Written by Phil Cerroni
Every kid needs a bike. It is a rite of passage hallowed by decades of summer adventures, but there are children who will never be able to ride a bike, at least not a traditional one.
Beginning with a hand pedaled tricycle welded together in a garage, the organization AmTrykes has redefined the meaning of mobility for thousands of children and adults. A tricycle that can be operated with either the hands or feet, an AmTryke improves a rider’s muscle strength, motor coordination and self esteem.
This spirit of independence went on parade July 27 at the AMBUCS National Convention at the Ft. Worth Hilton. AMBUCS from around the country gave 51 smiling, screaming, laughing and crying children shiny, new AmTrykes.
The tricycles will become the mechanism for these children to gain independence and self esteem they never dreamed of, explained AMBUCS National President, Kent Clingenpeel.
“We like to think that these bikes are designed to be therapeutic trikes, and the kids don’t really realize it, because they’re just having so much fun because they can actually be mobile on them,” Clingenpeel said. “They’re getting the physical therapy…plus they’re also getting the emotional aspects out of this.”
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 00:36
Written by Staff
MPACT Financial Group gathered a group of 30 professional women at Scott Lemaster Salon in Las Colinas on July 11 for a dual purpose: to support and network with other business women and to learn about looking our best for work on a tight schedule.
The stylists taught participants hair styles that are most commonly seen for working women on TV and in magazines. Guests were shown new devices for creating wavy hair, contraptions to create the perfect bun, and the secrets of the professional pony tail. Everyone had a great time learning the latest trends and mingling over wine and snacks. When asked why they initiated this event, Raegan Arrington stated, “Working women seem to be some of the busiest people,” Raegan Arrington, MPACT’s Director of Business Development, said. “We at MPACT make a conscious effort to bring these women together around an area of interest with no agenda beyond personal and professional inspiration.” Source: MPACT
The stylists taught participants hair styles that are most commonly seen for working women on TV and in magazines. Guests were shown new devices for creating wavy hair, contraptions to create the perfect bun, and the secrets of the professional pony tail. Everyone had a great time learning the latest trends and mingling over wine and snacks.
When asked why they initiated this event, Raegan Arrington stated,
“Working women seem to be some of the busiest people,” Raegan Arrington, MPACT’s Director of Business Development, said. “We at MPACT make a conscious effort to bring these women together around an area of interest with no agenda beyond personal and professional inspiration.”
Last Updated on Monday, 29 July 2013 22:43
Written by Staff
KENNEBUNKPORT, ME -- President George H. W. Bush recently joined members of his Secret Service detail in shaving his head to show his support for the two year-old son of a detail member who is being treated for leukemia and started losing his hair.
The 89 year-old commander-in-chief took the unusual step earlier this week after learning, and seeing, that many members of his security detail had already gone under the razor to show their support for young Patrick, whose father Jon is a member of the Bush Protective Division (BPD). (Surname being withheld per family's request.)
BPD members have also launched a website at www.patrickspals.org to assist with Patrick's medical bills, and organized the Inaugural Patrick's Pals Motorcycle Benefit Run on Aug. 10 in Kennebunkport to raise funds for Patrick's treatments.
Once President and Mrs. Bush learned of this "Patrick's Pals" effort, they made a donation and President Bush volunteered to shave his head as well. The Bushes lost their second child, Robin, to leukemia 60 years ago this October at the age of four.
Source: Office of George Bush
Last Updated on Monday, 29 July 2013 22:39
Written by Staff
DALLAS -- Aegis Limited, a global outsourcing and technology services company and part of the $39 billion Essar Group, announced July 19 that it will be creating more than 5,000 jobs in its centers in the US over the next four months.
“We have expanded our engagements with existing clients, which will result in our hiring of more than 5,000 people,” Sandip Sen, Global CEO of Aegis, said. “This hiring will take place in all US cities in which we have operations. When we joined the jobs4america Coalition two years ago we pledged to hire more than 4,000 workers in the US over the next two years, and we are proud to report that we have accomplished that goal and more. In addition to creating these jobs, we are creating opportunities at many levels in our organization.”
Hiring at the company’s centers is as follows:
• Irving, TX: 1,800 customer service and sales representatives, licensed and non-licensed
• Killeen, TX: 1,400 customer service and sales representatives
• Sierra Vista, AZ: 380 customer service representatives, licensed and non-licensed
• New York, NY: 350 customer service and sales representatives, licensed and non-licensed
• Joplin, MO: 300 customer service representatives, licensed and non-licensed
• Port St. Lucie, FL: 650 customer service representatives, licensed and non-licensed
• Fairmont, WV: 120 customer service representatives, licensed and non-licensed
• San Jose, Costa Rica: 650 customer service representatives and technical support analysts.
Hiring will take place over the next four months in support of health care clients. Responsibilities of these positions will include presenting the options available to consumers so that they can make informed decisions regarding their health care. Bilingual (English and Spanish) speakers as well as individuals fluent in Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese and Korean are encouraged to apply. These are temporary as well as permanent positions. Applications are accepted via the company’s website www.aegiscareersusa.com or directly at the centers noted above.
Source: Aegis Limited
Last Updated on Monday, 29 July 2013 22:38
Written by Jess Paniszczyn
Local sports fanatics had reason to cheer as the Kansas City Explores made their new home in Irving as the Texas Wild.
The season got off to a smashing start as the Wild broke the Washington Kastles’ 34 game winning streak. Though it was not happy news, the team won more often than it lost claiming a spot in the WTT Mylan playoffs.
Among the incredible talent the Wild brought with them to Texas were Jim Courier, a former number one ranked men’s tennis player in the world, Genie Bouchard who is currently ranked 55th in the world for women’s singles and Darija Jurak who holds 38 ITF Women’s Circuit Doubles titles. Not to mention Bob and Mike Bryan, the most successful duo in men’s tennis doubles history.
“When you are putting a team together you want to look at talent, team chemistry and everything,” said Jeff Launius, the Wild’s owner and general manager. “With this particular group of players, we have a little bit of everything. We have youth. We have some veterans. We’ve got great leadership in all aspects.
“This team leaves it out on the court every single night. I could not be more pleased and happy with everybody’s effort, individually and as a team. It has been nothing short of fantastic.
Last Updated on Monday, 29 July 2013 22:37