Waterloo Industries Promotes Two Executives

first_imgWATERLOO, IOWA — Waterloo Industries has announced the promotion of two employees to key executive positions. Gary Marcus has been promoted to vice president, marketing and business development, and Deonna Fritz has been promoted to vice president, new product development. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Waterloo Industries manufactures tool storage products and is an operating unit of consumer products company Fortune Brands, Inc. Marcus joined Waterloo Industries as manager, marketing in August of 1999, and most recently served as director, marketing and business development. In his new role as vice president, marketing and business development, Marcus will be responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities through global market research, analysis and strategic partnerships. He will report to Waterloo Industries President and COO Jerry Heinlen. Fritz began her career with Waterloo Industries in 1987 as an intern. Since then, she has earned several promotions to key marketing positions within the company. Her most recent position was director, sales – Sears Business Group. In her new role as vice president, new product development, Fritz will lead initiatives to identify and develop innovative new products, line extensions and differentiation strategies. Fritz will oversee the Design, Development and Product Management groups and will also report to Heinlen. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

Panic Disorder

first_imgSome health issues cannot be seen, they are the silent sufferings that are felt with the heart and battled with the mind. It could be a stranger, it could be a friend, it could be you. It is me. Last Wednesday, October 10, was World Mental Health Day and in acknowledgement of that day, I am breaking a very personal story to my readers, in hopes it gives strength to others. I suffer from panic disorder.Panic attacks are classified as a mental health disorder. They are not anxiety attacks, which are short lived and onset by a particular stressor. Panic attacks are unprovoked, unpredictable, and can even occur when waking up. Anxiety Disorder is the most common mental health issue in America, affecting 40 million adults (18.1 percent), in that number six million (2.7 percent) have panic disorder (PD). Women, unfortunately, are twice as likely to be affected than men.This is my story.“I am present, I am here, this is real.” This is the mantra I’ve repeated to myself more times than I’d like to admit over the course of my life. I’ve been hiding in the shadows, but now’s the time to step out of the darkness and shine light on the real issue. I struggle with panic attacks nearly every single day. Inhale, exhale. Life’s most basic function has become my biggest burden. Many mornings I wake up afraid to take my next breath, each gasp of air becoming a cognitive chore.When I was seven years old, my mother took me to St. Lucia for our first mother-daughter trip and scheduled my first (and only) scuba diving lesson. Unfamiliar with the breathing techniques while using the air tanks, I panicked. I became faint and fearful I wouldn’t get enough air. As memories fade and blend together, this single moment became an irreversible turning-point in my life. I developed anxiety associated with getting enough oxygen. My life was never the same.Slumber parties, a young girl’s favorite pastime filled with friends, were a dreaded invite. I distinctly remember calling my mother several times from my peers’ houses at odd hours of the night to pick me up. “It’s happening. I’m scared. Can you come get me?” It socially isolated me, “the girl who couldn’t spend the night without her mommy.” I was ashamed.As the months rolled on, so did my emotional triggers. I feared the onset of another attack, thus developing into the classification of panic disorder. Time off from school frightened me, vacation time meant more hours of the day where my mind would wander. I couldn’t be alone with my own thoughts; I needed a distraction. It was all happening so fast. Eventually, any place related to darkness became a call for distress. Then, the worst happened. In a plateau of events, I feared the moment the sun went down, and winter was a chilling reminder that the days were shortened. The darker the hour, the less “alive” the world felt. It became a cycle of isolation.Coming from a family where medication wasn’t the answer, I never sought medical help. This was a mental issue and therefore could be overcome naturally. So, up until I was 17, I had my rituals. Everywhere I went I would map out the nearest hospital and keep relatives’ phone numbers on hand in the event of a full-blown attack. These things provided me comfort, as every moment alive became an opportunity for paralyzing fear to strike. In time, each time, the attacks did dissipate and I never actually had to call an ambulance (though I came close several times). Meanwhile, I continued to travel with family, enjoyed nights out with friends, boyfriends, scholarly awards, and other life milestones. From the outside, I was completely normal. On the inside, I was in a near-constant state of panic, afraid of my own shadow.Upon a life-changing travel opportunity with an educational group, People To People, in 2006, I faced my fear and came back panic free. For over a decade, the attacks dissipated. Then, one cold night in December 2017, I awoke unable to breathe, dizzy, and in a sweat. The symptoms persisted and two weeks later I visited a doctor for the first time regarding my symptoms, to confirm what I was experiencing. I knew it all too well and was in disbelief at its return. To help, she gave me a small dose of Xanax to alleviate the pressure, to remind my body what it was like to be calm. It helped for two days, and a rare occasion since. But I still have most of those pills, on standby in case of a real emergency.Over time, the occurrence has become infrequent but the symptoms are terrifying. Like falling into a black hole, where the gravity continues to pull me in. I’m disconnected, disillusioned from all things I’ve known. I’m no longer real, life feels like another dimension I cannot touch. My chest continues to tighten, unable to get a full breath in. The hairs on my arms begin to stand. I feel faint. I question if I’m dying, so I place my palm in front of my lips to check if air is coming out. It is. Stand up, walk around, take a drive, call someone, anything to remind myself that I am connected to what’s around me. Every moment in it has become an irrational moment of fear.I am not a victim. My attacks do not define my life, they merely become moments of an additional breath. I’ve decided to share my story now in acknowledgement of the severity of this illness, gripping those in its path. It is an illness masked in smiles and silence. If you suffer, know you are not alone and you, too, will continue to find your strength.nicole@indyeastend.com@NikkiOnTheDaily Sharelast_img read more

KHL fight with Covid-19 continues – Jokerit represented by Jānis Kalniņš…

first_imgIt has already been reported that Friday night’s game in Riga between Riga’s “Dinamo” and Nizhnekamsk’s “Nefkehimik” will not take place, as several guest hockey players have been diagnosed with Covid-19.Before going to Riga, on September 9, “Nefkehimik” hockey players visited Helsinki, where they suffered a heavy loss against the local “Jokerit”. Given that the match in Helsinki took place only two days earlier, Jokerit players are now also at risk.Helsinki hockey players and service staff will now have to take additional Covid-19 tests, and their Friday night game against Kazan’s “Ak Bars” has been postponed indefinitely.After getting acquainted with the situation, the Finnish government has ordered the Helsinki team to observe a 14-day quarantine.For this reason, “Jokerit” will be forced not to play the already mentioned home game against “Ak Bars”, as well as the match against Cherepovets “Sverstal” and away fights against the Moscow region “Vitjaz” and Moscow’s CSKA.Jokerit reports that it will try to agree with the teams on new dates for the games.The Finnish team has won two games in three matches this season and is fourth in the Western Conference with four points.Follow Apollo as well Instagram – everything exciting, beautiful and important in one place!last_img read more

London 2012: Ghana Olympic Committee Prez sure of medals

first_imgPresident of Ghana Olympic Committee, Prof. Francis Dodoo says Team Ghana will come home with medals.The GOC President told Asempa Sports on Thursday after the meeting with Ghana’s High Commissioner to the UK.He explained that the athletes are well motivated to do mother Ghana proud and also believes Team Ghana is being represented by some of the best athletes in the world.According to him, the athletes know the importance of winning medals at the Olympics and its impact on their careers.He stated I am 75% sure that these athletes will not come home empty handed, they will definitely bring medals.The President of Ghana Olympic Committee however on a cautious note said we should not put unnecessary pressure on the athletes for them to choke at the Games but on the contrary give them massive support. “All the athletes need is massive support in these trying moments for them to put up their best performances and trust me if that is done Ghana will at least win three medals in the Boxing event, he added.Chef de Mission, Nii Adotey Din Barimah 1 corroborated the GOC President’s optimism.In a related development, Clement Ike Quartey, Silver Medalist at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome has joined the camp of the Black Bombers to lend his experience to the young boxers.The Olympian told Asempa Sports that Ghana’s inability to win medals at the Olympics since 1972 is due to the lack of attention given to Amateur Boxing in Ghana but is however hopeful good tidings at this year’s event.last_img read more

Harry Maguire admits Man Utd defence were at fault for Sevilla winner… but insists ‘best team lost’

first_img 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uk Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 HARRY MAGUIRE admitted the Manchester United defence were to blame for Sevilla’s winner as they were KO’d from the Europa League.But the £85million skipper insisted the “best team lost” on the night as the Red Devils wasted a hatful of chances to book a spot in the final.Harry Maguire said the better side lost against SevillaCredit: Getty Images – GettyLuuk de Jong’s 78th-minute winner left United all at sea at the back with neither Maguire, Victor Lindelof or Aaron Wan-Bissaka picking up the super sub.It was United’s THIRD semi-final defeat in the 2019-20 season after crashing out at the same stage of the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.It is now the first time in 30 years United have gone three consecutive seasons WITHOUT a trophy.And Maguire had to face the music after the game as his hopes of lifting the Europa League crumbled before him with the 2-1 defeat in Cologne.He told BT Sport: “It’s difficult. The boys are devastated.“We created numerous chances. The best team lost.“They punished us for missing chances. They didn’t make many chances to be honest. “We conceded from two crosses which is not good enough.“We worked our socks off and deserved to win and get through.“We fell short in a semi-final for the third time this year.“We have a good group of lads. Losing is not acceptable. Getting to semi-finals isn’t acceptable.“Improvement made this year is massive. We played a good Sevilla team – another day we win it. Losing is not acceptable for this club.”The former Leicester City man was pressed on when United will finally win silverware – their last trophy coming three years ago when Jose Mourinho led them to Europa League glory.Maguire added: “It’ll happen soon. We want to win it as soon as possible.“If we take another giant step next season we’ll improve again. Tonight we turned up and the best team lost.“Perhaps that bit of inexperience cost us – we shouldn’t have conceded that second goal.”Sevilla 2 Man United 1: Dodgy defending costs wasteful Red Devils as they crash out of Europa League Amazing movies best funny animalscenter_img Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Funny Moments Of Footballlast_img read more

Penguins’ Crosby to miss Game 4 with concussion

first_imgGregory Shamus/iStock/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH) – The Pittsburgh Penguins say Sidney Crosby will miss Game 4 of its Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night due to a concussion. Head coach Mike Sullivan says Crosby is in the league concussion protocol following a hit he sustained during Game 3 from Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen.Niskanen received a penalty for the hit, and could face further discipline from the league.“He’s very upbeat and positive,” Sullivan said of Crosby. “We’re very optimistic and hopeful we’ll have him back in a timely fashion.”Crosby has a history of concussions, missing the first six games of this season while recovering from one.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Siblings allegedly held captive were robotic, marched for hours in circles, former neighbor says

first_img(ABC News) An investigation is underway in Perris, Calif., after 13 siblings ages 2 to 29 were allegedly held captive in a home, some shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks, authorities said.(PERRIS, Calif.) — The 13 siblings who were rescued from their parents’ home, where they had been allegedly held captive, starved and, in some cases, shackled, were seen walking military-style, single-file, according to a former neighbor.The brothers and sisters — ages two to 29 — were found at their parents’ home in Perris, California, Sunday, where some were allegedly “shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark and foul-smelling surroundings,” the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office said. They appeared malnourished and dirty, the sheriff’s department said.The victims have since been hospitalized for treatment while their parents, Louise Turpin and David Turpin, have been arrested.Louise Turpin’s sister Elizabeth Flores told ABC News she hasn’t seen her sister in 20 years, but recalled how the children’s lives were extremely regimented when she lived with them two decades earlier. Flores said the children had to ask permission to speak, and said they would look to their mother for cues about whether they could answer her when Flores tried to talk to them.Flores, who was in her late teens at the time, said her sister wouldn’t allow her to invite friends over or allow her to call friends. She also described disturbing incidents involving her sister allegedly watching her shower with her husband, though she stressed that David Turpin never touched her.Flores emphasized that she never witnessed any abuse of the children while she lived in the home. She added that she cares about her nieces and nephews greatly and hopes to see them overcome what they endured, saying that she wants them to know that she loves them and that family members tried to visit them over the years.Mike Clifford, a neighbor of the family at their former home in Murrieta, California, works the overnight shift and said he’d come home at midnight and see the children in the upstairs rooms marching from room to room, single-file. The marching would last for hours, he told ABC News.On the few occasions that Clifford’s wife saw any of the children, she said they answered in unison, in a monotone and robotic way, according to Clifford.Multiple neighbors said they only saw the children when they would pile in their family van late at night. They would also only return late at night.The victims were found after one of the children — a 17-year-old girl — allegedly escaped from the Southern California home through a window Sunday morning and called 911. Responding officers said the teen was slightly emaciated and “appeared to be only 10 years old.”Seven of the alleged victims were adults and the others were children as young as two.David Turpin, 57, and Louise Turpin, 49, were arrested on charges of torture and child endangerment, the sheriff’s office said, and are expected to be arraigned Thursday. They will be represented by attorneys with the Riverside County Public Defender’s Office. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Thatcher’s Monday Pool League

first_imgBlack Moonies6204484266 Diva Sports Bar64024941812 Thirsty Beaver650156342215 Retox Outback Bar64024644212 Honeybees62044050-106 Results & Standings Feb. 12 (week 6) TeamPWDLFA+/-Pts. Results: Black Moonies 7 – 8 Honeypot, Diva Devils 10 – 5 Leks Bar, Full Moon 4 – 11 Diva Sports Bar, GB Retox Outback Bar 4 – 11 Moonies Kitchen, Honeybees 9 – 6 Khao Noi Sports, Thirsty Beaver 11 – 4 Pride Pride63034248-69 Full Moon61053753-163 Moonies Kitchen650154361815 Leks Bar61053753-163 Khao Noi Sports63034248-69 Honeypot63034446-29 Diva Devils6303454509last_img read more

Watson stars as Bears fold

first_imgBy Nick Creely DDCA TURF 1 & 2 – REVIEW – ROUND 2 (DAY TWO) TURF 1 BERWICK v BUCKLEY…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Canucks Down Pesky Oilers with 3-2 Shootout Victory

first_imgThey were dangerous on almost every shift.  While Henrik was held pointless (for the fourth straight game), the line generated a ton of chances and when they play like this, it’s only a matter of time before the puck starts going in the net with more frequency.While it might appear the twins need some rest, they will unfortunately not get as much as the rest of the team as they are both headed to this weekend’s All-Star game in Ottawa.  I won’t go into a big diatribe about the All-Star game, but as a Canuck fan, I’d much rather that the players weren’t obligated to attend this useless excuse for a hockey game. CANUCKS’ TOP DEFENSIVE PAIRING STELLARThere’s only one word to describe the play of the Canucks’ top defensive pair of Dan Hamhuis and Kevin Bieksa tonight – spectacular.  While it wasn’t the flashiest game you’ll see NHL players put on the ice, these two were rock solid all night long, had great speed and quickness, and were a dominant force throughout the game.  Both players wound up plus-2, and Hamhuis got a key assist on the game’s first goal.  This is an important development for the Canucks, as the pair had been struggling somewhat in recent games.Every time it seemed like the talented young Oiler forwards were about to generate something, Hamhuis and Bieksa just seemed to make a good, smart play.  Whether it was outracing their opponent to the puck, putting their stick in the right passing lane, or getting the right angle on the puck carrier coming over the blue line, it was just perfect. While the game didn’t feature much hitting, they played a good physical game in their own zone and were often had good body position on the Oilers.  They also excelled at moving the puck tonight, clearing the zone with relative impunity and getting the forwards the puck, who were generally able to do something with it tonight (case in point was the Canucks’ second goal, the rush started on a stellar outlet pass from Hamhuis to Kesler).When these guys are on their game, the Canucks are difficult to beat.  Hopefully we’ll see this kind of effort on more consistent basis moving forward. DAVID BOOTH CONTINUES TO IMPRESSTonight was Booth’s fourth game since returning from his knee injury, and he put another great effort on the ice.  Since his return, the second line has been great, and again tonight they caused a lot of problems for the Oilers.  His speed is very good and while he’s not an excessively physical player, his size matches up well with other players and he’s able to use his body position to shield the puck and get it to his linemates in the offensive zone.At first blush, his goal tonight was a dirty, goal-mouth scramble type of goal.  However, I think it was much more than that – he was able to outmuscle Hall near the Oiler net (as he should be able to do), but he actually showed a lot of skill as he used his skate to touch the puck back to his stick before sweeping it in the net, all while being knocked to the ice by Hall.  Make no mistake, this was a very skilled goal scored by a skilled player. Seeing him and Kesler forming this kind of chemistry in limited time makes me excited to see what they will be able to do with another 20 games together under their belts. PARTING SHOTSQuick Comments: This game’s scoreline was much closer than it should have been and was not indicative of the run of the play.  The Canucks were the better team for most of the night, certain sections of the second period notwithstanding, and they generated far more quality scoring chances.  The four goalposts helped Edmonton’s cause, but that said, hockey can just be like that.  Next time, those pucks will hopefully go in. On the flip side, I have never seen Jordan Eberle this invisible in any game, ever.  He was on a line with Sam Gagner (who was noticeable and played well, strangely enough). The Oilers’ line of Horcoff-Hall-Hemsky had a very good night.  I haven’t seen Hemsky play this well in ages – he was back to his old self, it seemed, the puck glued to his stick and him able to make some slick passes.  That said – Hall was by far Edmonton’s best player.  All over the ice, fast, skilled, good size – he’s going to be a beast in the NHL for many years. While they didn’t appear on the scoresheet, the third line had a strong outing as well for Vancouver.  Hodgson just seems to get better and better, and Hansen was responsible for one of the crossbars.  Mason Raymond hasn’t scored much at all, lately, but was all over the ice tonight and as always played well defensively. Credit the Oilers for sticking with it – knowing the score was close, they never quit and were twice able to come back and tie the game. Luongo made a couple of very good saves in the shootout.  He also made a great save in overtime on Gagner.  He wasn’t called upon to make a ton of phenomenal saves tonight, but he played well at the end of the game.  He could not be blamed for either Edmonton goal.Broadcast Observation of the Day:  In general, I prefer the Sportsnet games to our other options.  That said, I’m not the biggest fan of Shorthouse.  Instead of calling the game, he often attempts to get Garrett involved in conversations about silly things like food, or jokingly makes fun of him and his NHL career.  It’s all in good fun, but for the TV viewer, it’s not that funny nor interesting.  I’d much rather have some proper analysis done of the game.Two nice touches tonight:  in his first intermission interview, Hamhuis told the residents of Burns Lake that the team’s thoughts were with them as they deal with the devastating fire in that small community’s lifeblood, its sawmill.  Hamhuis was raised in nearby Smithers. Also, GM Mike Gillis was with Dan Murphy in both intermissions, and the first segment was dedicated to the Canucks’ support of the re-launch of mental illness website, www.mindcheck.ca.  The site is dedicated to awareness of mental health issues and is meant to provide resources for youth and young adults in need.  The Canucks are behind this initiative primarily in memory of and tribute to Rick Rypien.Looking ahead: The Canucks will take six days off before returning next Tuesday night to play the Chicago Blackhawks.  Stay tuned to www.fightingforstanley.ca for mid-season reviews of all the Canadian-based NHL teams over the All-Star break, including an analysis of the Canucks, their season to date, their prospects in the playoffs, and what their trade deadline needs, if any, are. Sami Salo returned to the lineup for the Canucks after missing the last seven game with a concussion.  He wasn’t that noticeable, however, you did notice the lack of problems with the Canucks’ D as Ballard and Rome could play third-pairing minutes. The game was a no-hitter, it seemed like both teams wanted to get to the break without any physical confrontation.  There were only three penalties called, all for hooking or interference. Leigh Ramsden lives in Vancouver and is an avid Canucks fan, having been a partial season ticket holder for over 10 years. He’s old enough to have witnessed all three Stanley Cup losses, as such, his prime goal is to remove those scars by seeing a Cup brought to Vancouver. Leigh is Fighting For Stanley’s (www.fightingforstanley.ca/vancouver) west coast correspondent, and will also blog after all Canuck games for The Nelson Daily.The Vancouver Canucks concluded their pre-All-Star break schedule on Tuesday night at Rogers Arena, defeating the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 by way of a shootout.The Canucks had a tremendous first period, as they came at the Oilers in waves and spent entire shifts possessing the puck in the Oilers’ zone.  They were able to break through on a beautiful goal by Daniel Sedin, his line having cycled the puck in Edmonton’s goal for approximately 90 seconds.  Inexplicably, the Oilers actually outshot the Canucks in the first period, but Vancouver had the lion’s share of the chances.This trend continued in the second period, but Edmonton played much better in what has been the Canucks’ worst period on a night to night basis.  Shawn Horcoff scored on a tremendous feed from young Oiler Taylor Hall, after a defensive breakdown in the Canucks’ end while the bottom defensive pairing and the fourth line were on the ice.  While Edmonton had a much better period, the Canucks hit a post late in the second (having hit one in the first as well) and this goal might have been the back breaker for the Oilers, who had played the previous night in Edmonton.The Canucks came out determined in the third to end the game favourably.  Buoyed by strong play from the top two lines, the Canucks returning to their swashbuckling ways, trading chances with Edmonton and for the most part, getting the better of the play.  The effort was rewarded on a goal by David Booth, the result of hard work in front of the net after a 3-on-2 where Oiler netminder Devan Dubnyk lost the puck to his side, next to the crease. The Canucks were unfortunate to hit the crossbar twice in the third period as well.  The resilient Oilers tied the game up a second time after a Hall deflection on a late power play, sending the game into an extra session.Overtime featured end to end play, and a couple of good saves by each goaltender, but didn’t solve anything.  Canuck rookie Cody Hodgson scored the winning goal in the fifth round of the shootout, to deliver the Canucks two points heading into the break.Vancouver is happy the break has now arrived.  Their play in the last couple of weeks has been very up and down – they have played their best against the tougher teams (Boston, San Jose, L.A., St. Louis), but have struggled against their weaker opponents (Anaheim, Edmonton, Tampa Bay, Florida). There have been times recently that they just look tired, and the six-day break coming up for all but four of the players should be a good tonic for them both physically and mentally.  Now that everyone is again healthy, the team needs to refocus and set their sights on the stretch drive into the playoffs. TWINS RETURN FROM MIA STATUSIn recent outings, the Sedins have not been their normal, dangerous selves, often relatively invisible.  In addition, the Canuck power play has been struggling, due at least partially to the Sedins’ lack of production.  Tonight, they appeared to be much more “Sedin-like” – they were toying with Edmonton on many shifts, including the one that resulted in the first Canuck goal. last_img read more