FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) was recently named an Accelerate Indiana Municipalities Legislator of the Year for her work to pass a long-term road funding plan.“We were committed to remaining fiscally responsible while passing the largest road funding plan in the state’s history,” Sullivan said. “Local communities maintain 86 percent of our roads and bridges. I would like to thank AIM for its work to continually improve Indiana’s cities and towns, and for supporting our road funding plan. This push to upgrade our state’s infrastructure will have a positive effect on our community and state for many years.”In addition to Sullivan, House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis), Rep. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) and Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) were honored by AIM for their work to fund a long-term plan to improve Indiana’s roads and bridges. As a result of the legislation, cities and towns across the state are now ramping up for major road maintenance projects that have been long-delayed, according to Matt Greller, AIM CEO.“It’s a true honor to thank House Speaker Bosma and Representatives Brown, Soliday and Sullivan for their unwavering dedication this past legislative session,” Greller said. “They worked tirelessly to ensure that 2017 was the year Indiana began re-investing in our infrastructure in a meaningful, sustainable way. Hoosiers will reap the benefits of this investment for decades to come.”Sullivan serves on the House Committee on Roads and Transportation and the House Committee on Ways and Means, which makes recommendations to the Indiana General Assembly on any legislation dealing with the expenditure of money.
With a $2 million gift from the Harnisch Foundation, Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital recently launched the Institute of Coaching to support coaching-related research, practice, and education. The first of its kind, the center will look to advance excellence in research and practice within the field of coaching, a professional practice designed to optimize human potential and performance in diverse arenas including leadership, health care, and public service.“Coaching is a remarkable change process that has often been thought of as a self-help method without established best practices,” said Carol Kauffman, institute director and assistant clinical professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital. “The goal of the institute is to provide a solid scientific foundation of coaching based on good science, good research, and good practice. Evidence-based coaching will transform the field by giving coaches and clients more and better choices of best practices.”The institute will seek to advance the field of coaching through five centers of excellence including research, education, applied positive psychology, health coaching, and executive and leadership coaching. The Harnisch Fund for Coaching, established with the $2 million gift, will fuel coaching-related research by awarding grants for high-quality scientific coaching studies. The institute’s research center will also disseminate empirically supported best practices, which include peer-reviewed studies.Ruth Ann Harnisch, a philanthropist and certified professional coach, chose to fund coaching research at McLean after listening to the stories of researchers at the first-ever International Coaching Research Forum, organized by Kauffman in 2008.“They talked about the challenges they faced as serious academics attempting to do peer-reviewed, respected coaching research. It became clear to me that a respectable academic home for coaching would be a game-changer for the field,” Harnisch said.Known for its cutting-edge research and world-class professionals, McLean Hospital has studied and practiced coaching-related disciplines for years.“There is a growing interest in positive psychology, of which coaching is an integral part,” said Philip Levendusky, director of psychology at McLean and associate professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. “Increasing evidence shows that coaching can have a positive impact on health care delivery in terms of lifestyle changes, medication compliance, and a host of other changes that reap big rewards for patients and the health care system.“In her gift to establish the Institute of Coaching, Ruth Ann Harnisch has made a significant commitment to the coaching profession and to improving the lives of individuals,” Levendusky said.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 68-year-old man who may have suffered a medical emergency died in a car crash in his hometown of Oakdale on Tuesday evening, Suffolk County police said.Matthew Traub was driving his Prius eastbound on Montauk Highway when it crossed into the opposite lane of traffic and struck an unoccupied parked vehicle in a strip mall parking lot at 6:45 p.m., police said. The first parked vehicle flipped over and struck a second parked vehicle that had two people inside.The victim was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where he was pronounced dead. The Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office will perform an autopsy to determine his cause of death.A woman struck in the third vehicle refused medical attention, and her passenger was not hurt.Fifth Squad detectives impounded the victim’s vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-854-8552.
Press Association Bad weather has forced the final round to be concluded on Monday, with Casey and Poulter out in front on seven under par after nine and seven holes respectively. American Patrick Reed is one shot back after seven holes, Scotland’s Russell Knox is among a cluster of players on four under, while Saturday’s overnight leader Padraig Harrington still has a chance despite dropping back. English pair Paul Casey and Ian Poulter both have an excellent chance to end their long wait for a PGA Tour title as they hold the joint lead at the Honda Classic. It was Poulter who surged into the outright lead after 54 holes – the first time he has ever done so on the PGA Tour – by three shots. The 39-year-old Ryder Cup star – who won the last of his two PGA Tour titles in 2012, with his first coming five years ago when he beat Casey to the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship – recorded four birdies in a third-round 66. But having made just one bogey in his last 40 holes, Poulter dropped back at the fifth hole of his final round as a shanked tee shot into the water led to a double bogey five. He was then in the drink again on his next hole for a bogey yet he recovered on the seventh by driving his tee shot to within three feet for birdie and move level with Casey, who was in blistering form in his final round. The 37-year-old, whose only PGA Tour triumph was at the Shell Houston Open in 2009, was six shots adrift of his countryman after a third-round 68, but propelled himself into contention with birdies at three of his first four holes in the late afternoon. He then ended his day with a good approach to six feet before rolling in for yet another birdie as darkness approached at Palm Beach. Poulter and Casey’s team-mate at the 2004 and 2008 Ryder Cups, Harrington, dropped back to three under after a forgettable day. A third-round 71 did not ruin his chances but he is currently three over after seven holes.