ESPS Navarra Hosts Spanish Ambassador to Oman

first_img View post tag: Naval ESPS Navarra Hosts Spanish Ambassador to Oman View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: europe View post tag: EUNAVFOR View post tag: hosts View post tag: africa View post tag: middle east View post tag: Oman Authorities On Sunday 9 November the Spanish Ambassador to Oman, His Excellency Mr Juan José Urtasun, paid a visit to ESPS Navarra during her port visit to Muscat, Oman. Port visits such as this are an opportunity to resupply the Spanish warship with food and stores, and give the crew the opportunity to take some rest and recuperation when not on-watch or duty.ESPS Navarra is currently deployed with the European Union’s counter-piracy Operation Atalanta and is tasked with deterring piracy off the coast of Somalia.During the visit the Ambassador was briefed by the warship’s Operations Officer about the role of the Spanish warship in the EU Naval Force. Shortly afterwards, the Ambassador was given a tour of the embarked AB212 helicopter, the Operations Room and Bridge.The visit finished with a formal lunch in the Commanding Officer’s Wardroom.[mappress mapid=”14479″]Press release, Image: EUNAVFOR November 18, 2014 Share this article View post tag: ESPS Navarra Back to overview,Home naval-today ESPS Navarra Hosts Spanish Ambassador to Oman View post tag: Spanish Ambassadorlast_img read more

Bayonne Wellness re-opens

first_imgWith more than 100 friends, family, and patients, on September 12, The Wellness Center of New Jersey celebrated its Grand Re-Opening. It was in January 1999 that Bayonne gained its very first Wellness Center, the vision of proprietor, Nick Rentas. The Wellness Center of NJ consistently delivers quality healthcare every day in a family atmosphere to the Bayonne community, ×last_img

UMC Unveils ‘The Road Forward’

first_imgAmid the COVID-19 pandemic, residents of long-term care communities have patiently awaited the time when they could visit face-to-face with their loved ones. That desire was granted when the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) issued a directive permitting outdoor visitation beginning on June 21.As a faith-based ministry, United Methodist Communities (UMC) continues to focus on protecting its residents, clients and associates in the wake of COVID-19. In March, they formed a COVID-19 Response Team composed of organizational leaders representing all 13 locations, including the UMC facilities in Ocean City.“As summer of 2020 begins, the UMC COVID-19 Response Team has diligently worked on our reopening plan, The Road Forward. This complex and methodical process included input from a multi-disciplinary team of associates, as well as residents and families,” UMC President and CEO Larry Carlson said in a press release.The plan specifies appropriate policies, procedures, and safety measures for its full-service communities, affordable senior housing, and in-home care division, HomeWorks. UMC’s phased approach has four stages defined as the Red Zone, Orange Zone, Yellow Zone, and a Green Zone. Each is less restrictive than the one before.The primary objective of The Road Forward is to safely progress to the “new normal’ while minimizing the risk of spreading the virus. Transitioning from more to less restrictive zone brings greater risk, so as a protective measure, the team will closely monitor and make necessary adjustments.For example, a spike in cases may precipitate a step back to the previous zone. Rather than a “flip the switch” scenario, this will be a slow, methodical opening of services, which will take time and patience.The progression in all senior care organizations is driven by Gov. Phil Murphy, the NJDOH, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The CMS specifies seven distinct factors for states to consider in determining their approach. While we are all anxious to get “back to normal,” this is a fluid process that is subject to their continuing guidance.UMC’s Road Forward contains a recommended phased reopening that corresponds to the Federal Opening Up America Again guidelines, but also includes additional recommended criteria for moving through the phases. Each phase of reopening should lag each phase of reopening for the broader community by 14 days.UMC will be looking at each community and the homecare division with separate plans and timelines depending on each local situation. In some cases, different sections of a building may be in different zone at the same time depending on NJDOH directives and the current virus status.Understanding the challenges of quarantine, associates continue to be pro-active in keeping residents engaged with Zoom and Facetime calls, hallway activities, and birthday surprises. In addition to the outdoor visits, technology has aided contact between residents and their families.The Road Forward can be viewed online at UMC’s COVID-19 Response page at https://umcommunities.org/covid-19/. It specifies the criteria for testing and screening, movement within and outside the buildings, use of PPE including masks, social distancing, visitation, group activities, volunteer participation, salon, worship dining, and more.“We know we have a long journey ahead of us but with personal responsibility and everyone doing their part, we can open our buildings safely. Together we can ensure our UMC family experiences a bright future,” Carlson said. United Methodist Communities in Ocean City is a full-service care facility, from assisted living to hospice.last_img read more

Bicyclist, 24, killed after being struck by car in Elkhart County

first_img Facebook IndianaLocalNews Google+ WhatsApp Bicyclist, 24, killed after being struck by car in Elkhart County Twitter Facebook Previous articleNo injuries after fire at Irish Hills Apartments in South BendNext articleDr. Box trying to set record straight about COVID-19 death numbers Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. By Jon Zimney – September 6, 2020 0 572 (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) A 24-year-old Jacksonville, Florida, man riding a bicycle died after police say he was struck by a car driven by a 17-year-old Elkhart girl.The collision happened around 4:40 p.m. on Saturday, Sep. 5, at County Road 10 and County Road 15.Investigators say Tyler Allen Carver was traveling northbound on County Road 15 and turning west onto County Road 10 when he was hit.Carver was taken to South Bend Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died. Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Google+last_img read more

Harvard forms subsidiary to advance Enterprise Research Campus

first_img Related Enterprise Research Campus plan approved The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Harvard has announced the next step in its efforts to create a 36-acre Enterprise Research Campus in Allston: the formation of a wholly owned subsidiary to oversee development, with Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria serving as chair of the governing board and former Massport CEO Thomas Glynn as chief executive officer.The campus, across Western Avenue from Harvard Business School and next to the almost-completed Science and Engineering Complex, will include a collection of research-focused companies of all sizes, along with green space, residences, and a hotel and conference center. Initial plans cover the first, 14-acre phase of development.President Larry Bacow said that the Enterprise Research Campus will foster Harvard’s broader mission by providing a place where students can discover cutting-edge research and by attracting companies that can develop research into products that reach the public.“Universities exist to do a number of things,” he said. “We educate students, we generate new knowledge, and, through both activities, we seek to create a better world. I think the Enterprise Research Campus gives us an opportunity to accomplish all three of those objectives at a higher level.”Bacow expects the campus to enliven existing activities in Allston and to amplify the work of Harvard researchers.“I think it’s going to bring enormous energy to Allston and to the academic campus in Allston,” he said. “It will bring different people. It will bring different activities. It will help to bring housing, retail, and other functions.“Over time, it will prove to be an amplifier for the research that we do in Allston, because it’s our intent to try to recruit idea-intensive businesses to the Enterprise Research Campus that have a natural synergy with the scholarship that’s going on by our faculty and students in Allston.”,Nohria and Glynn are a good pair to lead the project, he added. Nohria, who will chair the governing board, knows both Harvard and the business world, while Glynn has experience across a diverse range of enterprises — hospitals, universities, government — important in Greater Boston and to the new campus’ success.In March, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved a planned development area (PDA) master plan for the initial 14 acres of the Enterprise Research Campus, to include infrastructure, streets, and open space supporting an approximately 900,000-square-foot, mixed-use development of office and lab space, residential units, and a hotel and conference center.In an interview with the Gazette, Nohria and Glynn touched on how the campus will interface with the neighborhood and existing Harvard activities, its alignment with the region’s long history of innovation, and how it sets the table for future development.Q&ANitin Nohria and Thomas GlynnGAZETTE: How would you describe the region’s desire for a project like the Enterprise Research Campus?NOHRIA: The Greater Boston region has always been a hub of innovation. Starting with the American Revolution, one could say the entire country was invented here. We’ve had an amazing history. Now, as we look at life sciences and what’s happening with continuing advances in information technology, we’re once again at the nexus of an extraordinary period of innovation.We have Kendall Square, and it’s just amazing to see how quickly the Boston Waterfront has become another innovation hub. We’ve always had Longwood. Allston joining the mix becomes part of the enormous set of possibilities this region has to offer.GLYNN: I agree. I think that some of the other areas of the city that have been focused on innovation are becoming more mature, and this is an opportunity to start a new innovation area and a new neighborhood. So it’s an unprecedented opportunity.GAZETTE: What’s the rationale? Why use the land this way and not for more dorms, classrooms, and museums?NOHRIA: Harvard has close to 190 acres in Allston dedicated to institutional uses — there’s plenty of land available for Harvard to pursue its most important institutional projects and collaboration across the University.The companies we hope to attract to the ERC might be places where our students find exciting internships and jobs. They may inspire students to create new companies. They may be research enterprises with which our scholars will forge productive collaborations.But we want to [create] a place that is not an island unto itself. We want to be connected to other institutions — to arts institutions and culture, to neighborhoods in which people live and work. And we have the ability to create this in this enterprise zone.If you create a lively ecosystem of which the University is a part, it makes everyone better — it makes the people who are here feel they benefit from being part of the University and makes the University benefit from having these interactions with people who are beyond the University and yet connected to it.,GAZETTE: If the development is a success, what will it look like in five or 10 years?NOHRIA: This is a project that will operate on multiple timescales. It’s worth noting that it’s taken Harvard almost 400 years to develop 214 acres in Cambridge. So we should not be impatient.But in the short run, we think that Western Avenue, and the land adjoining Western Avenue, is probably the first place where, in the five-to-10-year horizon, we should start to see significant action. We already have the engineering school on one side of Western Avenue, and there are commercial and retail projects like the Continuum [apartments] around Barry’s Corner.There’ll be other things occurring, maybe in the background, but not less important. We want to take advantage of the immediate opportunities, but also use these five to 10 years to create opportunities for the future.GLYNN: I think that a lot has been done in the last 10 years, as the dean just indicated. The Continuum project, the SEAS building, innovation — the three innovation labs — and some of the new retail. …NOHRIA: The arts lab will also open soon.GLYNN: That’s right.NOHRIA: And then there’s the Harvard Ed Portal, bringing various education and enrichment programs directly to the Allston community, as well as the Office for the Arts Ceramics Program next door. It feels like these are projects where the parts and the whole have not yet come together. In the next five to 10 years you’ll begin to see what feel like singular projects get united into a more coherent whole.GAZETTE: What will be the daily life of the campus? Are residents walking their dogs or do you see people driving to work and going into labs and coming back out and driving home?GLYNN: The hope is that it’s all of the above. People will be coming to work there, but also people will be at play in the neighborhood. They’ll be walking their dogs; people from the Allston residential neighborhood will be taking a walk on the green space. So it should be open to all — employees, students, and people from the neighborhood. I think that would be the hope.,NOHRIA: I think that if this does not feel like an integrated neighborhood we will have failed. By integrated, I mean integrated in terms of life and work, integrated in terms of current Allston residents and the new people who will come. Integrated in terms of Harvard and other members of the community.GAZETTE: Will the Enterprise Research Campus advance Harvard’s teaching and research mission, or is it seen as apart from that?NOHRIA: I think it has to be integral to that. Our goal is to invite into the Enterprise Research Campus companies that have a research and intellectual intensity. It’s not called the commercial zone, it’s called the Enterprise Research Campus, and I think the word “research” should not be taken lightly. It will become quite intimately tied to the research and teaching enterprise of Harvard University.GAZETTE: Will students be doing internships there? Will there be faculty research?NOHRIA: I hope they’ll be doing internships and getting full-time jobs when they graduate. We hope that faculty members will join research projects. There’s already a fair amount of sponsored research across the University. We imagine more of that will occur.We have one of the most fertile startup ecosystems now at Harvard. Many of these companies, when they grow up, we hope might find a home on the Enterprise Research Campus. They would have natural connections to our faculty, students, and alumni.GLYNN: I think the investment the University has made in the SEAS building will provide intellectual seed capital to attract companies that are compatible in the way the dean is describing. So I think we will be picking among organizations that all want to be part of this next chapter.GAZETTE: And do you see a particular size company?NOHRIA: It’s really important to have a portfolio — to get a good distribution of startups to midsized companies to large companies with research labs here.GAZETTE: Has this model been used in the past? What other areas could you point to as examples?GLYNN: I think there’s a lot to learn from the success MIT has had in Kendall Square. I know Brookings did a study four or five years ago that looked at other examples across the country. But Allston is a unique situation where you have available land adjacent to a great university. Most other places have to knock something down to put something up or are more distant from a university.center_img Site would include office and lab space, residences, hotel and conference center GAZETTE: Will this strengthen connections with other institutions?NOHRIA: Absolutely. Once the turnpike project is completed, we will abut Boston University. In some 20- to 30-year future, we will walk across a bridge and take the Green Line. Imagine a University that is connected to the Red Line on the one hand and the Green Line on the other. In a world of autonomous driving, we could get connected even more quickly than through big infrastructure projects. I don’t know what the world looks like 20, 30 years from now, but there’s no other place with the same potential as Allston. Just think of some of the big centers of innovation on the West Coast that are miles apart. Here, we’re talking about four major innovation districts that are within a few miles of each other: Longwood, the waterfront, Kendall Square, and Allston. The Tufts and Porter Square neighborhood isn’t much farther away. It’s a pretty rare thing to have this much density in one location.GAZETTE: What are the first steps to getting going?GLYNN: Nitin and I are having conversations about the [subsidiary’s] structure, the staffing, the budget, how the board is going to interact with staff. While we’re doing that, we can’t afford to let the [planning] work not progress. A lot of great work has been done. We’re not starting from scratch.NOHRIA: The goal is to create a lean and effective organization. Then there are developers to be found. There’s an RFP that has to be developed. We already have about a million square feet approved by the city. We want to get moving on that work [of creating the research campus infrastructure and buildings]. And then it’s about inviting companies [to work there]. How do we select them? How do we make this compelling so we get the broadest reach?Then, since there will be residential development as well, what should the street life look like? What does after-hours look like? We would like it to be lively. How do we make sure that that happens? So, that’s the execution side of this.And then, there’s always long-run planning that we need to continue to do. These 14 acres are Act I. And there isn’t an Act II unless you start planning for Act II even as you’re doing Act I.GAZETTE: Tom, what attracted you to this opportunity?GLYNN: Well, there was the opportunity to work with Larry Bacow, who I’ve known for a while; to work with Nitin; to work with [Executive Vice President] Katie Lapp. I’ve been following [Harvard’s Allston development] as a citizen of Boston for a while. I was, for a couple of terms, on the Harvard Corporation’s Committee on Facilities and Capital Planning, so I followed it then. It is a great opportunity to work with great people, and was an easy decision.NOHRIA: We were attracted to Tom because he’s someone who’s done amazing projects in this city. It’s rare to find someone who’s worked in every institutional setting — with the major hospitals, the major universities, with the state itself. Tom brings a unique set of capabilities and has seen this from all different angles.last_img read more

2019 Notre Dame Forum speakers announced

first_imgThis report was updated Sept. 12 at 1:30pm.The University announced in a Wednesday press release the seven individuals who will speak on Sept. 25 over the course of the 2019 Notre Dame Forum.The forum, titled “‘Rebuild My Church’: Crisis and Response,” intends to continue the Catholic Church’s ongoing discussion about how to address revelations of systematic sex abuse by clergy uncovered by the Aug. 14, 2018 Pennsylvania Grand Jury report.Four people will speak in a panel at the forum entitled “The Church Crisis: Where Are We Now?” The speakers are archbishop of Baltimore, William Lori; Kathleen McChesney, former executive assistant director at the FBI; Juan Carlos Cruz, advocate for survivors of clergy abuse; and Peter Steinfels, former editor at Commonweal and former columnist for the New York Times.“Notre Dame stands in solidarity with the victims of the clergy sex abuse scandal,” University President Fr. John Jenkins said in the release. “Our community is called to prayer, and also to understanding and action. We must learn what conditions gave rise to the abuse, what has been done to address it in American dioceses and around the world and how best to prevent this scourge moving forward.”According to the release, Pope Francis appointed Lori to investigate both sexual harassment and “financial impropriety” on the part of the former bishop of Wheeling-Charleston in West Virginia.Lori, who is known for leading a number of progressive reforms in the Church, has a controversial history on these subjects, as it was found he made repeated efforts to protect the identities of abusive clergy and many powerful Church leaders with ties to them.McChesney was among those hired by the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to help form the Dallas Charter as well as investigate allegations of abuse. McChesney now consults dioceses and other religious organization on sexual abuse prevention, the release said.Cruz has been an activist for Church reform since he came forward with allegations of sexual abuse against prominent Chilean priest Fr. Fernando Karadima in 2010. For years, however, the Vatican dismissed his claims. After the allegations of abuse were found credible in 2018, Pope Francis apologized and invited Cruz to the Vatican for a one-on-one meeting.Steinfels is a former editor for Catholic opinion magazine Commonweal, and was an opinion columnist with the New York Times from 1990 to 2010. In 2003, he published a book titled “A People Adrift” in response to the 2002 Archdiocese of Boston sex abuse scandal. He also wrote a column responding to the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report in 2018.John Allen, editor of Catholic news outlet Crux and Vatican beat reporter, will moderate.According to the release, a handful of additional programming will accompany the panel.Archbishop of Malta, Charles Scicluna will lead a discussion about the abuse scandal with the tri-campus community Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Dahnke Ballroom. Scicluna leads the Vatican in sex abuse investigations.The University will also host a lecture by Case Western professor of religion Brian Clites titled “Sacred Protests: Politics and Faith after Clergy Sexual Abuse” Nov. 4 at the Morris Inn. According to the Notre Dame Forum website, the lecture will “offer an ethnographic exploration of Catholic abuse survivors’ protests, examining not only the reforms that victims seek​ ​but also the conflicting emotions that they feel toward their church.”Additionally, on Sept. 21, the McGrath Institute for Church Life will publish its research on “sexual harassment and Catholic seminary culture” at the 2019 Religion News Association Conference in Las Vegas, the release said. The McGrath report represents the first such research related to seminarians and was conducted exclusively by lay people.Tags: Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal, McGrath Institute for Church Life, Notre Dame Forumlast_img read more

IRS: Deadline To Get First COVID-19 Stimulus Check Approaching

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),How long are they gonna hold our first stimulus check U.S. Secret Service Image.WASHINGTON – The IRS is racing to reach people who haven’t gotten their stimulus checks yet.The deadline is November 21. The agency says it sent nine million letters in September to people who may have missed out on the $1,200 payment.Most eligible Americans received their checks automatically during the spring and summer, but those who don’t normally file tax returns, have to register online.About 12 million people fall into that category, about 8 million have registered online, but the IRS declined to say how many payments have gone out to non-filers. For anyone who misses the November 21 deadline, you can still get your stimulus money next year, after filing your 2020 tax returns.last_img read more

James Monroe Iglehart Will Join Broadway’s Hamilton

first_img View Comments James Monroe Iglehart James Monroe Iglehart(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Star Files Alexander ain’t never had a friend like this guy. Aladdin Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart will join the Broadway cast of Hamilton as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson. He’ll take over for Seth Stewart at the Richard Rodgers Theatre beginning in mid-April; an exact date will be announced at a later time.Iglehart took home a Tony in 2014 for his show-stopping, pyrotechnics-infused performance as the Genie in Aladdin, a role he has now played at the New Amsterdam Theatre for over a thousand performances. He is set to leave the Disney musical on February 19. His additional Broadway credits include Memphis and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda is well aware of Iglehart’s rapping skills, as the two have frequently shared the stage together as part of the freestyle troupe Freestyle Love Supreme.Iglehart will join a cast that includes Javier Muñoz as Alexander Hamilton, Brandon Victor Dixon as Aaron Burr, Mandy Gonzalez as Angelica Schuyler, Lexi Lawson as Eliza Schuyler, Alysha Deslorieux as Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds, Bryan Terrell Clark as George Washington, Taran Killam as King George III and J. Quinton Johnson as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison. Anthony Lee Medina will take on the role of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in March, stepping in for Jordan Fisher.Check out Iglehart freestyling with Miranda and Jackson (complete with a shoutout to yours truly) below in his former Broadway.com vlog!center_img Hamilton Related Shows from $149.00last_img read more

Why credit union branch staff drive referral business

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Recently, we surveyed more than one hundred community bank and credit union marketers across North America to get their input on the state of credit union marketing in 2016. The marketers who responded overwhelmingly agreed on the best marketing channel and the best method for attracting new members: word of mouth referrals, otherwise known as referral marketing.Why Choose Referral MarketingThe vast majority of the marketers that we surveyed reported that managing and using a referral marketing program was relatively easy – which is true. Whether hosted manually in-branch, hosted by an out-sourced agency or operated through an off-the-shelf piece of software, referral marketing programs are consistently one of the least expensive and easiest marketing channels to develop, implement and manage once the program goes live. A referral program will generally require minimal involvement from the I.T. department and training front line staff to use the program is usually a pretty quick task to complete. Referral programs are also relatively simple to market as most of the marketing and promotion for the program will be done by your existing branch members! continue reading »last_img read more

CUNA to assess Hensarling plan’s effect on credit unions

first_imgCUNA is actively monitoring available information to assess how a legislative package intended to replace the Dodd-Frank Act could affect credit unions and whether meaningful relief might be afforded to small financial institutions.Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), who heads the House Financial Services Committee, says he will unveil details about his legislative plan on June 7 in a speech to the Economic Club of New York.Eli Joseph, CUNA’s deputy chief advocacy officer for congressional relations, notes the two most important things for credit unions to know about the plan at this early juncture: He says that while the announcement promises to spark lively discussions, likely no action will be taken on the initiatives this year. On the other hand, he adds, the package can be considered an agenda-setting document for post-election 2017, either to be considered as a whole or broken into parts. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more