Two named ACM fellows

first_imgSusan Landau, a visiting scholar in computing science at the Radcliffe Institute, and Herchel Smith Professor of Computer Science Margo Seltzer were two of 46 people who were recently named fellows by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Fellows were recognized for their contributions to computing that have provided fundamental knowledge to the computing field and generated multiple technology advances in industry, commerce, health care, entertainment, and education.“These women and men, who are some of the leading thinkers and practitioners in computer science and engineering, are changing how the world lives and works,” said ACM President Alain Chesnais.For a complete list of fellows.last_img read more

Bryan Cranston Set for All the Way HBO Movie Adaptation

first_img Cranston won a Tony for his Broadway debut in All The Way. In addition to his Emmy-winning turn on Breaking Bad, his many film and TV credits include Argo, Malcolm in the Middle, Drive, The Cleveland Show, The King of Queens, Seinfeld and Little Miss Sunshine. Bryan Cranston is officially coming back to the small screen! As previously speculated, the Tony and Emmy winner will reprise his performance as President Lyndon B. Johnson in a TV movie based on All the Way. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Steven Spielberg will produce the adaptation of the Tony-winning drama for HBO. All the Way playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan will pen the screenplay. Additional casting and expected production and air dates have yet to be announced. Star Files All the Way begins with the Kennedy assassination and details the first year of Johnson’s presidency, focusing on his involvement with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The drama starts on Air Force One on November 23, 1963, as the plane transports the body of President Kennedy back to Washington, D.C., and Johnson summons his courage to take on the role of commander-in-chief. The play took its final Broadway bow on June 29. View Comments Bryan Cranstonlast_img read more

Australian coal-fired generator signs large solar power purchase deal

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:Delta Electricity has contracted a total of 150 MW of solar power from the 275MW AC/332MW DC Darlington Solar Farm, which will be one of Australia’s largest solar PV projects once completed. The power purchase agreement has been inked with the project developer, Edify Energy, which expects to reach financial close and commence construction shortly.The massive solar farm planned to be coupled with a big 100 MWh energy storage facility was approved by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment last week, as state bureaucrats approv[ed] nearly 500 MW of solar PV. Located near Griffith in western NSW, the Darlington Point Solar Farm will generate 685,000 MWh of renewable energy annually, enough to power approximately 130,000 homes and create up to 400 local construction jobs with commercial operation is slated for early 2020.In a joint statement, the two companies describe the PPA as an example of solar working together with coal in NSW, demonstrating the growing place of renewable energy. “Delta recognises that both dispatchable power and low emission technologies have a role to play in supporting an affordable, reliable and sustainable national electricity market,” said Delta Electricity company secretary, Steve Gurney.The companies note that the agreement ends in 2030, coinciding with both the end of the RET period as well as the current expected operating life for [the coal-fired] Vales Point Power Station.Combining the output of the solar and coal-fired power plant is not new for Delta Electricity. The company is also developing the 55 MW Vales Point solar project alongside the aging coal plant on the shores of Lake Macquarie, NSW, as one of the first large scale solar power plant in Australia to operate in conjunction with a coal-fired power station.More: Coal generator owner in Australia inks major solar PPA Australian coal-fired generator signs large solar power purchase deallast_img read more

The worst word in marketing is…

first_img 40SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Amanda Thomas Amanda is founder and president of TwoScore, a firm that channels her passion for the credit union mission and people to help credit unions under $100 million in assets reach … Web: www.twoscore.com Details Imagine you are in a new relationship.  It’s been a great few weeks.  You’ve spent many evenings talking until the wee hours learning about each others’ families, friends, careers, childhood, and dreams for the future.  Then comes the first time you celebrate your birthday with this special someone and you get…a grocery store gift card.Don’t get me wrong – grocery store gift cards are awesome.  Free groceries – yeah!  Grocery gift cards are something most everyone would find useful because we all eat and need things like toiletries and cleaning products.  However, in a more intimate relationship, a grocery store gift card might cause your significant other to think that you don’t know them or don’t care enough to think about something that would be special to them specifically.Marketing is another word for relationship communication.  And relationships mean an active effort by both parties to get to know the other – things they love, things they want, things that are important to them.  While having a solid and enticing offer is vital for marketing to be successful, knowing your audience is the other essential part of the process.You wouldn’t buy the exact same birthday gift for all of your friends, so why do so many credit unions try to attract everyone at the same time?  If your credit union is not having success with its marketing, get your team together and ask this important question: whom should this credit union serve?“Everyone” is an answer that will set your marketing up to fail.“Our job is to connect to people, to interact with them in a way that leaves them better than we found them, more able to get where they’d like to go.”  – Seth GodinConnecting with everyone is impossible because everyone has different needs and things that are important to them.  Based on what your credit union offers, your job is to determine whom it would help the most and how you can best connect with them.  Here are some steps to help you to determine the best target market(s) for your credit union.Look at your employees.  Who are they?  What are they like?  You want to make sure that the target market(s) you choose see similar people when they come into the branches so they feel welcome and not out of place.Look at your branches.  What does your office location(s) look like?  What kind of atmosphere does the credit union have when you walk in?Look at your product lineup.  Which type of person(s) would find this most attractive as a banking option?  Who needs those products the most?Look at your members.  Who are your best members?  What are their lives like?  Looking for commonalities among your best members are a great way to help determine whom your target audience(s) should be.  It is also likely that the credit union would be attractive to other people like those members.Look at your community.  Who are the underbanked/underserved in your area?  It doesn’t necessarily mean the people with the lowest income or specific demographic groups.  Look for groups that may be being overlooked by other financial institutions in the area.When someone chooses to bank with your credit union, they are choosing you.  The same goes for your marketing – you are choosing the people you are best suited to serve so you can have a great relationship with them for what is hopefully a very long time.  Just as you tell everyone you know about a new great person in your life, knowing your members and serving them well will ultimately result in them telling everyone they know about their awesome credit union.last_img read more

Bet on yourself to overcome setbacks

first_imgIn 2013, the FBI arrested Molly Bloom and confiscated her assets due to illegal activities related to her poker business.In 2018, she attended the Academy Awards after her bestselling memoir, “Molly’s Game,” earned an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay.Bloom shared her amazing turnaround story during the 2019 CUNA Lending Council Conference Sunday in New Orleans.The one-time world-class skier found her way to high-stakes poker after a brutal injury on the slopes derailed her Olympic dreams. “I tripped on a stick—sometimes that happens in life,” she says. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

FDA may ban use of flu antivirals in poultry

first_imgMar 21, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Veterinarians could not give poultry the same antiviral drugs being stockpiled the world over to battle a human influenza pandemic, under a rule proposed yesterday by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).The FDA is proposing to ban the extralabel use of adamantanes and neuraminidase inhibitors in poultry. Adamantanes (amantadine and rimantadine) and neuraminidase inhibitors (oseltamivir and zanamivir) are approved for treating influenza in people. Under the proposal, the rule would take effect Jun 20.No drugs are approved to treat or prevent influenza in poultry, but the two classes of flu antivirals can be used legally for animals under the Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act of 1994, the FDA news release said. However, that law also allows FDA to prohibit certain extralabel uses in animals if they would pose a risk to human health.”FDA has considered all available information and has concluded that the extralabel use of anti-influenza adamantane and neuraminidase inhibitor drugs in chickens, turkeys, and ducks presents a risk to public health,” the FDA said. The agency added it could ban the use of those drugs in other animals as well.The FDA is not aware of such use of antivirals in the United States, the news release said. However, international organizations have raised concerns about such activities, because they could lead to emergence of resistant strains of flu. Chinese farmers reportedly used amantadine on poultry in 2005, raising concerns about human resistance.FDA is inviting comments on the proposed rule until May 22. (See news release link below for details on submitting comments.)Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Mar 17 released details about the current recommendations for using oseltamivir (Tamiflu) to treat people for avian influenza. The statement contains little new information, but it underscores how little is known about the use of oseltamivir in human H5N1 cases, even though neuraminidase inhibitors are considered the best defense short of a vaccine.”There is no direct clinical trial evidence that shows that oseltamivir is effective in human H5N1 disease because such studies have not yet been conducted,” the WHO said. “Without such trials, the optimal dose and duration of oseltamvir treatment is uncertain in H5N1 disease and therefore doses of oseltamivir used for seasonal human influenza continue to be recommended.”The agency said prospective studies are “needed urgently” to determine the optimal oseltamivir regimen for human H5N1 disease. Severely ill patients might benefit from a longer or higher-dose regimen than is currently recommended, but there is no clear evidence at this point, the statement said. The standard treatment regimen for adults is 75 milligrams twice a day for 5 days.The WHO also said studies are needed to better define the proper oseltamivir regimen for preventing H5N1 in people who have been exposed to the virus.See alsoFDA news release on the use of flu antivirals in poultryhttp://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2006/ucm108620.htmWHO’s Mar 17 statement on use of oseltamivirJun 24, 2005, CIDRAP News story about China’s use of amantadinelast_img read more

Zadar became richer for new quality content – the first Zadar street food festival

first_imgI sincerely hope that the Zadar street food festival, although conceptually created as a result of thinking during the lockdown, will become a traditional event and a quality offer of Zadar. The more such content, the better. Find out more about the Zadar street food festival HERE At one of the most beautiful locations in Zadar, Puntamika, with the music program of local DJs, guests will enjoy simple but top quality dishes prepared by Zadar caterers. Trends in gastronomy have recently replaced the classic restaurant with street food offer, and the city of Zadar is also following the rhythm of trends, which will show the first Zadar street food festival, which takes place from 30.09. to 04.10.2020. in Zadar in Bamboo beach bar. Street food festivals are certainly a unique gastronomic and urban experience, and the city of Zadar is certainly placed on the list of urban cities with a quality offer outside the tourist season. Manifestations, congresses, manifestations are great as a motive for coming and extending the tourist season. center_img In addition to the epidemic situation that dictates outdoor gatherings, the end of summer is an ideal time for outdoor festivals, in addition to quality content for tourists, they also raise the quality of life for the local population. Visitors will be able to try street food specialties directed by Hedonista, OX meet & eat, Maguro restaurant & sushi bar, Delimaris Fish & chips, Salsa Rosse, Burgers & more and PIK GRILL HOUSE. Every visitor will find something for themselves, from various types of gourmet burgers, fish and meat delicacies, special Pinsa pizzas… The organizers also took care of sweet lovers, and for this corner will be in charge of the cafe Danica, which will refresh with Italian in its festival house ice cream, and Bamboo Ice with a large selection of pancakes. There will also be an offer of cocktails, as well as the opportunity for guests to taste local wines from the Zadar County. Rounded story. Hotels and other accommodation providers, get involved. This is a great quality content for your guests, inform your guests who are staying with you about the Zadar street food festival, tell them the story of Zadar and the gastro scene, of course about Zadar Maraschino, provide them with transportation, book a place (if possible) … The more such content, the better, because it makes the destination as attractive and appealing as possible. Remember the motive for coming is not accommodation, but destination.last_img read more

Arsenal fans demand Bernd Leno starts Europa League final after Petr Cech agrees Chelsea return

first_imgArsenal fans demand Bernd Leno starts Europa League final after Petr Cech agrees Chelsea return Read More Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 21 May 2019 8:44 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Comment PLAY Read More Advertisement Arsenal fans have not taken the news well, however, with many taking to social media to urge manager Unai Emery to reconsider starting Cech in the final if he does indeed already has an agreement with Chelsea… The veteran keeper leaves Arsenal at the end of the season and will return to Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Arsenal fans have reacted furiously to reports that Petr Cech has already agreed to return to Chelsea this summer just a week before the Europa League final.The veteran Czech shot-stopper has started every knockout game in Europe this season ahead of No.1 keeper Bernd Leno and had been expected to keep his place in the side for the final in Baku.That will represent his final game for the Gunners before he retires, and Sky Sports are now reporting that he will be take up a new role as sporting director at old club Chelsea.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Blues have been keen to bring back some of their old guard from the club’s most successful era, though it is not yet known what Cech’s responsibilities will involve.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT 1/1 Read More SPONSORED Top articles Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Petr Cech will be working at Chelsea next season. No need for sentimentality. Start Leno in the final.— Not a football account (@1886_blog) May 21, 2019 Skip / Full Screen Video Settings Coming Next Skip Ad Cech addressed the speculation on Twitter, saying: ‘Despite the news today as I had already said to everybody before, I’ll make a decision about my future after the last game.‘Now my sole focus is to win the Europa League with Arsenal.’Despite the news today as I had already said to everybody before , I’ll make decision about my future after the last game . Now my sole focus is to win the EL with @Arsenal .— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) May 21, 2019 by Metro This guy cannot start in the final, it would almost be forfeiting this final. He has agreed to take up a sporting director role for the team we play against. Leno better start or we’ve lost. https://t.co/uRzXuUOyfF— Alex° 🇦🇿 (@TheAlexEra) May 21, 2019 Admire Cech but announcing you are (re) joining a rival you are playing against in a European final in a week means I would drop him and play Leno.— Ross Baxter (@RossWBaxter) May 21, 2019 Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Advertisement 1 min. story About Connatix V67539 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE After initially battling Leno for the No.1 berth at the start of the season, Cech eventually lost the role to the summer signing from Bayer Leverkusen – though the German has only played four times in the Cups.Cech has been tasked with keeping goal in the Europa League, Carabao Cup and FA Cup instead, keeping six clean sheets in 10 European appearances, and has performed his role diligently despite his looming retirement.Who should start in goal for Arsenal in the Europa League final?Petr Cech0%Bernd Leno0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultslast_img read more

Governor Wolf Honors Flight 93 Passengers, Families at the 17th Annual September 11 Observance

first_img September 11, 2018 National Issues,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf delivered the following remarks as prepared at the 17th Annual September 11 Observance in Shanksville:Thank you all for being here as we remember those we lost 17 years ago today.Thank you to Governor Ridge, whose leadership in the days after 9/11 steadied our commonwealth.Thank you to Governor Schweiker, who I have the honor of introducing today and who provided necessary leadership after Governor Ridge went to help the country respond to the horrifying events of that day.Thank you to President Trump for joining us in Pennsylvania for this solemn remembrance.And thank you to the families, friends, loved ones who 17 years ago found their lives changed.We all owe a debt of gratitude to the family members who learned of the attacks happening in New York and Washington, and took decisive, heroic actions.Since I became governor, I have been honored to speak before you and offer what thanks I can on behalf of myself and the commonwealth for your sacrifice.This year, with the dedication of the Tower of Voices, there are new avenues of remembrance and new opportunities to reflect on the impossible sacrifices made in the skies above us.And where there has been unspeakable tragedy, the families whose loved ones were on that flight have built a place of aspiration, hope, and honor.Right here in Pennsylvania.We thank you for that.Each year all Pennsylvanians remember and honor your loved ones.We hail them as heroes and we recall their actions, and listen to their words.Hero is one of the most overused words in any language.We may bestow this title too frequently.But the people who found themselves on Flight 93, in the skies above us, are heroes.The first responders and everyday citizens that came to the crash site are heroes.And they all fit the definition in the most laudable way imaginable.They did not know who they were saving.They did not know where the plane would head or whose lives it may take.They only knew that their fellow Americans were at risk and they sacrificed everything for them.Their actions were heroic.Their sacrifice was patriotic.We all hope that faced with the same situation, we’d make the same choices.But it is no guarantee because the people on that flight we truly special, they were true heroes.And on behalf of all Pennsylvanians, I again give our deepest thanks and our most sincere gratitude.In the days following the attack, Pennsylvania was lucky to be led by individuals who rose to the challenge before them.They suddenly led a state that became a battlefield, in a country beset by distress, in a world sieged with fear.But where there was uncertainty, they led with strength.Where there was division, they led with empathy.Where there was fear, they led with compassion.Where there was cravenness, they led with courage.And while they awoke with the same fear, the worry for their families, children, wives, that we all had in the days following the attack, they were stoic and strong.And they helped all of us rebuild our structures and our confidence.Governors Ridge and Schweiker and their colleagues nationally set a path toward recovery.And their dedication to this very site has given thousands of visitors a means to remember true heroism and real patriotism.I thank both of them for their inspiration and service.And it is my honor to introduce Pennsylvania’s 44th governor, Governor Mark Schweiker. Governor Wolf Honors Flight 93 Passengers, Families at the 17th Annual September 11 Observancecenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more