Nine named Rappaport Fellows

first_imgSeven Harvard graduate students are among the 14 local graduate students who will spend the summer working in key state and local agencies as Rappaport Public Policy Fellows or Radcliffe/Rappaport Doctoral Policy Fellows. In addition, two Harvard Law School students will spend the summer in a parallel program for a dozen law students.Now in its 11th year, the Rappaport Public Policy Fellowship is a unique program that gives talented young graduate students from throughout Greater Boston the opportunity to help public officials address key problems and, in doing so, to learn more about how public policy is created and implemented. The fellowship is funded and administered by Harvard’s Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, which strives to improve the governance of the region by strengthening connections between scholars, students, officials, and civic leaders.The nine Harvard students who will be Rappaport Fellows are Ali Alhassani, Danielle Cerny, Felicia Cote, Kia Davis, Dan Futrell, Jessica Goldberg, Zachary Hughes, Jessica Simes, and Nicole Simon.last_img read more

CIO Oasis in Las Vegas

first_imgWhile Las Vegas is known for its bright lights, vibrant atmosphere and clattering casino sounds, I was most enamored and impressed with the energy and enthusiasm at my very first EMC World conference.I spent my first 120 days with the company drinking from the proverbial fire hose – getting to know the company’s employees, business units and products and services.  However, I was equally inspired by the unvarnished conversations I had with the more than 70 CIOs attending EMC’s CIO Summit at EMC World.As a former EMC outsider and host of the Summit, I understand and empathize with the challenges and opportunities facing CIOs today.  After all, I have walked a mile (or two) in their shoes as a CIO over the last 20 years.  Sure, there was excitement around the latest product news during the conference, but a lot of our conversations revolved around how we, as CIOs, should approach the 3rd platform, defined by IDC as the next-generation compute platform comprised of mobile, cloud, big data and social media.While the panels and discussions delved into the practical and tactical, there were a few major themes that rose to the top for me.Now more than ever, CIOs are under pressure to get the most out of resources and rein in operational expenses.  Like most of the CIO Summit attendees, EMC’s IT organization turned to virtualization, converged infrastructure, consolidation and cloud computing to tackle this challenge.Although return on investment (ROI) is always a critical measure, today’s CIOs must find ways to reduce disruption, increase IT effectiveness and improve an organization’s time-to-value.  Behind the scenes, we are striving to be highly automated while embracing IT Service Management and offering IT as a Service.CIOs have always grappled with getting the most value from data.  However, telemetry data generation is exponentially outpacing traditional data growth, so we must embrace new technologies and approaches to unlock the potential of Big Data analytics for speeding time-to-market and time-to-value.The 3rd platform is all about delivering a high quality experience for our data-driven mobile and social users.  For CIOs, this means enabling users’ freedom and agility, while continuing to secure your company’s intellectual property.  The future is still being written in this area, but it is sure to be a compelling topic in 2013 and 2014.Last, but not least, CIOs must navigate the organizational evolution that accompanies our journey to the 3rd platform.  This includes advancing the skills and capabilities we have throughout the IT organization to meet the needs of tomorrow, as well as establishing executive-level rapport and relationships to dynamically evolve to meet the needs of the business.Ultimately, the CIO Summit at EMC World offered me an oasis from the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas to focus on what is on the mind of like-minded CIOs.  It was also a pleasant reminder that I am not alone on this journey.  Together, we can break the confines of traditional IT and share best practices to contemporize IT and drive real world and real-time business results.last_img read more

Second Stage’s The Other Thing Cancels Performance

first_imgDue to a fire in an attached building, the May 13 performance of The Other Thing at off-Broadway’s McGinn/Cazale Theatre has been canceled. The Second Stage Uptown production expects to resume performances on May 14.The play follows Kim, a journalist who follows a father and son team of ghost hunters to a haunted barn in rural Virginia. Her assignment turns into an unforgettable night as they prepare for ghost sightings.The cast includes Samantha Soule, John Patrick Doherty, John Doman and Bhavesh Patel. The play, directed by Lucie Tiberghien, is scheduled to open officially on May 21.Broadway.com customers with tickets to tonight’s performance will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges. View Commentslast_img read more

4-H annual awards

first_imgGale Cutler, a senior public relations coordinator at the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (EMC), has been named the 2020 recipient of the prestigious Georgia 4-H Green Jacket Award. In addition to Cutler’s role at Georgia EMC, she is an integral member of the Georgia 4-H Advisory Committee.Awarded each year since 2008, the Green Jacket Award, presented by the Georgia 4-H Program, recognizes an outstanding public servant who continuously exhibits tremendous support and commitment to the program and its initiatives.“The success of the Georgia 4-H program is made possible by excellent Extension staff, volunteers and donors who support our efforts to help 4-H members achieve their goals and dreams,” said Georgia 4-H Leader Arch Smith. “The Stars Across Georgia program recognizes outstanding 4-H adults who exemplify the best of Georgia 4-H.”  This year’s Stars Across Georgia awards ceremony was held virtually, honoring the statewide recipients of the William H. Booth Award, the Friend of Georgia 4-H Award and the Ryles Rising Star Award, in addition to the coveted green blazer presentation.Cheryl Poppell of Toombs County was awarded the Georgia EMC-sponsored William H. Booth Award, recognizing her contributions as a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent. Poppell has worked as a 4-H Extension agent for 21 years, impacting the lives of hundreds of youth and adults by expressing the importance of agriculture and specialized program development.“Georgia 4-H provides a powerful positive influence on young people’s lives through 4-H Extension agents like Cheryl Poppell,” said Cutler. “By making a commitment to youth as they contribute their time, creativity and caring dedication, they make a difference across their communities and our state.”George Lee, a retired Crisp County Extension agent, picked up the Friend of Georgia 4-H Award presented by the Georgia Association of Extension 4-H Agents. Awarded to an individual who exemplifies dedication and longstanding commitment to 4-H, Lee received the honor for his more than 60 years of support and involvement with the organization.“A personal passion exists for 4-H program accomplishments in young people as they attain leadership and education skills,” said Lee. “This passion was born in me from early childhood experiences in 4-H and was strengthened in working with so many young members, parents and community leaders. I’m glad my family chose 4-H as an educational life tool and I’m glad to be a friend of Georgia 4-H.”Bulloch County’s Susannah Lanier was honored with the Ryles Rising Star Award, named after former Georgia 4-H Leader Dr. Roger C. “Bo” Ryles to commemorate outstanding success and membership within the first five years of employment at either a county program, 4-H center or state office. Lanier actively leads youth development programs for more than 1,800 youth in 90 different clubs. In her three years as a 4-H agent, she has become an innovative voice in numerous areas, including the transition to virtual programming.“In a short period of time, Susannah has distinguished herself as a very bright star in 4-H,” said Lee Anna Deal, Southeast District 4-H program development coordinator. “She has grown the number and use of volunteers and she has expanded offerings in competitive events, increased leadership and service opportunities, and continues to find ways to meet the needs of her community.  Above all, she has shown great character during uncertain times, quickly coming to the aid of many who were struggling to adapt to a new virtual world.”Each of the award candidates is nominated by members of their community and 4-H representatives throughout the state.“One of the highlights of our 4-H year is recognizing the outstanding community and Extension leaders who make our organization such an impactful success,” said Johnathon Barrett, executive director of the Georgia 4-H Foundation. “My sincere congratulations are extended to all of the recipients of this year’s Green Jacket, William H. Booth, Friend of Georgia 4-H and Ryles Rising Star awards.  It is an outstanding group of people.”For more information on the awards and the Georgia 4-H program, visit georgia4h.org.last_img read more

Donations allow creation of Children’s Rights Fund

first_img January 1, 2005 Regular News Donations allow creation of Children’s Rights Fund Donations allow creation of Children’s Rights Fundcenter_img Florida’s Children First raised $145,000 during a recent awards ceremony and reception at Mellon Bank in Miami.Doug and Amy Halsey donated $50,000 which was matched by his law firm White & Case. FCF will use the $100,000 to create a Children’s Rights Fund. United Automobile Insurance Group of North Miami Beach followed with the next largest corporate gift of $25,000.“There is such a huge need for good, quality legal representation of the most vulnerable children in our foster care system,” said FCF President Howard Talenfeld. “The money raised in Miami allows us to further our mission of protecting the legal rights of these youngsters and help guide them to more promising futures.”The Children’s Rights Fund will cover court costs and expert witness fees in cases brought on behalf of children in state custody. White & Case lawyers have agreed to donate their legal services on a pro bono basis, taking on some of the most difficult cases involving children in foster care.“There are 46,000 children in foster care statewide, and more than 10 percent of them reside in Miami-Dade County,” said Halsey who developed the idea for the Children’s Rights Fund. “In the foster care cases I have handled over the years, I have learned first-hand that children in Florida’s system frequently have their state and federal rights violated.”FCF also honored Sara Herald and Raynande Bouquette at the event. Herald served as acting district administrator for District 11 of the Department of Children and Families and was lauded for her public service work and efforts to support legislation that stabilizes placements for children seeking adoption in foster care. Bouquette is a foster child who graduated second in her class from Edison High School. Leaving her abusive home with her belongings in trash bags at age 13, Raynande struggled for five years to survive in an often chaotic foster care system. Despite hardships, she succeeded academically only to face homelessness upon turning 18 in the middle of her senior year. Bouncing from one friend’s home to another, she continued to stay in school and pursue her education.last_img read more

Top ways to improve your DR test (and your recovery)

first_imgIf your credit union has never done a disaster recovery test, this post won’t make much sense.  However, If your credit union is planning on complying with your FFIEC guidelines and doing at least one Disaster Recovery test this year, this post will help make your disaster recovery test go smoother.Each year, Ongoing Operations helps over 100 credit unions do full blown Disaster Recovery tests. In addition we do a couple of actual recoveries each week.  We tend to believe that there are two types of people in this world, those that backup their data and those that will.  While backing up your data is great, it really doesn’t accomplish much of anything if you don’t test, test again, test some more and work out all of the kinks in recovery.Consequently, here are six things from our Dynamite Level 3 Support Team and our Crack Business Continuity Planners to help you prepare for your next Disaster Recovery Test.Do – Ensure the credit union properly schedules (far enough out – we recommend at least 90 days) with their 3rd parties so they are available to test when they are scheduled to actual perform the recovery. This will allow for proper and thorough testing as well as reduce the need for retests. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Binghamton Mirabito service van stolen

first_imgMirabito released a statement with more information about the vehicle: On Friday, March 27, a service van was stolen in Binghamton, NY. This 2017 Chevrolet Express van has a Mirabito Convenience Store logo on it and a license plate number of 36082MK.  As a safety reminder, Mirabito service technicians will never show up to a dwelling without an appointment and will always confirm the appointment prior to arrival. They will always be in uniform.If you see this van, please contact the local authorities immediately. Attention Customers and Community Members:center_img BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — A Mirabito service van was stolen in the Binghamton area on Friday.last_img read more

LG’s Upcoming Experimental Smartphone Might Be Called LG Rollable

first_imgThis will be the second smartphone under LG’s experimental “Explorer Project.” The first, LG Wing, is a dual-screen smartphone with a swivel main display that was launched in September. LG Rollable, meanwhile, is expected to be launched in March 2021.The rollable smartphone was referred to as Project B, and was earlier slated to launch in June 2021, according to company sources as per a report. In the same report, company sources had said that developing rollable phones was relatively less complicated than foldable phones.Is OnePlus 8T the best ‘value flagship’ of 2020? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – lg rollable euipo lg_rollable_euipoA trademark has been filed for LG Rollable with EUIPOA render of the smartphone had surfaced earlier this week, which shows a rollable display that can be extended from either sides of the phone. The render was based on a patent LG had filed for a phone with a flexible display that can be rolled into its casing. The patent was filed with USPO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) in August of last year.- Advertisement –center_img LG Rollable might be the name of the company’s upcoming experimental rollable smartphone. LG has filed a trademark with EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) for the name. Of course, a trademark does not mean that the company will use this for the name; it might just want to protect the term so other brands can’t use it to describe their phones. The smartphone is expected to be the second under LG’s “Explorer Project”, after the LG Wing, and will be launched in March 2021, as per a recent report. The trademark doesn’t reveal much more, but does potentially give us the name of the upcoming phone.The application was filed on November 2 by Mitscherlich, a company from Germany that has filed trades on behalf of LG in the past as well. The name chosen by LG seems to be quite straightforward and self-explanatory. The application mentions that LG Rollable is a smartphone, but doesn’t offer any more details.- Advertisement –last_img read more

‘The Jakarta Post’ helps raise funds to support those worst hit by COVID-19

first_imgThe Jakarta Post, through its philanthropic arm The Jakarta Post Foundation, is collaborating with the Pertamina Foundation and Tjitra & Associates to raise funds to support those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.The first batch of donations was given on Wednesday to the families of gravediggers who work at several public cemeteries in Jakarta that have been designated as burial sites for COVID-19 victims. “The gravediggers are among the forgotten heroes during this pandemic,” The Jakarta Post Foundation chairman Bambang Trisno Sejati said on Wednesday.  Since early March, gravediggers have worked long hours to prepare the final resting places for bodies that must be buried in accordance with COVID-19 protocols.From March 5 to April 24, 1,666 burials followed these protocols, according to the Jakarta administration’s records.Many believe the COVID-19 death toll has been underreported, as the administration recorded 4,400 burials in March, a 40 percent increase from February. “The gravediggers have to deal with the pressures of an extra workload, economic hardship and working in a high risk job. Certainly, they are in dire need of our support,” Pertamina Foundation operation director Unggul Putranto said.  Read also: Jakarta’s curve flattened? Experts question government’s claimDozens of gravediggers at the Tegal Alur public cemetery in West Jakarta and Pondok Ranggon public cemetery in East Jakarta received packages of food and protective health gear on Wednesday.Jakarta has been the epicenter of the outbreak in Indonesia, with the highest number of positive cases across the archipelago.Tjitra & Associates managing director Hora Tjitra said donations would also be collected through a series of webinars that would be held for corporate clients over the next three months. “Through these webinars, which focus on how companies and staffers can adapt to the post-COVID-19 environment, we encourage companies to take part in the initiative, as all the money raised will go to support COVID-19 relief efforts,” Hora said. “We will evaluate on a regular basis which groups to give our donations to,” he added. According to Hora, bigger relief efforts would be needed in the near future to help those most impacted by the pandemic. (dmr)Topics :last_img read more

Where to buy the cheapest homes in the most expensive suburbs

first_imgThis house at 17 Hockings St, Clayfield, is available for buyers with champagne taste on a beer budget.10. PULLENVALE 4 beds, 1 bathroom, 7 cars4.03haOffers above $1.15m 4 beds, 4 bathrooms, 3 cars0.5haFor sale now Champagne taste: 109 Oriel Road This house at 14 Mackeller St, Teneriffe, is for sale.Beer budget: 218 Arthur Street 2 beds, 1 bathroom, 2 cars0.78haBy negotiation This house at 61 Bolan St, Bulimba, is available for buyers with champagne taste on a beer budget.7. HAMILTON Champagne taste: Auction Median house price $1.21m REIQ chief executive Antonia Mercorella. Photo: Claudia Baxter. 5 beds, 4 bathrooms, 2 cars443 sqmExpressions of interest This house at 30 Chambers St, New Farm, is for sale. Champagne taste: 8 Triandra Place This house at 109 Oriel Rd, Clayfield, is for sale.Beer budget: 17 Hockings Street Median house price $1.17m Median house price $1.378m Champagne taste: 5 Dock Lane 2 beds, 1 bathroom4.05ha$690,000 Champagne taste: This house at 17 Kitchener Rd, Ascot, is for sale.Beer budget: 1/267 Lancaster Road This house at 1/267 Lancaster Rd, Ascot, is available for sale for buyers with champagne taste on a beer budget.3. NEW FARM This house at 5 Dock Lane, Bulimba, is for sale.Beer budget: 61 Bolan Street This house at 24 Terrace St, New Farm, would suit buyers with champagne taste on a beer budget.4. CHANDLER 17 Kitchener Road This house at 150 Kloske Rd, Burbank, is available for sale for buyers with champagne taste on a beer budget.9. CLAYFIELD 3 beds, 1 bathroom, 1 car432 sqmOffers over $750,000 4 beds, 2 bathrooms, 1 car536 sqmOffers over $1.475m 4 beds, 2 bathrooms, 2 cars0.71haFor sale now This house at 1/267 Lancaster Rd, Ascot, is available for offers over $749,000.And in Upper Brookfield, which has a median house price of $1.4 million, a large character home on more than 4ha is up for grabs for $690,000.The HTW report pointed out that buyers may have to compromise on space and land, while some of the cheaper properties in expensive suburbs might also be exposed to road noise and high pedestrian traffic areas.But the report said first home buyers would be well placed to look for a low buy-in price in sought-after suburb. This house at 10 Hopetoun St, Ascot, recently sold for $770,000, showing you can get into Brisbane’s most expensive suburbs with a beer budget.“It’s this sort of affordability factor that’s driving new residents to our region as net interstatemigration finds itself on the rise,” the report said. “We are seeing a growth in infrastructure spending and there’s a general sense of positivity about private investment in the region too. “As we look forward to rising employment, the long-term future for Brisbane property remains very positive.”Looking at the million-dollar suburbs of Ascot, Hamilton, New Farm, Teneriffe and Paddington, the report said savvy buyers could still find a starter home for around $700,000 — but they were rare and moved fast. This house at 40 Oakridge St, Burbank, is available for sale.Beer budget: 150 Kloske Road Champagne taste: 20 Joynt Street This house at 30 Chambers St, New Farm, is for sale.Beer budget: 24 Terrace Street 405 sqm Champagne taste: This house at 89 Jackson St, Hamilton, would suit buyers with champagne taste on a beer budget.8. BURBANK Median house price $1.408m Median house price $1.475m WHAT YOU CAN GET WITH CHAMPAGNE TASTE ON BEER BUDGET Champagne taste: 366 Haven Road 3 beds, 3 bathrooms, 2 cars 2 beds, 1 bathroom, 1 car$875,000 – $895,000 Median house price $1.17m This house at 652 Upper Brookfield Rd, Upper Brookfield, is available for buyers with champagne taste on a beer budget. Champagne taste: 231 Charleton Street This house at 14 Mackeller St, Teneriffe, is for sale.Alternatively, trading in the traditional freestanding bricks and mortar house for a unit or attached dwelling could land buyers a spot in affluent suburbs at a fraction of the price.The latest data from property researcher CoreLogic has 22 Brisbane suburbs in the million dollar-plus club, including Teneriffe (1), Ascot (2), New Farm (3), Hamilton (7) and Paddington (11).In Teneriffe, median house values have shot up 61.4 per cent in five years to $1.775 million, but every million dollar suburb has recorded double digit price growth in that period.For units, Tennyson is the priciest with a median unit value of $1.175 million. This house at 366 Haven Rd, Upper Brookfield, is for sale.Beer budget: 652 Upper Brookfield Road Nick Bidois and Kayla Parkinson at the house they are selling in Hendra. Picture: Annette Dew.HOME hunters yearning for a champagne lifestyle on a beer budget should look no further than Brisbane, according to a new report.The research by a leading independent property valuer has found the Queensland capital’s housing market could be the best spot in the nation to go shopping for a trophy home.“We (Queensland) are the bottle of bubbly on the top shelf of this nation’s real estate market,” the Herron Todd White report said.“A limited edition where every sip is a joy.” RELATED: What $300k will buy you in Brisbane in 2019 This house at 20 Joynt St, Hamilton, is for sale.Beer budget: 89 Jackston Street Champagne taste: 40 Oakridge Street 6. BULIMBA Median house price $1.6m 3 beds, 1 bathroom233 sqmSale by negotiation Median house price $1.503m 3 beds, 1 bathroom, 1 car455 sqmContact agent 1. TENERIFFE This house at 652 Upper Brookfield Rd, Upper Brookfield, is available for buyers with champagne taste on a beer budget.Nick Bidois and his partner, Kayla Parkinson, are selling the home they have just finished renovating at 28 Raceview Ave, Hendra through Ray White – Ascot.Records show the couple bought the house in 2017 for the entry level price of $788,000, but have since transformed it into a four-bedroom, three-bathroom dream home with a media room and multiple living areas. Mr Bidois said the original home on the property was a two-bedroom workers’ cottage built in the early 1940s. 4 beds, 2 bathrooms, 2 cars421 sqmBy negotiation 3 beds, 3 bathrooms, 2 carsAuction But in New Farm you could buy two units (median value of $600,000) for the price of a house (median value of $1,502,500) and still have some cash to splash on renovations.Right now in affluent Ascot, you can buy a three-bedroom, two-bathroom renovated Queenslander for half the suburb’s median house price. 14 Mackeller Street This house at 1686 Old Cleveland Rd, Chandler, is available for sale for buyers with champagne taste on a beer budget.5. UPPER BROOKFIELD 5 beds, 2 bathrooms, 3 cars1.98haBy negotiation 3 beds, 2 bathrooms, 3 cars607 sqmAuction This house at 218 Arthur St, Teneriffe, is available for sale for buyers with champagne taste on a beer budget.2. ASCOT 4 beds, 2 bathrooms, 2 cars2.43haOffers in the high $1m MORE: What $1m will buy you in 2019 3 beds, 2 bathrooms, 4 cars276 sqmOffers over $749,000 This house at 231 Charleton St, Chandler, is for sale for offers over $1.5m.Beer budget: 1686 Old Cleveland Road This house at 28 Raceview Ave, Hendra, was bought for an entry level price, renovated and is now for sale.A relatively new member of the million dollar club, Hendra has a median house price of $1.1 million, having grown more than 13 per cent in the past year.“I could see the potential in the market (in Hendra) and when this cottage popped up, I knew it would be a great investment — usually they’re the ones people don’t want to put their time and money in to,” Mr Bidois said. “The intentions weren’t to sell, but I want to keep on doing this in the area because I love it so much.”It comes as new data from CoreLogic reveals the value of Brisbane’s most expensive houses is continuing to grow, despite steep falls at the top end of the market in Sydney and Melbourne.House values in the most expensive quarter of the market across the country fell by 11.6 per cent over the past year.The most expensive houses in Sydney dropped nearly 12 per cent, while the top end of Melbourne’s house market declined 14.4 per cent.But Brisbane’s prestige market has been resilient in the face of these falls — only slipping 1.1 per cent every the year, while the city’s most expensive units actually rose 0.3 per cent.Herron Todd White Brisbane director David Notley said he was “conservatively positive” about the Brisbane market this year, saying a number of factors suggested that price growth was on the cards.“Major infrastructure works will stimulate local industry and employment and improve the city’s liveability even more,” he said. “Couple that with increasing interstate migration numbers and continued low interest rates and you can expect Brisbane property to benefit.”The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data released this week revealed Queensland’s net interstate migration over the year to September 2018 was 24,316 people — the highest in the nation.NSW accounted almost half of all interstate arrivals to Queensland over that period.Real Estate Insitute of Queensland chief executive Antonia Mercorella said the sunshine state offered some of the best-value real estate in the country and the proof was in the “steady, sustainable growth of our median house prices, across a range of price points”.“What will be comforting to homeowners is the security of knowing that their biggest asset is steadily growing in value,” Ms Mercorella said. The report found entry points to some of Brisbane’s most sought-after suburbs came at a fraction of the price in similar blue chip locations in Sydney and Melbourne.It pointed to a renovator in Ascot as a prime example, with the three-bedroom, two-bathroom house at 10 Hopetoun Street selling for $770,000. 4 beds, 3 bathrooms, 2 cars463 sqmAuction Median house price $1.775m 4 beds, 2 bathrooms, 6 carsMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago1.01haBuyers over $1.5m 30 Chambers Street This house at 8 Triandra Plc, Pullenvale, is available for sale.Beer budget: 107 Grandview Road Median house price $1.3m This acreage property at 107 Grandview Rd, Pullenvale, is available for buyers with champagne taste on a beer budget.last_img read more