CBRE announced Senior Associate Chris Marchildon has been honored with a prestigious NAIOP Developing Leaders Award for 2016. Now in its 11th year, the national award program honors up-and-coming commercial real estate professionals across the country, 35 years of age and under, for their valued contribution and commitment to the industry. “I am thrilled to congratulate Chris on his NAIOP Developing Leader of the Year award,” said Craig Henig, Senior Managing Director, Southwest Region and Arizona market leader. “Chris is a valuable asset to both the CBRE Phoenix office and our industry overall. He is diligent in his application of CBRE’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence to everything he does, and takes to heart NAIOP’s mission of improving the communities in which we develop, build and broker. Chris is most deserving of this award and I am proud to call him a partner.”Mr. Marchildon partners with Executive Vice President Barry Gabel. The duo lead a Capital Markets team that advise clients on their real estate acquisition and disposition strategies. Their team has been nominated as Best of NAIOP Arizona’s Investment Team of the Year every year since 2010, winning the award in 2010. Individually, Mr. Marchildon has also been nominated as Best of NAIOP Arizona’s Rookie of the Year (2012), and was awarded NAIOP Arizona’s Developing Leader of the Year in 2014. “Chris is a winner in all that he does,” said Mr. Gabel. “His care and concern for others, his follow-up skills and attention to detail, and his friendly and thoughtful disposition all make him one of the very best young brokers in not only Arizona, but throughout the entire Southwest. I am so proud of Chris for receiving this award and even more proud to have him as a partner.” An active member of the NAIOP Arizona chapter, Mr. Marchildon is a highly visible member of the local Developing Leaders (DL) group. He has served as the DL Programs Committee Chair, Treasurer, Vice Chairman and is currently Chairman of the group. He has also served on NAIOP Arizona’s events host committee. “Chris has been involved with almost every aspect of our Developing Leaders program,” said Tim Lawless, President, NAIOP Arizona. “This segment composes about a third of our Arizona membership and Chris has been an integral part in building the program into one of the largest in the country for NAIOP and very deserving of this national recognition.”Mr. Marchildon is an Arizona native. He began his commercial real estate career with CBRE in 2008 after a brief stint as a minor league baseball pitcher. He is an alum and varsity athletics letter winner of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and a graduate of Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix.The 2016 Developing Leaders Award recipients will be honored at NAIOP’s Commercial Real Estate Conference 2016 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The event will be held at the Scottsdale Princess Resort September 26, 27 and 28.
Share on Twitter Email Pinterest Share on Facebook A psychedelic brew known as ayahuasca may help people “think outside the box,” according to a new study published in the journal Psychopharmacology. But more research is needed.Ayahuasca has been used in the healing ceremonies of indigenous Amazon tribes for centuries. The psychoactive drink is traditionally prepared using plants which contain beta-carbolines such as harmaline and tryptamines like DMT.Researchers led by K. P. C. Kuypers of Maastricht University visited two spiritual ayahuasca-using groups to investigate the drug’s effect on divergent and convergent thinking. Divergent thinking describes the process of generating many possible solutions to a problem. Convergent thinking, on the other hand, refers to the process of narrowing down potential solutions to find one correct answer. “Creative divergent thinking can enhance and strengthen psychological flexibility by allowing individuals to generate new and effective cognitive, emotional, and behavioral strategies on their own which helps them to adopt adaptive interpretations and coping styles,” the researchers explained.Kuypers and his colleagues recruited 26 participants for their study. These volunteers had all consumed ayahuasca previously.The participants first completed two creativity tasks designed to measure divergent and convergent thinking. About 3 hours later, they consumed ayahuasca in a dimly lit room while music played in the background. After waiting 2 hours for the drug to reach its peak, the participants completed the two creativity tasks again.Only one of the tests, the Picture Concept Task, indicated that ayahuasca produced changes in divergent and convergent thinking. The task required participants to find associations between a number of pictures that were aligned into rows.The researchers found that after consuming ayahuasca, the participants had a harder time finding the one correct association but were better at providing as many alternative answers as possible. Ayahuasca appeared to cause a decrease in conventional convergent thinking but enhance creative divergent thinking.There has been a renewal of interest in the therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs. The authors cautioned that their findings were preliminary, but said their study could have some implications for this line of research.“The present study has shown that ayahuasca promotes divergent thinking, an ability which has been shown to be an important aspect in cognitive therapy,” Kuypers and his colleagues concluded. “It can therefore be suggested that ayahuasca possesses qualities that can promote a therapeutic process. However, since convergent thinking is also a critical aspect in therapy, and the current findings show that ayahuasca impairs this facet during the acute phase, future studies have to investigate whether this effect profile changes over time.”They added: “Additional research utilizing a placebo-controlled experimental design, including additional creativity measures, is warranted, before results can be generalized.” Share LinkedIn
Lear Corp. announced that Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen has been appointed to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementCurrently, Dr. Jepsen is executive director of engineering at Facebook Inc. and head of display technologies at Oculus, where she leads advanced consumer electronics, opto-electronic and display design and manufacturing efforts.Previously, she had a similar role at Google Inc. and Google X. She also co-founded One Laptop per Child, and was the lead architect of the $100 laptop, millions of which were shipped to children in the developing world. Dr. Jepsen is one of the world’s foremost display innovators, with an exceptional track record of leadership and inventions, paralleled by years of working with Asia’s largest manufacturers. She is the principal inventor on approximately 100 patents.She has been globally recognized with dozens of prestigious awards including TIME magazine’s “Time 100” as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, a CNN Top 10 Thinker and by the leading global professional societies in optics, display and electronics. She has broad advisory experience in Peru, China, Uruguay, Taiwan, Brazil and the United States, as well as at the United Nations.“We are extremely pleased to welcome Mary Lou to Lear’s board of directors. She has outstanding educational credentials, is a proven technology leader and is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in virtual reality applications,” said Henry D.G. Wallace, Lear’s non-executive chairman. “We are very fortunate to welcome someone of Mary Lou’s reputation for innovation and leadership to our board.”AdvertisementJepsen holds a doctorate degree from Brown University in Optical Sciences, a Master of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Visual Studies and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Brown University.
Erika Deloria. PHOTO COURTESY OF BIBOY CALAMBA MANILA – Bacolod Tay Tung High School claimed its second straight win in the Rebisco Volleyball League 2018 National Finals after a 25-9, 25-15 win over St. Alexine College at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.Erika Jin Deloria claimed her second consecutive Best Player of the Game honor after tallying 9 points, on eight attacks and a block, on Sunday to lead the way for the Western Visayas representative.Deloria, a transferee from Trinity Christian School, showed she already adapted to the Tay Tung system with strong showing in the first and second sets.Just like in their lopsided win against Sarawak on Saturday, Tay Tung surged to an early double-digit edge in the opening period behind Deloria, Joan Marie Monares and Shane Carmona and never looked back. But St. Alexine kept the match close in the second set and even forced a 10-all deadlock before Tay Tung pulled away for good with hits from Deloria and Kiesha Bedonia.“We are happy with our performance in the first two games but we know the tougher opponents have yet to come, so we have to remain focused on our game plan,” said Tay Tung assistant coach Biboy Calamba.Tay Tung, which was under coach Ian Macariola, was facing fellow Visayas team Leyte National High School as of press time as it aimed to secure a semifinals seat./PN
Jamaican all-rounder Rovman Powell has been recalled to Windies action as he was named in the 13-man squad for the three-match Twenty20 (T20) International against Ireland.Powell last represented the Windies against India in Guyana in August 2019.The 26-year-old has played 34 One-Day Internationals (ODI) and 23 T20Is since his debut in November 2016. In the shortest format, he has two half-centuries with a topscore of 54 against India in Fort Lauderdale last August.There was also a recall of Trinidadian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, a two-time ICC World T20 World Cup winner, who last played at the international level against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in September 2016. Bravo, 36, has played 270 matches for Windies across all three formats. In T20Is he has made 66 appearances with a record of 52 wickets and 1,142 runs. His highest score is 66 not out, which came against India at Lord’s in 2009, the same match where he also took four wickets.Jamaican all-rounder Fabian Allen was considered for selection but is unavailable as he continues his rehabilitation after sustaining an injury on the tour of India last year. Jason Holder, the leading all-rounder in Test cricket, is being rested for the series because of workload management. All-rounder Keemo Paul of Guyana was originally set to participate in the upcoming T20I Series but has been ruled out because of a back injury he sustained in the Colonial Medical Insurance ODI Series. IMPROVEMENT NEEDED Commenting on the squad, Roger Harper, CWI’s lead selector said: “Dwayne Bravo was recalled with the specific intention of bolstering our ‘death’ bowling, which was identified as an area that really needs improving. His record in this department speaks for itself. He will also be able to act as a mentor to the other ‘death’ bowlers and lend his experience wherever needed.”Harper added: “Rovman Powell is a genuine all-rounder who we believe can add impetus and up the strike rate at the backend of the innings. He was excellent in the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup, where he scored two excellent centuries and a 96 and also had some other good performances.”A 14th player, who will be named today, will complete the squad. The matches will be played at Grenada National Stadium on Wednesday and at Warner Park, St Kitts, on Saturday and Sunday. Squad: Kieron Pollard (captain)Rovman PowellSheldon CottrellBrandon KingDwayne Bravo Shimron HetmyerEvin LewisKhary PierreNicholas PooranSherfane RutherfordLendl SimmonsHayden Walsh Jr.Kesrick Williams