First phase of Bartlett Station opens

first_img Related The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Flexible, low-cost financing boosts the critical, early stages of development Harvard recommits $20M to create local affordable housingcenter_img Harvard President Larry Bacow joined Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Massachusetts State Rep. Chynah Tyler, Boston City Councilor Kim Janey, representatives of Nuestra Comunidad Development Corp., and others to celebrate the ribbon cutting for the first phase of Bartlett Station, a mixed-use development in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston.Harvard University contributed more than $600,000 in pre-development financing for the project. Through the Harvard Local Housing Collaborative, the University has partnered with three local, nonprofit community-development lenders to create and preserve affordable housing, build and revitalize healthy communities, and create economic opportunities for low- and middle-income residents throughout the region. The initiative, first launched in 2000 and formerly known as 20/20/2000, committed $20 million in low-interest, flexible loans. Since then, the fund has revolved more than two times, and its impact can be felt throughout the region. It has helped leverage more than $1.3 billion in housing developments with more than 5,500 affordable units in Boston and more than 1,600 affordable units in Cambridge.Harvard University recently announced it would recommit $20 million to an initiative aimed at increasing the amount of affordable housing in Greater Boston.last_img read more

Celebrating a Strengthening Partnership with Cisco

first_imgThe start of every calendar year heralds a number of key activities in the form of Sales Kick-offs, previous year reviews, and setting up goals and objectives for the year ahead. But among all the events and initiatives one of the things I look forward to most is celebrating our strong and thriving partnership with Cisco at its annual European conference, Cisco Live in Berlin.The partnership between Dell EMC and Cisco goes back to 2009 and has resulted in billions of dollars worth of business and generated tens of thousands of customers around the globe. Together we have changed the face of the IT industry by creating a new market category – converged solutions. We’re the undisputed leader as the number 1 vendor in Integrated Systems according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker.There is no better validation of a portfolio than the testimony of satisfied customers who are happy to talk about their experience and the benefits they have realized from a technology they have deployed. Here are some of my top customer stories that showcase how we are enabling organizations to modernize and transform their digital journeys.Etisalat Misr Etisalat Group, one of the world’s leading telecom groups in emerging markets, provides innovative solutions and services in 19 countries across the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. The company was keen to maintain a competitive edge in a fast-changing marketplace through agile IT and an ability to exploit third-platform technology and big data. By deploying Dell EMC’s converged solutions it was able to realize greater IT agility, higher user satisfaction, improved cash flow, greater scalability and lower costs. That’s what I call a slam dunk!Read more Unilin A flooring, panelling and insulation manufacturer, Unilin sees innovation as the path to growth. The company wanted to optimize manufacturing with an agile, high-performing data center platform. By deploying Dell EMC converged solutions, Unilin doubled performance of business applications and web servers, achieved up to 60 percent improvement in fault resolution times, and grew virtualization to 65 percent of total server estate.Read the full case study hereEDF EDF is the world leader in electricity supply and one of the largest energy companies in the world with over 39 million customers and 156,000 employees globally. The company wanted to provide its business units with more IT capacity and agility, and greater cost efficiencies. By moving to Dell EMC converged solution, EDF lowered the total cost of ownership, provided for quicker global infrastructure updates from months to days, faster provisioning from weeks to minutes and more time for higher-value work and innovation. That is an electrifying story!Find out more about how EDF did itProMedica is a locally owned, nonprofit health system providing quality healthcare services to people living and working in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. Rapid growth had created numerous IT issues around availability, performance, management, and support. With the help of Dell EMC converged solutions, ProMedica has been able to realize significant benefits: unplanned downtime has been eliminated and 12 data centers have been reduced to four, resulting in cost and time savings. And further growth will be trouble free as virtual machines can be provisioned in minutes and upgrades are seamlessly applied.ProMedica is a fantastic success story where IT is delivering real business value. Click here for more details. Watch this video to find out how forming a converged infrastructure team delivered immediate benefits to the healthcare provider and view this video to understand how converged infrastructure led to improved patient care and supported rapid growth of the health system.In BerlinDuring Cisco Live we are presenting two breakout sessions – Ted Streete will put a spotlight on why networks are the secret sauce to successful converged and hyper-converged infrastructure and in the second session Tom O’Reilly will focus on customer success stories. Our booth will feature the latest kit from Dell EMC and incisive in-booth presentations which will educate the audience on our solutions and value proposition. Our social media team will live tweet from the converged platforms and solutions sessions at the main booth and breakout sessions. Get real time updates with our designated live tweeters including @youngP2, @nigelmou and @DellEMC_CI and join the conversation at #DellEMC!There is no doubt that 2016 has been a seminal year for us. We’ve changed in many significant ways. However, one thing that has not only remained constant but grown stronger is our partnership with Cisco.Cisco UCS in an essential component of Vblock and VxBlock and there are no plans to change it. Senior leadership on both sides have reiterated it several times, from Michael Dell, Chuck Robbins to Chad Sakac and Ravi Pendekanti from the Dell EMC PowerEdge server team, the importance and power of our relationship is unwavering.I’m tremendously excited about our joint future opportunities that will further strengthen this relationship and look forward to continue working with Cisco to deliver digital transformation for our customers.Want to know more? Read Ted Streete’s incisive blog comparing motorsport duality and the modern data center here and David Hayward’s insightful blog Thinking Outside the Box: Extending Converged Infrastructure Across Networks herelast_img read more

Theater & New Start Date Set for Tuck Everlasting

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on May 29, 2016 View Comments Related Shows The Tucks have a home! The musical adaptation of Tuck Everlasting will come to life at the Broadhurst Theatre this spring. Preview performances will begin on March 23 (instead of the previously reported March 19). Opening night is still set for April 17. Casey Nicholaw will direct and choreograph. Casting will be announced at a later date.The Broadhurst is currently the home of the long running ABBA musical Mamma Mia!, which will play its final performance on September 12. Misery, starring Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf, is scheduled to play the house from October 22 through February 7. Opening night is set for November 15.Featuring music by Chris Miller, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and a book by Claudia Shear, Tuck Everlasting follows a young girl and her friendship with Jesse Tuck and his family, who become immortal after drinking from an enchanted spring. Based on the 1975 children’s novel by Natalie Babbitt, the story has twice been adapted for the screen.Tuck Everlasting premiered at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre earlier this year. The cast included Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Carolee Carmello, Terrence Mann and newcomer Sarah Charles Lewis. Tuck Everlastinglast_img read more

Tix Now On Sale for American Psycho, Starring Benjamin Walker, on Broadway

first_img Benjamin Walker Star Files Related Shows American Psycho Tickets are now available to check out Benjamin Walker’s killer moves in the eagerly anticipated American Psycho. Directed by Rupert Goold, the new musical is scheduled to begin previews on March 26, 2016 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. The opening night date and further casting will be announced soon.American Psycho features music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy winner Duncan Sheik and a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, the tuner follows 26-year-old Patrick Bateman (Walker): a sophisticated, rich and devastatingly handsome Wall Street banker in 1980s New York City. He’s got a sculpted body, a model-gorgeous girlfriend and a to-die-for apartment. There’s just one snag: Patrick can’t get the blood out of his $5000 suits, because he also has a murderous, psychopathic alter ego that he hides from his friends and co-workers. The novel was adopted into an acclaimed film in 2000 starring Christian Bale and Reese Witherspoon.The show premiered at London’s Almeida Theatre in December 2013 and had been set to make its U.S. premiere at Second Stage off-Broadway in February 2015, before instead setting its sights on the Main Stem. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 5, 2016 View Commentslast_img read more

Agricultural leadership

first_imgOrganizers of the agricultural leadership program Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture have chosen 22 professionals from across the state to participate in the program’s inaugural class. Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture is housed in and supported by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. AGLA is also supported by numerous agricultural and forestry organizations and associations throughout Georgia. AGLA’s founders aim to educate and empower Georgia’s agricultural leaders to become effective advocates for the largest economic drivers in Georgia — the state’s agricultural and forestry industries, said Rochelle Strickland, the program’s founding director and a public service assistant in the college. “We are excited about the group of individuals that have been selected to participate in class I of AGLA,” Strickland said. “They are a high quality, diverse and committed group of professionals who will play an integral role in not only establishing this program, but in the continued growth and development of our industry.” AGLA is designed to bring together leaders from all segments of the state’s agriculture and forestry industries. Over a two-year period, they will help one another understand and analyze the issues facing their industries, as well as challenges that may emerge in the future. AGLA’s inaugural class members are: Brent Allen of the UGA Cooperative Extension Service, Johnson County• Brandon Ashley of the Georgia Farm Bureau Federation, Bibb County• Tim Bland of Newport Timber, Bulloch County• Scott Cochran of House of Raeford Farms, Franklin County• Sarah Cook of the Center of Innovation for Agribusiness, Turner County• Kevin Cronic of House of Raeford Farms, Anderson, S.C.• Steven Gibson of the UGA CAES Business Office, Clarke County• Jennifer Harris of White Oak Pastures, Early County• Jon Harris of AgSouth Farm Credit, Pierce County • Jutt Howard of North Georgia Turf, Heard County • Craig Howell of Harris Moran Seed Company, Berrien County • Jesse Johnson of the Southern Land Exchange, Oglethorpe County• Trey Joyner of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, Dekalb County• Sherry Morris of the Georgia Green Industry Association, Fannin County • Duane Myers of Kroger, Henry County• Tate O’Rourke of U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson’s office, Hall County • Maggie Potter of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Muscogee County• Mark Risse of UGA CAES, Oconee County• Amanda Tedrow of UGA Cooperative Extension, Clarke County• Rebecca Thomas of UGA Cooperative Extension, Chattooga County• Chris Wheeler of AGrowStar, Houston County• Derick Wooten of Rocky Hammock Farms, Jeff Davis County Those seeking more information about the Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture can visit www.agla.caes.uga.edu . ###last_img read more

Colombia and Honduras Work Together on Educational Issues

first_imgBy Colombian War College December 29, 2016 Major General Juan Carlos Salazar Salazar, president of the Colombian War College (ESDEGUE, per its Spanish acronym), and Brigadier General Jorge Arnoldo Fuentes Hernández, provost of Honduras’s Defense University, signed an academic cooperation agreement between both educational institutions in late November. The agreement was formalized on the principles of alignment and mutual support between the two Latin American countries. The joint effort calls for student and teacher exchanges, sharing scientific research, and other activities of common interest that may allow for the best use of human talent, infrastructure, and teamwork in educational, training, and specialization programs. It also deals with the exchange of information about graduate programs and the development of joint research projects and activities that may contribute to solving their shared national defense and security issues. In the official ceremony, the president of ESDEGUE recalled the transnational realities and threats common to the region, and emphasized the need to join forces to confront them. “No one is able to solve these problems alone. That is why we need each other,” he said. The provost of Honduras’s Defense University celebrated the signing of the cooperation agreement and highlighted the vast experience Colombia has in the field. “We know that accords are needed with other countries that are much more developed than Honduras. That is why this accord with Colombia is needed,” he stated. The mission of Honduras’s Defense University is to provide training and specialization to professionals in the military, aeronautical, and naval sciences, and to develop their leadership, technical, educational and administrative capabilities. It also includes providing them with a solid ethical and moral formation that will allow them to plan the defense of their homeland, the strengthening of their state, and the peace and stability of their democracy. The Colombian War College provides an interdisciplinary educational approach to training military strategy leaders, as well as national and international civilian leaders to face security and defense challenges.last_img read more

Hempstead Double Murder Victims Identified

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police identified the two victims who was shot and killed in Hempstead earlier this week as New Cassel men in their 20s.Police said the two victim were sitting in a car in front of 105 Belmonte Parkway when they were approached by gunman who fired several shots into the vehicle, striking both victims at 1:11 p.m. Monday.The first victim, 27-year-old Leonel Volcy was pronounced dead at the scene. The second victim, 20-year-old Yvenel Fede, was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead an hour later.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.last_img

Work smarter, not harder

first_img continue reading » by: Jay MossmanIn my 15 years of experience running a company that offers collection software, I have seen a dramatic change in how credit unions operate. The credit union industry should be proud of the ways it has embraced technology.Every time I travel, I see credit unions doing amazing things—smart things that drive efficiency, such as bringing business intelligence into their collection processes. In fact, I’ve observed the industry really evolve through a desire to work smarter, not harder. I’ve seen it in industry news and I’ve heard it in conversations with credit unions and business partners.The days of simply segmenting past due accounts into queues based on criteria like priority, product and alphabetical order are over. Today, credit unions have more access to information than ever, but they need to begin taking advantage of this data in order to combat many of the challenges that our unpredictable marketplace presents.It’s time credit unions ask, “How can I get smarter using the information I have?”The first step is to truly understand your members. Your software should allow you to gain visibility into behavior patterns. Understanding the likelihood that members will react a certain way or do something specific depending on the situation will help you to build and apply a more comprehensive member understanding. 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

WHO reports 30 Ebola cases in Sudan

first_imgJun 11, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – The outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in southern Sudan had increased to 30 cases with seven deaths as of yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today. See also: The outbreak has grown slowly since it was reported in Yambio County of Western Equatoria province in May, according to WHO reports. The agency originally reported 19 cases with four deaths on May 24. By Jun 7 officials said there were 28 cases with seven deaths. A total of 157 contacts of patients are being followed up, the WHO said. In addition, “intensive social mobilization activities are being carried out” to contain the outbreak. These include workshop for teachers, counseling for patients and their family members, and distribution of educational materials in schools and community centers. WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2004_06_11/en/last_img

Air and sea traffic continues to grow

first_imgSource: CBS Ukupan broj slijetanja i polijetanja zrakoplova u zračnim lukama u studenome 2019. iznosio je 5 096, što je u usporedbi sa studenim 2018. porast od 3,2%. The most significant international passenger traffic was realized with German airports, 99 thousand passengers, which is an increase of 3,6% compared to the same period last year. Ukupno ostvareno 710 kružnih putovanja stranih brodova Out of a total of 710 cruises, most trips were realized in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County (59,4%) and the Split-Dalmatia County (25,6%), which is a total of 85,0%. The remaining 15,0% of trips were made in the following counties: Zadar (6,5%), Istria (3,8%), Primorje-Gorski Kotar (3,1%) and Šibenik-Knin (1,6%). Source: CBS U studenome 2019. hrvatske zračne luke zabilježile su 351 tisuću putnika ili 9,7% više nego u istome mjesecu prošle godine, govore podaci Državnog zavoda za statistiku ( DZS ). U razdoblju od siječnja do studenoga 2019. u hrvatske morske luke uplovilo je 75 stranih brodova za kružna putovanja, s ostvarenih 710 kružnih putovanja ( +4,9% ). Na tim brodovima bio je 1,1 milijun putnika ( +8,6% ), koji su u Hrvatskoj boravili 1 413 dana ( +5,1% ).center_img The most visited seaports were Dubrovnik, Split and Zadar Najveći promet putnika ostvarila je zračna luka Zagreb s 244 tisuće putnika (porast od 5,4% u odnosu na studeni 2018.), slijedi zračna luka Dubrovnik s 57 tisuća putnika (porast od 114,0% u odnosu na studeni 2018.) i zračna luka Split s 43 tisuće putnika (pad od 19,0% u odnosu na studeni 2018.). The port of Dubrovnik (518 visits) had the most visits of foreign cruise ships, followed by the ports of Split (267 visits) and Zadar (117 visits). Porast broja putovanja, putnika i dana boravka stranih brodova za kružna putovanja. RELATED NEWS: 2019 MILLION ARRIVALS AND 21 MILLION NIGHTS IN 108,6last_img read more