NASCAR Diversity Internship Program has All-Star kickoff

first_imgNASCAR HRCameron JoeDavidson CollegeCharlotte, N.C. “Fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment makes us stronger as an organization.”—Marcus Jadotte, NASCAR vice president of public affairs and multicultural development OrganizationIntern NameUniversityHometown NASCAR BroadcastingVictoria GarciaSoutheastern UniversityMiami, Fla. NASCAR R&DBrian Lee*Purdue UniversityTysons Corner, Va. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 23, 2013) — With eventual landing spots ranging from NASCAR to E! News, the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program has offered diverse students an opportunity to work in one of the largest professional sports industries in the United States. This year, 19 diverse college students will have the opportunity to complete a 10-week, paid summer internship through the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program (NDIP). The program has placed the new crop of students in varying positions and organizations throughout the NASCAR industry with the hopes of finding the next wave of industry leaders.“Fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment makes us stronger as an organization,” said Marcus Jadotte, NASCAR vice president of public affairs and multicultural development. “For over a decade, the NDIP has created opportunities for multicultural college students to take on substantive projects in our industry to help prepare them up for long-term success after completing college.”Founded in 2000, the NDIP provides comprehensive involvement in the NASCAR ecosystem by offering internships with teams, tracks, broadcast partners and marketing partners. In addition to the NASCAR, GRAND-AM and American Le Mans Series offices in Daytona Beach, Fla., Charlotte, N.C., Braselton, Ga., and New York, the 2013 interns are working at NASCAR’s partner companies such as Rev Racing, Daytona International Speedway, Taylor Strategy and Octagon.NDIP has served as a valuable employment pool for NASCAR partners as well as other companies and industries by providing students hands-on experiences across various disciplines, including marketing, engineering, communications, licensing, diversity and public affairs. This year’s class includes five returning students who have demonstrated exceptional skills and dedication across NASCAR in previous years.The 2013 class began their NASCAR experience with an orientation session during the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., before departing for their various assignments for the summer.The 2013 NDIP class includes the following students from universities around the nation: NASCAR MG EngineeringCameron McCarty*North Carolina State UniversityJackson, Miss. NASCAR DiversityAntoinette DiazUniversity of West GeorgiaCarrollton, Ga. OctagonJusan Hamilton*Ithaca CollegeIthaca, N.Y. NASCAR Racing OperationsPaige SanchezEmbry-RiddleHouston, Texas NASCAR Digital MediaMelia SigmonHigh Point UniversityDenver, N.C. NASCAR B&C MarketingMarco SanchezGeorgia State UniversityNorcross, Ga. NASCAR Team PropertiesLorena RoblesFull Sail UniversitySan Juan, P.R. READ MORE: READ: Full coverage from Charlotte WATCH: Danica Patrick Press Pass Taylor StrategyEdgar VelizUniversity of HoustonHouston, Texas NASCAR IMCSunghwan KimSyracuse UniversityLouisville, Ky. NASCAR Industry ServicesRachel AlmarioClayton State UniversityMcDonough, Ga. NASCAR IMCKelsey NelsonUniversity of MarylandGermantown, Md. Program offers professional development opportunities to students nationwide DISEvanna HowellWinston-Salem State UniversityMalden, Mass. Rev RacingPedro Mojica*University of Texas – San AntonioKilleen, Texas READ: Johnson wins Sprint All-Star Race NASCAR FoundationLauren HoustonUniversity of North CarolinaFayetteville, N.C. READ: Faulty transmission KO’s Keselowski ALMS (Georgia)Dontavius AllenGeorgia State UniversityGriffin, Ga. NASCAR Public AffairsRobert Harbour*Florida State UniversityPensacola, Fla. ___________________________________________________________________________________________Comments are currently unavailable. We’re working on the development of a NASCAR fan forum – please stay tuned.last_img read more

3 Pets That Will Be Your Sunshine On A Rainy Day

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York This week the spotlight is on two gorgeous cats and an adorable dog who are all as sweet as they come. Read all about how to adopt these lovable fur-babies today!TacoAvailable for adoption at North Shore Animal League America in Port Washington:Taco (reference #MA3987) is one lucky boy and he knows it. Rescued just in time from a local municipal shelter, this 9-year-old kitty received the best care at the medical center where he was treated for FLUTD (Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease). Now feeling fantastic, Taco makes the most of his new lease on life.His kitten-like energy delights his friends every day. He’s a joy to behold, and while staff and volunteers sure would miss him, they would love nothing more then to see some lucky family get to celebrate Taco Tuesday every day! Taco’s medical condition is easily treated with a special diet, which can be purchased at cost through the medical center. Spend a few moments with him and you’ll understand why everyone loves Taco!Contact [email protected] for more information about adopting Taco today!MorticiaAvailable for adoption through Fur Friends in Need:Found as a stray by a volunteer on Friday the 13th, Morticia has proven to be quite the sweet and lovable lady. All Morticia wants is a forever home where she can be loved a and pet. At just about a year old, she has already been spayed, vaccinated and micro-chipped which can only mean one thing — she is ready to go home with you today!Morticia is fostered in a home with small kids, other cats and dogs so she’s used to it all, literally making her the puuurfect addition to any family!For more information about adopting Morticia, contact Fur Friends in need at furfriendsinneed.comCometAvailable for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:Comet is a 5-year-old, gray-and-white, strikingly handsome fella who came into the shelter as a stray. He is super fun to hang out with since he loves humans and really likes other dogs. He knows the command sit, and he is always up for a treat and some lovin’. Comet would definitely make a cool best friend, so head down to the shelter and meet his guy today!For more information on adopting Comet, call 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh or email [email protected] always, thanks for reading and please remember to always adopt, never shop…pass it on!last_img read more

Arsenal star Sokratis Papastathopoulos explains why Unai Emery is a better coach than Jurgen Klopp

first_img 1 min. story Comment Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 28 May 2019 10:30 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link187Shares Alexandre Lacazette scored Arsenal’s opening goal against Chelsea in their 2-0 win over Maurizio Sarri’s side in January (Picture: Getty)‘We were much better than them. Chelsea has a good team. We respect them. We are not afraid. It’s one game. One final. We like to be there. We like to win. We want to play next year in the Champions League.‘Hazard is a very good player but we also have very good players. We plan for everybody but they are planning for us.‘It’s clear, it’s a final. We have good players. We have Aubameyang, Lacazette, Ozil, they have Higuain, Giroud, a lot of good players.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Read More More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City  Top articles Full Screen Advertisement Coming Next About Connatix V67539 Jurgen Klopp also signed current Arsenal stars Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan for Borussia Dortmund (Picture: Getty)‘I think more and I make better decisions and his coaches do a lot of individual work with us.’Victory over Chelsea in Baku will confirm Arsenal’s return to the Champions League after a two-year absence and Sokratis will be drawing on the memories of a convincing 2-0 win over Maurizio Sarri’s side at the Emirates back in January.Goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny barely reflected Arsenal’s dominance as Sokratis helped ensure a rare clean sheet and helped keep Eden Hazard quiet.The Belgium international is likely to be playing his final game for Chelsea tomorrow, ahead of his much anticipated transfer to Real Madrid, but Sokratis insists Arsenal have as many match winners in their team as their opponents.‘I remember it was a good game from us,’ he said when asked if he could recall Arsenal’s win over Chelsea in January,’ he added. Arsenal star Sokratis Papastathopoulos explains why Unai Emery is a better coach than Jurgen Klopp struggling Manchester United captain Harry… Video Settingscenter_img Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Jurgen Klopp signed Sokratis for Borussia Dortmund in 2013 from Werder Bremen (Picture: Getty)Arsenal star Sokratis Papastathopoulos insists Unai Emery is the best coach he has ever worked with ahead of Wednesday’s Europa League final.Although, collectively, Arsenal’s defensive record has barely improved under Arsene Wenger’s successor, Sokratis has impressed at the heart of Emery’s rearguard since his £17million arrival from Borussia Dortmund last summer.The 30-year-old Greek international spent two years working under the tutelage of Jurgen Klopp, but insists his current manager has helped take his game to another level.‘He’s the best coach I had in my career. That’s because I have improved a lot under him. I play faster than one, two or three years ago,’ he said.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Skip 1/1 Read More PLAY Read More Read More Skip Ad SPONSORED Read More Advertisement / by Metrolast_img read more

EMGS elects interim boss

first_imgElectromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS), a Norwegian geophysical services company, has appointed an interim chief executive officer (CEO).One of EMGS’ vessels; Image by: Trondheim Havn; Source: Flickr – under the CC BY-SA 2.0 licenseEMGS said on Monday that Bjørn Petter Lindhom was chosen to become the interim CEO of the company.According to the company, Lindhom will assume the position on December 1, 2018.This appointment comes after the former CEO, Christiaan Vermeijden, announced he would resign from his position due to personal reasons on September 28, 2018.Vermeijden will step down as CEO on December 31, 2018. He held the position of CEO since February 2016 but was named back in November 2015.Lindhom started his career at Telenor and joined EMGS in 2003. He held a number of technical and commercial positions within the company’s global business, currently as Business Unit President, NSA Region (North and South America).Eystein Eriksrud, chairman of the board of directors, said: “Bjørn Petter Lindhom has extensive experience working within EMGS and the geophysical industry, and with our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders.“We are very pleased to have been able to identify and appoint such a strong individual from within the Company, and the Board of Directors looks forward to working together with Mr. Lindhom going forward.”last_img read more

New vice president of professionalism, ethics to oversee University procedures

first_imgAlumnus Michael Blanton will serve as the vice president of the Office of Professionalism and Ethics after working closely with the University as a source of outside counsel. He previously served as a temporary Los Angeles Superior Court traffic judge. (Photo from USC News)USC has announced plans to open an Office of Professionalism and Ethics, an office dedicated to consolidating and improving current University procedures for handling complaints and criticism, according to USC News.  Alumnus and attorney Michael Blanton will serve as the vice president of the new office. Blanton, who worked as a source of outside counsel for the University, was offered a position to oversee USC’s Office for Athletic Compliance. Blanton has also served as a temporary Los Angeles Superior Court traffic judge.USC decided to create the office after administrators realized the need for an efficient system to address problems within the university, according to Blanton.The office’s official purpose was first referenced in a May 2018 community letter sent by former president C. L. Max Nikias.“[USC] identified areas in which change was needed and structures needed updating … [to] manage investigations more efficiently,” Blanton said in an email to the Daily Trojan.The office aims to streamline and update USC’s processes for taking complaints and conducting investigations at all levels on its campuses, he said. “The goal [of the office] is to ensure that information is centralized at the university so nothing falls through the cracks, and that information is available when decisions need to be made,” Blanton said. Blanton hopes the office’s centralized tracking system will help identify trends in complaints and prompt a swifter response. “Drawing not only on my experience here at USC, but also from my nearly 20 years of litigating cases, my professional background provided a good foundation for my new role,” Blanton said. “Wearing the hats of advocate and investigator to objective fact finder will serve me well.” The Office of Professionalism and Ethics will have a distinct role, and will not replace any other institution. Blanton hopes to measure the office’s success through gathering community input after a few years of operation. “I’d like to survey students, faculty and staff and ask them, ‘Do you feel more confident about how complaints about misconduct are handled at this university?’” Balton said. “If the answers are mostly, ‘Yes,’ then I’ll know we’re on the right track.”last_img read more