Monthly Archive: November 2011

Business

NSMDC names Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing Corporation of the Year

ATLANTA, Ga.—The National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc., presented Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., with the prestigious “Corporation of the Year” award at a black-tie awards banquet to cap its four-day conference and business opportunity fair in Atlanta, Ga. NMSDC’s Corporation of the Year award is the most sought-after honor for major corporations that are dedicated to improving the overall participation of Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native-American suppliers in the global corporate supply chain. PRESENTATION—NMSDC President Joset Wright, center, presents the Corporation of the Year award to Shigeki Terashi, president and chief operating officer of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. “This recognition is reserved for corporations that fully embrace the value that minority suppliers bring to the corporate supply chain,” said NMSDC President Joset Wright. “Toyota’s commitment to supplier diversity and minority supplier development is firmly embedded in the corporate culture. Its comprehensive, world-class supplier diversity process is worthy of replication.”

Business

Power Radio

The National Women’s History Museum recently honored African-American radio maven Cathy Hughes. The founder and chairperson of Radio One Inc., was feted at the museum’s Christine de Pizan Awards in Washington, D.C., where Hughes received the “Ida B. Wells-Barnett Living Legacy Award” for her accomplishments in media and communications. The Christine de Pizan honors celebrate the legend of pioneering American women by showcasing their achievements alongside the contributions of their modern-day counterparts.

Business

Business Calendar

Business series DEC. 1—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15 p.m. at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic is “How to Get Organized for the Upcoming Tax Season.” Tax Specialist Diana Smith, Internal Revenue Service, will explain the most efficient ways to organize one’s most important 2011 tax documents. She’ll also discuss IRS updates. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail business@carnegielibrary.org.

Sports

Inside Conditions…Kansas City thieves

Boys and girls, did any of you happen to watch the entire Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs game on this past Sunday night? The reason I emphasize the word “entire,” I simply have this to say; I am ecstatic I did not make the trip to Missouri. Twelve men on the field, wasted timeouts equal suspect and defective coaching. Media folks are still trippin on this “elite” quarterback business in regards to “Big Ben” Roethlisberger. Anytime your offense cannot score more than 13 points when your defense hands you four turnovers; tell the boys to avoid the “mushrooms.” The Black and Gold looked OK at least defensively. Even with defensive gifts, Ben could only pass for 193 yds. He also threw 1 TD and 1 pick. The score should have been 53-9.

Sports

Steelers edge Chiefs stay atop of AFC

The Steelers (8-3) have become very consistently predictable this season. The defense continues to be one of the most dominant in the NFL while the offense continues to be one of the worst despite all kinds of explosive weapons, especially in the second half. But they continue to win as they pulled off an ugly 13-9 victory over the struggling Kansas City Chiefs (4-7) to stay in the AFC playoff hunt. LIGHTS OUT—Chiefs’ Javier Arenas (21) is tackled by Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor (24) and inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons (94) during the second half in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 27. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) “It’s tough,” Ben Roethlisberger said, “because it’s a mixed feeling type of thing: You’re happy to get the win, but you’re disappointed the way the offense played. I think that’s what team’s all about. The defense stepped up huge today.”

Sports

Clairton blows out Sto Rox 42-6 to win 9th Class A title

Hall of Fame and former Braddock High School coach Chuck Klausing, was on hand Nov. 26 to witness what happens when you poke the Bear. Clairton has won 44 consecutive games and needs three victories to break Klausing’s WPIAL record 46-game string from 1955-60. Clairton (13-0) raced to 24 second quarter points and forced five Sto-Rox (12-1) turnovers to win its ninth WPIAL Class A football championship (4th in a row), 42-6, via a mercy rule Saturday morning at Heinz Field. CLASS A CHAMPS—The Clairton Bears celebrate after defeating Sto-Rox 42-6 in the WPIAL Class A Championship game, The Bears won their fourth WPIAL title in a row and now have 44 straight wins. (Courier Photos/William McBride) Sto Rox entered the game undefeated and extremely confident. The Vikings stormed out of the locker room and planted their school flag at midfield and then the Bears planted them.

Sports

OVERTIME

:10—I still find no humor in young children being abused and certainly a lot still remains to be seen regarding the allegations against former Syracuse Assistant Basketball Coach Bernie Fine who was fired on Monday. Clearly where there’s smoke there’s fire! And when your wife says she knew something was up … well let’s just say it doesn’t look good for ya!! Hold up, wait a minute … then you find out your old lady was getting busy with your hook-up too. It’s ugly and it’s nasty, just nasty!

Sports

City champs suffer PIAA heartbreak in overtime thriller to State College

by Malik Vincent The quest for a City League team to advance in the PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association) football playoffs was unsuccessful, again, this year. State College, the winners of District VI, for the second year in a row defeated the City League champs, District VII, by knocking off USO (University Prep, Sci-Tech, and Obama), 33-32 on Nov 26 at Mansion Park Stadium in Altoona. “It was our goal to be able to represent the city well and finally get that win in States,” USO Coach Lou Berry said. “We weren’t quite able to get that accomplished, unfortunately.”

Lifestyle

Church Circuit

Holiday Concert DEC. 2—The Urban Impact Performing Arts Department will host a Light the Night Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. at Allegheny Center Alliance Church, 250 E. Ohio St., North Side. There will be singing, dancing and holiday cheer as Urban Impact ushers in the holiday season. For more information, call 412-321-3811 ext. 119 or visit ­www.urbanimpactpittsburgh.org.

Lifestyle

Give the gift of books this holiday season

You had your eyes wide open. Still, it happened: the holidays snuck up on you, just like they do every year. One day, it was September and you were drinking something iced. The next minute, you had a long gift list in your hand and you were standing, baffled, in the middle of a crowded store, wondering how you ever got to this point and wishing for that iced drink. Allow me to make your life easier. Here’s a gift guide to make fulfilling that list a snap and your holidays smoother by giving books…