NFL star JJ Watt signs with Arizona

first_imgLife is good in [email protected] @AZCardinals pic.twitter.com/5xdsljZiXo— Deandre Hopkins (@DeAndreHopkins) March 1, 2021 ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the deal is two-years and is worth $31 million with $23 million guaranteed. Watt asked for his release from the Houston Texans in February and the team granted him it on February 12. He announced the release in a video on Twitter.  Houston, I wanted you to hear this directly from me… pic.twitter.com/YqT3P6Lb6l— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) February 12, 2021 Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. March 1, 2021 /Sports News – National NFL star JJ Watt signs with Arizona FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailScott Halleran/Getty ImagesBY: LEIGHTON SCHNEIDER, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — NFL star JJ Watt announced on Twitter that he is signing with the Arizona Cardinals. center_img Watt was drafted 11th overall by the Texans in 2011 and won three NFL Defensive Player of the Year awards between 2012-2015. He is one of only three players to win the award three times. He is a five-time Pro-Bowler and five-time All-Pro and finished with 101 sacks in his Houston career, the most in franchise history.Watt has dealt with several injuries since 2015, only playing in all 16 games twice since that season.In 2016, he played in just three games before undergoing season-ending back surgery. In 2017, Watt broke his leg in Week 5 and miss the rest of the season. In 2019, he tore a pectoral muscle in Week 8, which ended his year.Arizona now has a formidable duo on the defensive line. Watt joins Chandler Jones, who leads the league in sacks since 2012 with 97. Watt is second with 95.5. He also rejoins former Texans teammate DeAndre Hopkins, who was traded to Arizona in 2020. Hopkins reacted to the news on Twitter.  Written by source: me. pic.twitter.com/1Y6okQBUy5— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) March 1, 2021 Beau Lundlast_img read more

Multi-Ship refueling keeps Operation Atalanta warships on patrol

first_img Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today Multi-Ship refueling keeps Operation Atalanta warships on patrol July 27, 2016 Multi-Ship refueling keeps Operation Atalanta warships on patrol Operation Atalanta’s warships are deployed off the coast of Somalia to ensure that the pirate attacks that terrorized seafarers in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden for a number of years are not allowed to resurge.In order to ensure that the EU NAVFOR warships are able to maintain their counter-piracy patrols for longer periods, the ships top up their fuel and other essential stores, such as food, by conducting a Replenishment at Sea (RAS).Operation Atalanta’s German tanker, FGS Spessart, recently rendezvoused at sea with flagship, FGS Bayern, and Italian warship, ITS Euro, to conduct a RAS.Refueling one ship is a complicated manoeuvre that requires focused communication and high levels of skill from all the crews involved. When another ship is added to the mix, the manoeuvre becomes even more complex and safety concerns increase.After the RAS procedure was safely and successfully completed, the EU Naval Force’s ships returned to their duties to deter and disrupt the piracy threat off the Somali coast.During a recent multi-ship RAS, all four Operation Atalanta ships sailed togethercenter_img View post tag: EU NAVFOR View post tag: Operation Atalanta Share this articlelast_img read more

Learning Disabilities Adjunct Specialist

first_imgSupplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Job Posting TitleLearning Disabilities Adjunct Specialist Special Requirements The Institution Posting NumberF00115P Work YearN/A 1. Have a master’s degree from an accredited institution, completedby July 1, 2018 in Learning Disabilities, Special Education,Education, Psychology, Speech Pathology, Communication Disorders,Educational Psychology, Counseling, or Rehabilitation Counseling;Or, hold a California Community College Instructor’s Credential inthe discipline area; OR, the equivalent.*2. In addition, have fifteen semester units of upper division orgraduate study in the area of disability, to include but not belimited to: a) learning disabilities; b) developmentaldisabilities; c) deaf and hearing impaired; d) physicaldisabilities; e) adapted computer technology.3. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity toand understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnicbackgrounds of community college students, including those withphysical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences inlearning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusiveeducational and employment environment.*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision mustattach details and explain how their academic preparation is theequivalent of the degrees listed above. Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Physical Demands LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsComunidadCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiter Total Hrs per Week/Day How and where to apply The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes.Under the direction and supervision of the Dean of Student Services& Counseling, conduct learning disabilities (LD) assessments ofcurrent and potential community college students with disabilitiesthrough individual and group interactions. AboutThe Los Rios Community College District ( LRCCD ) is the secondlargest, two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 4,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office in dozens of different departmentsthat provide welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments forLos Rios students, employees and community partners. Each and everydistrict and college department strives for the highest quality inall programs, services, and activities, and is focused on improvingeducational outcomes for the students we serve.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associatedegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. Closing Date Beginning and/or Ending Dates Posting Date Posting Details Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. After hours inquiries to be emailed [email protected] Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) Part-time, Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds. Position Summary SalaryPlease see LRCCD Salary Schedules We value:- Training and experience in assessing and diagnosing specificlearning disabilities using appropriate diagnostic instruments,e.g., the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales ( WAIS -IV), theWechsler Individual Achievement Test ( WIAT III ), theWoodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational batteries (WJ-IV Achievement,WJ IV Cognitive, and WJ IV Oral Language), the Nelson Denny ReadingTest (ND), the Wide Range Achievement Test ( WRAT 4).- Knowledge of the fundamentals of non-visible disabilities and thepsychological aspects of adults with LD.- The completion of the California Community College Chancellor’sOffice training on their Learning Disabilities Eligibility andServices model. Minimum Qualifications Application Instructions Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo Work Schedule General Responsibilities:The adjunct Specialist shall be responsible for thefollowing:Continuing professional development; utilizing current technologyin the performance of job duties; maintaining standards ofprofessional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the areadean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of an adjunctfaculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.Typical duties:- Screen students for possible learning disabilities.- Conduct LD intakes to determine appropriateness for full LDassessment.- Administer diagnostic testing in order to determine eligibilityfor LD services in accordance with the California CommunityColleges Learning Disabilities Eligibility and ServicesModel.- Meet individually with students to discuss their diagnosticresults, learning styles, academic adjustments and auxiliaryservices (accommodations), and academic concerns.- Recommend appropriate learning strategies and academicadjustments and/or auxiliary services.- Conduct intake with students with disabilities who are applyingfor services to verify disability documentation or other verifyinginformation, and determine eligibility for services.- Prepare and maintain records for each student according toapplicable reporting requirements, relay pertinent information tocollege personnel as needed within the confidentiality of suchpersonal information and records as required by law.- Provide liaison services between students and appropriate campusand community resources (i.e., EOPS, Financial Aid, Department ofRehabilitation). Conditions Assignment Responsibilities Department Location All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire. Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2825 Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are required to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application(required)2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work * (graduateadvising documents and grade reports will not be accepted asunofficial transcripts). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.(required)3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (recommended)4. Two letters of recommendation (recommended)5. Letter of Interest (recommended)*Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Associationof International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (TheNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies orevaluators.Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. Open ContinuouslyYes Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Resume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Letter of Recommendation 2Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocumentForeign Transcript Evaluationlast_img read more

Rising demand for renewable fuels puts pressure on prices for wheat

first_imgBakers and millers have been warned to expect a rise in wheat prices of around £20 a tonne by 2010, due to rising demand for biofuels made from wheat.The UK government has ruled that 5% of road transport fuel should be from renewable sources by 2010, and the EU has a target of 6% by 2010. National Association of British and Irish Millers (NABIM) director general Alex Waugh told British Baker these targets equate to around 20 million tonnes of renewable fuel being used across Europe in 2010.Renewable sources for fuel include bioethanol, made from wheat and bio-diesel, made from oilseed rape. Much of this is likely to be imported into the UK, Mr Waugh said. However, as an illustration, if the UK was to rely solely on its own wheat to make its 5% renewable fuel, half the annual crop – or seven million tonnes would be required.Mr Waugh said it was more likely that 1-2% of the UK’s stipulated 5% would be sourced domestically, amounting to three million tonnes. Wheat prices were likely to be pushed up across the board, due to increased demand, although wheat used for processing was likely to be the cheaper varieties.At the moment, the UK is an exporter of wheat, but the changing pattern of demand could mean it becomes a net importer. Mr Waugh said: “If the market moves from a position of being dependent on exports to get rid of surplus to only have enough wheat for its needs, the difference could be £20 a tonne compared to the local price. Other market fluctuations will also apply and it may be that it is more than £20 a tonne. My opinion is that, all other things being equal, we are likely to see the price of wheat going up.”However, the increased demand for wheat for processing into bioethanol is likely to be a short-term phenomenon. As processing for renewable fuels becomes more sophisticated, other sources, such as straw and waste, are likely to be used.The UK is set to build its first bioethanol processing plant in Somerset in 2007.last_img read more

Southern California Sees Drastic Spike In Herpes Diagnoses Following Coachella

first_imgTurn on the news these days and one will likely hear a story about a resurgence in Measles across the United States at the moment. While that may be concerning, it’s not quite as worrisome as the number of Herpes diagnoses spreading throughout southern California following both weekends of Coachella the past two weeks.Related: Ultra Music Festival’s Future In Miami In Question Due To Stressed-Out FishA new report from TMZ reveals the number of Herpes cases in the region around Indio, CA, where Coachella takes place, has seen a drastic bump (2,083% increase) since the first weekend of the highly-attended pop festival on April 12th-14th. According to the ATD diagnosis app HerpAlert, which allows anyone who thinks they’re infected, to submit photos of their situation to medical professionals to review and diagnose, 1,105 Herpes cases have been reported in Indio, Palm Desert, Coachella Valley, Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties. Those areas of southern California happen to be where most of this year’s Coachella attendees call home. Astoundingly, HerpAlert serviced up to 250 patients during the first two days of the festival alone!While geographics do help to water down the sample size (surely not all of the 1,105 cases submitted via HerpAlert came from Coachella attendees), it is still a troubling number of STD diagnoses. The report also goes on to state that this is the largest spike in HerpAlert Herpes cases since the weekend of the 2018 Oscars in Los Angeles, where there were 60 cases per day.There’s certainly plenty of data here to concern any parent or health professional. It’s worth noting that brands like Trojan Condoms regularly advertise at major music events by way of airplanes circling above the festivals with a large sign in tow. Unfortunately, all that airplane fuel seems to be going to waste as young music fans continue to partake in such recklessness as unprotected sex.The moral of the story: Stop hooking up on the Ferris wheel y’all!last_img read more

Alpha, beta, Zeega

first_imgThe 300 block of Broadway in Cambridge, less than a mile from Harvard Square, was once called “antiques row” for its shops that sold gewgaws and thingamabobs from the past.But now it’s the future that’s on display there. Three Harvard Internet entrepreneurs have rented an office on the block, where they hope to help change the face of modern digital media.Their engine of change is Zeega, a software platform and social network they are launching today. It provides an intuitive way for Internet users to harness the Web’s riches of text, imaging, and audio for multimedia stories.Journalists can use the platform to shape their reports (and have, as in this piece from last week on the gun debate). Academics and students can use it to enliven class projects (and have, as in “Information Overload” from a Harvard course last fall). Web surfers can use it too (as in these playful combinations of music and animation that harken back to YTMND, an early Internet classic).“It’s extremely easy,” said media artist and Zeega co-founder Jesse Shapins, Ph.D. ’13, a lecturer at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD). “It’s as easy as using Facebook. You click and drag.”Joining Shapins in the enterprise are economist James Burns, Ph.D. ’10, also a GSD lecturer, and journalist Kara Oehler, RI ’12, a Film Study Center Fellow at Harvard this year. “Media is changing,” said Shapins. “We want to invent the next thing.”The digital entrepreneurs first worked together years ago on Mapping Main Street, an interactive project created in collaboration with journalist Ann Heppermann and supported by Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the Association of Independents in Radio. Jammed into a 1996 Subaru station wagon, they set off along a 15,000-mile journey to make audio and video documentaries of American streets named “Main.” (Today, the site invites collaborators nationwide to furnish more stories of America’s Main Streets — an estimated 10,466 of them.)“We didn’t know what it was going to be,” said Berkman Center managing director Colin Maclay of the early project, “just that it was neat.”On the road, the Zeega team saw many colleagues in the media who had great ideas for immersive stories. But they also saw that these hopeful storytellers had a hard time manipulating the contents of the Web because of barriers in technology, design, and cost.More media than ever is being recorded and made public, they say, but the shapes that online stories take remain dominated by a few platforms. “They all start to look the same,” said Shapins, “in the same rigid feeds and boxes.”So Zeega began at that juncture. Its designers dreamed of a platform that would revolutionize interactive storytelling, and give the Web a way to reach its potential as a medium that can be shaped by anyone.Zeega was soon recognized for its potential as a new actor in the shifting landscape of American media. In 2011, the project was among 16 winners of the Knight News Challenge, a prestigious prize that had then attracted 2,500 proposals for changing the face of media storytelling.The Knight start-up grant, amounting to $420,000, was used to improve the software to its present form, which is now available for free to anyone. The grant made a prototype Zeega platform possible, and it enabled an early global Zeega community, which today ranges from people sharing love letters in Argentina to journalists documenting protests in Greece.The Zeega team is at work at the Broadway office, a narrow, brick-walled, high-ceilinged space partitioned for a onetime antiques shop. The three principals were there in late February getting ready for a four-month stay in San Francisco. They won a competition to be among six startups in the first cohort at Matter, an “accelerator,” Shapins said, for companies that intend to “change media and journalism for good.”Matter is giving each of six startups $50,000, a common location in San Francisco’s SoMa district (to help build a creative community), and four months of “runway,” that is, time to develop audiences and tweak products. All six will show what they have to the Matter community, the media, and to investors on a “demo day” scheduled for June 13.“It was really selective, and the competition was very fierce,” said Maclay of being selected to the first Matter group. “It’s a high-flier kind of crowd.”Shapins called the opportunity in San Francisco “an incredible convergence of people with the same interests: storytelling and technology.”Matter is the brainchild of Jake Shapiro ’93, CEO of Public Radio Exchange in Harvard Square and a senior researcher at the Berkman Center. “There’s dramatic change happening in how people experience and consume and create and find media,” he said. “We think it’s important to have a major stake in the startups that are going to — some of them — define these new means of experience and access.”Zeega improves access to a diversity of Internet content, its founders say, and helps its users discover new modes of storytelling in a digital age.For one, it’s time to set aside the inflexible templates of online content, like Facebook’s boxes and lines, said Shapins. And it’s time to challenge the limited aesthetic of “the scrollable list” that he said dominates the blogosphere, which leaves out layers of audio, images, and video. By contrast, said Shapins, “Zeega lets anybody — truly anybody — access media online and create their own material. The Web becomes their palette.”During its first 18 months of tweaking and testing at Harvard, Zeega got a lot of play. Radio, print, and video journalists are using it domestically, including in Massachusetts, Ohio, North Dakota, and Texas. Journalists in Brazil and Argentina are already using the Zeega platform as an aid to storytelling.Journalist Paul Salopek, a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a 2011-2012 Nieman Fellow, is using the Zeega platform for his “Out of Eden” project, which is a 21,000-mile, seven-year walk to retrace the steps of the human diaspora out of Africa and into the world.Zeega also has already been widely used in Harvard classrooms, in courses taught by Shapins and Burns, for instance, and in a course co-taught last fall by Peter Galison, the Joseph Pellegrino University Professor, and Jeffrey Schnapp, a Professor of Romance languages and literatures who directs both the Berkman Center and the metaLAB @ Harvard.The program also has been widely used by storytellers in the framework of the Sensory Ethnography Lab, an arm of Harvard’s Department of Anthropology.“They did a great job selling it,” said Maclay of Zeega’s three designers, “and people realized this was a really cool, useful thing.”Zeega has its uses both inside and outside the university gates. Scholars, journalists, and Web geeks can use it, along with storytellers from Main Streets everywhere. “Innovation crosses borders,” Shapins said of Internet media, which is changing fast as paradigms of content and delivery shift. “It’s a special moment.”That special moment owes a lot to Harvard, he added, where a lot of experimental thinking and work is being done on media issues. “Harvard is a seedbed for media entrepreneurs,” said Shapins, even beyond the iconic Harvard origin stories of Microsoft and Facebook. Within the University’s digital innovation support network, he mentioned metaLAB, Sensory Ethnography, the Harvard Innovation Lab, the Harvard Library Lab, and Cambridge-area investors such as the xFund.Maclay called Zeega “a great example of students and fellows coming from Harvard, identifying a priority, and then spinning it out into the world in a way that could be really transformative.”Zeega will continue to experiment, interacting with its growing community of users. “It’s a culture of constant feedback and improvement,” said Shapins of their brave new media world. “And being immersed in San Francisco is an unbelievable catalyst.”last_img read more

Technology and Sustainability Innovation Go Hand-in-Hand in Our Latest PC Designs

first_imgThe devices people work on have become even more important with the rapid adoption of work from home by companies around the world. While we’ve been focused on offering the most premium, versatile and secure portfolio of PCs to help professionals work from anywhere, we’re driven by the possibilities to do more.Today we announced new devices across our Latitude, Precision and OptiPlex commercial PC portfolios that push the boundaries of first-to-market innovation. From 5G and AI-based productivity features to thermal innovations and commitment to sustainable designs, maintenance and operations, we are responding to what people want right now — to work more intelligently and efficiently while at the same time reduce their environmental impact.It’s an interesting concept. Pursuing small and light devices that offer more performance, longer battery life, reduced heat, powerful speakers, new antennas to support 5G — while delivering on our sustainability goals. From an engineering perspective, there can be challenges — the smaller you get, the less space you have to disperse heat. The lighter the device, the more you need to balance the weight of reclaimed materials, batteries and speakers. But we don’t believe it’s a choice of one over the other. In fact, to us, innovation includes sustainability.I’m proud to say this is our smallest, lightest, most secure and most intelligent commercial PC portfolio ever1. We added Dell Optimizer, our AI-based productivity software, across the commercial portfolio to help you focus on the tasks that matter most. We cleverly engineered our Latitude 9510 to include 5G antennas in our speakers for amazing connectivity and call quality. We re-designed our Precision workstations to put their power and performance into sleek and smaller designs. We re-engineered thermals on both Latitude and Precision. We launched our first 4K, low blue light panel on a business PC; re-designed keyboards for more comfort; now offer the same motherboards for PCs and 2-in-1s; the list goes on and on.And I’m also proud to say this the industry’s most sustainable commercial PC portfolio.2 All of our new products are registered as EPEAT Gold or Silver. But when we look at sustainability, we hold ourselves to our own high standards – pushing to find ways to reduce our environmental impact, not just by incorporating recycled materials in our products, but throughout the entire product ecosystem and lifecycle. Advancing sustainability is part of our Progress Made Real plan focused on how Dell Technologies will drive measurable change for some of the biggest challenges facing society over the next decade.Building upon the waterborne paints we used in our Latitude 7300 launched last fall, we’ve expanded the use of waterborne paint to 100% of the painted parts across more Latitude devices to reduce VOC emissions – and we plan to expand this across the commercial portfolio. We have made great strides in increasing our use of post-consumer recycled plastic and reclaimed carbon fiber across our commercial portfolio, achieving up to 60% recycled plastic in the OptiPlex portfolio3. We have a goal that 100% of our packaging will be made from recycled or renewable materials by 2030, and with our new Latitude 2-in-1s, we expanded our use of ocean-bound recycled plastic materials into newly designed 100% recycled product cushions. And we’re transitioning to sustainably forested cardboard across our product packaging.It’s not just for PCs either. On the displays side, we’re an industry leader with seven products that have registered as EPEAT Gold and many Dell monitors have been awarded the ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient Mark in 2020. On the server side, we’re running pilots that eliminate up to 520 pounds of packaging per rack shipment of our PowerEdge servers with the transportation tote.And most importantly, we are committed to accelerating the circular economy, offering responsible, secure commercial asset recovery where we handle everything from pick-up logistics to data sanitization, resale and recycling. Plastics and additional materials collected through our other takeback programs also get recycled back into new parts for new computers via a closed-loop process – helping foster a circular economy.There has never been a time in my more than 20-year career that I believe more in the power of the PC and Dell Technologies than I do now. We have the unique opportunity to deliver more for people wherever they are working, to help them take on their day, while tapping into their passion for (and our commitment to) sustainability. Turning challenges into opportunities drives innovation, which is what our customers demand. I’m incredibly proud of the products we are launching today, but also inspired by what the future holds as we continue to push the boundaries to deliver the best possible experience AND support a sustainable future.1 Based on Dell analysis, Nov 2019.2 Based on the design, manufacture, packaging, product lifecycle maintenance and number of ecolabel registrations, including EPEAT Gold registrations for the Dell Precision, Latitude and OptiPlex portfolio as of May 2020.3 Measured as a percentage of total amount of plastic (by weight) in the product as per guidance in EPEAT standard as applies to plastics parts.last_img read more

B’way’s Next Big Stars? See Jimmy Award Winners Jai’Len Josey & Jonah Rawitz in Action

first_img Jai’Len Josey Grade: Sophomore School: TriCities High School VPA Magnet Program Hometown: East Point, GA Role She Nailed: Effie in Dreamgirls In 10 Years, She Should Play… Sarah in Ragtime In 20 Years… Caroline in Caroline or Change Scoring the lead in your high school play is a huge accomplishment—but winning the 2014 National High School Musical Theater “Jimmy” Awards is an entirely different galaxy. Insanely talented high schoolers Jai’Len Josey and Jonah Rawitz won top honors at the annual competition, held at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre in New York City on June 30. After a five-day theater boot camp, 56 finalists competed to win $10,000 scholarships, which were presented to Josey and Rawitz at the end of the ceremony. The Jimmy Awards can open some major doors for young performers—after being discovered at last year’s competition, 18-year-old standout Eva Noblezada is now playing Kim in the West End revival of Miss Saigon! How did Josey and Rawitz stand out from the crowd? Click below to see videos of their award-winning high school performances and get a cheat sheet (complete with our dreamcasting ideas) on the two Broadway stars-to-be! Jonah Rawitz Grade: Sophomore School: Adlai E. Stevenson High School Hometown: Buffalo Grove, IL Role He Nailed: Usnavi in In the Heights In 10 Years, He Should Play… Prince Topher in Cinderella In 20 Years… Freddy in Dirty Rotten Scoundrelscenter_img View Commentslast_img read more

Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology Opens Office in Huntington

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week for the grand opening of their Huntington office, their 22nd Long Island location.Members of the Huntington Chamber of Commerce got a first-hand look at the advanced technology during the event Tuesday celebrating the new office, which opened in December and offers 3T MRI, CT, Ultrasound, X-ray, 3D Mammography and Bone Density (DEXA) scans.“We are proud and delighted to provide our patients with an office in such a convenient location,” said Dr. Steven L. Mendelsohn, CEO of Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology. “We are always striving to make the best imaging easily accessible because we understand how important time is to our patients. Our 3T MRI system is considered the best imaging tool available and allows for MRI scans to be completed in less than 10 minutes.”The company was founded six decades ago in Massapequa.The new office is located at located at 326 Walt Whitman Rd. in Huntington.“It is always exciting to open a new office and offer the best radiology services to a new community,” Mendelsohn added.last_img read more

Long-term vision and pay for performance

first_imgOne of my favorite aspects of industry conferences is the opportunity for brainstorming—the quality time during presentations to process random comments from the stage that trigger new ideas.I had one of these flashes listening to a keynote address by Plaid CEO Zach Perret at NACHA Faster Payments 2017.Plaid is an API (application program interface) company that fashions itself as “the fabric of financial technology.”Perret makes a case for a hub-and-spoke model with the financial institution at the center of an array of third-party applications.To some extent, this vision has already found traction. Perret points to research showing the average consumer has more than 15 services connected to their bank accounts, many of them from nonbank providers. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more