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Breaking traffic news…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGS429Ponkan RoadTraffic AlertsWekiva Parkway Previous articleOpen Mic Night tonightNext articleEscapology Review Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here News from the Wekiva ParkwayBeginning tomorrow, crews are scheduled to intermittently stop traffic on Ponkan Road just west of Plymouth Sorrento Road as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). An off-duty officer will periodically hold up traffic between 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. to allow a large number of trucks hauling dirt to cross the roadway. This operation will run through Friday, February 26, 2016.Electronic message boards will be posted to alert drivers. Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area for their safety and that of the work crews.This work is part of the Central Florida Expressway’s $56 million project to build the Wekiva Parkway from where SR 429 ends near US 441 to Ponkan Road. Once completed, the 25-mile parkway will complete Central Florida’s beltway, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Women’s basketball shakes off NCAA tournament snub, dominates Prairie View A&M in WNIT opener

first_imgTwitter Colin Post Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award + posts ReddIt Facebook Colin Post TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Colin Post Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Colin Post Colin Post First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Twitter Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks printGuard Kianna Ray scored a game-high 19 points in the win for TCU. Photo by Heesoo YangReturning to the WNIT for the fifth time in the last six years with a resume capable of an NCAA Tournament bid, TCU women’s basketball used the snub as motivation. “It kinda was like a chip on our shoulders,” centerJordan Moore said.  “Even though we’replaying Prairie View, we still have to go out and work hard and play and provea point: that we are a good enough team to be into the NCAA tournament, but weare also good enough to go win the championship of the WNIT.”This motivation was evident on Thursday as TCU routed Prairie View A&M 72-41 and advanced to the second round for the second consecutive season. All 11 players on the active roster for TCU saw atleast 10 minutes and scored in the blowout. “Those players that don’t usually get to play a lot,and they come off the bench and they do their job,” Moore said.  “That’s just the greatest feeling: to be ableto support them as much as they support us.”Guard Kianna Ray got the Horned Frogs going early, hitting her first two shots from behind the arc on assists from guard Lauren Heard to give TCU an early lead.Tight defense put the Horned Frogs up 12-6 midway through the first quarter, but they failed to make a field goal in the last 4:52 of the period and headed into the second tied with Prairie View A&M 13-13.Looking to open the game up, Moore got going for the Horned Frogs in the second period. The senior punished the Panthers down low, starting the period on her own personal 6-0 run.“I know that my teammates needed me to score,” Moore said. “We got the flow going on offense and defense.”  TCU would end up blowing the game wide open with a 21-3 second quarter scoring advantage to take a 34-16 lead into halftime. The Horned Frogs were playing team basketball, as 13 of their first 14 made field goals had come off of assists.“Keep working inside to shift the defense,” Moore said about the key to the big second quarter. “Make them move. Make them work.”The comfortable lead came in part from suffocating play on the defensive end, with TCU holding Prairie View to 28 percent from the field.  The Big 12’s leader in turnovers forced (17.97 per game), the Horned Frogs totaled 15 takeaways in the first half alone.“It wasn’t so much the on-ball D.  It was the off-ball D,” head coach Raegan Pebley said. “I think there was a collective mindset on that defensive end.”TCU would cruise from there, going up 61-30 at the end of the third quarter. The lead never dipped lower than that in the fourth, reaching as much as 36 at one point.It was a team effort for TCU on Thursday, as all 11 active players played at least 10 minutes. Photo by Heesoo YangCenters Moore and Yummy Morris combined for 24 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Ray added a game-high 19 points on five made three-pointers.“I felt like Ryann [Payne] and Yummy [Morris] got better this week,” Pebley said. “To say that freshman are getting better in March is huge.”The Horned Frogs forced 24 turnovers in the contest, scoring 29 points off of those takeaways. TCU had also outrebounded Prairie View A&M 41-35.“This is that time of year when defense and rebounding have everything to do with the final result,” Pebley said. “The defense: I was proud of that effort today.”Pebley is now 6-0 at home in the WNIT in her head coaching career. The women’s basketball team will be back at home for the second round of the WNIT at 2 p.m. Saturday against UT-Arlington. Linkedin Linkedin Previous articleReview: Netflix’s ‘Triple Frontier’ is ambitious, but softNext articleHoroscope: March 22, 2019 Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athleticslast_img read more

Martin McHugh: home coming debate playing into Mayo’s hands and must stop

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – September 4, 2012 WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleMedia,politicians & persuasive groups blamed for distracting Donegal teamNext articleFood Safety Authority briefly closes Letterkenny restuarant News Highland Twitter Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Martin McHugh: home coming debate playing into Mayo’s hands and must stop News Donegal All-Ireland winner Martin McHugh has called for an end to any discussion of a Donegal home coming claiming it is playing in to Mayo’s hands.Donegal play Mayo in the All-Ireland decider later this month – it has been reported that Letterkenny Chamber is calling for a home coming to take place in Letterkenny.The county board issued a statement this evening – it says that the focus should be on match preparation rather than events after the final.That is a view shared by Martin McHugh – he says it is assisting the opposition:[podcast][/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

17 Philadelphia police officers suspended over social media posts

first_imgBastiaan Slabbers/iStock(PHILADELPHIA) — The Philadelphia police commissioner has suspended 17 officers for 30 days and is moving to fire 14 of them over disturbing social media posts.Police Commissioner Richard Ross made the announcement during a news conference Thursday, attended by Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney and the entire police department’s command staff.The disciplinary action stems from research uncovered by the watchdog group the Plain View Project, which examined more than 3,100 troubling Facebook posts made by 328 active Philadelphia police officers.Ross said an investigation by an outside law firm contracted by the city found that the officers being suspended allegedly made racist and hateful posts.This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Forward thinking

first_imgAccess to the service would remain the same, but an ongoingprogramme of developing partnerships with the workforce would take place toreduce inappropriate attendances. The programme would include presentations tomanagement about OH, highlighting the relationship between work and health, andhow by working together we can help them to manage and control work-relatedill-health. From our customer survey we learnt that people felt weprovided a professional service but they did not really understand what ourmain role within the company was, and could therefore be forgiven for thinkingthat we were in some ways a substitute GP service. They liked having ease ofaccess and not having to make an appointment. Many occupational health professionals promote OH as aservice that will be more use to its employer if it operates proactively ratherthan reactively. If more time were given to staff welfare at work, then lesstime would be needed to deal with the consequences of ill-health1. 1 Position assessment As a nurse working in occupational health for Boots in theEast Midlands, I work as part of a team providing a treatment service to theheadquarters site staff. However, our service is now only accessed by aminority of employees because we chose Managing For Value (MFV) as our tool topromote the OH service. Through MFV we have dramatically reduced inappropriateattendances by re-educating all levels of the workforce. As a result, we areable to direct more of our efforts and skills towards minimising work-relatedill-health. Option 2 – no treatment service It provides the best opportunity to ensure continuingcontact between the service and employees that would not be likely if theservice was removed or restricted. Work-related health problems that couldotherwise go undetected would be treated appropriately and any trends investigated. At this stage, it should be possible to identify thefundamental reasons for the process which are known as the key drivers. Three-tier system Past failings Managing For Value – originally named Value Based Management– is a “systematic approach to managing companies to achieve the governingobjective of maximising wealth creation and shareholder value overtime.”4. It is a management tool to generate the greatest wealth forshareholders, which is how a company’s success is measured. Past attempts at reducing inappropriate attendances hadfailed in several ways: An example of a reactive function is the treatment service.This facility usually comprises of a walk-in surgery which employees can attendwith any health problem. This may be a useful means of detecting work-relatedhealth problems, but the treatment service also attracts less appropriate casessuch as those where the condition is self treatable, or needs the attention ofa GP. It was clear that the service needed to be restructured butmore importantly, occupational health needed to develop active partnershipswith management and employees that would agree the needs of the customer, andmarket OH services. How Boots employed the business principles of MFV to addvalue to its occupational health service. By Sheila Collins A strategic plan is formed and used as the vehicle forimplementing and monitoring value through the key drivers. In addition, the treatment of work accidents would be morecostly for the company if employees had to go to their GP each time, and therewould be less control over accidents if reporting was inadequate. GPs may notalways liaise with occupational health to discuss relevant cases and may evenlose respect for the department as their surgeries become overloaded. 4 McTaggart et al (1994) The value imperative/managing forsuperior shareholder return. MacMillan 1994 Re-educating the workforce MFV: the four-step procedure An appointment system would be encouraged and the hoursrestricted. This would coincide with health promotion activities that aim toeducate management and employees about self care. Occupational health timewould be pre-planned and reactive time would be reduced considerably. Workaccidents and emergencies would always be seen immediately. 2 Options formulation A breakdown of surgery attendances showed that only 20 percent were work related. The other 80 per cent was made up of minor ailments orconditions that should have been treated by a GP. 1 Robinson, M (1997) Proactive Practice Versus RolePerception. Occupational Health vol 49 no. 8 p296-298 The service at that time added value because work-relatedhealth problems were seen that would otherwise not be detected during thenurses’ normal workplace activities, and employees spent less time away fromwork by not having to go elsewhere for treatment. Little value was achieved,however, for OH or the employer, by using qualified nurses to treat nonwork-related problems, particularly where employees could self-treat. Having identified the key drivers, what remains is a shoppinglist of components that can be assessed individually for their value contentand either exploited or revamped accordingly.   We put forward possible options for improving the value ofthe treatment service: Option 4 – disseminate the service into the workplace Forward thinkingOn 1 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today – Placement of the nurses around the site within certainfactories and warehouses for a few hours per day had the opposite effect ofthat hoped for. We had made ourselves even more accessible and therefore onlyencouraged employees to attend with non work-related ailments. It also requiredmore nursing and medical support staff. Lessons had been learnt from these failed attempts, but thefact remained that the quality of the occupational health service was stillbeing jeopardised due to the high demand of customers attending with minorailments. Enter MFV. First we reviewed our current situation within the treatmentservice and the value content of each component. A three-tier system existed: 4 Strategy definition and implementation planningcenter_img – OH devised a leaflet encouraging employees not to attendwith non work-related conditions and distributed it throughout the site. It didnot work. OH had acted in isolation. We only considered what was valuedestroying to us and not to the company. We did not consult with our managersin person to listen to their needs 3 Atwell, C (1999) Yes, We Do Add Value to the Business.Occupational Health vol 51 no. 3 p12 This refers to outsourcing of the service. Again, permittingmore time for proactive work forms value, but an external provider without thesame knowledge of the company and with its own business financial interestscould conflict with the company’s needs. Previous Article Next Article 2 An on-site service to fewer employees based off-sitebut within the Nottingham area. Very few off site personnel attend.Occasionally telephone advice is required. OH nurses believe that reducing minor treatments to allowmore time for minimising work-related ill-health will save money for thecompany2, and improve the health and wellbeing of the workforce. The challengeis to prove this to the employer who is asking OH to demonstrate where they addvalue3.  This looks at all aspects of the current process by breakingit down into its component parts. What is being provided and to whom? How muchdoes it cost? Who benefits? How much time and whose time is needed to run theprocess? During the assessment it is necessary to determine customer perceptionof the process by carrying out surveys, and to benchmark against othercompanies. References Taking action Nursing Adviser time was allocated to run the service butlittle or no control was allowed as an appointment system was not used exceptfor repeat treatments and referrals. Medical support staff were also requiredto work reactively. Since rationalisation began in 1999, the number ofattendances to the treatment service has fallen by 60 per cent. Fifty per centof attendances seen in 1999 were inappropriate, compared with 80 per cent in1997. The greatest value was realised not by changing the service, but byestablishing OH within the company as essential to the business function.   No service available. In this way OH time would becompletely dedicated to proactive work. This adds value because prevention ofill-health at work will reduce costs to the employer. However, value may becomedesolate if employees were to regard the occupational health service asinaccessible and uncaring. There would be a tendency not to report work-relatedhealth concerns. – Predecessors among the nursing staff had promoted a nannyservice. They wanted employees to feel cared for and consequently tended totheir every need. Indeed, OH was a company perk We already knew from past experience that this would notwork. 2 Stokes, B (1997) Occupational Health Nurses – Training andDuties. Croner’s Management of Health Risks. Issue 8 p4 The principles of MFV can be applied to any process,service, task or decision within business however small or large the effect ofthat process. A four-step procedure is used and includes factual informationwhere possible. Assumptions are also made. 3 No treatment service provided to approximately 70,000employees based outside Nottingham and throughout the country. This option showed the greatest potential to implement theoccupational health service key drivers, which are identified as sickness absence,underperformance, staff turnover, ill-health retirement and medico-legal. Moretime would be available for the nurses to be proactive and carry out activitiesthat target the key drivers such as risk assessment and control. 1 An on-site treatment service to approximately 8,000employees at the headquarters site in Nottingham. This is a walk in servicebetween 08.00 and 16.45 Monday to Friday and is staffed by qualified and nonqualified OH nurses. Work related and non work related cases are seen. Firstaid cover is available throughout the site for out of hours incidents MFV is not only a tool but also a philosophy at Boots. Itencompasses a set of principles that are used to approach strategic businessplanning, guide decision making at all levels and identify where value can becreated. “Value” should not be confused with cost. MFV is not drivenby the monetary worth of an idea or service, but by its benefits and how theymight increase the wealth of the company’s shareholders in the long term. Forexample, if a company were to launch a new product, MFV would consider theinitial cost of the launch, but not be constrained by it. All the optionsrelating to cost, alternative products, markets, advertising etc would be investigated,and an eclectic option likely to give the greatest return selected. Option 5 – rationalisation of the current service Value is created by allowing better use of nurses’ time forproactive work and medical support staff time for pre-planning. Employees areencouraged to take more responsibility for their own health, thus reducing thetime they spend away from work. An appointment system also allows management tobe aware of their employees whereabouts. Option 3 – an external OH service provider 3 Options evaluation Employees would recognise the role of OH but still beassured access to health professionals if problems arose. Some employees maycontinue to want the service available to them all day because they can’t ordon’t understand the role of the service. Related posts:No related photos. Leaflets and other health promotion tools that offerself-help advice, one-to-one advice given as people attend and grouppresentations where necessary are also included. Management would be encouragedto make appointments for staff to be seen in OH for non-urgent cases, ratherthan relying on the walk-in route. Under its original name, MVF was created by an Americanconsultancy and engaged by Boots in 1991, being one of the first UK companiesto do so. It was introduced to the company’s occupational health service in1997 and now drives its strategy. MFV principles have been successfully appliedwithin the treatment service which previously attracted a high number ofinappropriate attendances, and compromised preventative care. Option 1 – a restricted treatment service Comments are closed. From the shopping list a component is chosen and assessedfor its value content by using steps 1 and 2. The options for that componentare considered. For example, what would be the consequences of completelyremoving it? Should it be outsourced or would it be better to hand it over tothe business to manage it themselves? The options that capitalise on the keydrivers are chosen. last_img read more

UK retailers ‘optimistic’ for 2015

first_imgUK retailers are ‘optimistic’ about the year ahead, according to a survey by the British Retail Consortium (BRC).The survey showed that 76% of respondents reported that they expected their sales to improve in 2015 compared with 2014 and 67% of retailers said that their investment levels were set to increase and 78% said they were likely to be employing more staff next year. Helen Dickinson, BRC Director General, said: “It’s great to see British retailers optimistic about the coming twelve months. After a number of years battling against strong economic headwinds and shaky consumer confidence, it seems as though retailers are set for some cheer in 2015. ‘’However, given the tentative nature of the recovery in consumer confidence it’s natural that retailers are cautious about the longevity of the upswing we’ve seen recently. It’s also no surprise that the fundamental reform of business rates has come out as top priority for government action. It is an outdated and punitive tax.” When asked to list their top concerns for the year ahead, 68% respondents to the BRC survey said that weak consumer demand worried them most, followed by the continuing pressure of business rates (53%) and weakness in the economy (47%).When asked what changes the government could bring forward to make the UK a better place to do business, a sizable majority of the retailers surveyed (74%) opted for fundamental reform of business rates – proving once again this remains a key concern for the UK’s largest private sector employer.Dickinson added: ‘’We’re delighted that the government has decided to back British retailing by committing to review the business rates system and we look forward to working with government during the course of the review.”last_img read more

Here’s A Video Of A Man Happily Chugging Sriracha At Ultra 2018

first_imgOver the weekend, Ultra Music Festival in Miami celebrated its 20th anniversary. The festival celebrated the landmark year by surprising attendees with the reunion of house music supergroup Swedish House Mafia, the group’s first performance since their farewell show at the festival almost exactly five years prior.However, as pointed out by Your EDM, one ecstatic man was in (debatably) proper form for the occasion, as he was caught celebrating by triumphantly chugging Sriracha hot sauce straight out of the bottle on the festival’s webcast. Ultra has the tendency to bring out the worst (best?) in its attendees: This new viral video is the latest in a string of infamous clips of fans doing weird shit at the EDM fest, including the truly bizarre and somewhat disturbing (hilarious?) video of a girl making sweet, passionate love to a palm tree at the event in 2012. However, this young man at Ultra is not the first to drink sriracha at a bass event—I guess the trend is a thing (???), so here’s a video of a guy drinking sriracha at Excision last year.last_img read more

Where urban needs, Harvard solutions meet

first_imgState Sen. John Keenan used to get on a Red Line train in Quincy and ride into downtown Boston every morning, peacefully listening to music on his earphones and contemplating the day ahead on Beacon Hill.These days, Keenan sometimes rides a little farther, to Harvard Square, and spends his time studying signals and delays, wondering why the MBTA doesn’t collect information about where passengers end their trips.Credit Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and its Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston for that. Keenan, just weeks into his mid-career master’s in public administration program at the School, is already gaining important insights into policy-making, including from transportation expert Jose Gomez-Ibanez, Bok Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy, on how to use ridership behavior to study public transportation.A 2015 study found that former Rappaport fellows were 54 percent likelier to be working in the public sector several years after graduation than were runners-up who applied for but did not receive the fellowship. “As a legislator, I find that things are changing rapidly in pretty much every policy area, and a lot of it is turning on data” said Keenan, a Quincy Democrat who has leadership positions on Senate committees overseeing public finance and opioid addiction and treatment, and who takes a special interest in transportation, given the commuter-heavy nature of his district. “I thought it was time to improve and refine the tools that I have and find some new tools that would help me be more effective.”Keenan is a Rappaport/Boston Urban Scholar, a fellowship that allows area lawmakers and policymakers to study at HKS. It is one of the notable programs of the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, an initiative funded by the Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation.“The Rappaport Institute serves as an important bridge between Boston-area universities and Boston-area governments, exposing students to the exciting possibilities of public service, training current government leaders, and identifying policy questions that can be answered only through collaboration between top scholars and front-line government workers,” said Jeffrey Liebman, Malcolm Wiener Professor of Public Policy and director of the institute.Past Rappaport fellows include Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone, pictured speaking with Linda Bilmes, Moynihan Senior Lecturer in Public Policy. Photo by Martha StewartBesides the 49 urban scholars, who have included Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone, M.C./M.P.A. 2011, and House Ways and Means chair Jeffrey Sanchez, M.C./M.P.A. 2011, the institute has supported more than 215 summer internships for public policy graduate students to work in state or local agencies, and produced more than 85 publications and research projects, including groundbreaking work on education, public safety, and transportation. With the current sharpened awareness of the necessity of a well-functioning government, the Rappaports’ support and initiatives are all the more significant.Kanika Singh, M.P.P. 2018, recently was a Rappaport public policy summer fellow, working for the city of Boston’s Department of Innovation and Technology to study the governance and tech needs of refugees settling in the area.“I was attracted by the idea of local government particularly,” said Singh, who had worked on economic development in a public-private partnership in San Antonio. “It often felt like government had the potential to do a lot more but was constrained, and I wanted to understand that better.” A class on digital governance also piqued her interest in how “governments can act like helpful humans as opposed to bureaucracies.”Singh’s experience has left her with a desire to return to work in local government. Forming that pipeline of public policy students into public service is a key role of the fellowships. Indeed, a 2015 study found that former Rappaport fellows were 54 percent likelier to be working in the public sector several years after graduation than were runners-up who applied for but did not receive the fellowship. “It is remarkable that a two-month summer internship can have such a large impact on the future career paths of students,” Liebman said. “Public service really is addictive.’”The institute also plays an influential role in bringing in University experts to focus on policy questions specific to the Boston area. By playing matchmaker and helping fund the research, it connects the research needs of local and state government to scholars who can help meet them.Following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, the institute co-sponsored a report analyzing the city’s response and resilience in the face of that tragedy. Harvard experts, including Herman “Dutch” Leonard, Baker Professor of Public Management, Arnold Howitt, adjunct lecturer and co-director of the Program on Crisis Leadership, and Philip Heyman, James Bar Ames Professor of Law Emeritus at Harvard Law School, examined the city’s strong response, packaged important lessons, and found ways to improve.In conjunction with Boston Public Schools, the institute recently issued a challenge to area academics to improve the system’s expensive and often inefficient bus service. The winners, a team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, devised algorithms that minimized bus routes by reconfiguring stops, maximizing the number of students on each bus, and reducing the time buses were idle, saving millions of dollars.By helping connect Moynihan Senior Lecturer in Public Policy Linda Bilmes with nearby municipalities and public entities, the institute helped to bring new governance to the area, and to change the way the Kennedy School teaches.The institute was an early supporter of Bilmes’ experiential learning lab program, which sent her public finance students to work in Greater Boston, the MBTA, and dozens of local jurisdictions. The class developed a new model in which city officials partner with the School to provide opportunities for advanced budget and technical training. Bilmes has led student teams in more than 70 projects, involving everything from Harbor Island ferries to Hubway bikes. The lab has given valuable new budgeting and governing tools to local communities, served as a model for other experiential classes at the School, and prompted hundreds of students to choose a career in state and local government.“The Rappaport Institute was one of the key enablers for providing a meaningful long-term experiential learning program in which both the students and the local community reaped benefits,” said Bilmes.All these achievements flow from the generosity of the Rappaport family and Jerry Rappaport’s deep commitment to Harvard and the Boston area. From his role in the “New Boston” reform movement, which helped elect Mayor John Hynes in 1949 and transform city governance in the 1950s, to his role in transforming and modernizing the city through economic development in the 1960s, to his philanthropy, Rappaport has contributed to improving the governance of the Boston area in each of the past eight decades, Liebman said.For his part, Rappaport ’47, J.D. ’49, M.C./M.P.A. ’63, believes that the institute has helped transform the relationship between Harvard and state and local government.“What has come about from this interchange, which has now been vastly expanded, is a sense of mutual respect among city, state, and University,” Rappaport said. “It created a sense of community in the political leadership with Harvard, that they respect what Harvard has to offer. The value of the University not just to the world but to the local community has been immeasurable.”last_img read more

#73: Mainframe Momentum with Robin Fromm

first_imgDell EMC The Source Podcast Episode #73: Mainframe MomentumDell EMC has been helping enterprise solve mainframe storage problems for decades and is now redefining the traditional storage array; morphing it into a “Data Services Platform” that will become the bridge between the 1st and 3rd platforms to modernize and deliver the next generation of Hybrid Cloud computing and storage with the ultimate in availability, data integrity, and TCO management.Over the past 12 months, Dell EMC has introduced primary storage models, disk library solutions, tape replacement solutions, recovery solutions and cloud enablement extensions allowing Mainframe participation in object based solutions.In select cities, the Dell EMC Forum event series featured a Mainframe breakout track. I caught up with an old friend, Robin Fromm (@rlfromm) CTO Dell EMC Mainframe Solutions, to get the latest. For the latest mainframe developments, be sure to visit the ECN community page at Source Podcast: Episode #73: MainFrame Momentum with Robin FrommAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Don’t miss “Dell EMC The Source” app in the App Store. Be sure to subscribe to Dell EMC The Source Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.comEMC: The Source Podcast is hosted By Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Rose Leslie Set for Contractions & More

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. GOT’s Rose Leslie Set for Mike Bartlett’s ContractionsWe’re keeping a close eye on this production—it could well have legs. Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones) and Sara Stewart (Enron) will headline Contractions at the U.K.’s Sheffield Theatre. Penned by Mike Bartlett, a 2016 Tony nominee for King Charles III, the play is scheduled to run June 23 through July 16, officially opening on June 27. Lisa Blair is on board to direct the show, which follows Emma (Leslie) in sales, who when she starts dating a colleague is informed by her manager she’s in breach of contract.Tony Winner Sara Ramirez Departs Grey’s AnatomySara Ramirez, who won a Tony for Spamalot, has departed Grey’s Anatomy after 10 seasons. The actress, who played Dr. Torres in Shondaland’s ABC medical drama, posted on Twitter that she’s taking “some welcome time off.” We’re crossing fingers and toes that this could mean a return to the Main Stem sooner rather than later…!B’way Alum Bahiyah Hibah Goes on a Trip of LoveThere have been a few casting switcheroos at off-Broadway’s Trip of Love. The 1960’s pop music spectacular will welcome Bahiyah Hibah (Chicago) to the company on May 24 in the role of Jennifer. Recent and upcoming additions to the ensemble include Sissy Bell, Autumn Guzzardi, Marina Lazzaretto, Connor Schwantes, Kirstin Tucker and Colt Adam Weiss.Daniel Dae Kim’s Onstage MishapThe new King of Siam, Daniel Dae Kim, co-hosted Live with Kelly on May 20. Check out the video below where he talks about a theatrical snafu that we have a feeling Patti LuPone could relate to…The something wonderful The King and I co-stars Marin Mazzie and is playing at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater. P.S. And just because it’s Friday, here’s the latest shot of your Broadway boyfriend Aaron Tveit in CBS’ BrainDead; the show premieres on June 13.center_img Rose Leslie(Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)last_img read more