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Scoreboard roundup — 12/26/19

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) —  Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final  Detroit    132  Washington     102 Final  New York   94  Brooklyn       82 Final  Memphis    110  Oklahoma City  97 Final  Dallas     102  San Antonio    98  Final 2OT  Minnesota  105  Sacramento     104 Final  Utah       121  Portland       115Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img December 27, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 12/26/19last_img read more

Pakistani, Turkish Naval Forces Finish Joint Exercise

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: Turkish View post tag: Exercise View post tag: finish View post tag: Pakistani View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Pakistani, Turkish Naval Forces Finish Joint Exercise Share this article The Pakistani and Turkish naval forces conducted joint anti-submarine exercise off the Karachi port on Friday, a senior official of the visi…(dawn)[mappress]Source: dawn, July 4, 2011; View post tag: forces Training & Education View post tag: Joint July 4, 2011 Pakistani, Turkish Naval Forces Finish Joint Exerciselast_img read more

Parks Board To Approve and Execute Recommendation for Wesselman Par 3 Golf Course

first_imgBOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MEETING AT KEVIN WINTERNHEIMER CHAMBERS IN ROOM 301, CIVIC CENTER COMPLEX ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2019 AT 12:00 NOON AGENDA1. CALL TO ORDER2. MEETING MEMORANDUM   NOVEMBER 20, 2019CONSENT AGENDA             a. Request Re:  Approve and Execute Swonder Ice Arena Use Agreement with University of Southern Indiana. -Crook             b. Request Re: Approve and Execute Lease Agreement with Louis J. Koch Family Children’s  Museum for “Millie the Dinosaur” at Mickeys Kingdom. – Holtz    OLD BUSINESS             a. Request Re: Approve and Execute Board Recommendation for Wesselman Par 3 Golf Course. – Stewart            b. Request Re: Approve and Execute Contract with Alva Electric for Deaconess Aquatic Center. – Holtz            c. Request Re: Approve and Execute Contract with Superior Concrete Constructors, Inc. for Deaconess Aquatic Center.- Holtz  NEW BUSINESS                 a.  Request Re: Any Other Business the Board Wishes to Consider and Public Comment  REPORTS            Brian Holtz, Executive Director        ACCEPTANCE OF PAYROLL AND VENDOR CLAIMS ADJOURNFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Bike Parade T-Shirt Designer Reagan DeVlieger Has Safety Message for Riders

first_imgRich Bennett, from the Ocean City Gardens Civic Association presents Reagan DeVlieger with the first of 500 t-shirts that will display her design. Reagan DeVlieger wanted to remind bicycle riders about the importance of wearing a helmet, and her safety message will soon be seen all over Ocean City.Reagan, 11, who will be a sixth-grade student at Ocean City Intermediate School in September, submitted the winning design in a contest to create this year’s T-shirt for participants in the Ocean City Gardens Civic Association’s 41st Annual Bike Parade.Registration for the July 4 event begins at 9 a.m. at the Ocean City-Longport Bridge, and the parade begins at 10.Participants are encouraged to decorate their bikes with creative red, white, and blue themes for the ride, which winds through the Gardens neighborhood of the city and ends on Beach Road.Reagan’s winning design reminds kids that “A Bike Helmet Can Save Your Life” and urges them to “Get a Cool Design on Your Helmet.”“Wearing a helmet is something that everyone can do that is easy, and can make the difference in an emergency,” Reagan said.The winning designer was presented with the ceremonial first shirt Saturday by Rich Bennett of the Gardens Civic Association. Soon Reagan’s design will be distributed to the first 500 registrants for the event, which is expected to draw at least 600 participants.“It’s an honor to have been selected as the winning designer.”Reagan said, “and it’s really cool to see my design on the actual shirt.So, does Reagan wear her bike helmet at all times?“Obviously!” she said with a laugh.last_img read more

Phil Lesh Recruits Eric Krasno, Karl Denson & More For Upcoming Show

first_imgGrateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh always keeps things interesting with his rotating Phil Lesh & Friends band, and his newest announcement is no exception. Lesh is set to welcome Karl Denson, Eric Krasno, Stu Allen, Danny Eisenberg and Mark Levy to his own Terrapin Crossroads venue come this Tuesday, July 26th. Both Krasno and Denson are now veterans of the Friends circuit, each having performed with Lesh on numerous occasions. With Krasno between legs of his summer tour promoting Blood From A Stone, his work with Lesh is always top notch.For more information about the show and tickets, you can head here!last_img read more

How Converged Infrastructure is enabling the Modern Data Center for the Healthcare Industry

first_imgWith healthcare reform requirements, massive merger and acquisition initiatives and a growing need to manage the health of the patient population, healthcare providers face some daunting challenges and opportunities. Two truths seem clear: 1. the operational and clinical provider landscape will remain to some extent uncertain and 2. healthcare providers need a platform to modernize their data centers that will provide unmatched agility, speed, cost effectiveness, security and scalability.Combined with that as federal Electronic Health Records policy continues to evolve, technology initiatives have become critical to basic healthcare requirements from the smallest doctor’s office to the largest hospital. More so than ever, organizations trying to meet complex new federal mandates and adopt improved technology solutions find that their goals are a constantly moving target. On one hand, healthcare providers must accomplish more with less, yet effective care is increasingly dependent on a wide variety of increasingly complex and infrastructure intensive products and systems.The list is extensive: in addition to core EMR systems, organizations are using building automation systems, picture archiving and communications systems (PACS), computerized physician order entry (CPOE), clinical decision support systems (CDSS), closed circuit television (CCTV), real-time location-based systems (RTLS) and even interactive patient education systems. And this isn’t taking into consideration business apps like accounting, administration, learning management, workflow and process automation, intranet, logistics and even ERP. These are a few of the challenges and associated solutions that we’re looking forward to discussing with our customers and partners at HIMSS 2016.Chad Sakac and I took the opportunity to talk about these topics with customers at the Monday night VCE Users Group here at HIMSS.Challenges and OpportunitiesDealing with the frenetic rate of change in healthcare standards and application support required by today’s healthcare organizations means that scalability and forward thinking are critical to healthcare CIOs. As IDC reports, CIOs are being asked to reduce costs, consolidate resources, and produce and deliver higher quality services to support patient care more quickly than ever. At VCE, we’ve been able to optimize our Converged Platforms designs to accelerate IT transformation and dramatically simplify IT operations while mitigating risks. With VCE, healthcare organizations are able to shift resources to focus more on innovation and less on maintenance. The industry has thus been able to reduce costs, accelerate the return on investment and really reap the benefits of having state-of-the-art technology, optimized applications which enables improved patient care.Customers Realize the Benefits of Converged InfrastructureChad Eckes, EVP and CFO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, turned to converged infrastructure as an effective technology to manage change without sacrificing strategic priorities.Wake Forest purchased and deployed three Vblock Systems: Vblock 720, Vblock 540, and Vblock 340 to provide the infrastructure for its new software-defined data center, Wake Cloud. The environment was designed to support not only the medical center’s upgrade to Epic 2014 EMR, but also more than 750 other applications.“Our first Vblock System was launched specifically to manage our very large imaging files. We were able to set up the entire Vblock System environment within two days—a process that had taken six weeks in the past,” Eckes says. “The implementation proved the financial case, and our governance’s response was, ‘How can we speed up the rest of the deployment?’”Chad Eckes spoke on the first HX360 panel of the day. He took time to emphasize the importance of an agile infrastructure when it comes to enabling innovation.With the implementation of the VCE Vblock System infrastructure, Wake Forest has been able to standardize, consolidate and converge technologies to simplify its IT environment and significantly reduce both its physical and management footprints. It also has successfully moved away from its previous project-based application delivery model—which resulted in an IT stack for each new solution—to a VCE-based enterprise hybrid cloud, service-based model.But system complexity isn’t the only challenge in healthcare. We’re increasingly witnessing regulatory concerns emerge as one of paramount importance to healthcare organizations. Since 2015, the HITECH act has made it essential for healthcare organizations to not only demonstrate meaningful use but also pay massive penalties that are assessed as a result of data breaches. Our customers consistently tell us that trusted converged infrastructure is key to enabling their organizations to centralize and control organizational data by leveraging unified management, enhanced security features and complementary technologies such as VDI to provide anytime access to medical systems while not allowing patient data outside the data center.Mark Braidwood, Director, Infrastructure Technology Architecture and Services, Interior Health relies on the MEDITECH electronic health record solution to help it provide efficient and more effective patient care. As the facility upgraded to the latest version, it chose to move to a converged infrastructure to answer MEDITECH’s expanded server, storage and networking requirements. Since choosing Vblock System Interior Health has seen improvements to MEDITECH’s performance and has enabled its IT support teams to focus on business enablement and training instead of reactive networking tasks.“By running MEDITECH and other applications on the same converged infrastructure, we’ve seen application performance improvements and efficiencies. This will go a long way in helping clinicians increase their productivity and responsiveness to patients. Ultimately, the Vblock System has helped IH deliver a better clinician experience, which leads to improved patient care,” Braidwood says.Choosing the Right Converged Infrastructure for YouThe maturity of the converged solution selected is an important aspect of garnering maximum value and business benefit from converged or hyper-converged infrastructure systems. In addition, the types of workloads running on these systems are critical in determining the best converged platforms. VCE ranks the strongest in both these categories as validated by both our customers and industry analysts.Source: Gartner (August, 2015)Gartner in their most recent Magic Quadrant analysis ranked our vision and ability to execute combined as the highest in the industry. The choice of Blocks, Racks and Appliances enables organizations of all sizes to flexibly and cost-effectively deploy converged and hyper-converged infrastructure systems that match their specific needs.For larger deployments, a variety of Vblock and VxBlock (VMware NSX ready) converged infrastructure systems are available depending on customer requirements. For the most extreme-scale projects, VCE offers the VxRack, a full rack hyper-converged system that collapses compute and storage into the same physical device and accommodates hyper-scale workloads. And finally, for small organizations or branch offices, the VCE’s hyper-converged infrastructure appliance, VxRail enables the most cost-effective scalability and ease of use while maintaining centralized management and configuration features available on larger systems.VCE’s Vision software unifies all of these systems separately or together into a single unified management framework, which is further augmented by the Solutions Exchange online portal which offers pre-built applications and connectors to other network management tools accelerating time to deployment and facilitating ease of management.Tyler Fisher, the CIO of Gordon Memorial Hospital summed up his experience selecting VCE converged infrastructure this way: “When I finished my presentation to the hospital board, the chairman said that it would be foolish not to purchase the Vblock System. That’s how clear we felt the decision was.”We remain committed to the healthcare industry and I’m excited by the opportunities ahead in delivering the industry’s richest, enterprise-scale, Converged Platforms customer experience.Join us at HIMSS 2016 at Booth #1921 on the Exhibit floor to hear more about EMC and VCE solutions in healthcare IT.last_img read more

Chemists earn ACS honor

first_imgThe American Chemical Society (ACS) recently named Philip Bays, professor emeritus of chemistry at Saint Mary’s, and Anthony Serianni, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Notre Dame as ACS Fellows. Bays said he is impressed with those previously distinguished as ACS Fellows and is humbled to be among that group.   “I viewed most of the nominees to have served in ACS governance for many years, or have been researchers who have made important discoveries, or have had significant impact on the public with their outreach work on behalf of chemistry,” Bays said. “I did not see myself in any of those categories.” Bays said the national ACS Committee on Project SEED nominated him for the award. According to the ACS website, the Project SEED summer research program opens new doors for economically disadvantaged students to experience what it’s like to be a chemist. For the past three summers, Bays has worked with Dr. Mary Prorok at Notre Dame to place economically disadvantaged students into summer research positions, he said. “I saw the honor as a breakthrough in terms of recognizing people from small colleges who work so hard to teach and to mentor students and are so often overlooked when compared to people from larger organizations,” Bays said. “I also am excited that the honor places a spotlight on the accomplishments of the Project SEED program and the students who are mentored though it.” Serianni said he was also honored to join an accomplished and distinguished group of ACS Fellows. “I hope to be able to sustain the level of work that the ACS has chosen to acknowledge and expects will continue,” Serianni said. He hopes the recognition will have a positive impact on science education at Notre Dame, he said. “We are continuously striving to raise the quality and impact of our undergraduate and graduate science programs at Notre Dame,” Serianni said. “One metric of quality derives from the awards, distinctions and honors that faculty receive, especially from outside the University. I like to think that receiving this award contributes to this effort in a small but meaningful way.” Serianni said he has many hopes for the future after achieving such an honor. “I hope to share my experience as an academic researcher and entrepreneur with persons and groups outside the University more regularly, and perhaps transition into a community leader down the line where my scientific expertise can be put to more practical use,” Serianni said. Serianni thanked his wife and family, students and collaborators, professors at Albright College and Michigan State, and coworkers at Omicron Biochemicals who all supported his research without any reservations. “The truth about awards and honors is that you rarely see the externalities. Personal achievement, however defined, is misleading,” Serianni said. “It comes at costs paid by people who care about, support and encourage the honoree.” Contact Madeline Miles at [email protected]last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Javier Munoz’s Incredible Fight Back to Hamilton & More

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Javier Muñoz on His Incredible Fight Back to HamiltonHamilton’s Javier Muñoz recently underwent treatment for cancer and he’s been revealing more about his extraordinary fight back to the Richard Rodgers’ stage as Lin-Manuel Miranda’s alternate. “I look back at diagnosis and treatment…it’s like 100 years passed,” he told People. “Coming out of this, it’s sort of reinvigorated my passions,” he said. “If success comes with those things in some way—and everyone has their own definition of success—that’s great. But it’s the art that’s my goal. It’s the work that’s my goal. It’s creating something wonderful.” We all here at wish Muñoz all the best as he continues on his path to a full and safe recovery.Ali Stroker & Lin Tucci Head to JailSpring Awakening breakout star Ali Stroker and Orange Is the New Black’s Lin Tucci have been tapped for a special production of The Vagina Monologues. Helmed by Ira Kip, Eve Ensler’s classic play will tour a group of New York State correctional facilities April 18 through April 22. It’s all to mark V-Day, the global activist movement which aims to end violence against women and girls. The cast will also include Belinda Allen (Allegiance), Tanya Wright (True Blood), Rhonda Covington, Sharon Richardson and Vanda Seward.James Monroe Iglehart’s an April FoolIt’s April Fools’ Day tomorrow and in celebration, Aladdin’s Tony-winning Genie, James Monroe Iglehart, pranked some unsuspecting visitors at New York City’s Madame Tussauds. Check out the video below; the shining, shimmering, splendid tuner is playing at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Star Files Javier Muñoz & Lin-Manuel Miranda(Photo: Bruce Glikas)center_img James Monroe Iglehart Javier Muñozlast_img read more

2011 Flavor of Georgia

first_imgSavannah Bee Company served its Grill Honey on melted brie with raspberries. But, the honey tasted just fine by itself and earned the grand prize at the 2010 Flavor of Georgia food product contest. Do you have a recipe that combines Georgia-grown ingredients into something tasty? Then sign up for the 2011 Flavor of Georgia contest. The winners will be announced during Georgia Ag Day March 22, 2011.Judges look for market-ready foods – either commercially available or prototypes – from across the state. Categories include barbecue and hot sauces, confections, dairy products, meat products, snack foods, and jams, jellies and sauces. Entries are judged on flavor, best use of Georgia ingredients, Georgia theme, unique or innovative qualities, commercial appeal and originality.The contest is only a starting point for many winners, said Sharon Kane, University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development economist and contest director. “The majority of last year’s contestants, 80 percent, saw an increase in their sales and business contacts following the contest,” she said.Previous winners have received national attention. Candy-flavored Fondarific was featured on the Food Network show Ace of Cakes. Hot Squeeze Sweet Heat Chipotle sauce is now sold in thousands of stores. White Oak Farm products are sold through Whole Foods and Sysco. Online registration is now open and will run through Feb. 18, 2011 at For more information, call (706) 542-9809 or e-mail [email protected] annual food contest is sponsored by the CAED in partnership with the Governor’s Agricultural Advisory Commission, Georgia Agribusiness Council and UGA Department of Food Science and Technology.last_img read more

After School Recess

first_imgTeach your kids about High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Let them watch TV in their workout gear, but during commercials, it’s on! Change exercises with each commercial. Create an easy garden without digging up your yard. Use staw bales as natural containers to grow fall veggies like crispy red radishes, carrots or kale. Instructions can be found on GeorgiaFACES at kids love Cosmic Yoga ( With each episode around 20 minutes and dozens of episodes to choose from, your kids will be yoga masters before long.Use some of the kids’ activities on Have chores? Make it a workout! Take the laundry up the stairs five times before putting it away, pull some weeds or rake the yard. If they have siblings, let each child choose one activity for 15-30 minutes and switch off activities in the middle. Foot races and shooting ball go together like peanut butter and jelly.Make a YouTube playlist of exercise videos for kids — perfect for any rainy day.Visit, where there are lots of fitness demos that can teach kids classic moves for the gym or exercises they can use right at their school desk.With a little guidance, your children can learn for an extra 180 hours this school year, but shhhh! For them, we will just call it “after-school recess.” Don’t forget to track their 180 “after-school recess” hours on, and make sure to reward their hard work in the spring. For most parents, fall is a whirlwind of after-school meetings, tight schedules, homework and dwindling family time. Even after the dash becomes daily routine, the hours between school and dinner often get lost in the shuffle. To rescue these important hours, assign your kids the task of hosting “after-school recess” during that time each day. Research proves that kids have better behavior, experience less stress and are more focused when they get regular, heart-pumping exercise. No matter how they decide to do it, your entire family can benefit from a little more active play. “After-school recess” also allows children to explore the types of exercise and physical activities they enjoy, which will foster good habits they can carry into college and beyond. Not all kids are athletic, and encouraging movement allows you to shift their focus off of achievement and onto personal responsibility, time-management and fitness. We all struggle with finding the right ways to get and stay fit, so here are some suggestions for ways to get them moving:last_img read more