A gathering of family and friends for a time of reflection will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Friday, April 13, 2012 at Broussard’s Mortuary, 505 12th Street in Nederland with a rosary to be recited at 6:00 P.M. at Broussard’s. Honoring Mike as pallbearers are 6 of his golfing buddies, Bert Miller, Terry Duhon, Kenneth Duhon, John Guidry, Boogie Edgerly and J. K. Petteway. Sally, Chad, Michelle and all of the Courville family wish to extend their sincerest of thanks to Cathy, Fatima and all of the staff of Harbor Hospice for the loving care extended to Mike during his final days. Michael David Courville, 68, of Nederland,passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012 at his home with his family by his side after an illness. Mike was born on January 26, 1944 in Port Arthur, Texas to his parents, John Preston Courville, Sr. and Margaret Helen (Schexnayder) Courville. Mike worked as a postal carrier for the United States Postal Service, he was a member of St. Theresa the Little Flower of Jesus Catholic Church in Port Acres, and he was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St Christopher Council #3195 in Port Acres. Mike will be remembered as a kind, easy going kind of man who enjoyed playing golf, going fishing, gambling “out of state,” and spending time with his family. Mike is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, John Preston Courville, Jr. Those who will most cherish his memory are his beloved and devoted wife, Sally Courville of Nederland; his son, Chad Courville and his wife, Joanna of Port Neches; his daughter, Michelle Marley and her husband, Shawn of Nederland; his sister, Helen Christy of LaPlace, Louisiana; his six grandchildren, David Courville, Kenneth Courville, Steven Courville, Meagan Marley, Kaitlyn Marley and Brendan Marley. Mike is also survived by numerous members of his extended family. Services to honor his life will be in a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 P.M. Noon on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at St. Theresa the Little Flower of Jesus Catholic Church, 6412 Garnet Avenue, in Port Acres. Father Rejimon E. George, CMI will be the celebrant. Cremation and service arrangements are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Mike to St. Theresa the Little Flower of Jesus Catholic Church and/or the Knights of Columbus, St. Christopher Council #3195, 6455 Garnet Avenue, Port Arthur, Texas 77640-1307. Mike has now gone on to meet his Savior and will now enjoy the golf courses of heaven. Keep them long and straight Mike, may the beauty of the greens go on forever. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com
Mercedes Barbosa, 93, of Beaumont, formerly of Port Arthur, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Melancon’s Funeral Home, Nederland.Michael “Mikey” Richards, 58, of Vidor died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. Broussard’s, McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Services todayCelina Hecker, St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church, Port Arthur, noon. Christy Robbins, 48, of Beaumont, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. Broussard’s, Major Drive, Beaumont.Rita Carol Howell, 80, of Port Neches died Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Levingston Funeral Home, Port Neches. Death noticesSusan Gale Goebel, 53, of Highlands died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. Levingston Funeral Home, Groves.Vicki Lynn Knobloch Kirbow, 59, of Nederland died Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Broussard’s, Nederland.
View Comments Bob Martin (Photos: Emilio Madrid-Kuser for Broadway.com) The Prom Related Shows Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 27:24Loaded: 0.00%00:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently behind liveLIVERemaining Time -27:24 1xPlayback RateChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedEnglishAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window. 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After they bowed, there were confetti cannons and I think it was an extremely funny way to start a show. I miss it a lot.”It was impossible to talk to Martin and not mention his slew of upcoming projects that include The Princess Bride and Millions, and there’s yet another on his horizon. “There is a Drowsy Chaperone sequel in the works,” Martin said. “It’s time to put in on stage again. Instead of doing a revival, let’s revisit the Man [in Chair] 13 years later and play another show.” As for who will appear in the sequel, Martin has high hopes. “We’ve already talked to Beth Leavel about it. I’ve had three shows on Broadway, and she’s appeared in each of them.”Be sure to catch The Prom, now playing at the Longacre Theatre.Watch the full #LiveAtFive episode below! Beth Leavel and Brooks Ashmanskas in The Prom (Photo: Deen van Meer) The new musical boasts an A-list Broadway cast including Tony nominees Brooks Ashmanskas, Beth Leavel and Caitlin Kinnunen. To Martin, one of the best parts about the creative process was collaborating with the show’s stars. “We got to work with the greatest comedians on Broadway and tailor the roles to them. From the very beginning they were at the table with us,” Martin said. “They’re all pros. It was very lab-like. We would write versions of the scenes and work with the actors and see what sticks. It all comes down to rhythm.”With The Prom having such a relatable story that was seemingly ripped from the headlines, there was a lot of material that was influenced by personal events. “There’s all kind of references. There’s reference to the Drama Desk and the Tony Awards. Musically, there’s a lot of references to [Stephen] Sondheim and [Stephen] Schwartz,” Martin said. “When a bad review is read aloud that was a real incident. I went to the opening night party of a show and I walked up to the producer and congratulated him and he said they were closing in seven days. We’ve all had horrible things said about us in the press, so it was fun to go there. Was this a smart idea starting our show with a bad review from The Times? I think It all worked out.” Scribe Bob Martin made his Broadway debut in 2006 starring, and writing the Tony-winning book, for The Drowsy Chaperone. The Tony winner is once again a nominee, this time for co-writing (with Chad Beguelin) the book of The Prom, which earned seven Tony nominations including Best Musical. “Of course, we’re thrilled,” Martin said to Beth Stevens in a recent interview on Broadway.com’s #LiveAtFive. “It feels so great to see that the last three people at the curtain call have all been nominated. I don’t believe in competition within the arts and comparing two shows that have nothing in common, but we love the fact that The Prom has connected with people in such a big way. 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Vermont Business Magazine Before leaving for the summer recess, the US Senate Thursday night approved legislation championed by Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy (D) to make needed and long overdue reforms to several federal housing programs. The Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law.The Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act was approved unanimously by the House of Representatives in February, and the bill cleared the Senate Thursday night without opposition. Leahy is a cosponsor of the Senate version of the bill. In May he wrote to the leaders(link is external) of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama and Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, urging them to lead the committee’s consideration of this legislation and to advance it to the full Senate for a vote.Leahy, a longtime champion of affordable housing, said: “It is not often that such significant legislation receives such overwhelming support in Congress. After having heard from affordable housing advocates from throughout Vermont and New England, I was proud to cosponsor the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act.”Leahy continued, “There is no doubt of the impact that federal rental assistance programs have in rural states like ours, and these are commonsense reforms to key housing programs that Congress has not reassessed in nearly two decades. Increasing opportunities for extremely low-income families and families experiencing hardship should be a priority in every community, and at every level of government. I am encouraged to see this level of support for affordable housing initiatives and hardworking advocates throughout our country, and I am pleased this legislation will be signed into law.”The new law will make several reforms to Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs, and particularly to the Housing Choice Voucher program, also known as Section 8. The legislation addresses many priorities of the nation’s affordable housing community, including a more streamlined system for administering federally assisted housing programs. These steps will cut costs and allow providers to meet the needs of a more low-income families seeking assistance. The law will also allow housing agencies to use project-based vouchers for individuals and families who may be homeless, encouraging greater income growth and economic mobility among assisted families. The law also will support communities that seek to make needed repairs to aging public housing stock to improve the quality of life for current and future residents.Erhard Mahnke, coordinator of the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition, said: “I am absolutely thrilled that the Senate has overcome partisan differences to pass this common sense bill.” He added: “These reforms provide Vermont new tools to reduce homelessness, preserve affordable housing, and increase self-sufficiency for low-income Vermonters. Our deepest thanks go to Senator Leahy for his leadership in helping to make this happen!”The bill now set to become law was strongly supported by the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition and the Vermont State Housing Authority. It is also endorsed by a broad coalition of national organizations, including the National Low Income Housing Coalition, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the Housing Assistance Council, the National Council of State Housing Agencies, the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Organizations, the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association, and the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights also strongly supports the legislation, as does the National Association of Realtors.Source: WASHINGTON (FRIDAY, July 15, 2016)
by. Katie AlbertiIf you want to implement change within your organization, it starts with mastering the art of enchantment.Why enchantment?According to Guy Kawasaki, former chief software evangelist for Apple, mastering the art of enchantment opens the door for your peers to embrace change.During his keynote address at AIIM14, Kawasaki presented attendees with the top 10 ways they could drive change, much like Apple has done in the technology space.1. Achieve likeability – In order to for anyone to value your ideas, you must be a likeable person. Learn to accept others for who they are and ask yourself how you can make a difference in their lives.2. Achieve trustworthiness – “The onus is upon you to trust others before they can trust you,” Kawasaki explained. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
On the Move Lisa Smith Bedwell has formed Smith Bedwell Family Law, P.A., in Orlando. The firm focuses on family appellate matters as well as litigation and mediation services. Brenda J. Newman and Brian D. Stokes have become partners of AWTS, P.A., in Orlando. Newman focuses on complex litigation involving catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, property damage, premises liability, commercial, construction litigation, legal and medical malpractice. Stokes focuses on the defense of medical malpractice and personal injury claims and also has extensive experience in commercial litigation, premises liability, and commercial transportation insurance. Shannon M. Sheppard has become managing shareholder of Smolker, Bartlett, Schlosser, Loeb & Hinds, which will now be known as Smolker, Bartlett, Loeb, Hinds & Sheppard in Tampa. Sheppard focuses on commercial real estate. The firm, which concentrates on commercial real estate and commercial litigation, has also relocated to 100 N. Tampa Street, Ste. 2050, Tampa 33602. Zachary N. James has been elevated to of counsel with Meland Russin & Budwick in Miami. John Dyro has joined Holland & Knight in Jacksonville as a senior counsel. Dyro focuses on real estate and finance. Slade V. Dukes has joined Integrity Law, P.A., in Jacksonville. His practice will focus on administrative licensure denial and revocation proceedings, Social Security administrative proceedings, wills and probate, estate planning and trusts, family and domestic relations, dependency, guardianship, bankruptcy, and minor criminal matters. Holly Rice has joined Nicole L. Goetz, P.L., in Naples as an associate. Rice focuses on marital and family law. Ricardo Duarte has joined Perlman, Bajandas, Yevoli & Albright in Miami as an associate. Duarte focuses on intellectual property; sports and entertainment law; restaurant and hospitality industry matters; member and partnership disputes; as well as breach of contract matters. Kathryn E. Henthorn was named senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary for Atlantic Coast Bank and Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation. Henthorn will be responsible for all corporate governance and compliance, contracts, vendor management, litigation, and intellectual property. Gail Serota, Karen Lieberman, Eric Hockman, and Anthony Soroka have become partners with Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman in South Florida . Serota focuses on commercial real estate and public/private transactions. Lieberman focuses on a broad range of municipal issues. Hockman focuses on complex business, commercial, municipal/governmental, construction, aviation, and real estate litigation. Soroka provides counsel to local governments, businesses, and community associations. Kevin R. Albaum has joined Clark, Campbell, Lancaster & Munson in Lakeland as an elder law attorney. Heather Cohen Szkaradek has joined McFarlane & Dolan in Coral Springs as an associate. She focuses on insurance defense work. In Law We Trust, P.A., The Law Offices of John DeGirolamo moved to 1207 North Franklin Street, Suite 326, Tampa 33602. The firm continues to practice in the criminal, small business, and employment litigation sectors. Eric S. Golden has been named managing partner of Burr & Forman’s Orlando office. Golden focuses on creditors’ rights and bankruptcy. Gregory Schmitz has joined BakerHostetler in Orlando. Schmitz focuses on labor and employment law. Ricardo M. Luces has joined Roig Lawyers in Miami. Luces focuses on defending insureds in bodily injury cases as well as several national insurance carriers in uninsured motorist cases. Laura Jacobs Donaldson has rejoined MansonBolves in Tampa as a shareholder. She is board certified in city, county, and local government law. Tim Quinlan has become vice president of business and legal affairs for Saban Brands in Los Angeles. Quinlan will focus on Saban Brands’ global consumer products licensing business, along with brand enforcement and new acquisitions. Scott Nyman has opened Nyman IP LLC, an IP boutique law firm in Chicago. Nyman practices primarily in patent, trademark, copyright, and intellectual property law. Matthew Fried has joined Mark E. Fried, P.A., in Miami. Fried will focus on criminal defense work. Jim Thorpe Law in Tampa has become Thorpe & Thorpe, P.A., following the addition of Shaina Thorpe as a shareholder. Jim Thorpe will continue representing clients in personal injury matters, while Shaina Thorpe will focus on labor and employment law. Ivonne Caldwell and Prineet Sharma have opened Sharma Eminent Domain Lawyers located at 7009 Dr. Phillips Boulevard, Suite 130, Orlando 32819. Marcia T. Dunn and Michael P. Dunn have opened Dunn Law, P.A., in Miami. The firm focuses on commercial litigation, corporate and transactional, new ventures, real estate, bankruptcy and insolvency, and creditors’ rights. M. Thérèse (“Terry”) Vento has joined Pérez Art Museum Miami as deputy director for legal and government affairs and its first in-house general counsel. Mark Nieds has joined Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt in Ft. Myers as a member of the intellectual property team. Sean F. Thompson has become a partner with Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock Liberman in Ft. Lauderdale. Thompson focuses on medical malpractice, wrongful death, product liability, nursing home, personal injury, and general negligence litigation. Michael McQuaide has joined Lewis Brisbois in Ft. Lauderdale as a partner in its general liability, insurance coverage, and bad faith litigation practices. John B. Trawick has joined the Pensacola office of McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver, Stern & Thomas. He will focus on civil litigation. Joanna Lardin has joined Posternak Blankstein & Lund in Boston as an associate in the Trust & Estates Department.Partners Walter J. Andrews and Michael J. Mueller have relocated to Hunton & Williams ’ Miami office. They are members of the firm’s insurance coverage and retail and consumer products litigation practices, respectively. W. Doug Martin has become a partner of Dellecker Wilson King McKenna Ruffier & Sos in Orlando. John Thomas Cardillo has been named a partner of Cardillo, Keith & Bonaquist in Naples. Cardillo focuses on wills, trusts, probate, probate litigation, elder law, and general trial practice. Jennifer J. Kennedy joined Abbey Adams Byelick & Mueller in St. Petersburg as an associate. Kennedy practices primarily in the areas of appellate law and insurance coverage. Daniel K. Weidenbruch of Naples has become as partner-in-charge of Roetzel’s associates. Weidenbruch is a board certified real estate attorney. Michelle Gervais has joined Blank Rome in Tampa as a partner in the consumer finance group. Gervais focuses on the representation of large national and international banks, as well as subprime mortgage lenders, in claims relating to residential mortgage loan interests, contested foreclosure and servicing issues, in addition to credit card litigation, leasing, and class action defense cases. Garry Rhoden has joined Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter in Orlando, focusing on catastrophic personal injury and consumer protection, including nursing home neglect and securities and investment fraud. April 15, 2015 On the Move April 15, 2015 On the Move
Staff and families prepare for the Chamisa Elementary School 6th Grade Graduation Parade early Friday evening in White Rock. The group decorate their cars before caravanning through the streets near the school as a send-off to the 6th grade class, who will be moving up to Los Alamos Middle School in the fall. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com The Los Alamos Police Department leads the Chamisa Elementary School 6th Grade Graduation Parade heading down Meadow Lane early Friday evening in White Rock. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com Justin Griffin and family enjoy the festivities. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com Family and graduate in the procession. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com Families decorate their cars in support of their graduate. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com A graduate waves to cheering supporters lining the parade route. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com The Chamisa Mascot participates in the parade together with members of the Los Alamos Hillstompers. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com Parade participants appreciating all the community support. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com
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Offshore WIND staff, April 03, 2014; Image: siemens According to the China Securities Journal, China could set preferential power prices for offshore wind projects this year.With this measure, the country would attract more investors to this industry and speed up its further development.After years of struggle, China granted approval for the three of its first four offshore wind power concession projects in the third quarter of 2013.In July 2009, China set feed-in tariff for onshore wind power which were 0.51, 0.54, 0.58 and 0.61 yuan per kilowatt hour, representing a significant premium comparing to the average rate of 0.34 yuan per kilowatt hour for coal electricity generators.
The transportation of the 24-ton (21.1-tonne) Liebherr LTM 1040 mobile crane to the site was no mean feat.The crane had to be delivered to the research station on pontoons from the landing site located 2 km away; ships may not approach any closer to the island in order to protect the nearby penguin population.The crane was dismantled into parts weighing no more than 8 tons (7.3 tonnes) in order to comply with the pontoon’s weight bearing capacity.Schmidbauer highlighted “the mighty forces of nature” en route. Some of the individual parts of the crane were stored on deck during transportation due to their size and special tarpaulins were used to protect them against the elements.During the test phase, which began in December 2018, the Schmidbauer team lifted loads with the mobile crane on behalf of a neighbouring Chilean research station.Schmidbauer explained: “The crane was rendered winter proof immediately after its successful assembly. Since work cannot be carried out over the Antarctic winter with minus temperatures and strong winds, the crane stood in the garage of the neighbouring Chilean station for the next few months where it could be used for occasional lifting work.”Depending on the weather conditions over the Antarctic summer, the mobile crane will be used for four to six months to move containers and parts of the station before being winter proofed again. This cycle will be repeated two to three times before the upgrade work is completed, Schmidbauer said, adding that the next construction phase is scheduled to start again in November 2019.The German Aerospace Centre (DLR) has been operating an observation station in Antarctica for almost 30 years. Its living and office containers will be expanded over the next two years, while the upgrade of the technical areas of the station is set for completion by 2020.www.schmidbauer-gruppe.de