Takemi Fellows take Harvard, tackle international health

first_imgThe Takemi Program in International Health at the Harvard School of Public Health announced the names of its 10 incoming research fellows. The program brings to Harvard a group of midcareer professionals from around the world, with particular emphasis on fellows from developing countries, to focus on the problems of mobilizing, allocating, and maintaining limited resources to improve health. Since its inception in 1983, the Takemi Program has hosted 221 fellows from 50 countries.For more information about the program and its incoming fellows, visit the program’s website.last_img read more

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What Is a Software-Defined Data Center?

first_img“Software-defined” is a powerful concept, and what it means is taking the underlying resources that are in any data center — the compute, the storage, and the network — and serving them up in a more consistent, software-controlled and software-automated way to the applications and the users.Watch David Goulden and VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger explain the power of a software-defined data center in this brief video (2:28). Plus, read more from Pat in this interview.last_img

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Neoen plans massive solar-plus-wind-plus-storage project in South Australia

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Neoen Australia has unveiled a massive new wind, solar and battery project for South Australia, adding to its suite of renewable and storage projects in the country, and taking the total pipeline of renewable and storage projects in the state to more than $20 billion.The Goyder South project is earmarked for Burra, in the state’s mid north, and will comprise up to 1200MW of wind, 600MW of solar, and up to 900MW of battery storage (the number of hours of storage is yet to be determined).The first stage, comprising about one third of the capacity, and totalling around $1 billion, may begin construction this year, while the second and third stages will depend on the timing of the proposed new inter-connector between Robertsown in South Australia and Wagga Wagga in NSW. Even the first stage will be the biggest of its type in the country, and while the overall project would easily be the biggest in the state, its country ranking will depend on the fate of other projects also on the drawing board, such as 4GW Walcha project in NSW.State energy minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan said the Goyder South project highlighted the importance of the new [transmission] interconnector, which he said would provide a “freeway for renewable energy” from South Australia to the eastern states and turn South Australia into an energy powerhouse. “Neoen’s plan for the enormous Goyder South project is a resounding endorsement of the interconnector and the Marshall Government’s policies for cheaper, more reliable and sustainable power,” van Holst Pellekaan said in a statement.Neoen’s head of development Australia Garth Heron told Renew Economy the proposed battery would likely to be scaled for arbitrage and “firm contracts” rather than the FCAS market where the Hornsdale battery installation now makes most of its money.Neoen has bought the undeveloped but permitted Stony Gap wind project from Pallisade, which will form the basis of the project. The exact location of the turbines will be decided after consultation with the local community. Neoen will open an office in Burra soon. The company hopes to lodge development approval later this year, with hopes to begin construction in 2021, and have the first stage online by 2022.More: Neoen unveils massive wind, solar battery project in South Australia Neoen plans massive solar-plus-wind-plus-storage project in South Australialast_img read more

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Vanguard Soldiers Teach CSI to Iraqi Police

first_img Iraqi Police officers received a crash course on crime scene investigation as part of the 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division’s ongoing mission to enable the Government of Iraq and provide the Iraqi citizens with a safer, more secure, and sovereign country. Spc. Jonathan Lainez and Spc. Derek Jackson, both infantrymen and trained members of one of the Vanguard Brigade’s Special Weapons Exploitation Teams, taught eight police officers evidence collection during a three-day class, beginning Feb. 28, at the Ramadi Training Center, Iraq. “For the last few days, we’ve been teaching them sensitive site exploitation; how to react on scene and how to gather evidence,” said Spc. Lainez, on the final day of the class. “The Iraqi Police learned how to take photographs from different perspectives. That way they are able to find different angles on how to photograph a scene. They’re now able to sketch diagrams of a scene, and they’re able to dust for fingerprints on any kind of surface that we give them.” Lainez is part of a four-man team, who operate in and around Ramadi. The Vanguard Brigade has two additional Special Weapons Exploitation Teams who advise and assist the Iraqi Police and the Iraqi army in Fallujah and Al Asad. The CSI Soldiers, most of them trained infantrymen, took a seven-week weapons intelligence course at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., prior to the deployment. “It was a very in depth course,” said Lainez, explaining that the weapons intelligence course taught everything from lifting fingerprints to specialized equipment to use at a crime scene. “That training certified us to train the (Iraqi Security Forces).” The 4/3 AAB Special Weapons Exploitation Teams have taught more than 30 classes over the past eight months in an effort to help develop the Iraqi Security Forces. “We throw as much information as possible to them,” Lainez said. “Even though it might be overwhelming at first, they are able to overcome the challenge. It makes me feel great knowing that they’re using my techniques and my training to help protect their country, further enable their country, and become more stable.” By Dialogo March 14, 2011last_img read more

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5-year Anniversary of Long Island Serial Killer Case Brings Fresh Look

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Five years ago Sunday, Suffolk County police found the bodies of three women in Gilgo Beach days after finding another there, with six more sets of human remains found nearby months later.The anniversary comes as the police department is undergoing a change in leadership that recently announced plans to work more closely with the FBI on the so-called Long Island Serial Killer case. The announcement came a month after the re-arrest of a man who authorities described as a pimp for one of the first four women found—all online escorts in their 20s.“It’s often times that cases get solved when you combine the knowledge and expertise of the local police department with our federal law enforcement partners,” Timothy Sini, a former federal prosecutor recently appointed as deputy Suffolk police commissioner, told reporters Thursday during a news conference at police headquarters in Yaphank. “The FBI…has resources that they can bring to the table. They have expertise in serial murder cases.”Related Story: Red Herrings Among Tips in Serial Killer CaseSuffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota has said that three or more killers may be responsible for separately dumping the 10 sets of remains—half of whom remain unidentified—along Ocean Parkway between Cedar Beach and Jones Beach State Park. Ex-Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer publicly theorized that one killer is responsible for all 10 bodies. But Sini declined to discuss theories, investigative techniques or whether there are any suspects in the case.The deputy commissioner was recently nominated by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone to replace outgoing Suffolk Police Commissioner Edward Webber, who announced his retirement last month and just weeks after ex-Chief of Department James Burke resigned shortly before Burke was arrested on federal charges of beating a suspect and covering it up.During the Burke-Webber regime, Suffolk police had removed three detectives from the FBI’s Long Island Gang Task Force, raising questions about the level of cooperation between the department and federal investigators. Asked if the department also had wavered in working with the FBI on the Gilgo case—beyond federal investigators helping in 2011 with a massive sweep of the barrier island where the bodies were found—Sini again declined to comment.Related Story: Chronology of a Mystery“They will be playing a more active and prominent role,” he said of the FBI moving forward.John Ray of the Miller Place-based law firm of Ray, Mitev & Associates, the lawyer for the family of Shannan Gilbert, a sex worker who police were looking for when they found the other remains, reiterated that he has evidence he wants to share with investigators.“I renew my ardent request that the U.S. Attorney and the FBI take over this investigation immediately,” Ray wrote in a letter to authorities. “I do so now because the indictment of…Burke appears to have removed any impediment to an open investigation.”Police have said they believe Gilbert drowned in a marsh in Oak Beach while fleeing a client’s home, but her mother and Ray suspect that she was murdered.And on Saturday, the New York Post cited an anonymous FBI source as saying that Burke refused to keep federal investigators in the loop on the Gilgo probe because he knew that he was under investigation by the feds.Although there have been no arrests for the murders, 26-year-old Akeem Cruz, who was convicted of pimping Megan Waterman of Maine—one of the four women found in Gilgo in December 2010—was arrested in Maine last month on a charge of driving with a suspended license, according to the Portland Press Herald. The newspaper also reported that Cruz has a warrant for his arrest for failure to appear in court in New York for an alleged probation violation. He is not suspected of being involved in Waterman’s death.Will deputy commissioner Sini’s promises to take a “fresh look” at the case and bring in federal reinforcements lead to an arrest in the case? Stay tuned.last_img read more

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Stickley: Internet of Things poses big risks

first_img continue reading » The Internet of Things (IoT) is here to stay.In fact, there are there are currently eight billion IoT devices on this planet, says security consultant Jim Stickley, with that number expected to rise 20 billion by 2020. By comparison, he says there are roughly one billion personal computers (PC) and eight billion mobile devices active today.“This market is just getting saturated with devices and clearly it’s not going to stop anytime soon,” Stickley said during his keynote presentation at the co-located CUNA Technology Council and CUNA Operations & Member Experience Council Conferences in San Francisco. “From a hacking standpoint, I can turn PCs, where there’s 1 billion, or mobile devices, with 8 billion. I like my odds a lot better with 20 billion.”What’s more, many IoT devices are developed with web servers built into them, Stickley says, making them more vulnerable to attack. 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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We’re all in this together: Financial wellness is a universal need

first_imgAn April survey released by the National Endowment for Financial Education found that 88 percent of Americans – nearly nine in 10 – say the COVID-19 crisis is causing stress on their personal finances. What are they worried about? Everything. People are stressed about their emergency savings and retirement funds, income fluctuations, their ability to pay bills, job security; paying off debt and volatility in the financial markets. While the credit union movement can’t do much about the virus itself, it can ease some of the economic disruption by helping people recover a sense of financial wellbeing during difficult times. Helping members cultivate financial wellness during a crisis is an opportunity to build member relationships that capitalize on the traditional strengths, digital advances and elevated member experiences credit unions have been working on, while also building genuine relationships that will outlive the current pandemic.Your Members Need YouEverything about the COVID-19 crisis feels unprecedented. The labor market shows a pandemic total of more than 47 million unemployment claims, with 11.1 percent of American workers out of work in June. Nearly five months in, federal unemployment stimulus payments are approaching expiration with a new round of benefits up in the air. Anecdotally, we see businesses closing and families using their savings, charging up credit cards or raiding their retirement. Even routine money-handling has become taboo, driving consumers to abandon cash and in-person point-of-sale card payments in favor of digital wallets and contactless EMV.But it’s not just solutions to individual dilemmas that consumers are seeking. People want holistic advice as well. In the early days of the crisis, big credit card issuers started cutting credit lines. At the very moment cardholders were relying on their credit to cover expenses and provide a small measure of security, card issuers were pulling the plug. That so many credit unions have maintained their members’ access to credit and even allowed them to forego interest or skip a payment is a perfect illustration of why member-first financial services matter. Credit unions aren’t just providers of financial services; they’ve got their members’ backs.Empower Members Through Financial WellnessIn times of crisis, financial wellness takes on new importance.In the 12 years since the Great Recession, financial services have made some great strides. It’s now possible to apply for a loan, send money to a friend, turn your credit card on and off, or invest automatically using change from your transactions – all using a mobile device that barely existed in 2008. Our evolving use of data, too, allows financial services providers to know more about consumers – even predictively — than ever before.How can credit unions, as financial services providers with a mission to help their members, actually promote financial wellness in difficult times?Find new ways to help members meet the unprecedented challenges they face. Continue to support your members that were hit hardest by COVID-19 – the unemployed, furloughed workers or those struggling with increased debt. At CO-OP Financial Services, we’ve seen credit unions rise to the challenge with emergency rate reductions, innovative credit and loan offers, and increased withdrawal and deposit limits – real help for the real problems members are facing.Provide long-term solutions to help members recover their financial health. The COVID-19 crisis isn’t going to last forever. As members rebuild their financial lives, credit unions can create the tools that facilitate recovery. Many of these programs already exist. For example, Patelco Credit Union in California has been in the process of putting financial wellness at its core. They’ve eliminated $1.5 million in fees, restricted NSF charges, and created personal and auto loans that offer incentives to encourage members to pay on time, which is especially critical now, when people are seeing their credit scores impacted. Town & Country Federal Credit Union in Maine offers a savings accelerator auto loan that diverts a member’s first three payments to a savings account, to encourage members to start a savings habit.Become the Primary Financial RelationshipFor all the proliferation of financial services we’ve seen pop up – fintech apps, digital wallets, online lenders, digital banks – where have members actually placed their trust? So far, no single institution owns the entire member relationship. But this is our golden opportunity: to become our members’ Primary Financial Relationship. Achieving PFR status means designing products and services around our members’ lifestyles – from the key life moments like going to college or purchasing a home, to their everyday banking and financial needs. To maintain that PFR status, credit unions must ensure that financial well-being is positioned at the heart of everything they do.While it is uncertain when or how this crisis will end, credit unions have more than a century of experience helping people pull through difficult financial times and they are a sure bet to become strong financial partners to a nation working to recover. If we can innovate the solutions that members need now, reach out to people who are struggling and need help, act as genuine partners and build trust, this could be the start of a beautiful relationship—and the open door to a future of financial health for all of us. 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Todd Clark Todd Clark is President/CEO of CO-OP Financial Services (www.co-opfs.org), a provider of payments and financial technology to credit unions. Web: www.co-opfs.org Detailslast_img read more

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Singapore PM’s brother won’t contest election

first_imgThe PAP – which has ruled unbroken since independence in 1965 currently holds all but six of parliament’s 89 seats and has never seen its vote drop below 60 percent.The only opposition party with seats in parliament – the Workers’ Party – has warned they face a potential wipe-out in the upcoming election where physical campaigning has been severely restricted by virus safeguards.Lee Hsien Yang, 62, was a senior business executive who had largely stayed out of the public eye before his father’s death in 2015 sparked a feud with his brother over their family home.”It would have been the most natural thing for me to have entered political office. But political leadership in Singapore needs to be much more than about one family or one man,” Lee Hsien Yang said in his Facebook post. Topics : “I have chosen not to stand for political office because I believe Singapore does not need another Lee,” Lee Hsien Yang said in a Facebook post on Tuesday, the deadline for candidates to register their intent to stand in the election.Lee Hsien Yang was earlier seen with members of his new Progress Singapore Party near the nomination center for a seat which his father held for 60 years until his death in 2015.PSP chief Tan Cheng Bock told media on Tuesday Lee Hsien Yang did not want voters to think the family dispute was his motivation for entering politics.Prime Minister Lee, 68, declined to comment on his brother on Tuesday and has previously said the election is not about family disputes.center_img The Singapore prime minister’s estranged brother said on Tuesday he will not contest the July 10 election as the city-state “does not need another Lee”.Lee Hsien Yang, who has been embroiled in a bitter family dispute with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, last week joined the opposition to the party their father, Lee Kuan Yew, led through the city-state’s independence and rise as a nation.He has made multiple criticisms of the government in recent weeks, including its decision to hold the vote during the COVID-19 pandemic, but his emergence was seen as unlikely to challenge the People’s Action Party’s tight grip on power.last_img read more

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The development of a master plan for a twin community on the cards

first_imgLocalNews The development of a master plan for a twin community on the cards by: – May 16, 2011 35 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Tweet Chief Fisheries Officer Mr. Andrew Magloire. Photo credit: dominica.gov.dmThe development of a master plan for the twin communities of Soufriere and Scotts head are among initiatives to be implemented for the further development in that area.Officials from the Fisheries Division met with fishermen, members of the Soufriere/Scottshead Development Committee, members of government and village council members recently to discuss development plans for the community.Chief Fisheries Officer Andrew Magloire says Soufriere and Scottshead is not reaping its full benefit from fishing.He says there is so much more which can be done.“It’s our hope that by bringing these groups together we will be able to make some progress. From that master plan we will develop sub projects where we will be able find funding opportunities t o develop it. We have the scottshead peninsula which is in our view a tremendous tourism area if it developed properly,” he said.Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img read more

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Saka contract a priority for Arsenal, says Arteta

first_img The Gunners restart their season with a trip to Manchester City on Wednesday and it is likely to be a hectic period during the coming weeks. Arteta will need to juggle his squad but is keen not to place any undue pressure on the talented crop of young players at his disposal. He added: “They have to keep developing and one of the biggest challenges is always consistency. “They have been doing it for a certain period of time, for certain moments of certain games but to do it consistently for every three days for 94 or 96 minutes, that’s a different story. “In order to do that and develop the right way, they need the right players next to them, with the right mentality, with the right qualities, and with the right drive. read also:Arteta ready for challenge of Premier League relaunch “That’s what we have to do, we have to give them the right foundations in order for them to feel free to develop, without the extra pressure that they don’t need in these moments and they cannot carry on. “We don’t give them too much responsibility too early, because there is always a risk to burn them.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Saka has enjoyed a breakthrough season at the Emirates Stadium and has made 29 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals and supplying 10 assists. He impressed as a makeshift left-back in the weeks leading up to the coronavirus lockdown, but is keen to revert to his more natural position on the left wing in the future. With Kieran Tierney now fit again, and Aubameyang generally deployed on the left flank, Saka could find starting opportunities more limited when the Premier League resumes on Wednesday. At the same time, Arsenal are also trying to tie down Saka to a long-term contract, with the 18-year-old’s current deal due to expire in 2021. The likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund have been linked with Saka, and Arteta acknowledged the teenager’s situation is one of the more urgent ones facing Arsenal. “We are trying, as a club, to finalise the deals that are more urgent and are a priority for us,” said Arteta. “The ones you are talking about [Bukayo and Aubameyang] – they are both really important, not just for now but for the future of the club as well and if the club has something to announce, they will do it in the right moment.” Mikel Arteta has confirmed sorting out a new contract for Bukayo Saka is a priority for Arsenal alongside resolving Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future. Promoted Content8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest Car Manufacturers In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

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