BUSINESS BRIEF Wilmingtons Parterre Flooring Announces New CFO

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Parterre Flooring Systems, a leader in luxury vinyl flooring and surfaces, announces the recent hire of David Kelly, who has assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer and will be based out of their Wilmington, MA headquarters. Having worked in various industries, Kelly joins Parterre Flooring Systems with more than a decade of financial experience.“We are pleased to have David Kelly join Parterre as Chief Financial Officer,” said Ralph Grogan, CEO of Parterre Flooring Systems. “David’s experience working with private equity and mid-size companies will be extremely valuable to Parterre and its plans for growth over the next several years.”Kelly most recently worked as the Vice President of Finance and Controller at Captivate, Inc., a leading digital out-of-home media company. At Captivate, Inc., Kelly led the accounting and financial planning functions for the company’s U.S. and Canadian operations. Kelly has also held senior level positions in finance at Adheris Health, CBIZ/MHM, and Keane International, Inc. He has received both his Masters of Business Administration and B.S. in Accountancy from Bentley University, and is a Certified Public Accountant. David currently resides in Burlington, Massachusetts with his wife and three children.About Parterre Flooring SystemsParterre Flooring Systems is a leading manufacturer of commercial vinyl flooring and surfaces in North America. In business since 1991, the company offers a broad selection of luxury vinyl tile, plank, and resilient sheet products that authentically replicate the beauty of nature in wood and stone colors and designs as well as metallic surfaces and other unique finishes. Expect greater resilience, easier maintenance and better durability with the superior performance of vinyl. Parterre flooring and surface products are recyclable, environmentally safe, and easily installed. Parterre is headquartered in Wilmington, M.A. For more information, call 888.338.1029 or visit Parterre online at The above press release is from Parterre Flooring Systems.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Parterre Flooring Systems Names Ralph Grogan As New CEOIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Parterre Flooring Systems Announces New Addition To Sales TeamIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Parterre Flooring Systems Announces Promotion of Chris EaslerIn “Business”last_img read more

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 6 leaked online on torrent websites

first_imgGame of Thrones season 8 episode 4Game of Thrones (@gameofthrones/Instagram)Game of Thrones season 8 episode 6 has finally made its way to the online illegal world. A detailed plot description containing several spoilers were leaked a week ago on Reddit but now the 720p print of the last episode of HBO’s fantasy series is currently available on torrent websites.Game of Thrones season 8 episodes made their way to the illegal download world soon after its official air on HBO. Hackers from around the globe uploaded 720p or full-HD 1080p versions of Game of Thrones on torrent websites for illegal download.Several tech experts have warned not to download the last and final episode of Game of Thrones season 8 as it may contain some malware which may affect the user’s computer system. Moreover, downloading copyrighted content is considered as a crime in several countries.The last and final episode of Game of Thrones season 8 will feature Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, and Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister.Check out the promo of Game of Thrones season 8 episode 6:Game of Thrones season 8 episode 6 features the final confrontation between Daenerys Targaryen and Tyrion Lannister. After Dany’s brutal attack at King’s Landing, Tyrion seemed to be afraid of her and would surely talk to her about spreading tyranny. At the same time, Daenerys will find herself alone as her lover Jon Snow will also go against her wishes and may conspire with his cousin sister Arya Stark to end Daenerys’ life. As we earlier reported, killing a queen would come under the deceitful act and for this, Jon may have to go back to The Wall to serve as the Brothers of the Night’s Watch.The ongoing season 8 of HBO’s Game of Thrones received criticism from several fronts. Fans from around the world have simply come on a mutual verdict that the last season of such an acclaimed TV series had poor writing. Over a million fans have united to urge HBO to re-shoot the entire season of Game of Thrones. We know that this is not going to possible as this is not a practical solution.Game of Thrones season 8 episode 6 will air on HBO on Sunday night at 9 pm and in India, the uncensored episode will air on Hotstar on Monday morning at 6:30 am.last_img read more

HISD Superintendent Calls For Investment In Public Education More Centralized District

first_imgListen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: HISDHouston ISD Superintendent Richard Carranza comments during the State of the Schools luncheon at the Hilton of the Americas, February 15, 2017.HISD’s new superintendent outlined his priorities and some challenges in the annual State of the District address.Right at the top of those priorities, Richard Carranza put funding for arts education, even if budgets are tight.“All children deserve a rich artistic experience as part of their daily education,” Carranza said.He continued to tell the sold-out crowd of over 2,000 people at the downtown Hilton Americas Hotel how mariachi music shaped his own life. (But he didn’t perform.)His remarks on HISD stretched for nearly an hour. The major theme:“Public education is an investment, not an expense. It’s an investment in our children, an investment in a prosperous future of our city, for our state, for our nation,” he said.He also addressed some challenges, such as the Texas school finance system. HISD owes millions to the state in what’s called recapture or Robin Hood. Essentially, as a property-wealthy district, HISD has to share revenue with property-poor districts. It will hold a second election in May on how to pay that, because some trustees fear the first vote – for detachment or forgoing some $18 billion in commercial property from its tax base – will end up costing taxpayers more in the long run.Carranza also said that HISD will take a more centralized approach to education. For years, school principals have made their own decisions on things like teaching strategies.“We must move from being a confederation of schools to truly an independent school district,” he said.He also said that he wants to coordinate more community resources to support the 200,000-plus kids in HISD. X Share 00:00 /01:14 last_img read more

Crossing borders with music and rhythm

first_imgThe ICCR is organising the first  International Dance and Music Festival, showcasing performances by foreign artistes, who have achieved high level of proficiency in Indian Classical Dance.These artistes from six countries have been doing commendable work in promoting Indian Dance and Culture in their countries and will be performing in the two-day festival in the Capital.Akmaral  is the Gold medal Winner and the title Champion of the World – 2003  in Hollywood, USA in the nomination of ‘ethnic dance’ at  the Seventh World Championship of performing arts. In the year 2004 Akmaral became the first member from Kazakhstan at the International Dance Council (CID) within UNESCO in Paris. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Of French nationality but Indianised by culture, Saaj is a two member instrumental duet conceived in early 90’s after many acclaimed performances and sharing the stage with the ‘classical greats of India’ The beautiful word ‘Saaj’ means ‘musical instruments ‘in the Indian language.Saaj, namely Sylvie Hiély and Laurent Gherzi, are like the body and soul of music, inseparable and thoroughly embedded into each other and existing as a ‘musical masterpiece.’ Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix Sumathi who has travelled extensively performing  in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Australia and USA started her dance journey at  the Temple of Fine Arts Singapore in 1991. She migrated to Kuala Lumpur to become a fulltime dancer and began her training in Odissi with Geetha Shankaran-Lam and was presented in her Manch Pravesh in 2001. Nritta, whose name translates to ‘pure dance’, has taken the world of dance by storm and left audiences spellbound by her performances. The darling of the media wherever she performs, she has been named a ‘Wonder kid of Asia’ for her academic performance and her excellence in Odissi. Alisa received training in Bharatanatyam, under the tutelage of Irina Iskorostenskaya, Director of Nritya-Sabha Foundation, Russia, Moscow (2000-2007). She wants to build a career in teaching, performance and choreography of the Indian Classical Dance form of Bharatanatyam, with the ultimate vision of promoting and propagating it in various regions of the world.Nathalie Ramírez, a professional flautist, obtained her Bachelor degree from the University of Veracruz, Mexico in 2010. Five years ago she got interested in Indian Classical Music, and began learning through classes and courses in Mexico with musicians such as Hollving Argaez, Paul Livingstone, Abhiit Banerjee and Pandit Shubhendra Rao.Zhang XiaoQing learnt Kathak and Indian Arts at the Indian Embassy in China. In 2013 June she performed at the Indian Embassy to welcome Salman Khurshid, the External Affairs Minister on his visit to China. Zhang  has performed  Kathak at the China National Theater  ‘the prayer of Ganges—Indian music and dance’, at Diwali and Holi celebrations at the Indian Embassy in China.last_img read more