when the well will be perforated, acidified, and then swabbed. The well is expected to be connected to the company’s existing battery and water injection facility and is expected to come on stream on or about September 16, 2022.

The Holbrook Davis #2 well was sunk on September 7, 2022 and is expected to reach total depth on or about September 14, 2022. The well will then be logged and cased, and is expected to be completed immediately upon swabbing the Holbrook Davis well n ° 1, then put into production no later than September 23, 2022.

The Davis Holbrook #1 and #2 wells were paid for in less than four months. The Davis Holbrook #1 well was drilled in 2016 and has produced over 70,500 gross barrels to date.

For further information regarding this press release, please contact Archie Nesbitt, Director and CEO of the company at (403) 265-7270 or email

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

This press release may contain certain forward-looking information and statements, including, without limitation, statements relating to drilling, testing and production of wells. All statements included herein, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking information and such information involves various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. A description of the assumptions used to prepare this forward-looking information and a description of the risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking information can be found in Marksmen’s disclosure documents on the SEDAR website at address Marksmen does not undertake to update forward-looking information except in accordance with applicable securities laws.