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La crisis del coronavirus y la crisis de Bolsonaro: ¿Quién manda en Brasil?   

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La pandemia de coronavirus también afectó al sistema político brasileño, donde crecen las tensiones entre Jair Bolsonaro, su entorno militar y su ministro de Salud, Luiz Henrique Mandetta, además de su articulación con el Congreso Nacional. En diálogo con Sputnik, dos politólogos responden: ¿el Gobierno de Bolsonaro está en riesgo?

En su paso por Brasil, la pandemia de COVID-19 no solo multiplica infectados y suma fallecidos. También dejó un tendal de frases y comparaciones absurdas por parte del presidente del país, Jair Bolsonaro, y una tensión política que incluso pone en cuestionamiento su continuidad.
El enfrentamiento entre Bolsonaro y su ministro de Salud Luiz Henrique Mandetta, la acumulación de poder del jefe de la Casa Civil, el general Walter Braga Netto, y las gestiones paralelas de la mayoría de los gobernadores ante la pandemia dieron pie a las interrogantes sobre en qué medida Bolsonaro mantiene el poder en Brasil.
Consultada por Sputnik, la politóloga argentina Yanina Welp señaló que Bolsonaro "ya tenía un poder muy relativo" antes de la crisis del coronavirus, producto de haber llegado al Gobierno "con un partido pequeño que tampoco era propiamente dicho su partido" —el Partido Social Liberal (PSL)— del que también se distanció.
Welp sostuvo que Bolsonaro "no supo capitalizar" el poder que logró al convertirse en presidente debido a que no buscó generar acuerdos con otras formaciones políticas con representación en el Parlamento, algo clave en un sistema tradicionalmente multipartidista como el brasileño.
Jair Bolsonaro, presidente de Brasil
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Bolsonaro hunde a Brasil en el desgobierno
La politóloga, coordinadora de la plataforma de análisis político Agenda Pública, describió la estrategia de Bolsonaro a partir del concepto de 'unilateralismo administrativo' acuñado por la politóloga brasileña Magna Inacio: "Deja que el Parlamento apruebe leyes pero luego, por la vía del decreto y su implementación, las transforma sustancialmente".
Esta manera de proceder es la que, según la especialista, condujo a Bolsonaro hacia un enfrentamiento con el Congreso brasileño que abonó la movilización del 15 de marzo pasado, apoyada extraoficialmente por el mandatario.
Carlos Oliveira, politólogo brasileño, compartió con Sputnik una explicación de por qué la relación entre Bolsonaro y el Parlamento aún no ha estallado: "La figura política más importante en Brasil hoy, desde del punto de vista de llevar a cabo la agenda de proyectos y la negociación política en sí, es el presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, Rodrigo Maia".
Según Oliveira, Maia —pertenece al partido de centroderecha Demócratas— "ha sido muy hábil al no caer en las provocaciones de Bolsonaro, que critica constantemente al Congreso" y al llevar adelante una estrategia de evitar confrontaciones institucionales pero "contrarrestando sus discursos (de Bolsonaro) con cuidado, diplomáticamente".
"En resumen, el Presidente de la República actúa más en respuesta a las iniciativas del Congreso y no induce la agenda. Se parece más a una figura decorativa y no lleva a cabo procesos políticos en el país", sintetizó Oliveira.

Coronavirus en Brasil: la pandemia en el pandemonio

Para Oliveira, la crisis desatada por el coronavirus configuró un contexto político en el que "los gobernadores, los alcaldes y el Congreso son los principales protagonistas".
El politólogo graficó el papel lateral de Bolsonaro con un dato de la agenda del mandatario: "Rara vez se lo verá reunirse con políticos o líderes importantes del país. A menudo hay reuniones con ministros alineados con él, como Abraham Weintraub (ministro de Educación) pero en raras ocasiones hay encuentros con el ministro de Salud".
"Es un presidente que, desafortunadamente, no se muestra como un líder, no empuja al frente. Está aislado", concluyó.
Welp advirtió que la situación se ha vuelto "muy tensa" alrededor de Bolsonaro, especialmente porque "parece claro que ha dejado de ser una figura potable para casi todo el mundo". La analista aclaró que por el momento "la información es muy incompleta y sobre todo muy turbia" desde la interna del Gobierno pero mencionó que el vicepresidente Hamilton Mourão "se están reuniendo y están discutiendo opciones".
Según Welp, Mourão podría ser una alternativa para asumir una presidencia provisional mientras dure el estado de excepción que amerita la pandemia y mientras no se convoque a nuevas elecciones. Eso siempre y cuando exista una salida "forzada" de Bolsonaro, puesto que "nada parece indicar que vaya a hacerlo por propia decisión".
Oliveira apuntó que Mourão aparece en la política brasileña de hoy como "una voz más reflexiva" que Bolsonaro, logrando calmar las aguas tras los exabruptos del presidente que "actúa mucho pensando en sus 'fanáticos'". La polémica por la utilidad del 'aislamiento social' —que según Bolsonaro debía ser solo para los pacientes de riesgo—, es un ejemplo claro de eso.
"Bolsonaro salió a la calle, habló con gente popular, participó, incluso, en una protesta convocada por sus partidarios, exactamente al comienzo de la campaña 'quedarse en casa'. El vicepresidente, inmediatamente después, habló públicamente de que la recomendación del gobierno será mantener el aislamiento social. Entonces, me parece que Mourão cumple un rol de racionalidad, mientras el presidente continúa hablando con sus fanáticos", explicó.
Otra figura de importancia es la del jefe de la Casa Civil (una especie de jefe de Gabinete) Braga Netto, aunque la versión que lo colocaba como un "presidente operacional" que desplazaría a Bolsonaro en las decisiones sobre la crisis sanitaria no se comprobó. Oliveira lo definió "una especie de bombero, para calmar los espíritus" que, indicó, tuvo un papel clave en el diferendo entre el presidente y el ministro de Salud Mandetta.

Mandetta, ¿nuevo líder político en Brasil?

Es precisamente el ministro Mandetta el que está teniendo "un ascenso meteórico por su acción frente a la pandemia de coronavirus", analizó el politólogo brasileño. Según Oliveira, la crisis sanitaria puso en primera plana las condiciones políticas que Mandetta demostraba desde que era un diputado poco conocido. Oliveira destacó que, en este contexto, el ministro ha recibido reconocimientos desde el periodismo, la academia e incluso desde partidos de oposición como el PSOL (Partido Socialismo y Libertad).
"Ha crecido mucho y, hoy en día, es el personaje político y técnico más destacado para enfrentar la crisis de salud. Eso debe haber enredado con el ego del presidente Bolsonaro. Él, en mi opinión, perdió la oportunidad de poner a Mandetta, liderar, estar en la primera línea. Sin embargo, con sus conjeturas en la cabeza, no pudo entender completamente lo que debía hacer y, en cambio, comenzó a rivalizar con su propio ministro, cuya credibilidad y confianza está en aumento en la mayoría de la población", interpretó.
Bolsonaro finalmente no concretó su intención de despedir a Mandetta. Además de la influencia de su entorno militar para mantener al ministro en el cargo, puede haber pesado que solo un tercio de la población "más bolsonarista" hubiera apoyado esa decisión. Un electorado que "no es suficiente para garantizarle la reelección o la fuerza política para enfrentar problemas más serios como, por ejemplo, un proceso de destitución, ahora poco probable".
Mientras tanto, y aún con la incertidumbre rondando su puesto, el analista destacó que Mandetta "se convirtió en uno de los grandes nombres de la política brasileña actual". En ese marco, consideró que "cualquier final para él parece bueno: si lo despiden, sale como un héroe; si no, también continúa bien porque muestra que el presidente no puede despedirlo".

¿Bolsonaro puede caer?

Welp remarcó que Brasil es un caso destacado de un proceso —caracterizado por la politóloga argentina Rut Diamint— de 'remilitarización' de los sistemas políticos de América Latina , donde "ya no tenemos que temer tanto un golpe tradicional porque los militares ya están en puestos clave del Gobierno".
El contexto de pandemia hace que los militares estén "ganando prestigio" en algunos sectores medios de la población. En contrapartida, las fuerzas armadas pierden aceptación en los sectores más vulnerables que "son objetos de la represión que estas cuarentenas habilitan".
Welp aclaró que, de acuerdo a los indicadores que tradicionalmente utilizan los politólogos, "Brasil continúa siendo una democracia". Sin embargo, advirtió que "el declive es muy marcado y en este contexto podría ser peor". En ese sentido, apuntó que "la calidad de la democracia sí está en riesgo", lo que debería "aumentar las señales de alarma".
Para Oliveira, lo mejor para Brasil es que Bolsonaro pueda cumplir su mandato porque una salida anticipada del mandatario "sería como echar gasolina al fuego". De todos modos, reconoció la imprevisibilidad del futuro cercano, en el que, sin mayoría en el Congreso y con una popularidad en caída, el presidente se encuentra más expuesto.

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WBP - Corona Crisis Management for Multifamily Investors with Joey Coleman   

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For nearly twenty years, Joey has helped organizations retain their best customers and turn them into raving fans via his entertaining and actionable keynotes, workshops, and consulting projects. His First 100 Days® methodology helps fuel the successful customer experiences his clients deliver around the world. In his Wall Street Journal #2 best selling book, Never Lose a Customer Again, Joey shares strategies and tactics for turning one-time purchasers into

lifelong customers - while dramatically increasing profits along the way.

   As a recognized expert in customer experience design and an award-winning speaker at national and international conferences, Joey specializes in creating unique, attention grabbing customer experiences. He works with companies ranging from small start-ups to large Fortune 500s, with hundreds of mid-size businesses in between.

   He speaks with us about COVID-19, multifamily customer experience and empathy.

 

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WBP - Corona Crisis Management for Multifamily Investors with Joey Coleman   

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For nearly twenty years, Joey has helped organizations retain their best customers and turn them into raving fans via his entertaining and actionable keynotes, workshops, and consulting projects. His First 100 Days® methodology helps fuel the successful customer experiences his clients deliver around the world. In his Wall Street Journal #2 best selling book, Never Lose a Customer Again, Joey shares strategies and tactics for turning one-time purchasers into

lifelong customers - while dramatically increasing profits along the way.

   As a recognized expert in customer experience design and an award-winning speaker at national and international conferences, Joey specializes in creating unique, attention grabbing customer experiences. He works with companies ranging from small start-ups to large Fortune 500s, with hundreds of mid-size businesses in between.

   He speaks with us about COVID-19, multifamily customer experience and empathy.

 

joeycoleman.com

 

The Rundown

Long Term Loyalty

Never Lose A Customer Again

Design Symphony

Energy

Yellow Brick Road

Customer Experience

Day 15

Trust Your Gut

Feelings

Framework

6 Tools

Investing In Systems

Maintaining the Relationship

Initiate the Conversation

Extreme Ownership

Laying the Foundation

Consistency

Chick Fil A

Cookies & Cream

Q&A

Overwhelming

Individualization

COVID-19

Human History

Unemployment

Rent Reductions

Working Together

Delta

Acting Fast

Generosity

Proactivity

Bad News

Lead with Empathy

Clarity

Keeping Remote Personal

Video Messages

Positive Affirmations

Co-Working Space

Staying In Contact

Toilet Paper

Humor in Uncertain Times

Creating an Advocate

CRM

Paper

Book Recommendations

Dealing with Stress

Netflix and Chill

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Hamilton

 

Check out our Upcoming Live Events!

 

Subscribe to our Youtube Channel for lots of great content!

 

Buy our new book The Honey Bee! Audio Book Available Now!


          

Hurricanes' Dougie Hamilton ready to play after broken leg    

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Carolina Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell said All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton would be ready to play if the season resumes after breaking his left leg in January.
          

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Hamilton je pripravený na návrat, Carolina na zápasy bez divákov   

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Hope's Brett Slayton adjusting to life without track and field   

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 HOLLAND — Hope men’s track and field senior Brett Slayton is doing his best to take the coronavirus pandemic in stride.Slayton, a Hamilton High School graduate, plans to use his extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA after all spring sports were canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. He was already due to graduate next May and wants to take the time to keep getting better.“I just see it as an opportunity to have one more chance to finish on a [...]
          

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3 Tips for Businesses During COVID-19   

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A Looping Lawyer: The Philip Harvey Chrysler Story   

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Photo courtesy Library and Archives Canada

The son of Francis and Margaret (Grant) Chrysler, Philip Harvey Chrysler was born September 5, 1883 in Ottawa, Ontario. His father was a school teacher, the headmaster of the Grammar School in Hamilton, a King's Council lawyer and author. His great grandfather Colonel John Chrysler, Jr.,a noted United Empire loyalist, was an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada who fought in the War of 1812. The Chrysler family were extremely staunch Presbyterians and Philip, his brother Geoffrey and sisters Margaret and Constance would have had a childhood largely informed by their father's deep religious beliefs.

Like his father, Philip studied law in Kingston and devoted much of his life to his career.
Nevertheless, as a young man he did find time to have a little fun. Joining the Minto Skating Club in its early days, he skated at Government House, the Rideau Rink and Dey's Arena on Laurier Avenue, learning the finer points of 'fancy' figure skating from Arthur Held, the club's first professional. At the age of twenty eight in 1911, he appeared in the Minto Skating Club's annual carnival, performing a duet with Eleanor Kingsford dressed as a Pierrot and Pierrette. That same year, he made his first appearance at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships, finishing second with Kingsford in the pairs competition behind Lady Evelyn Grey and Ormonde B. Haycock. Though competitors, the quartet of skaters also performed as a fours team together.

Ormonde B. Haycock, Lady Evelyn Grey, Eleanor Kingsford and Philip Chrysler. Photo courtesy National Archives of Canada.

Two years later, five foot four, one hundred and thirty pound Philip entered the men's competition at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships and won on his first try, defeating Norman Mackie Scott. The following year, the two men reversed positions. What very well could have been a decade long rivalry was ended by the Great War.

Philip served in the 3rd Canadian Division of the Canadian Army and the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the War, reaching the rank of Lieutenant. However, he spent almost as much time in European hospitals as he did in service due to trench fever and chronic ear problems and was discharged in 1917. A medical board inquiry on his service record noted, "Since coming to England [his] condition has become worse owing to unfavourable climatic conditions. He has lost considerable weight and is very much run down."

Upon his return to Canada, Philip married Elizabeth Masson, took up residence on Elgin Street in downtown Ottawa and entered in a business partnership with his father. As Chrysler & Chrysler, the father/son duo became the solicitors for the Canadian Bank Of Commerce. In 1921, Philip and Elizabeth had a daughter named Philippa... but the former Canadian Champion wasn't quite done with skating yet.


In 1922, Philip returned to competitive skating after an almost ten year absence to win the Canadian fours title with Elizabeth Blair, Cecil Rhodes Morphy and Florence Wilson. The following year, the four won both the Canadian and North American titles. Not long after, Philip (then forty) opted to retire from competitive skating and devote himself to bettering the sport from the sidelines.

Charlie Rotch, Philip Chrysler, Douglas H. Nelles, Theresa Weld Blanchard, Mr. Lean, Mr. Steeves, Norman Gregory and Joseph K. Savage judging at the 1931 North American Championships. Photo courtesy "Skating" magazine.

In the period from 1921 to 1926, Philip acted as Vice-President Secretary and Treasurer of the Figure Skating Department of the Amateur Skating Association Of Canada. Working closely with Louis Rubenstein, his involvement with skating continued well into the thirties through his service as a Gold level test judge. He passed away on August 15, 1948 in Ottawa at the age of sixty four, having left Canadian figure skating better than he found it.

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Celiac.com 04/09/2020 - Anyone with celiac disease knows how hard it can be to follow a gluten-free diet. Some studies have shown that even celiacs who strive to stay gluten-free are commonly exposed to gluten. How common is gluten-exposure in celiacs who are following a gluten-free diet? A new study takes a deeper look at real world gluten exposure in celiac patients following a gluten-free diet. To do so, the research team set out to measure levels of gluten immunogenic peptides (GIP) in fecal and urine samples from celiac patients on a gluten-free diet. The research team included Juan Pablo Stefanolo, Martín Tálamo, Samanta Dodds, María de la Paz Temprano, Ana Florencia Costa, María Laura Moreno, María Inés Pinto-Sánchez, Edgardo Smecuol, Horacio Vázquez, Andrea Gonzalez, Sonia Isabel Niveloni, Eduardo Mauriño, Elena F. Verdu, Julio César Bai. They are variously affiliated with the Dr. C. Bonorino Udaondo Gastroenterology Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina; the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute, McMaster University Medical Centre, Health Sciences, Hamilton, ON, Canada; and the Research Institutes of Health, Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The team conducted a prospective study of 53 celiac adults in Argentina who had followed a gluten-free diet for more than two years, and an average of eight years. The team used a celiac symptom index questionnaire to assess celiac-related symptoms for each patient at the beginning of the study. Patients in the study collected stool each Friday and Saturday and urine samples each Sunday for one month. The team used a commercial ELISA to measure gluten immunogenic peptides in stool and point-of-care tests to measure gluten immunogenic peptides in urine samples. Among other revelations, the results showed that nearly 40% of stool and urine samples were positive for gluten immunogenic peptides. Nearly 90% patients had at least one fecal or urine sample that was positive for gluten immunogenic peptides (median, 3 excretions). Nearly 70% of urine samples were positive for gluten immunogenic peptides at least once. Positive gluten immunogenic peptides samples correlated with blood levels of deamidated gliadin peptide IgA, but not with levels of tissue transglutaminase. Interestingly, symptomatic patients had more weeks with detectable gluten immunogenic peptides in stool than patients without symptoms. Patients with celiac disease on a long-term gluten-free diet are still frequently exposed to gluten. Tests to measure gluten immunogenic peptides in stool and urine could help dietitians ensure gluten-free diet compliance. In their celiac patients. In this real world study, nearly nine out of ten celiacs who are following a gluten-free diet tested positive for gluten exposure at least once in this study, and nearly two out of five urine tests was positive for gluten exposure. Moreover, these exposures may not have symptoms. This is pretty alarming news, to be honest. People with celiac disease need to avoid gluten, and they need a reliable way to check and see if they need to adjust their diet. Do you have celiac disease? Are you on a gluten-free diet? Do you think you get exposed to gluten regularly? Do you think that regular testing might help you to avoid gluten? Comment below. Read more in the Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
          

Essas 6 equipes retornaram à Fórmula 1 após anos (ou décadas) de ausência   

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A Lotus de 1985, modelo conduzido por Ayrton Senna em sua primeira vitória (Foto: Wikimedia Commons)

Mal sabemos o que acontecerá na temporada 2020 da Fórmula 1 por conta da pandemia causada pelo novo coronavírus — até o momento, os organizadores afirmam que a primeira corrida acontecerá no dia 14 de junho, no Grande Prêmio do Canadá.

Mas uma coisa é certa: em 2021, a principal categoria do automobilismo estará muito mais classuda com o retorno da inglesa Aston Martin, que assumirá a gestão da Racing Poing.

Um piloto já está confirmado na nova equipe: o canadense Lance Stroll é filho de Lawrence Stroll, atual proprietário da Racing Point e responsável pela costura do acordo que colocará a fabricante de carros de luxo no grid de largada da F1.

Alçado a diretor da futura equipe, o bilionário investidor afirmou que a sede da Aston Martin permanecerá na cidade de Silverstone, atual base da Racing Point. Para a atual temporada, os pilotos da equipe são o mexicano Sergio Pérez e, claro, Lance Stroll.

Modelo Aston Martin DBR4, utilizado nas temporadas de 1959 e 1960 da Fórmula 1 (Foto: Wikimedia Commons)

O retorno da Aston Martin marcará um hiato de mais de 60 anos: a última vez que a fabricante britânica esteve na Fórmula 1 foi no ano de 1960, com o modelo Aston Martin DBR4 — o piloto inglês Roy Salvadori e o americano Carroll Shelby foram os responsáveis por representar a equipe no cockpit.

Em parceria com a empresa de engenharia britânica David Brown Corporation, a fabricante participou de apenas duas temporadas, em 1959 e no ano seguinte. Os melhores resultados foram dois sextos lugares, no GP da Inglaterra e no GP de Portugal, ambos obtidos em 1959 por Salvadori.

O modelo teve melhor sorte nas 24 Horas de Le Mans, conquistando o título da competição realizada no mesmo ano da estreia da equipe na Fórmula 1.

O inglês Roy Salvadori, piloto da Aston Martin em 1959 e 1960 (Foto: Wikimedia Commons)

 

A Aston Martin, no entanto, não é a única montadora que voltou a dar as caras no grid de largada após um longo período de motores silenciosos. Há desde equipes que tiveram uma série de idas e vindas, como a Renault, até aquelas que enfrentaram um processo judicial por conta do nome utilizado pela escuderia (caso da malaia Team Lotus).

Relembre a seguir as seis equipes que retornaram à Fórmula 1 ao melhor estilo "a volta dos que não foram":

Alfa Romeo
Um carro histórico, dirigido por um piloto mítico e que rendeu os dois primeiros títulos da história da Fórmula 1. Uma história de sucesso tão brilhante quanto efêmero, durando apenas duas temporadas.

Ao lado de equipes como a francesa Gordini, a Scuderia Ferrari (única a estar presente em todas as edições de F1 até hoje) e Officine Alfieri Maserati, a Alfa Romeo estava com os modelo 158 e 159 Alfetta no grid de largada do circuito de Silverstone no dia 13 de maio de 1950, data da primeira corrida da Fórmula 1 na história.

O modelo Alfa Romeo 159, utilizado em 1951 (Foto: Wikimedia Commons)

 

Entre os pilotos que defenderam a equipe estavam Giuseppe "Nino" Farina, o primeiro campeão mundial, e o argentino Juan Manuel Fangio, que conquistaria a temporada de 1951 (além de outros quatro títulos nos anos seguintes).

Após a dobradinha, entretanto, a Alfa Romeo decidiu retirar-se da Fórmula 1 após a recusa do governo italiano em ajudar a fabricante com os custos do desenvolvimento de um novo carro. A montadora só retornaria como uma equipe ao campeonato em 1979, com o nome de Autodelta, a divisão de carros de competição da Alfa Romeo.

No início dos anos 1980, os italianos estabeleceram parcerias com a fabricante de cigarros Marlboro e a empresa italiana de moda Benetton, mas não conseguiram repetir os feitos do início da década de 1950.

Alfa Romeo Fórmula 1 - 2020 (Foto: Divulgação)

 

Afastada da competição desde o final de 1985, a fabricante fechou uma parceria com a equipe suíça Sauber em 2018 — no ano seguinte, a equipe foi rebatizada de Alfa Romeo Racing, com o finlandês Kimi Raikonnen e o italiano Antonio Giovinazzi, que mantiveram os postos para a temporada 2020.

Mercedes-Benz
Assim como a Alfa Romeo, a montadora alemã teve uma curta e brillhante passagem pela Fórmula 1 no início dos anos 1950. Com Juan Manuel Fangio, a equipe (que recebera o nome Daimler-Benz AG, em referência à fusão das duas fabricantes na década de 1920) venceu os campeonatos de 1954 e 1955.

Fangio, que começou o campeonato de 1954 dirigindo uma Maserati, venceu quatro das nove corridas da temporada a bordo do modelo Mercedes-Benz W196, equipado com um motor 1.5 com injeção direta — uma transferência de tecnologia dos caças alemães da Segunda Guerra Mundial.

Mercedes-Benz W196 Fórmula 1 (Foto: Wikimedia Commons)

 

No ano seguinte, Fangio venceria quatro das sete corridas do campeonato com o mesmo modelo consagrado na temporada anterior. O argentino ainda conquistaria mais dois títulos: um em 1956 com a Ferrari e outro em 1957 com a Maserati.

Apesar de tanto sucesso, um carro totalmente produzido pela Mercedes-Benz só retornaria à Fórmula 1 em 2010, após a equipe obter o controle da Brawn GP (que participou de apenas uma temporada, sagrando-se campeã em 2009 com um motor Mercedes).

Mas a volta seria igualmente em grande estilo. Com direito a Michael Schumacher como piloto de testes de luxo de 2010 a 2012, o time conseguiu fazer a sua "flecha prateada" empilhar títulos. De 2014 para cá, Lewis Hamilton venceu cinco campeonatos mundiais, enquanto o alemão Nico Rosberg conquistou um título (em 2016).

Mercedes 2020 - Fórmula 1  (Foto: Divulgação/ Mercedes)

 

BMW
A fabricante alemã sediada na cidade de Munique participou do início da Fórmula 1 fornecendo carros para pilotos que competiam individualmente — na época, as regras eram bem menos rígidas e havia diversas "equipes" formadas por apenas um representante, que era dono e piloto do carro.

Em plena Guerra Fria (e com a Alemanha dividida em duas), chassis da BMW baseados no esportivo 328 foram fornecidos para pilotos alemães do Ocidente (capitalista e apoiado pelos Estados Unidos) e até para Rudolf Krause, um representante da Alemanha Oriental (sob influência da União Soviética).

Lola T100 BMW - Formula 1 1967 (Foto: Wikimedia Commons)

 

A montadora só participaria da Fórmula 1 como equipe no ano de 1967, quando fechou uma parceria com a britânica Lola, especialista em fabricar carros de corrida. Pilotado pelo alemão Hubert Hahne, o modelo de chassi T100 da Lola com motor BMW 2.0 de quatro cilindros não conseguiu pontuar no campeonato.

Após mais duas temporadas sem conquistas, a BMW decidiu retirar-se da F1. Retornou nos anos 1980 como fornecedora de motores para a Brabham — o segundo título do brasileiro Nelson Piquet foi com o motor BMW 12 turbo que produzia 860 cv.

No início dos anos 2000, a BMW passou a fornecer motores para a Williams, em um dos últimos respiros da equipe inglesa como protagonista da Fórmula 1 com as exibições do piloto colombiano Juan Pablo Montoya.

Após assumir o controle da Sauber, a montadora alemã retornou para a F1 com uma equipe própria em 2006. O melhor desempenho do time ocorreu em 2007, quando a BMW ficou com o vice-campeonato do Mundial de Construtores (representada pelo alemão Nick Heidfeld e o polonês Robert Kubica). Neste ano, um Sebastian Vettel de apenas 20 anos era o piloto de testes da equipe.

Em 2009, a BMW decidiu mais uma vez retirar-se da competição e devolveu os direitos para a Sauber.

Lotus
Uma das mais tradicionais equipes da F1, a Lotus está na memória afetiva dos brasileiros por ser o carro que deu um título a Emerson Fittipaldi em 1972 — além da primeira vitória de Ayrton Senna, no GP de Portugal, em 1985.

A Lotus modelo 72D, que levou Emerson Fittipaldi ao título de 1972 (Foto: Wikimedia Commons)

 

 

Sediada no Reino Unido, a equipe fez sua estreia no campeonato em 1959 e permaneceu por quase três décadas e meia no grid de largada. Nesse período, venceu sete Mundiais de Construtores (durante as décadas de 1960 e 1970) e conquistou 73 vitórias.

Com carros icônicos, como o modelo preto e dourado fruto da parceria com a fabricante de cigarros John Player, a Lotus enfrentou um baque com a morte de seu fundador, Colin Chapman, em 1982.

No início dos anos 1990, a equipe fechou uma parceria com a Lamborghini para a fabricação dos motores, mas os resultados não vieram. No início de 1995, a Lotus anunciou sua retirada da Fórmula 1.

Após 16 anos, em 2009, um grupo sediado na Malásia anunciou o retorno da Lotus. Mas isso acabou gerando uma confusão que foi parar nos tribunais: o nome da equipe foi alvo de disputa entre os malaios e a Genii Capital, empresa de investimentos que comprou o time Renault na F1 no final de 2009 e tinha a intenção de rebatizar a equipe para Lotus Renault GP.

O ano de 2015 foi o último da Lotus em seu retorno à F1 (Foto: Wikimedia Commons)

 

O problema envolvia disputas financeiras dos anos 1990, quando o grupo Lotus foi dividido em diferentes acionistas. O empresário malaio Tony Fernandes adquiriu os direitos pelo nome "Team Lotus" de David Hunt, irmão do ex-plioto James Hunt, que controlava essa propriedade intelectual desde 1994. Por outro lado, a Genii Capital tinha fechado um acordo com o Grupo Proton (dona da Lotus Cars desde 1996) para utilizar o nome da equipe.

Em 2011, o campeonato mundial contou com duas Lotus: o Team Lotus, da Malásia, e a Lotus Renault GP, sediada no Reino Unido, e que teve Bruno Senna como um de seus pilotos. No início de 2012, o Team Lotus da Malásia foi rebatizado com o nome Caterham e a Lotus de motor Renault tornou-se a única herdeira da tradicional equipe.

Apesar de todo esse esforço, a equipe passou por uma grave crise financeira em 2015 e ao final do ano foi readquirida pela Renault. Em algumas das últimas temporadas, os franceses homenagearam os carros marcantes da Lotus, com pinturas em preto e dourado.

Renault
Mais conhecida pelos motores que renderam parcerias históricas (com a sequência de campeonatos vencidos pela Williams e Benetton nos anos 1990 e o tetracampeonato da Red Bull, de 2010 a 2013), a história da Renault também é marcada pelas idas e vindas de sua equipe.

Herdeira da Gordini, que foi anexada pelo grupo Renault nos anos 1960, a equipe de Fórmula 1 francesa estreou na temporada de 1977 com o modelo RS01 equipado com um motor 1.5 turbo, uma novidade para a categoria.

O modelo Renault RS01, com motor turbo e apresentando em 1977 (Foto: Wikimedia Commons)

Após a chegada de Alain Prost, em 1981, a equipe conquistou sua primeira vitória no GP da França de 1982 e conquistou um vice-campeonato no ano seguinte, quando Prost ficou atrás de Nelson Piquet.

A temporada de 1985 foi a última da Renault após uma sequência de nove anos. Com o sucesso como fornecedora de motores, a fabricante francesa decidiu retornar como uma equipe no início dos anos 2000.

Com o italiano Jarno Trulli e o inglês Jenson Button, a Renault voltou às pistas em 2002 com a pintura azul e amarela, visual que consagraria os dois campeonatos de Fernando Alonso (em 2005 e 2006).

Fernando Alonso foi bicampeão em 2005 e 2006 a bordo de uma Renault (Foto: Wikimedia Comons)

O ponto mais baixo da equipe ocorreu em 2009, quando o brasileiro Nelsinho Piquet afirmou que teria batido de maneira intencional durante o GP de Cingapura do ano anterior. A ordem fora emitida pelo diretor da equipe, Flavio Briatore, para beneficiar Alonso.

Como resultado, Briatore foi banido da Fórmula 1 pela FIA (Federação Internacional do Automóvel) e a equipe foi vendida para a Genii Capital.

Após o breve período do regresso da Lotus, a Renault retomou suas atividades em 2016. No ano passado, o australiano Daniel Ricciardo e o alemão Nico Hulkenberg representaram a equipe — a dupla será reeditada para esta temporada.

Honda
Assim como a Renault, a fabricante japonesa é associada pelos fãs de Fórmula 1 à fabricação dos motores dos anos 1980, que renderam vitórias em série para a Williams e McLaren.

Mas a montadora foi a primeira asiática a participar da categoria, na temporada de 1964, com o modelo RA271 (pintado com as cores da bandeira do Japão), de motor V12 1.5.

Curiosamente, a equipe não selecionou pilotos nipônicos: o americano Ronnie Bucknum foi o piloto selecionado para entrar no cockpit.

O modelo RA271, fabricado pela Honda para a temporada de 1964 (Foto: Wikimedia Commons)

No ano seguinte, o time japonês conquistou a sua primeira vitória. O americano Richie Ginther ficou com a primeira colocação no GP do México, que encerrou a temporada de 1965.

O último ano da Honda na F1 da década de 1960  foi marcado por uma tragédia: durante um Grande Prêmio em sua terra natal, o francês Jo Schlesser derrapou na curva Six Frères e morreu após o seu carro sofrer um incêndio por conta da colisão.

A fabricante retornou enquanto um time em 2006, após adquirir os direitos da BAR (equipada com os motores japoneses nas temporadas anteriores). Rubens Barrichello e Jenson Button foram os pilotos selecionados para representar a equipe, obtendo a quarta colocação no Mundial de Construtores naquela temporada.

O ano de 2008 foi o último campeonato da Honda: ao final, Barrichello e Button permaneceram na recém-formada Brawn GP, que adquiriu a equipe japonesa.

Rubens Barrichello correu pela Honda entre 2006 a 2008 (Foto: Wikimedia Commons)

 


          

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Modelo Aston Martin DBR4, utilizado nas temporadas de 1959 e 1960 da Fórmula 1 (Foto: Wikimedia Commons)

Mal sabemos o que acontecerá na temporada 2020 da Fórmula 1 por conta da pandemia causada pelo novo coronavírus — até o momento, os organizadores afirmam que a primeira corrida acontecerá no dia 14 de junho, no Grande Prêmio do Canadá. 

Mas uma coisa é certa: em 2021, a principal categoria do automobilismo estará muito mais classuda com o retorno da inglesa Aston Martin, que assumirá a gestão da Racing Poing.

Um piloto já está confirmado na nova equipe: o canadense Lance Stroll é filho de Lawrence Stroll, atual proprietário da Racing Point e responsável pela costura do acordo que colocará a fabricante de carros de luxo no grid de largada da F1. 

Alçado a diretor da futura equipe, o bilionário investidor afirmou que a sede da Aston Martin permanecerá na cidade de Silverstone, atual base da Racing Point. Para a atual temporada, os pilotos da equipe são o mexicano Sergio Pérez e, claro, Lance Stroll. 

O inglês Roy Salvadori, piloto da Aston Martin em 1959 e 1960 (Foto: Wikimedia Commons)

 

O retorno da Aston Martin marcará um hiato de mais de 60 anos: a última vez que a fabricante britânica esteve na Fórmula 1 foi no ano de 1960, com o modelo Aston Martin DBR4 — o piloto inglês Roy Salvadori e o americano Carroll Shelby foram os responsáveis por representar a equipe no cockpit. 

Em parceria com a empresa de engenharia britânica David Brown Corporation, a fabricante participou de apenas duas temporadas, em 1959 e no ano seguinte. Os melhores resultados foram dois sextos lugares, no GP da Inglaterra e no GP de Portugal, ambos obtidos em 1959 por Salvadori.

O modelo teve melhor sorte nas 24 Horas de Le Mans, conquistando o título da competição realizada no mesmo ano da estreia da equipe na Fórmula 1. 

A Aston Martin, no entanto, não é a única montadora que voltou a dar as caras no grid de largada após um longo período de motores silenciosos. Há desde equipes que tiveram uma série de idas e vindas, como a Renault, até aquelas que enfrentaram um processo judicial por conta do nome utilizado pela escuderia (caso da malaia Team Lotus). 

Relembre a seguir as seis equipes que retornaram à Fórmula 1 ao melhor estilo "a volta dos que não foram":

Alfa Romeo
Um carro histórico, dirigido por um piloto mítico e que rendeu os dois primeiros títulos da história da Fórmula 1. Uma história de sucesso tão brilhante quanto efêmero, durando apenas duas temporadas. 

Ao lado de equipes como a francesa Gordini, a Scuderia Ferrari (única a estar presente em todas as edições de F1 até hoje) e Officine Alfieri Maserati, a Alfa Romeo estava com os modelo 158 e 159 Alfetta no grid de largada do circuito de Silverstone no dia 13 de maio de 1950, data da primeira corrida da Fórmula 1 na história.

O modelo Alfa Romeo 159, utilizado em 1951 (Foto: Wikimedia Commons)

 

Entre os pilotos que defenderam a equipe estavam Giuseppe "Nino" Farina, o primeiro campeão mundial, e o argentino Juan Manuel Fangio, que conquistaria a temporada de 1951 (além de outros quatro títulos nos anos seguintes). 

Após a dobradinha, entretanto, a Alfa Romeo decidiu retirar-se da Fórmula 1 após a recusa do governo italiano em ajudar a fabricante com os custos do desenvolvimento de um novo carro. A montadora só retornaria como uma equipe ao campeonato em 1979, com o nome de Autodelta, a divisão de carros de competição da Alfa Romeo. 

No início dos anos 1980, os italianos estabeleceram parcerias com a fabricante de cigarros Marlboro e a empresa italiana de moda Benetton, mas não conseguiram repetir os feitos do início da década de 1950.

Alfa Romeo Fórmula 1 - 2020 (Foto: Divulgação)

 

Afastada da competição desde o final de 1985, a fabricante fechou uma parceria com a equipe suíça Sauber em 2018 — no ano seguinte, a equipe foi rebatizada de Alfa Romeo Racing, com o finlandês Kimi Raikonnen e o italiano Antonio Giovinazzi, que mantiveram os postos para a temporada 2020. 

Mercedes-Benz
Assim como a Alfa Romeo, a montadora alemã teve uma curta e brillhante passagem pela Fórmula 1 no início dos anos 1950. Com Juan Manuel Fangio, a equipe (que recebera o nome Daimler-Benz AG, em referência à fusão das duas fabricantes na década de 1920) venceu os campeonatos de 1954 e 1955. 

Fangio, que começou o campeonato de 1954 dirigindo uma Maserati, venceu quatro das nove corridas da temporada a bordo do modelo Mercedes-Benz W196, equipado com um motor 1.5 com injeção direta — uma transferência de tecnologia dos caças alemães da Segunda Guerra Mundial. 

Mercedes-Benz W196 Fórmula 1 (Foto: Wikimedia Commons)

 

No ano seguinte, Fangio venceria quatro das sete corridas do campeonato com o mesmo modelo consagrado na temporada anterior. O argentino ainda conquistaria mais dois títulos: um em 1956 com a Ferrari e outro em 1957 com a Maserati. 

Apesar de tanto sucesso, um carro totalmente produzido pela Mercedes-Benz só retornaria à Fórmula 1 em 2010, após a equipe obter o controle da Brawn GP (que participou de apenas uma temporada, sagrando-se campeã em 2009 com um motor Mercedes). 

Mas a volta seria igualmente em grande estilo. Com direito a Michael Schumacher como piloto de testes de luxo de 2010 a 2012, o time conseguiu fazer a sua "flecha prateada" empilhar títulos. De 2014 para cá, Lewis Hamilton venceu cinco campeonatos mundiais, enquanto o alemão Nico Rosberg conquistou um título (em 2016). 

Mercedes 2020 - Fórmula 1  (Foto: Divulgação/ Mercedes)

 

BMW
A fabricante alemã sediada na cidade de Munique participou do início da Fórmula 1 fornecendo carros para pilotos que competiam individualmente — na época, as regras eram bem menos rígidas e havia diversas "equipes" formadas por apenas um representante, que era dono e piloto do carro. 

Em plena Guerra Fria (e com a Alemanha dividida em duas), chassis da BMW baseados no esportivo 328 foram fornecidos para pilotos alemães do Ocidente (capitalista e apoiado pelos Estados Unidos) e até para Rudolf Krause, um representante da Alemanha Oriental (sob influência da União Soviética). 

Lola T100 BMW - Formula 1 1967 (Foto: Wikimedia Commons)

 

A montadora só participaria da Fórmula 1 como equipe no ano de 1967, quando fechou uma parceria com a britânica Lola, especialista em fabricar carros de corrida. Pilotado pelo alemão Hubert Hahne, o modelo de chassi T100 da Lola com motor BMW 2.0 de quatro cilindros não conseguiu pontuar no campeonato. 

Após mais duas temporadas sem conquistas, a BMW decidiu retirar-se da F1. Retornou nos anos 1980 como fornecedora de motores para a Brabham — o segundo título do brasileiro Nelson Piquet foi com o motor BMW 12 turbo que produzia 860 cv. 

A Brabham com motor turbo da BMW deu o segundo título mundial ao brasileiro Nelson Piquet (Foto: Wikimedia Commons)

 

No início dos anos 2000, a BMW passou a fornecer motores para a Williams, em um dos últimos respiros da equipe inglesa como protagonista da Fórmula 1 com as exibições do piloto colombiano Juan Pablo Montoya. 

Após assumir o controle da Sauber, a montadora alemã retornou para a F1 com uma equipe própria em 2006. O melhor desempenho do time ocorreu em 2007, quando a BMW ficou com o vice-campeonato do Mundial de Construtores (representada pelo alemão Nick Heidfeld e o polonês Robert Kubica). Neste ano, um Sebastian Vettel de apenas 20 anos era o piloto de testes da equipe. 

Em 2009, a BMW decidiu mais uma vez retirar-se da competição e devolveu os direitos para a Sauber. 

Lotus
Uma das mais tradicionais equipes da F1, a Lotus está na memória afetiva dos brasileiros por ser o carro que deu um título a Emerson Fittipaldi em 1972 — além da primeira vitória de Ayrton Senna, no GP de Portugal, em 1985.

A Lotus modelo 72D, que levou Emerson Fittipaldi ao título de 1972 (Foto: Wikimedia Commons)

 

Sediada no Reino Unido, a equipe fez sua estreia no campeonato em 1959 e permaneceu por quase três décadas e meia no grid de largada. Nesse período, venceu sete Mundiais de Construtores (durante as décadas de 1960 e 1970) e conquistou 73 vitórias.

Com carros icônicos, como o modelo preto e dourado fruto da parceria com a fabricante de cigarros John Player, a Lotus enfrentou um baque com a morte de seu fundador, Colin Chapman, em 1982.

A Lotus de 1985, modelo conduzido por Ayrton Senna em sua primeira vitória (Foto: Wikimedia Commons)

 

No início dos anos 1990, a equipe fechou uma parceria com a Lamborghini para a fabricação dos motores, mas os resultados não vieram. No início de 1995, a Lotus anunciou sua retirada da Fórmula 1.

Após 16 anos, em 2009, um grupo sediado na Malásia anunciou o retorno da Lotus. Mas isso acabou gerando uma confusão que foi parar nos tribunais: o nome da equipe foi alvo de disputa entre os malaios e a Genii Capital, empresa de investimentos que comprou o time Renault na F1 no final de 2009 e tinha a intenção de rebatizar a equipe para Lotus Renault GP.

O problema envolvia disputas financeiras dos anos 1990, quando o grupo Lotus foi dividido em diferentes acionistas. O empresário malaio Tony Fernandes adquiriu os direitos pelo nome "Team Lotus" de David Hunt, irmão do ex-plioto James Hunt, que controlava essa propriedade intelectual desde 1994. Por outro lado, a Genii Capital tinha fechado um acordo com o Grupo Proton (dona da Lotus Cars desde 1996) para utilizar o nome da equipe.

O ano de 2015 foi o último da Lotus em seu retorno à F1 (Foto: Wikimedia Commons)

 

Em 2011, o campeonato mundial contou com duas Lotus: o Team Lotus, da Malásia, e a Lotus Renault GP, sediada no Reino Unido, e que teve Bruno Senna como um de seus pilotos. No início de 2012, o Team Lotus da Malásia foi rebatizado com o nome Caterham e a Lotus de motor Renault tornou-se a única herdeira da tradicional equipe.

Apesar de todo esse esforço, a equipe passou por uma grave crise financeira em 2015 e ao final do ano foi readquirida pela Renault. Em algumas das últimas temporadas, os franceses homenagearam os carros marcantes da Lotus, com pinturas em preto e dourado.

Renault
Mais conhecida pelos motores que renderam parcerias históricas (com a sequência de campeonatos vencidos pela Williams e Benetton nos anos 1990 e o tetracampeonato da Red Bull, de 2010 a 2013), a história da Renault também é marcada pelas idas e vindas de sua equipe. 

Herdeira da Gordini, que foi anexada pelo grupo Renault nos anos 1960, a equipe de Fórmula 1 francesa estreou na temporada de 1977 com o modelo RS01 equipado com um motor 1.5 turbo, uma novidade para a categoria. 

O modelo Renault RS01, com motor turbo e apresentando em 1977 (Foto: Wikimedia Commons)

 

Após a chegada de Alain Prost, em 1981, a equipe conquistou sua primeira vitória no GP da França de 1982 e conquistou um vice-campeonato no ano seguinte, quando Prost ficou atrás de Nelson Piquet. 

A temporada de 1985 foi a última da Renault após uma sequência de nove anos. Com o sucesso como fornecedora de motores, a fabricante francesa decidiu retornar como uma equipe no início dos anos 2000. 

Com o italiano Jarno Trulli e o inglês Jenson Button, a Renault voltou às pistas em 2002 com a pintura azul e amarela, visual que consagraria os dois campeonatos de Fernando Alonso (em 2005 e 2006). 

Fernando Alonso foi bicampeão em 2005 e 2006 a bordo de uma Renault (Foto: Wikimedia Comons)

 

O ponto mais baixo da equipe ocorreu em 2009, quando o brasileiro Nelsinho Piquet afirmou que teria batido de maneira intencional durante o GP de Cingapura do ano anterior. A ordem fora emitida pelo diretor da equipe, Flavio Briatore, para beneficiar Alonso. 

Como resultado, Briatore foi banido da Fórmula 1 pela FIA (Federação Internacional do Automóvel) e a equipe foi vendida para a Genii Capital. 

Após o breve período do regresso da Lotus, a Renault retomou suas atividades em 2016:. No ano passado, o australiano Daniel Ricciardo e o alemão Nico Hulkenberg representaram a equipe — a dupla será reeditada para esta temporada. 

Honda 
Assim como a Renault, a fabricante japonesa é associada pelos fãs de Fórmula 1 à fabricação dos motores dos anos 1980, que renderam vitórias em série para a Williams e McLaren. 

Mas a montadora foi a primeira asiática a participar da categoria, na temporada de 1964, com o modelo RA271 (pintado com as cores da bandeira do Japão), de motor V12 1.5.

Curiosamente, a equipe não selecionou pilotos nipônicos: o americano Ronnie Bucknum foi o piloto selecionado para entrar no cockpit. 

O modelo RA271, fabricado pela Honda para a temporada de 1964 (Foto: Wikimedia Commons)

 

No ano seguinte, o time japonês conquistou a sua primeira vitória. O americano Richie Ginther ficou com a primeira colocação no GP do México, que encerrou a temporada de 1965.

O último ano da Honda na F1 da década de 1960  foi marcado por uma tragédia: durante um Grande Prêmio em sua terra natal, o francês Jo Schlesser derrapou na curva Six Frères e morreu após o seu carro sofrer um incêndio por conta da colisão. 

A fabricante retornou enquanto um time em 2006, após adquirir os direitos da BAR (equipada com os motores japoneses nas temporadas anteriores). Rubens Barrichello e Jenson Button foram os pilotos selecionados para representar a equipe, obtendo a quarta colocação no Mundial de Construtores naquela temporada. 

O ano de 2008 foi o último campeonato da Honda: ao final, Barrichello e Button permaneceram na recém-formada Brawn GP, que adquiriu a equipe japonesa. 

Rubens Barrichello correu pela Honda entre 2006 a 2008 (Foto: Wikimedia Commons)

 

 

 

 

 

 


          

   

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04/14/2020 - Navigating COVID-19 with the Chamber Webinar Series: Virtual Selling with Sandler Training   

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  VIRTUAL SELLING 


Join us for a webinar on best practices for Virtual Selling. Eric Fry and Curtis Hamilton will review how to prepare you and your business for a new way of engaging your accounts and prospects…and how to avoid 5 common mistakes made by most sales professionals when selling virtually.  


ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

Eric Fry, President and Owner, Sandler Training


Eric is President and Owner of Sandler Training Maritimes.  Previously he worked for organizations including Xerox, Staples and ABM Integrated Solutions while honing his Sales and Leadership skills throughout his entire career. 
 
While at Xerox, Eric progressed through various key assignments in sales, outsourcing consulting, sales operations, global services and management. 

Eric served as Vice President and General Manager for Staples Advantage managing a $30 million business.
As Vice President of Sales for ABM Integrated Solutions, Eric lead the sales and pre-sales organizations in addition to driving the strategy and direction of the business.

A native of Sydney, NS, Eric holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Saint Mary's University and has completed a variety of executive development programs involving Six Sigma quality management, problem solving, change management, high performance work teams, and IT applications.

Eric is a Board Member for Entrepreneurs Organization and has also held board roles for United Way, Junior Achievement, and Fall River Basketball. 
He resides in Fall River with his wife Dawn and 3 children, Evan, Colin and Lauren.
 

Curtis Hamilton, Director of Training, Sandler Training


Curtis is the Director of Training at Sandler. He has been in the corporate training and development world for over 15 years, and has made a name for himself by helping businesses ranked on the Entrepreneur Franchise Top 500 list; ground-level start-ups in the Halifax area and helping executives capitalize on growth/scalability through a sound sales process.
 
Prior to joining the team, Curtis successfully ran Nimbly Training and Consulting, a business-consulting firm located in Halifax. He's spent much of his career with companies such as; TD Bank, MLSE (Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Canwest Global and Goodlife Fitness.

He is considered a training and development specialist and a high-performance coach, with multiple training programs, built, facilitated and deployed. He is an engaging presenter having facilitated hundreds of employee training sessions and workshops ranging from high impact sales training, manager development workshops, 1-on-1 coaching sessions, and crucial accountability training. Having worked for some of Canada's largest companies he is well versed in leadership and sales principles as well as corporate culture excellence.

Curtis has also done some work with Futurpreneur Canada in 2018 where he was a small business coach and strategist in Atlantic Canada. He supported entrepreneurs with operational strategy, sales processes, employee engagement, and training methods.

He is an avid Stand-up Paddleboard enthusiast who loves the ocean and nature. He resides in Lawrencetown, NS with his wife Ashley and his dog Louie.


          

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Pet Wants Hamilton Owners Recognized with National Award   

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Pet Wants Hamilton has a retail store located at 139 Main Street in Hamilton’s Historic Business District and offers free delivery to most of Butler County, including Hamilton, Liberty Township,...

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Reducing Demand, Controlling Supply: Evaluating New Street-Level Prostitution Policy Interventions and Paradigms in Nottingham   

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Daily Dave: BAH vs GRU   

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So when I worked at the NSA I worked with some Booz Allen Hamilton people,
and they were extremely helpful but wore suits all the time so it was a bit
confusing. But I think that time has changed me in the sense that I kinda
read and watch everything like it is SIGINT. For example, imagine if you
could get access to the latest Russian government vulnerability research -
you would definitely DO that right? You'd watch it and take notes even...

          

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Former MVP Josh Hamilton indicted, accused of beating 14-year-old daughter   

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Ex-MLB player Hamilton indicted on charge of injury to a child   

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Texas Rangers Hall of Fame member Josh Hamilton was indicted Monday on one count of injury to a child with intentional bodily injury, a third-degree felony, stemming from a Sept. 30 incident in which he allegedly injured his oldest daughter. Hamilton pleaded not guilty Oct. 31 after turning himself in on Oct. 30 and was released on a $35,000 bond. But the case will be delayed indefinitely ...
          

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The Avett Brothers in Vancouver on May 14   

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Former major leaguer Josh Hamilton indicted, accused of beating daughter, 14   

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Former Texas Rangers star Josh Hamilton has been indicted on a felony charge of injury to a child after his teenage daughter accused him of beating her.
       

          

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Annual Meeting Recap   

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Taylor Wilson, Conservation Technician and Outreach AssistantThe Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District held the Annual Meeting on February 20th to showcase their activities in 2019.  During the meeting the District celebrated conservation, honored conservation awards winners, and held an election for a board supervisor. This year the District hosted Melissa Widhalm from the Purdue  [...]
          

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Book of the Week: Jacinda Ardern by Madeleine Chapman   

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Steve Braunias reviews Madeleine Chapman's new biography of Jacinda Ardern on Kindle (available in all good bookstores when all good bookstores reopen after the lockdown.)

And then there was the time I popped in to see Jacinda Ardern for a cup of tea during those strange, dreamy weeks when New Zealand waited for Winston Peters to choose a government. I was in Wellington to report on a Court of Appeal hearing in the matter of Mark Edward Lundy. The court is opposite parliament. I thought to text Ardern when court was adjourned; all she had on her plate was time, plenty of it, a prisoner of limbo land for how much longer no one could say, and distractions were welcome. She suggested we walk to Lambton Quay and go to Astoria Cafe in Midland Park. I demurred. It seemed a crazy idea: Jacindamania was still a thing, her stardust remained fresh in the hearts and imaginations of tens of thousands of New Zealanders, and even blasé Wellington would inevitably mob her in public. “Selfie!”, etc. I expect undivided attention in all my dealings, and we met at her office.

She made the tea and got out the biscuits in the kitchenette of the New Zealand Labour Party. We sat down to reminisce about old times ie the previous month. I’d tagged along behind Ardern on the campaign trail in Penrose, Manukau, Pukekohoe, Hamilton, Tokoroa, and Rotorua, and wrote something about it for the Herald; it was quite an experience, Jacindamania up close and in the provinces, the whole sensation that here was someone exciting, someone sincere, someone who wasn’t the same old, same old of New Zealand politics. I also tagged along behind Bill English on the campaign trail in Penrose, Rosedale, Palmerston North, Levin, and Christchurch, and wrote something about it for the Herald; it hadn’t been very interesting, the same old, same old, so I described the food that was laid on at each stop.

One of Ardern’s stops was at the Pink Batts factory in Penrose. It was explained to her, and to the attendant murder of journalists, how the weird candyfloss of Pink Batts is made. There were precisely two people paying any attention. I said to Ardern two or three weeks later, while sipping tea and nibbling on New Zealand Labour Party biscuits in her office, “Do you remember what a Pink Batt is made out of?”

I had formed a theory – most of my thinking has little or no basis in reality, but it doesn’t stop me having a range of terrible ideas – about Ardern’s memory. It was based on nothing more than asking her once if she remembered that we first met at a party, and she promptly described the house, the guests, and the, you know, vibe. My theory was that she didn’t have anything as bland as a photographic memory but possessed the kind of mind which retained details and observations simply because she was so alert.

“Fibre and recycled glass,” she said.

“What kind of glass?”

She thought for a second, and said, “Isn’t it off-cuts of window glass?”

“Yes. What temperature is the molten glass when heated?”

“Um - 1400 degrees?”

Close: the correct answer was 1300.

Well, and there you have it: precious moments spent over the teacups in a  tete a tete with someone who was about to become not just the next Prime Minister of New Zealand but who has also since become one of the most famous and admired women in the world, someone who is widely respected as a rare sign of intelligent life and actual principles in politics, someone who is not quite as widely but certainly with real feeling loathed as a socialist flake and, worse, as a woman, and even worse, as a confident and attractive woman, someone who many other countries wish they had as their leader in these times of dread and woe - and all I was really able to establish in my time with her is that she might know how to make a Pink Batt. I had the access, but what did I divine, what were my learnings, what had I come away with that was worth a damn?

True, I wasn’t there in any kind of official questioning capacity. It was just a friendly visit. But I’ve formally interviewed Ardern on a number of occasions and the last time I actually couldn’t even be bothered transcribing the interview because, as ever, as with all journalists, she didn’t say anything particularly interesting or revealing. Ardern gives terrible interview. For the papers, in the studios, onstage – it’s all the same, it’s sensible and it’s charming and it’s within the narrow remit of what she wishes to share, which just isn’t that much. That’s true of most politicians of course. They’re not there to express what’s on their mind. Anyway, roughly the same equation is reached in interviews as in my off-the-record chat: no one comes away from Ardern with candid or surprising information.

But everyone comes away with a sense or perception of who she is, her character and personality, and the way her mind works.

Access is a good thing. Access counts for something. Madeleine Chapman was denied access to the subject of her new book Jacinda Ardern: A new kind of leader. The closest she got to her was through interviews with “dozens of politicians, reporters, staffers and friends of Jacinda who spoke to me.” How many dozens? Two? Six, seven? Did it add up to less or more than 100 people? Her other source was news cuttings. The acknowledgements section diligently lists the deathless prose of hacks such as Tracy Watkins, Michele Hewitson, Jo Moir, Steve Braunias, etc.

And so it’s a book written at some remove. It’s not an intimate portrait, and neither is it the assessment of a press gallery veteran who has long experience covering Ardern and Parliament. Also, it’s pitched at an Australian or international audience – the book was commissioned and published by Carlton, Victoria, outfit Black Inc – so even New Zealand itself is considered at a kind of remove. Winston Peters is briefly explained. Clarke Gayford’s CV is dusted off. Ardern’s home town of Morrinsville is described as though seen for the first time by a wide-eyed tourist: ”Beyond the [golfing] green, Mount Te Aroha sat in the distance, snow on its peak.” Well, yes, on the one or two days a year when a light snow falls that low. Mt Te Aroha isn’t exactly Mt Ruapehu.

It’s written as an assignment. It reads like an assignment. Non-fiction publishing often operates as magazine journalism – an editor wants something written at length, and finds someone to do it. All good, sort of, except that the very fabric of stories written as assignments routinely lack the conviction and sense of purpose behind all stories that the writer has dreamed up and wants to see published. Again, that feeling of distance; Jacinda Ardern: A new kind of leader dutifully presents childhood (one chapter), church (one chapter), university (one paragraph: “her time at Waikato seems to have been unremarkable”, writes Chapman, without any real basis; I guess none of the “dozens” of people she interviewed knew Ardern in those years),  political baptisms (Ardern vs Nikki Kaye), the elevation to Labour leader, the 2017 campaign, baby Neve, sausages at Waitangi, the mosque killings, quite a lot about the failure to implement capital gains tax, and blandly concludes, “Jacinda Ardern will forever be known as the second world leader to give birth while in office, the first leader to take maternity leave from office, and the first mother to speak at the UN General Assembly with her child present. And she will be remembered for her humanity and empathy after the horrific Christchurch terror attack. But Ardern wants her legacy to be more than being a working mother in office, or a ‘kind’ leader, and plans to make it so. Whatever she does, she’ll have the whole world watching.”

Well maybe not the whole world -  I don’t know that she’s a household name in Peru or Botswana - but Chapman’s final sentence qualifies as prescient. Second-most popular story on the Washington Post website at one point yesterday: “New Zealand isn’t just flattening the curve. It’s crushing it.” The photo was of Ardern, whose handling of the Covid-19 crisis continues to be a model of serious leadership for other countries to take note, and envy.

People around the world want to know more about Ardern. Chapman’s book might prove to be an international best-seller or something resembling an international best-seller. It’s not going to be what international readers will expect if they’re anticipating a traditional biography. It’s a lot funnier than that. It’s going to give them quite a shock; for all its distance, and lack of access or co-operation, Jacinda Ardern: A new kind of leader is fresh and original, not boring, not dryballs, written with a feminist and millennial sensibility, quite sure of itself, light, fuzzy, rambling, witty, alert – the book is a really good match for the subject. When it's out in the bookstores, it'll give the #TurnArdern guerillas something to do. But it's a balanced and questioning book, no puff-piece, and Chapman makes politics sound very exciting. Someone somewhere will read this and think:who can I get to play her in the Netflix series based on this book.

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Madeleine Chapman recently left The Spinoff. She arrived as a complete nobody and departed a few years later as a phenomenon, the most revered journalist – very well, the only revered journalist – of her generation, someone who delighted with her wit, inspired awe for her range of stories, gags, stunts, and essays,  and was looked up to as a young Pasifika writer who took no shit from anyone.

We worked together. I was among her fans. I remember Spinoff publisher Duncan Greive excitedly sending me her first submission to the website, a comic set-piece about stalking Eleanor Catton; it was, he said, insanely good. He spotted her potential – no one working in conventional news media would have seen it, or had the vision – and got her to join as an intern. It was an inspired move which proved crucial to The Spinoff’s success. Her writing went a long way towards defining its special character.

Crazy to think of her Ardern book as any kind of comedy showcase – it’s about politics – but one-liners and various assorted LOLS brighten the easy-to-read prose. National’s Amy Adams is described as “someone who will never be able to effectively set a Google alert for her own name”. Winston Peters’ role as the 2017 election kingmaker is seen thus: “He was the political Bachelor, idly twirling his final rose.” On the media’s fascination with Ardern’s physical appearance: “A veteran magazine editor…mused that Ardern’s features were ‘more pronounced, even the ears, which tonight she has proudly on show’. Ardern was never asked to confirm whether she had indeed proudly shown off her ears that night, or whether they were simply there, on either side of her head.”

There are fine details, such as Ardern’s mum teaching her how to prepare for her new afterschool job wrapping up fish and chips: “Laurell bought half a head of cabbage and instructed Jacinda to practise wrapping it at home.”

But there are times, too, when fine details are flogged  for all they’re worth: “At that time [at college], Ardern had ‘half and half’ hair. The top layer was dyed the blondest of blondes, and underneath was dark. Was it her natural brown, or had it been dyed to almost black? No one is sure. But when tied in a ponytail, as it often was, there was a perfect line: light on top and dark underneath. Sure, it’s not good form to discuss the physical attributes of female public figures, and really it’s not important. Except it’s hugely important because it means a current world leader rocked a half and half hairstyle frankly not that long ago.”

Chapman has a terrific flair for dramatic set-pieces. She recreates the tension and excitement on the build-up to the day Ardern reluctantly accepted the role as Labour leader, and does much the same in her build-up to the day Peters decided to side with Labour and Ardern was made Prime Minister. It takes considerable skill to turn those events into drama. Chapman is a writer of considerable skill. They are masterful fly-on-the-wall reports. Of course she wasn’t actually at either of those events; she’s used interviews and other source material to effectively imagine what they were like, to give them shape and impetus.

She doesn’t name her sources. Some were obviously people on the inside, and they’ve provided fresh insights into things that went on behind the scenes. There’s this gem, for instance, during the wait for Peters to decide who to give his rose to: “Near what turned out to be the end of negotiations, communication between Labour and New Zealand First dropped off alarmingly. Ardern’s team waited anxiously for a call or message to continue talks but received nothing. By mid-morning, they were convinced that Peters had decided to go with National and began drafting up a press release announcing their withdrawal from negotiations. You can’t be dumped if you dump them first.”

Her sources include political journalists, but I thought her book treated the press gallery a little shabbily. They’re cast as ninnies thirsting for a scalp, shouting dumb questions, desperate for copy. This may very well be accurate but her apparent disdain for the gallery doesn’t credit the hard news and detailed analysis that they routinely deliver.

Chapman’s own analysis as a parliamentary naïf includes her belief that Metiria Turei’s disastrous welfare-fraud speech paved the way for Ardern to become Prime Minister. “Turei’s admission set in motion a series of events that would ultimately end with her own political downfall and Ardern’s accelerated ascension,” she writes.

She continues, “Turei’s honesty and frankness touched many New Zealanders, who empathised rather than saw her as a criminal. Labour were dropping in the polls, yes. And they were heading for an election loss to National anyway, yes. But Turei’s move meant the Greens were also taking Labour votes. Looking back, Metiria Turei’s speech could be seen as the catalyst for Jacinda Ardern becoming Prime Minister. Had Turei not taken the risk, Labour would have probably continued polling in the high 20s and Little would have had no reason to consider stepping down at the eleventh hour. But Turei did take that risk, Labour’s support plummeted, and Little had no choice but to go, leaving Ardern to step up…"

Gee, really? Search me; I don’t follow politics, but I hadn’t joined those dots before, hadn’t seen that connection. Chapman is adamant about it, and adds emphatically, "If it weren’t for Turei’s speech and its flow-on effects, [Andrew] Little would have remained leader and the Labour–Greens unit would have stayed in opposition.”

I don’t know if I go along with that. I don’t know if I really agree, either, with Chapman’s claim that Ardern has form as “a smiling assassin”. (And is it really credible to so swiftly and pithily classify the New Zealand Wars as an "attempted genocide"?) I don’t know if Chapman  is right when she scorns Ardern’s sporting abilities as a teenager, saying she lacked the ability to “deftly coordinate her own limbs…The basketball team was a social one, and some doubles work with [he sister] Louise on the badminton court wasn’t exactly reminiscent of Venus and Serena.” When I played Ardern in my celebrated series of table-tennis games against political leaders, she mentioned that she was captain of the basketball team, and had won trophies for badminton; certainly she played table tennis with a wonderful grace, swatting at the ball with an eye for the angles, and managing to deftly coordinate her own limbs. I won, though.

But I outright reject Chapman’s version of events when she recreates one of her beautifully crafted set-pieces at an event that I staged: when Ardern was guest speaker at an admittedly chaotic lunch held at the May 2017 Wintec Press Club, in Hamilton.

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Chapman writes, “In theory, Press Club was a triannual gathering of journalists, politicians, and the best students from Wintec Journalism School to eat lunch, listen to a guest speaker and share knowledge. In practice, it was an excuse for journalists to get day-drunk and argue with whichever divisive politician was invited for laughs.”

Actually that’s kind of insulting and graceless, although not without some semblance of truth. I've staged these Press Club lunches since 2010. The gatherings at the Wintec Press Club – and its modern incarnation, the Hamilton Press Club – include journalists and politicians, but also business leaders, entertainers, broadcasters, local people from Hamilton, guests from around New Zealand, academics, lawyers, authors, complete nobodies, and the best and worst students from Wintec – the Press Club was staged on the students' behalf as an entertaining and talkative spectacle, and all were welcome, including the ones who were plainly never going to enter the profession. Chapman, who has come to Press Club several times and won the 2018 Hamilton Press Club award for best writer in New Zealand journalism, writes the whole thing off with her drunk-lunch gag. As Press Club president (a lifetime position!), I view the lunch with all due pomposity, and have always operated with a serious and deliberate purpose: to invite a topical speaker, and for the audience to challenge their ideas in a Q + A. Few speakers have been “divisive politicians”. Criminal lawyer Greg King was invited to speak three months after his successful defence of Ewen Macdonald for the murder of Scott Guy (and three months before King took his own life). Alison Mau was invited to speak about her MeToo work. Vincent O’Malley was invited to speak about his campaign to have the New Zealand Wars taught in schools (since added to the curriculum).

My recollection of the Ardern lunch is that she gave a very boring speech but was animated and charismatic during a turbulent Q + A session. (At the next lunch, guest speaker Paula Bennett was the opposite: she gave a really wonderful and engaging speech, but was belligerent and evasive as soon as she was challenged.) Chapman writes it up as a disaster from beginning to end, and that Ardern experienced it as a kind of trauma. Gee, really? I spoke with Ardern afterwards and she was all good. She was mainly concerned for my sake – did I consider it had been a good lunch, did I think the audience found it interesting?

“No one left the lunch particularly pleased with the outcome,” frowns Chapman. “Ardern would go on to hold countless press conferences and take thousands of questions from gathered journalists, but none would get under her skin quite like that first experience at the boozy Hamilton lunch known as Press Club. Perhaps it served as a lesson that once you’re a leader – even a deputy one – there’s no such thing as an easy crowd.”

Yeah, perhaps not; perhaps that’s a fairly lame conclusion to make; perhaps the lunch threw Ardern, really knocked her around, perhaps it didn’t; hard to say, hard to know, when the one person who could say refused to speak to the author. Strange that the subject of Chapman's book should be the missing link. But it's such a lively read, sometimes critical of Ardern (Capital Gains, the so-called "sex scandal" involving the Labour staffer, Ihumātao), all of it written in the author's distinctive voice. I reckon they should get Kristen Stewart to play Ardern.

Jacinda Ardern: A new kind of leader by Madeleine Chapman (Black Inc Books, $A16.99 on Kindle)


          

More than 76K without power after storms blow through Tristate    

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UPDATE: County Parks Remain Open; White River Campground Closes Until Further Notice   

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