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Personal Safety Tips

By Greg Norred, CEO, Norred & Associates

Over the course of your life, the chances of being the victim of a crime are at least one in three, higher if you live in a large city, and higher still if you’re a woman. The criminal’s objective is to maximize gain and minimize risk, and he’ll usually pick the easiest target with the most to offer. Given these odds, it pays to take precautions by following some basic safety rules:

Fire Chief suspended after publishing anti-gay comments

Fire Chief suspended after publishing anti-gay comments

ATLANTA -- Atlanta's fire chief is suspended without pay after publishing a book calling homosexuality "unclean", "a sexual perversion", "vulgar", and "inappropriate".

The book titled Who Told You That You Were Naked? is on sale at Amazon.com. It was authored by Atlanta's Fire Chief, Kelvin Cochran. The summary of the book refers to God's words to Adam in the Bible:

From God's perspective nakedness meant so much more. It meant condemnation and deprivation to his most precious creation-mankind. Though He reconciled Adam's condition by clothing him in coats of lambs' skin, Adam never got over what he had done. Condemnation has dominated ever since. Now we have a more permanent solution. We have been clothed with Christ! Redeemed men who carry the curse of condemnation and deprivation cannot fulfill their purpose as husbands, fathers, community and business leaders-world changers!

Oliver Mincey named Operations Manager for LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Oliver Mincey named Operations Manager for LEGOLAND Discovery Center

ATLANTA -- LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta welcomes industry veteran Operations Manager Oliver Mincey to the team. Mincey’s strong leadership skills and dedication to customer experience made him the ideal candidate for the role.

Oliver Mincey brings a twenty-five-year background of leadership and management with leading world brands such as Coca-Cola, Disney, NBC/Universal and Live Nation Entertainment. The expertise Mincey gained from his impressive history with admired entertainment brands promises to continue elevating LEGOGLAND Discovery Center’s reputation in the Atlanta market.   

As operations manager, Mincey’s goals are three fold. He plans to build a strong operations leadership team; recruit, hire and retain hard-working staff members and elevate LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta’s quality of service for a memorable customer experience.

Radiance Solar hires Jordan Shechter as Director of New Operations & Maintenance Services Division

Radiance Solar hires Jordan Shechter as Director of New Operations & Maintenance Services Division

ATLANTA -- Radiance Solar, a leading Southeastern solar company, announced the formal launch of Radiance O&M Services with the hire of industry veteran Jordan Shechter as Director of Operations & Maintenance.

The Southeast solar market will experience significant and rapid growth with more than 1 Giga-Watt (1 billion Watts) of solar power plants due to come online over the next 2-3 years.  These solar plants will require a trained, technically proficient workforce to maintain and operate these solar facilities, which will provide power to the electrical grid throughout the Southeast.

UHY LLP adds Daniel Vazquez as staff consultant

UHY LLP adds Daniel Vazquez as staff consultant

ATLANTA -- UHY LLP announced the appointment of Daniel Vazquez as staff consultant. Vazquez will be based in the Atlanta office, serving UHY clients nationwide. He is responsible for enterprise optimization, management consulting, and finance transformation for UHY clients as part of the Management & Technology Consulting group and reports to UHY principal, Cindy Hannafey.

“Daniel Vazquez brings a first-class education in finance to the table, making him a highly qualified new addition to our UHY team,” said Hannafey.

Vazquez’s professional skills and qualifications include: