From The Town of Westport: Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe and Board of Education Chair Mark Mathias will speak at a town-hall style "State of the Town" meeting on Sunday, February 10, at 4pm in the Town Hall Auditorium.,Jim Marpe and Mark Mathias will present their thoughts about the town and the schools, followed by a question and answer session moderated by RTM Deputy Moderator and Westport Rotary President Jeffrey Wieser.,Refreshments will follow in the Town Hall lobby.,The State of the Town is being sponsored as a joint initiative of the Westport Sunrise Rotary and the Westport Rotary Club.,Rotary is an international service organization with over 34,000 clubs and 1.9 million members worldwide.

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With a natural ability to lead, you would never know that this professional keeper is only 16-years-old and just signed a contract with Orange County Soccer Club.,“I coached in the academy level, I’ve coached youth soccer and now all the way up to the professional ranks and there’s a tremendous amount of talent out here.,Orange County is home to some of the ripest soccer talent in the country.,They are signing kids like Cervantes to contracts and fostering an environment where that talent can develop.,It is the equivalent of the minor leagues of Major League Soccer and is becoming a big ticket with homegrown talent.

In fact, job burnout is so commonplace in today’s workplace that believe it’s sabotaging efforts to retain employees.,There are numerous factors involved in job burnout — some are able to be influenced by employers and others are uncontrollable — but one of the more interesting debates rages around the idea of technology.,To many, technology is the solution to curbing burnout rates and engaging employees at meaningful levels.,Technology can also be used in a number of other ways to keep employees excited and engaged.,Clearly, there are pros and cons of technology in the workplace as it relates to employee burnout.

For example, did you know that the 1969 Jamestown High School graduate worked with, was the athletic trainer for or oversaw the rehabilitation of, among others: baseball Hall-of-Famers Sandy Koufax, Mike Piazza, Gary Carter, Ozzie Smith and Roberto Alomar; NFL Hall-of-Famer Steve Largent; and heavyweight boxing champion Riddick Bowe?,Did you know that Lopriore was a certified athletic trainer with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Arizona Diamondbacks (as the rehabilitation director), the New York Mets, the Cincinnati Reds and the Detroit Tigers organizations?,Beyond his work at the professional level, Lopriore also had extensive college experience, including a four-year stint as the head athletic trainer at the University of New Orleans; and served as co-coordinator of medical services for the 1990 NCAA Southeast Regional men’s basketball tournament at the Superdome.,Between his time in baseball and at the University of Orleans, Lopriore spent five years as the staff trainer at the Kenner Regional Medical Center in Kenner, La.,Lopriore began his career as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Louisiana-Lafayette (1977-79) and returned to the school as an assistant athletic trainer and physical education instructor from 1982-84.