Tim Williams, president of Mesa Contract Inc. announced Chris Echo has achieved ownership status and is now a vested partner in the company. Echo will continue to focus on existing client relations for Exterus Business Furniture, a Mesa Contract Inc. subsidary.Echo has over 14 years of direct commercial experience in the office and furnishings industry. He holds a BA in Business Management from Champlain College.Mesa Contract is a manufacturer of premium ergonomic office accessories and wood desk solutions. Exterus is a supplier of over 100 quality office furniture manufacturers.
Lawrence Walden, age 84 of Harrison, OH passed away Sunday morning, November 27, 2016 in Brookville, IN. Born June 26, 1932 in Elk Valley, TN he was the son of the late Benjamin Franklin Walden & Nellie (Bridges) Walden.Lawrence was a retired teamster who had received the Million Mile Safety Award as an over-the-road truck driver. He loved driving his truck and also loved music. He played banjo in a few bluegrass bands. He was a member of the East Fork Freewill Baptist Church in Guilford, IN.Lawrence is preceded in death by his wife Mary Lucille (Crider) Walden, his son Winfred E. Walden, his sister Gail Bird and all his siblings Howard Phillips, Roby Phillips, Luther Phillips, Ernest Phillips, Earl Phillips, Luthena Scalf & his twin sister Florence Smith. He is survived by his sons Larry Walden (Maria), David Walden (Rhonda) & Ernest Phillip Smith-Walden; his daughters Shirley Baker (Rick), Mary Ann Moore (Ronnie), Kathleen Puckett (Randy) & Donna Schuman (Steve) along with 22 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.Visitation will be Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 5-8pm at Jackman Kercheval Meyers Funeral Home, Harrison, OH. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 10:30am at the funeral home with his son Larry Walden officiating. Burial will immediately follow services in Glen Haven Cemetery.
In an effort to spread awareness on environmental issues and current attempts to address them by talking about the recent climate summit COP21, the Environmental Student Assembly hosted USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Dean Steven Lamy, Shannon Gibson, a professor in international relations, and the USC Schwarzenegger Institute Global Director Bonnie Reiss Thursday afternoon.The talks began with background about COP21 and the concept of global warming as a whole. Held in Paris shortly after the November terrorist attacks, COP21 addressed the issue of climate change and how different countries and communities could reduce carbon emissions. It was the 21st of a series of meetings following the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on climate control and the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. Talks at the summit centered around not letting the average global temperature rise above 1.5 degrees Celsius and countries constructing goals for lowering greenhouse gas emissions.After explaining the purpose of the meeting, the speakers delved into the implications concerning the standards that each country set up in order to decrease carbon emissions.“This is like Weight Watchers, people come in and make promises but the enforcement mechanism is not there,” Lamy said. “There is going to be smaller countries that will be leaders in reducing carbon emissions like Sweden or Norway.”Lamy explained that more skeptical countries like Russia could look to these “leader” countries to mold their policies, reducing emissions yet boosting their economies.Reiss echoed this sentiment by saying the lack of global enforcement to hold these countries accountable poses a challenge for the world.“The problem seems to be that there is no enforcing programs that will make these ‘intended commitments’ come true,” Reiss said. “This issue is still in the hands of nation states. We have not yet decided on a system of global governance.”She followed this up by stating that the consumer has the most power by choosing to support or not support corporations that aren’t environmentally friendly.“Individuals should divest from companies that contribute lots of emissions,” Reiss said.She then transitioned into her talks about how spreading environmental awareness should begin on a microscale. She stated that despite its difficulty, it’s important that the U.S. effectively convey the severity of the issue to its citizens.“In a country like the United States, anything complicated is avoided,” Reiss said. “We need to communicate in a way that is more relevant to people and voters.”Gibson added to this argument by stating that students should be critical consumers, buying products based on background research and figuring out how much of an impact it actually makes on the environment. She talked about how green symbols on many big company products are actually industry markings that have low standards and mean next to nothing.Reiss brought it back to the USC students by urging the those in attendance to be smart consumers.“The kind of transition it’s going to take for a low-carbon system is going to be huge,” Reiss said. “But it begins with your generation — you guys.”
DENVER >> With the games becoming unwatchable, Lakers fans have played a new parlor game. For the past two years, they have calculated the likelihood the Lakers will strike it rich in the NBA draft lottery in May. With the Lakers nursing a 4-23 record entering Tuesday’s game in Denver (11-16), all eyes have focused on LSU freshman Ben Simmons, a 6-foot-10 versatile forward who has averaged 18.7 points, 13.9 rebounds and 5.8 assists. “He’s a fantastic player,” Lakers guard Kobe Bryant said on Monday in an NBA-sanctioned conference call with international media. “He obviously has a tremendous amount of potential.”The Lakers currently have a 19.9 percent chance at the top pick by virtue of having the NBA’s second-worst record. But Bryant’s question marks have less to do with the Lakers’ draft odds and more to do with Simmons’ DNA. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Bryant argued that will happen.“The Lakers will continue to represent what they’ve always represented. That is excellence,” Bryant said, referring to the franchise’s 16 NBA championships. “Magic (Johnson) represented that. I happen to represent that. The next player will represent that as well. I don’t see that changing much at all. We all go through rebuilding and things of that nature. But the core of the organization and franchise will always be the same, which is winning.” RankingBryant ranked the top five toughest teams he has played: San Antonio and Sacramento in the NBA playoffs, Boston in the Lakers’ 2008 Finals loss, Detroit in the Lakers’ 2004 Finals loss and the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls teams. Bryant listed Hakeem Olajuwon, Jordan, Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Clyde Drexler as the toughest opponents he faced.“(Ranking) players is a little tougher for me,” said Bryant, who also mentioned Gary Payton and Anfernee Hardaway. “I came in the league when there were still so many great players.”Circle the dateBryant on playing in Boston on Dec. 30 for the last time in his career: “That’s always been one of my favorite places to play. The fans are so knowledgeable about the game and there’s so much history … To go there one last time to play and be in that city one more time, it’s going to be a beautiful, beautiful moment.” “It’s just a matter of what he wants to take on,” Bryant said. “Do you have the attitude that winning championships is your only mission and your only goal? If you don’t win a championship, the season is a failure. If you have that attitude, the city will absolutely love you and you’ll get this team back to playing and winning at a level that it’s accustomed to.”Bryant then elaborated. “The key is loving what you do,” Bryant said. “If you love getting ready, you love training and you love preparing just as much as you love the end result of winning even more so the end result of winning, then you know you have something truly, truly special.”Bryant also zeroed in on the Lakers’ front office. “Make smart decisions and make smart choices,” said Bryant, whose retirement will allow the Lakers to sign two free agents to a max contract. “We have to get talent, make smart decisions and smart trades with free agent acquisitions.”
A California couple has been arrested after authorities say the couple allegedly strangled their newborn baby.According to the Oxnard Police, they were called to St. John’s Medical Center Friday due to the report of an infant who was brought in with suspicious injuries. Doctors found that the infant was unconscious and attempted to resuscitate the infant, however, he later died of his injuries.During the investigation, authorities found that the infant’s mother 20-year-old Andrea Torralba and her boyfriend, 21-year-old David Villa did not want the child so they decided to strangle him.Both has since been arrested on a felony charge of assault on a child by means of force resulting in the child’s death.Villa’s bail has been set at $5,000,000 while Torralba’s bail has been set at $1,000,000.
Submitted by Town and Country RoofingDeanna Wall of Olympia has been named as winner of a new roof in TOWN & COUNTRY ROOFING’s No Roof Left BehindTM initiative.No Roof Left Behind is a nationwide program that gives folks in the community a way to help their good neighbors that have fallen on hard times. The No Roof Left Behind program provides a local contractor the framework to provide a new roof at no cost to a deserving homeowner in need. Town & Country Roofing was the first in Washington State to join this program.DeeAnna is single, full-time working mother of two children. After hard work she managed to become a homeowner. DeeAnna mentions, “I am very thankful that my family has a place to be together and a place called home .” However, soon after moving in the roof started to have problems and being a single mother, being able to afford a new roof wasn’t a possibility.After hearing the news she had received the most votes and won the new roof giveaway, DeeAnna exclaimed, “We are so excited to have won! It is often hard to reach out and ask for help and I am so happy we did. Through the voting process I was continuously amazed and honored by the amount of support we received through votes and the loving comments that were left by family, friends, and community members. We won because each and every one of you. We are beyond thankful! We also want to say thank you to Town and Country Roofing as well as the No Roof Left Behind Program for the unbelievable gift that my family is so lucky to be receiving.”For more information about Town & Country Roofing, their No Roof Left Behind program and interviews with Ron Shincke, please call 360-704-7663 or visitwww.townandcountryroofingwa.com Facebook6Tweet0Pin0
Image Courtesy: Instagram(@irfanpathan_official)/APAdvertisement 2gNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsfn79Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3rc2v( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) zxmWould you ever consider trying this?😱aflm8Can your students do this? 🌚4v1Roller skating! Powered by Firework The novel Coronavirus, originating from China, has spread its wings into other countries around the globe, and have caused serious havoc, especially in Italy and Iran. The COVID-19 has now finally made its way into India, and to counter the contamination of the virus in the humongous population, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already announced a ‘janata Curfew’ which is on today. WHO, and several celebrities on social media have come forward to advise the population on how to counter the spread of the virus, and the latest words come from none other than Irfan Pathan.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Instagram(@irfanpathan_official)/APAccording to ICMR, there have seen 315 positive cases of Coronavirus in India as of today, and already there have been six deaths. In the worrying situation, the former Team India stalwart has gone hand in hand with several other sportspersons of the country.As the country is going into lockdown and people are self-isolated and quarantined in their own homes, Irfan Pathan uploaded a video on his official Instagram account yesterday, addressing the Indian public on some valuable counsel and guidelines on how to tackle further spread of the virus.Advertisement Irfan captioned the advisory clip with:“Don’t be scared of the #corona virus but be vigilant. Take care of the sanitation. But importantly have a right attitude towards yourself and others #care.”Check it out here-Advertisement “Hello, India. Everyone is currently in panic mode and afraid due to the novel coronavirus but you don’t need to be,” Irfan started the video off with a hopeful message.The former all rounder continued about personal hygiene and some necessary dietary changes, which can help in the long run.“Wash your hands properly and try to wash dirts under your nails with soap and running water, also drink a lot of water and eat a lot of fruits to help your body build a strong immune system which can fight the Coronavirus.”Although there have seen strict guidelines from WHO themselves and the Govt of India to avoid public gatherings, the irresponsible lot are still continuing with the ceremonies in the current state of emergency, and Irfan didn’t forget to empathise on that vary topic.“We need to slightly change our attitude. I was sitting at my home yesterday and I heard trumpets blowing in a marriage procession and when I looked many people have gathered to celebrate, I know that marriage dates might have been pre-decided but now that you know the severity of the situation don’t gather in public.” the 35 year old added.“Please follow government instructions now that you know coronavirus can spread, it depends on our attitude.” Irfan concluded.Also read-Another Juventus superstar and Cristiano Ronaldo teammate tests positive for Covid-19COVID-19: NBA Launches NBA Together Initiative in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic Advertisement