Devin Fitzpatrick Interior Consultant – Profiel

Devin Fitzpatrick Interior Consultant - Profiel

Opgroeien met een vader in de gastvrijheidsindustrie in het hele land, werden Devin van ogen getrokken naar mooie en inspirerende interieurs op een vroege leeftijd. Na grade school in de omgeving van Boston en middelbare school in Zuid-Californië haalde Devin een Bachelor of Arts graad in Art History cum laude en een Master of Arts graad in interieur. Na de verhuizing naar Seattle, werkte ze voor een residentiële architect voor twee jaar, en vervolgens als een Senior Designer bij NB Design Group, een award-winnende residentiële en commerciële interieur ontwerpbureau. Gedurende deze tijd, ze leiden projecten voor Forbes 400 cliënten en hun landgoederen, werkte samen met architecten op ontwerp en herinrichting high-end residenties, beheerde centrum condo renovaties en verbouwingen en verstrekte raadpleging voor meubels, afwerkingen en verf kleuren voor talrijke huizen in de Pacific Northwest. Verschillende van haar projecten bekroond en zijn gekenmerkt in publicaties zoals Luxe, zonsondergang, renovatie stijl en Seattle huizen en levensstijlen.

Terwijl het behalen van haar Master’s degree, voortgezet Devin herinterest in kunst en de kunstnijverheid. Haar proefschrift “The interrelatie van Art en ruimte: een onderzoek van laat de 19e en begin van de 20e eeuw Europese schilderkunst,” de Joel Polsky Achievement Award ontvangen de ASID Education Foundation en is gekenmerkt in de IIDA Knowledge Center. In 2010, Devin nam een sabbatical zomer en verdere studie van de kunst aan de NYU nagestreefd en verdiende een certificaat in beoordeling Studies van Fine en decoratieve Kunsten.

Devin woont in Maple Leaf met haar echtgenoot, Scot Eckley, een landschap ontwerper en aannemer. Hun tuin is featured in talloze publicaties en favoriete stop op lokale tuin tours. Devin en Scot delen hun tuin en huis met hun jonge dochter en zoon.

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Local law enforcement undergo water training in Galveston

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GALVESTON, Texas – From drugs to human smuggling, it all happens out on the water.

Local law enforcement agencies just finished up training this past week in Galveston. KHOU 11 News got a first hand look at what it takes to keep all of us safe.

It’s not for the faint of heart, it’s high speed and action packed.

“We like to call it top gun of boat operations,” said Brad Williams, an instructor with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.

Local law enforcement is learning to chase down the bad guys on the water.

“We’re looking for weapons, we’re looking for additional people we might not know are aboard,” said Williams. “We found after September 11th that we can’t do the job, any of us, we can’t do the job alone.”

For the first time, NASBLA instructors are in the waters off Galveston training local law enforcement on everything from high speed chases to protecting high value targets.

“This opens up your eyes to what these boats are capable of doing,” said Sgt. Louis Trochesset, with the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.

alveston County sees it’s fair share of action.

“We have some vessels that might be smuggling in some dope from offshore, we have some human trafficking,” said Trochesset.

Now, more than ever they want more of their deputies, especially heading into the busy summer season to be ready.

“They get so used to the daily routine, driving the neighborhoods, driving around conducting traffic stops, but it’s those times you get into a pursuit they need to know how to handle their vehicle,” said Trochesset.

Or in this case their boat. So, deputies can catch illegal activity on the water, before it ever makes it to shore and into Houston.

“It could happen today, it could happen tomorrow, hopefully it will never happen but we will always be prepared,” said Trochesset.

It’s a week long class, funded by a grant. The goal is to synchronize training across the nation, so more law enforcement agencies can work together on the water.

The Lexus Group Enthusiast – ‘Yet’ Philosophy Inspires Lexus Design Award 2017 Finalists, Announced Today

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Finalist Selection Marks First Time US Designers Advance to Final Round

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lexus International today announced the 12 finalists for the Lexus Design Award 2017.  3 finalists based in the USA were selected, marking the first time designers from this region have advanced to the final round. First launched in 2013 to help stimulate the ideas necessary to build a better tomorrow, Lexus is celebrating the 5th anniversary of this international design competition that supports up-and-coming designers and creators worldwide. Lexus Design Award 2017 drew 1,152 entries from 63 countries under the theme of “Yet.”

As the philosophical soul of Lexus innovation, “Yet” is particularly appropriate for the 5thanniversary of this Lexus event. “Yet” inspires us to find synergy effects by fusing seemingly incompatible goals – spacious yet aerodynamic design – for example. By harmonizing contradictory elements, “Yet” opens up visionary frontiers of progressive design and technology to deliver amazing, new experiences to the world.

In November 2016, a panel of world-renowned designers and creative mentors gathered to judge the entries. After rigorous evaluation and extensive discussion, the judges chose 12 finalists.

Out of these 12 finalists, the following four were selected to prototype their designs, mentored by globally recognized creators.

  • Structural Color- Static Yet Changing, Jessica Fügler (USA)

Static YET Changeable structure depending on viewpoint.

  • Having nothing, and yet possessing everything., Ahran Won (Korea, USA-based)

A capsule for mobile living, Having nothing YET Everything.

  • PIXEL, Hiroto Yoshizoe (Japan)

A structure to experience the existence of Light YET Shadow.

  • Player’s Pflute, Jia Wu (China)

Vegetable YET a Musical instrument provides fun and learning experience.

To provide creative guidance to the above four finalists, Lexus Design Award 2017 has enlisted four renowned mentors: architects and interdisciplinary designers Neri & Hu, designer Max Lamb, designer/architect Elena Manferdini and artist/architect Snarkitecture. All served as mentors to last year’s finalists, as well.

The four completed prototypes will be featured as part of the Lexus exhibition at this year’s Milan Design Week, along with presentation boards introducing the other eight finalists’ designs. The event will run from April 3 (press and award presentation day) through April 9. On April 3, the finalists will present their designs to the judges and international media. The judges will evaluate the four prototypes and announce the Grand Prix winner, marking the climax of the Lexus Design Award 2017 award cycle.

More information and pictures can be found on:

Lexus Design Award website: http://www.lexusdesignaward.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexusdesignaward/   @lexusdesignaward

Official hashtags:#LexusDesignAward; #MilanDesignWeek;

 

Further details on the Lexus presence at 2017 Milan Design Week* will be announced in mid-February on the Lexus Design Award website.

* The world’s largest design exhibition, also known as Salone Del Mobile, presents events and exhibits by brands and designers in many categories including furniture, fashion and textiles.

The Lexus Group Enthusiast goes wild at the 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon

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The Tokyo Auto Salon is recognized as the first major car event of the year but it is also one of the world’s biggest and most entertaining. Held annually in Chiba’s futuristic waterfront district, the show is dedicated to Japan’s thriving tuning scene. And like the automotive equivalent of a New Year’s resolution, trends launched here have a habit of affecting other western markets for the rest of the year.

The diversity of cars displayed at the huge Makuhari Messe venue is astounding. If you can imagine any genre, sub-genre or niche within the automotive aftermarket, you will be able to find a company with designs on it. Fortunately, the fact that Lexus specializes in delivering a luxury experience has focused the outcome somewhat, but that hasn’t stopped companies using that theme to embrace new challenges.

Leading the way here was Lexus itself, revealing the new production-based Lexus RC F GT3 to the world’s stage. This carbon-skinned beast will be unleashed in North America in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship under 3GT Racing, and in the GT300 class of Japan’s Super GT series under the LMcorsa team. If that wasn’t dramatic enough, Lexus also showed its bold new competitor (above and below) for the highest echelon of the Super GT series, GT500. Come the start of the 2017 race season the new LC 500 racer will be adorned in team livery but we can’t help thinking that the naked dry carbon offers an incredibly intimidating, Batmobile effect.

Showing what the new challenger had to live up to, the LC 500 stood alongside last year’s champion – the Denso Kobelco Sard RC F driven by Heikki Kovalainen and Kohei Hirate.

Talking of Sard, the tuner’s race experience has been put to good use in development of a new LSR Edition aerodynamic system for the RC model. The full package is shown below, which consists of a carbon fibre front splitter, vented bonnet and neat ducktail rear spoiler. Also fitted is the company’s exhaust, chassis and brake components.

Super GT was also the inspiration for fellow tuner/race team TOM’S, which put on a masterclass of understatement with a pair of current F-line cars decked in spotlight-popping Sonic Silver. Would you believe that a total of 26 different products enhance this GS F below, extending from body and chassis to engine and interior. Definitely one of our favourite cars of the show.

Similar thinking was applied by Novel, which also displayed an RC F and GS F, alongside its race-prepared IS F that came third-in-class in last year’s 24 Hours of Nürburgring. Products fitted to the race car have informed the development of an attractive yet functional series of aero, chassis and engine parts.Carbon-over-white colour schemes are popular among Lexus tuners, especially those which aim to retain an air of restrained dignity with their demo cars. This was true of the subtle Black Label RX and IS models displayed by Artisan Spirits

At first glance, the Lexus IS below appears to follow a similar theme. But look a little more closely and you realise that it is a second-generation model with a spindle grille conversion. This convincing makeover is produced by Fixer and is also available for the fourth-generation LS – a modification that might prove popular following the announcement of the next-generation flagship.

If there is one area of the aftermarket that Lexus has got sewn up, it’s VIP style. Contrary to the perceived understanding of the initials, VIP isn’t a who, it’s a trend associated with large, rear-wheel drive cars. Always impossibly low-slung, the style requires the right stance – dished alloys and negative camber geometry in order to squeeze the widest possible wheels within the arches. Cars modified in a VIP style are not about going fast, they’re designed to cruise along and look good.

T Demand’s GS 350 (above) exemplified this VIP approach, using its air suspension system and staggered SSR 19-inch wheel set-up to achieve the desired effect. However, the car’s incredibly shiny black paint reflected every surface and made it almost impossible to see. A similar approach is also seen on this RC F Sport on the XO Luxury Wheels stand.

From this foundation, all sorts of fun and games ensues as tuners take the rule book and rip it to shreds. Which is precisely what the Tokyo Auto Salon is all about.

Vehicle stance is being pushed beyond the boundaries of surrounding bodywork. Just because the top of the tyre needs to be covered by the body, that doesn’t mean the rest of the wheel has to. This is seen in 326 Power’s show-stopping RC 350 below, the rear tyres of which are so stretched over the alloys that the rims sit a good 40mm proud of the sidewalls.

Wide wheels do not have to mean stretched tyres, as the popularity of race-inspired over-fenders has now been adopted by the VIP crowd in order to increase the car’s footprint. For instance, Aimgain’s Lexus LS 460 F Sport (below) manages to completely swallow its 21-inch Savini alloys with the help of a JUN VIP GT aero kit, which includes front and rear over-fenders that are 50 and 80mm wider than standard respectively.

 

Eastern Alliance Insurance Group Review – Additional Resources

Where else can you go for help and information? As your workers’ compensation carrier, Eastern Alliance Insurance Group (EAIG) provides you with answers to some of the most common questions Injured Workers have about their claim, and a glossary of commonly-used insurance terms.

INJURED WORKER BROCHURE

Want a pocket-sized guide to ecovery? Request our Injured Worker brochure.

GLOSSARY (PDF) In case you haven’t noticed, workers’ compensation is filled with abbreviations and acronyms. We’re here to help you decode them.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

An often overlooked resource is your state’s workers’ compensation website, which can provide unbiased information regarding workers’ compensation. Click on the state’s name to be redirected to their workers’ compensation website:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Wisconsin
  • West Virginia

Eastern Alliance Insurance Group Review – Employer Recognition Program

What is the purpose of the Program?

The intention of the program is to acknowledge an employer’s commitment to Return to Wellness and thank them for their dedication. Sometimes the focus is only on employers who do not offer modified duty. The ecovery Recognition Program keeps Return to Wellness in a positive light and provides us with an opportunity to say “thank you” to your clients who embrace the ecovery philosophy, as well as provide additional employee ecovery education.

How does the Program work?

Both agents and Eastern team members can nominate an employer who has demonstrated a commitment to the ecovery and Return to Wellness philosophy by completing the ecovery Employer Recognition Program nomination form on the http://www.eains.com website. The form is submitted for Eastern’s review, and each quarter, approved nominees will be recognized.

Who should be nominated?

Employers who have demonstrated a commitment to the ecovery and Return to Wellness philosophy through such actions as: implementing and utilizing an ecovery Program, creatively providing opportunities for modified duty, or taking steps to incorporate ecovery into their workplace culture.

What will the employers receive?

Employers will receive a letter of appreciation and a placard to publicly display their commitment to the ecovery philosophy. Recipients will be listed on the ecovery website and blog. They will also receive instructions on how their employees can enter a quarterly drawing for a grand prize.

How do employees enter the drawing?

There will be instructions included in the letter to the recognized employers. The employer should notify Eastern within the provided time frame if they are interested in having their employees participate in the drawing. Eastern will then send the employer cards to distribute to each employee. The cards contain a link the employee can use to enter the drawing upon viewing a brief introduction to ecovery and completing a quick survey.

How often are nominees acknowledged?

At the end of each quarter (March, June, September and December), the person submitting the nomination form will be advised as to the status of the nomination. Employers who have been selected for recognition will receive a phone call from Eastern and will be mailed their recognition materials. The grand prize drawing occurs once per quarter, after which the winner, his/her employer, and the employer’s agent are notified.

 

Online Security – Best practices to protect your small business from internet threats

No one is excused from cyberattacks. Even your small business could fall victim to one attack or another. With all the important sensitive data you have involving your clients and staffs; the repercussion of a breach can be serious and frightening. For this reason, it is necessary to take precaution, establish rules and measures to use against attacks over the internet.

Here are some of the most important steps every small business should be taking to protect themselves from cyberattacks.

  • There are a number of ways files can be lost unexpectedly, this is why it is important to frequently backup data. Save it in a secured remote location in case anything goes badly wrong with your computer.
  • Choose the best security software that can:

– catch viruses and Trojan horse programs

– control spam that may contain malicious code or links

– detect financial hacking techniques

Many security software are available on the market. Make sure to install it on every PC and server running and up-to-date.

  • Protect your network with a firewall to control internet traffic coming into and flowing out. You need to use a firewall whenever you go online to provide protection from unsafe internet sources.
  • Implementing a strong password is the easiest and simplest way you can do to strengthen your protection. You should definitely avoid using your personal data in creating a password and consider setting a password protection policy where you can make user passwords expire after a certain number of days.
  • Computers and electronic devices must contain passwords and stored and lock in a safe place. They contain highly sensitive data, thus, securing them is a must. In addition, limit the people who have access to records and ensure that they understand the sensitivity of the data they work with and their role to make it safe and secure.
  • Stored paper receipts with personal and financial information shouldn’t be kept for a long time in your cabinet if it is no longer needed. Buy a paper shredder and shred those papers instead.
  • Do not underestimate the importance of physical security. Get a surveillance camera and an alarm system to protect your personnel, hardware, and data from physical actions and events that may cause severe loss or damage to your business.
  • Establishing IT security policies is essential to a company’s health. It must contain rules and measures that target the prevention and elimination of the common kinds of internet attacks that may threaten the company. Make sure that your employees will understand and follow each guideline and you yourself should set a good example to everyone else in the business.

Tyre&Auto Southbourne Group Review: A good team with a good car service

Being an effective or a good team doesn’t mean that each member should be perfect, what is important is that everyone understands each other and works hand in hand to achieve a certain goal. And Tyre&Auto Southbourne Group values and applies this in doing their job. They work hard each day to give a good car service to their customers.

A lot of people in Southbourne has been witnessing the good car service of Tyre&Auto and has been recommending the place to their families and friends with car concerns over the years. Some customers showed how impressed they are with the kind and smart service of the team through their reviews. Each manager gained unmatched trust from the customers and has been dedicated to giving detailed and careful service to people ever since.

The company does not only provide a good service to their customers but also builds a good camaraderie with them. Their professional approach will surely solve any of your car-related concerns and their dependable skills will be an advantage to you and your vehicle.

Tyre&Auto Southbourne Group, a family run company, has been active in the trades in South Coast of Hampshire. They are also composed of professionals that aim to solve any car problems efficiently and foresee imminent concerns properly.

The company is vigilant in handling each service and makes sure that everything is working well for their customers and their vehicles. They are available for brake checks, car servicing, looking for good tyres, MOTs, plus they also provide free seasonal checks. Their online service helps you reserve your tyres for fitting and obtain a quick tyre quote.

Giving utmost convenience is their priority, thus, Tyre&Auto Southbourne Group provides a local collect and a return service to their customers wherein you can ask them about the service when you booked. Checking your car’s windscreen wipers and doing a full engine overhaul to your vehicle are also parts of their services.

Contact their local depot to know more about their services and experience their good services delivered by a good team.

Eastern Alliance Insurance Group Review – Wellness Resources

Eastern takes a holistic approach to workers’ compensation coverage. We look at our clients’ needs through a macro lens and ask ourselves: what products and services can we offer to help keep workers safe and healthy – and workers’ compensation costs low? By bringing a fresh outlook to your employees’ wellness, we know we can deliver better outcomes—for them and for you.

Why implement an Employee Wellness Program?

A healthier workforce means more productive employees, through:

Fewer lost time injuries

Less time out of work

Faster-healing injuries

Strategic Partnership with Wellness Coaches USA

Our partnership with Wellness Coaches USA enables us to help our clients promote healthier lifestyles among their employees. Wellness Coaches provide one-on-one, face-to-face coaching to employees right in their workplace. This personalized, confidential coaching includes educational, motivational and supportive components regarding lifestyle issues, such as nutrition, exercise, weight loss, smoking cessation, etc., to improve overall health.

Contact us today to learn more about our employee wellness programs and how to get one started at your workplace.

Industry Links

http://www.wellnesscoachesusa.com/

http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/browse.asp?a=174&C=38987&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0

Eastern Alliance Insurance Group Review – Core Values

Mission

To be the premier provider of specialty insurance products and services recognized in the industry for bringing fresh outlooks and providing better outcomes to employees, shareholders, agents, brokers, clients and their employees.

Vision

A specialty insurance marketplace where integrity, service and relationships drive results. We will deliver on our Vision and continue to build and grow the company. Every day we should embody the Vision and continue to live up to the Brand Promise of “Fresh outlooks. Better outcomes.”

Core Values

  • Integrity: We strictly adhere to a level of personal conduct that embraces professionalism, honesty and credibility. Our behavior is the benchmark to which others aspire.
  • Relationships: We work collaboratively with our agents, brokers and clients; our partnerships help our clients improve their productivity and bottom line profitability.
  • Leadership: We employ individuals who inspire confidence in those with whom they come in contact. Our leaders are measured by their actions, not words.
  • Innovation: We sustain a work environment that fosters energy, creativity and a passion for excellence. Our employees are committed to identifying progressive solutions to meet the needs of our customers.
  • Enthusiasm: We embrace every day as a singular opportunity to reach for extraordinary outcomes. Our positive attitude is infectious and promotes mutual success.