Deedra Mcgillivray

Learning Experiences by Design (LXbD) Partners With Co-Authors Dr. Elia Gourgouris and Konstantinos Apostolopoulos – Press Release

LAS VEGAS – October 6, 2020 – (

​LXbD welcomes positive psychology experts Dr. Elia Gourgouris and Konstantinos Apostolopoulos (Coach Kon) to its network of thought leaders. Together, Dr. Elia and Coach Kon have partnered to provide a practical guide to emotionally dealing with pandemics and other disasters in their two-part learning experience 7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis, which is based on their book by the same title.

As Dr. Elia and Coach Kon explain, “Organizational and HR leaders across the world are noting their top priority is ensuring the mental and physical well-being of their employees and

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Bethenny Frankel’s Hamptons House Decorated for Halloween

Last year, Bethenny Frankel went all out as she decorated her Hamptons home with festive Halloween décor. Now, it seems The Real Housewives of New York City alum is looking to outdo herself. 

In an Instagram Story video Bethenny shared on September 27, her 10-year-old daughter, Bryn, picked up a toy rotary phone that was ringing. As Bryn put the phone to hear ear, a spooky voice blared through the room, saying, “Look behind you.”

As the mother-daughter duo proceeded to have a dance party in their kitchen and dining room, Bethenny showed off some more Halloween décor, including the

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Jet Aviation delivers first VVIP cabin interior on an ACJ319neo – Private Aviation, Jet Aviation, ACJ319neo

Jet Aviation’s has outfitted and redelivered its first ACJ319neo aircraft, the quietest VVIP cabin that the firm has completed to date.

Building on an aim to meeting customer demands for lighter, quieter cabins, the ACJ319neo was designed by the Jet Aviation Design Studio in collaboration with the customer’s own interior designer.

The brief was to maximise light in the cabin, achieved through strategic placement of decorative mirrored panels throughout the interior. A custom embroidered art panel depicting an Oriental scene hangs above the bed in the master bedroom, with complementary artworks hanging throughout the cabin.

Furnishings in cream and light

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Exterior Lighting Bids Sought in Maplewood



Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the TOWNSHIP OF MAPLEWOOD in the County of ESSEX, New Jersey for the EXTERIOR LIGHTING AT TOWN HALL.  The project consists OF NEW EXTERIOR BUILDING LIGHTING.

Contract Documents for the proposed work are available for download at this website:  There will be no charge for the Contract Documents.  Prospective bidders will be required to provide their name, address, telephone number, fax number and email address to be used if addenda are required.  Bids will be received at the office of the Township Engineer at

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At Kabba’s Kitchen, Senegalese specials include some of Portland’s tastiest fried spring rolls

Would you be surprised to learn that some of Portland’s tastiest fried springs rolls come from a new Senegalese food cart?

Then you don’t know nems.

A legacy of French colonialism, spring rolls were brought to West Africa by the Vietnamese brides of Senegalese soldiers returning from the Indochina War. The crunchy snacks are now among the most popular street foods in Dakar. At Kabba’s Kitchen, one of just a tiny handful of West African restaurants in Portland, chef-owner Kabba Saidikhan carries on this tradition, wrapping ground beef and chicken with glass noodles in egg roll wrappers (the see-through rice

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Minimalism is trending in home decor; Pranjal Agarwal tells how to use ‘less is more’ philosophy for our abode

The world, as we know it, has changed over the past few months and minimalism is the new mindset born from this period. As the extended lockdown enabled us to reconnect with loved ones, it also helped us realise the need to build a surrounding that adds value and meaning to our lives. It has become extremely essential to eliminate items which we no longer use, rather than adding clutter to our everyday lives. Here are some easy steps for you to invite the minimalism trend into your home:


Eliminate what you don’t need

The first step begins by eliminating

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COVID-19 in the Interior: Community spread in Denali Borough, 14 new cases among Fairbanks borough residents | Alerts

Three more residents tested positive for COVID-19 in the Denali Borough this week, and the Alaska Division of Public Health confirmed there is evidence of community transmission. These are the first local Denali Borough cases known to occur through community transmission.

Community transmission happens when an individual tests positive for COVID-19 and contact tracers determine the exposure cannot be linked to travel, close contact or any other known exposure.

Since then, the borough has identified a heightened risk of community spread.

Public health officials are performing contact tracing for the three new cases.

The three positive cases were identified among

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2021 Hyundai HB20 Reimagined With All-New Tucson’s Exterior Design

The i20 is Hyundai’s entry in the subcompact hatchback segment in Europe. Confusingly, a similarly-sized model is marketed as the HB20 in South America.
HB means Hyundai Brazil while 20 is the automaker’s nomenclature for a B-segment passenger car. Last redesigned a year ago, the HB20 has been Photoshopped into a far sexier means of personal transportation by Brazilian pixel artist Kleber Silva. The Tucson makeover gives the econobox a totally different look, but it would be wishful thinking to expect a facelift with these exterior styling cues.

You see, the HB20 is a low-cost car for emerging markets where

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In the kitchen with hansgrohe: The future of smart workflow with Aquno Select M81 – Inforial

With its new Aquno Select M81 kitchen faucet, hansgrohe presents a new integrated system comprising an unconventional product design paired with innovative spray technology and customized accessories — for aspiring chefs and food lovers for whom cooking is more than just preparing food.

The Aquno integrated system — named after “aqua” and “unit”— makes it possible to experience a totally new kind of interaction with water in the kitchen; and thanks to its smart integrated concept, it features spray modes and functions suitable for any task at hand.

For the first time ever, the laminar and shower spray modes in

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Virus-Responsive Design | American Libraries Magazine

A floor plan for furniture removal at Hennepin County (Minn.) Library’s Eden Prairie branch. Illustration: MSR Design

Libraries have always been spaces for discovery. But in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have been tasked with transforming themselves into places that allow users to physically distance while being more digitally connected than ever. As some institutions emerge from months of shutdowns, design and architecture experts seek to meet current health and safety challenges as well as safeguard these community spaces against an uncertain future.

Traci Engel Lesneski, CEO and principal at Minneapolis-based national architecture firm MSR Design, which has worked

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California Public Employees Retirement System Decreases Position in Select Interior Concepts (NYSE:SIC)

California Public Employees Retirement System decreased its stake in Select Interior Concepts (NYSE:SIC) by 21.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 14,800 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,943 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System owned approximately 0.06% of Select Interior Concepts worth $52,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of SIC. State Street Corp raised its stake in shares of Select Interior Concepts by 1.4%

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Enhanced Super Cruise and other changes coming to Cadillac’s CT4 and CT5 for 2021

2021 Cadillac CT5

For better or worse, not too many changes were made to these cars for 2021.


Cadillac is making a few noteworthy upgrades to its smaller sedan models for 2021. Inside and out, both the CT4 and CT5 are on the receiving end of some important enhancements for the upcoming model year.

Tech this out!

Perhaps the most exciting news here is the availability of Super Cruise, GM’s groundbreaking hands-free driving aid. The enhanced version of this technology, which includes on-demand lane change functionality, will be offered on Premium Luxury and V-Series trims starting early next year. If you

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Rumi’s Kitchen restaurant review: You’ll find poetry on the plate and mannequins by your side

There’s a temperature check at the door, involving a fancy device that requires looking into a mirror. (Don’t worry, your image isn’t recorded.) Tables are set with hand sanitizer, and utensils aren’t doled out until you’re seated, and then in thick cloth bundles secured with twine and a verse from Jalaluddin Rumi, the 13th-century Persian poet and mystic. “When you lose all sense of self,” read my tag, “the bonds of a thousand chains will vanish.” When Georgia initially lifted restrictions on dining in April, Mesghali was among the 120 Georgia restaurateurs who pledged not to open right away.


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Los Angeles Declares Winner For New Streetlight Design Competition : NPR

Streetlights in Los Angeles are an icon of their own, but there hasn’t been a new design for more than 50 years.The city will announce a new design for streetlights after a major design competition.


In Los Angeles, there are more than 200,000 streetlights. You’ve probably seen some of them because so much stuff is filmed in LA that you see them in the backgrounds of movies and TV. Some are ornate. Most of them are pretty plain. But those lights have not been redesigned for more than 50 years, and now it’s happening. Here’s NPR’s Mandalit

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National Treasures Return To Interior Museum

‘Chasm of the Colorado’ by Thomas Moran (1837-1926), 1873-1874, oil on canvas mounted on aluminum, 84 3/8 x 144 3/4 inches. Courtesy/U.S. Department of the Interior Museum, INTR 03000

‘Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone’ by Thomas Moran (1837-1926), 1872, oil on canvas mounted on aluminum, 84 x 144 1/4 inches. Courtesy/U.S. Department of the Interior Museum, INTR 03001

DOI News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced Friday the “homecoming” of two iconic works of art for long-term display in the Interior Museum after being loaned to other museums by Secretary Stewart Udall in the

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Brick Exterior, Treed Back Yard Beautifies $809K Crofton Home

CROFTON, MD — This beautiful brick home in Crofton features five bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in 4,154 square feet. Architectural amenities abound, including hardwood floors, chair rail and crown molding. The kitchen has a cooking island and opens up to a second sunroom. The back deck leads to a fully fenced-in back yard with an abundance of trees.

The main bedroom features cathedral ceilings and a relaxing Jacuzzi tub with a separate walk-in shower. The fully finished basement has plenty of room and walks out to the back yard that has two patios. The home is located in the Crofton

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Small Business Survivors: Omar’s Kitchen and Rum Bar thrives despite COVID restrictions


Jamaican Omar Walters says his business, Omar’s Kitchen and Rum Bar, is a “nouveau Caribbean restaurant in the heart of the Lower East Side, where the food scene is blooming.”

Walters, who is also a chef and carries the name Chef Omar, said that he takes dishes of his native Jamaica and delivers them “with a New York twist.”

“Omar’s cuisine boosts in flavor, color and warmth,” the website says. “Let’s not forget about the design that will

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Project Designed To Empower Communities Wins Lexus Design Award 2020

BellTower would like to address the critical infrastructure challenges facing developing nations with “Open Source Communities”. The Grand Prix Lexus Design Award 2020 winner proposes using innovative smart open-source planning to create affordable communities which can provide sustainable clean water resources. The multi-disciplinary Kenyan studio was selected from among 2,000 entries received from 79 countries worldwide – one of the highest numbers in the awards’ history.

Launched in 2013, the Lexus awards initiative is open to emerging international designers. Topics covered have little to do with

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Amy Sherman-Palladino Sends ‘Gilmore Girls’ Fans Wild With Her Home Decor at the Emmys

Amy Sherman-Palladino Sends ‘Gilmore Girls’ Fans Wild With Her Home Decor at the Emmys

Oy with the poodles! Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino took fans to Stars Hollow during the semi-virtual  72nd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday. Both were nominated this year for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, but fans of the couple’s other hit show, Gilmore Girls, got excited after catching a glimpse into their home. 

Before the winner was announced, host Jimmy Kimmel joked, “The key match-up to watch here is Amy Sherman-Palladino versus her husband, Dan. Will a marriage crumble

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Select Interior Concepts (NYSE:SIC) Shares Sold by Man Group plc

Man Group plc reduced its stake in Select Interior Concepts (NYSE:SIC) by 48.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 20,800 shares of the company’s stock after selling 19,867 shares during the quarter. Man Group plc owned 0.08% of Select Interior Concepts worth $73,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. State Street Corp lifted its holdings in shares of Select Interior Concepts by 1.4% in the 1st quarter. State Street Corp now owns 349,674

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