Related Harvard University has received unanimous final approval from the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) for its planned Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) in Allston. The SEC will house approximately two-thirds of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) when it opens in 2020 and will be among the most cutting-edge teaching and research facilities in the country — featuring laboratories, classrooms, and related teaching and research space.The building, located across from Harvard Business School and the Harvard Innovation Labs cluster and adjacent to the emerging enterprise research campus, will be used by more than 900 undergraduates on any given day. In addition, it will be home to more than 400 SEAS graduate students, more than 450 researchers, and initially, as many as 80 faculty members.“The Science and Engineering Complex is a state-of-the-art facility that will enhance partnership across academic disciplines and encourage connections among the University, the community, and new partners in industry and research,” said Harvard University President Drew Faust. “The growth of our campus in Allston is an extraordinarily exciting opportunity in the Greater Boston region for collaboration, discovery, and innovation.”SEAS, the fastest-growing School at Harvard, has seen its number of concentrators triple over the past decade. Applied scientists and engineers at the School are engaged in research ranging from wearable robotics to an implantable cancer vaccine to the 3-D printing of tissues and novel bio-inspired materials. Several SEAS faculty are collaborators with researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard, which will also occupy lab space in the SEC.“Receiving this approval for the Science and Engineering Complex represents an exciting milestone for Harvard and for SEAS,” said Dean Francis J. Doyle III of the Harvard Paulson School. “We are one step closer to the day when our faculty, students, and researchers will occupy one of the world’s most advanced academic science and engineering facilities. We look forward to SEAS becoming an important anchor to the region’s newest cluster of innovation and discovery.”SEAS’ presence in Allston marks the introduction of a new and exciting academic component to the campus. Harvard is in the middle of implementing nine projects included in the 2013 approved Institutional Master Plan. Recent milestones include the opening of the Continuum residential and retail building in Barry’s Corner; the recently approved Harvard Life Lab creating an innovation cluster with the successful i-lab next door; the new Harvard Ed Portal; and the demolition of the old Charlesview Apartments to make way for new roadways, green space, and, eventually, the envisioned Gateway building across from Continuum. The approval for the SEC comes two weeks after Harvard announced the new head of Enterprise Real Estate charged with leading Harvard’s conceptualization and implementation of the enterprise research campus.A spacious atrium and cafeteria are part of the interior design, which also includes teaching and classroom space, research areas, and retail space. Rendering courtesy of Behnisch Architekten“As our Allston campus grows, we have made significant progress in neighborhood activation, retail and housing, and greening efforts,” said Harvard University Executive Vice President Katie Lapp. “Now, with meaningful milestones like the Science and Engineering Complex approval, as well as future planning for the enterprise research campus, Harvard looks forward to continuing its commitment to the neighborhood while creating a new hub for regional research and innovation.”With close proximity to Harvard Business School, the i-lab cluster, and the enterprise research campus, the SEC will foster cross-disciplinary innovation across the University. Rollout of Science and Engineering Complex University files Master Plan Notification Form with BRA “The space to be developed in Allston represents a tremendous opportunity for the University’s academic evolution. The Science and Engineering Complex manifests, in physical form, how Allston can support that evolution,” said Harvard University Provost Alan Garber. “It will be a site of promising collaboration — as we know from collaborations between SEAS and the Business School that have already been catalyzed by planning for the complex. Subsequent phases of academic development in Allston will build upon and add to these growing connections, ensuring that the University’s presence in Allston will be dynamic, intellectually vibrant, and productive.”The six-story facility, designed by the Boston office of Behnisch Architekten, a renowned architecture firm known for designing sustainable, innovative research buildings, will consist of nearly 500,000 square feet and include 70,000 square feet of public green space. The glassy ground floor will open into a large interior atrium, and the upper floors will be wrapped with a performative façade engineered to capture natural light and increase heating and cooling efficiency in all seasons.“Our firm is delighted to move forward with the University’s Science and Engineering Complex,” said Robert Matthew Noblett, partner at Behnisch Architekten. “From engineering’s decisive influence on the discovery and resolution of some of the world’s most intractable problems, to the critical importance of cross-disciplinary efforts to achieve major research initiatives, to demonstrating genuine leadership in sustainable design and urban development — the SEC’s design pulls together a number of threads of contemporary life that are certain to impact coming generations.”The approval follows a series of regulatory and community meetings throughout 2015.“We are grateful to the many members of the Allston community who have actively participated in the public process surrounding the approvals,” said Faust. “I thank the members of the Harvard Allston Task Force, the local legislative delegation, and our Allston friends and neighbors who devoted their time to attending public meetings, paying careful attention to details, and providing thoughtful comments that challenged and shaped our thinking. The plans and projects we advance together are inevitably improved by this type of constructive and ongoing engagement.”A view of the proposed Science and Engineering Complex in Allston. The 497,000-square-foot project, fronting on Western Avenue, will include landscaped areas for a variety of outdoor seating options. Rendering courtesy of Behnisch ArchitektenFirst approved in 2007 as the home of the Stem Cell Institute and paused in 2010 in response to the worldwide economic crisis, the SEC is a centerpiece providing context for Harvard’s ambitious 10-year Institutional Master Plan for Allston. The unfolding of Harvard’s physical development is occurring as the University is in the process of implementing a $43 million Master Plan for Community Benefits for the North Allston/North Brighton community. The Harvard Ed Portal, opened in February 2015, has emerged as a nexus for community members of all ages and Harvard students, faculty, and staff. Other benefit programs range from public realm improvements, partnership grants supporting local nonprofits, workforce and economic development programs, and a pilot housing stabilization initiative.Work on the Science and Engineering Complex — which will yield jobs for 800 construction workers throughout the build-out — is scheduled to begin this summer. The facility is expected to be completed in time for the 2020-2021 academic year.The University also received approvals from the BRA to begin the Soldiers Field Park graduate housing renovation project, a phased renewal of the existing four-building housing complex over four years. The apartments will be renovated and modernized, and the ground levels will be reprogrammed to expand amenities and engage pedestrians.
Found The world premiere of Found officially opens on October 14 at the Linda Gross Theater off-Broadway. Starring Nick Blaemire, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Daniel Everidge, Betsy Morgan and Danny Pudi, the new musical features a book by Hunter Bell and Lee Overtree and a score by Eli Bolin. The Atlantic Theater Company production will run through November 9. Additional cast members include Christina Anthony, Andrew Call, Orville Mendoza, Molly Pope and Sandy Rustin. Directed by Overtree, the tuner is based on the Found books and magazines by Davy Rothbart. It explores the surprising and eccentric discarded notes and letters that have been found in the real world by everyday people. The show follows Davy (Blaemire) and his two best friends who find themselves on a wild, comedic journey after he finds a revealing note on his windshield meant for someone else. View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 9, 2014
Whether you track every penny you spend or can’t remember your last purchase, there are always ways to improve your spending habits. Being more in control of when and how you spend can help cut overall costs, which means more money can go toward savings and other goals. The strategies below are designed to help you exert greater control over your finances.1. Make use of comparison apps for smarter shopping. Apps such as RedLaser, PriceGrabber and RetailMeNot allow you to easily compare prices and store coupons. You don’t even have to worry about organizing and carrying around paper coupons; just hold up your smartphone at the register to scan stored codes. If you shop online a lot, also consider PriceBlink, a browser add-on that lets you know if there’s a lower price elsewhere on the Web. Other useful tools include Coupons.com, the Favado app and Slickdeals, which is both a website and an app. continue reading » 33SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Today’s credit unions are under pressure to innovate faster with fewer resources and greater flexibility than ever before. Many credit unions understand that these expectations, coupled with growing demands on communications, reveal the importance of tapping into the expertise of a tenured member communications partner.According to Deloitte, 59% of businesses outsource critical services in order to cut costs, and 57% outsource because it enables them to focus on core business functions. Vendor partnerships are vital to your credit union’s growth and success, allowing you to focus on and improve core business functions and utilize dedicated resources to strategically improve processes that affect member retention. However, having too many vendors can backfire.There are multiple member communications options on the market, and most of them claim they are the best solution for your needs. This is where credit unions fall into the trap of managing multiple vendors for document composition, digital delivery/storage and print and mail. While it may seem like a good idea to leverage the “best” vendors in each of the aforementioned categories, this approach can leave you with errors, extra unforeseen costs, unnecessary time spent on managing multiple vendors, and damaged member relationships.When deciding on a single or multi-vendor approach to your member communications, complexity of integration, product update challenges, the potential for downtime, and change management lag time are all legitimate concerns.Complexity of IntegrationEven though we are in the era of software compatibility, there are many systems that were not built using common underlying software architectures. With multiple vendors comes the need for multiple system integrations, and integrating all vendor solutions into a single cohesive system is challenging and expensive. Without integration, you run the risk of duplicate work and lag time due to communicating with more than one point of contact. Alternatively, a single vendor solution will save time and headaches by integrating one comprehensive solution into your credit union’s current system.Product Update ChallengesWith a rapidly changing technology landscape, it’s safe to assume that the savvier member communications vendors will regularly release product updates. With a multi-vendor approach, these updates are aggregated and compound on top of each other and could cause integration interruptions or breakage. A single vendor solution reduces the risk of integration interruptions when updates are released to your credit union. Potential for DowntimeThe more vendors involved, the more potential for downtime. Each vendor increases this threat with every piece of equipment, hardware, software, and network, especially with interoperability challenges. With a consolidated, single-vendor solution, one vendor is responsible for the entirety of your member communications and is more likely to perform reliably.Change Management Lag TimeWorking with multiple vendors creates challenges regarding change management. To make a change, you may have to communicate with multiple points of contact and wait for each of those vendors to make the appropriate changes. This could take much longer than a single-vendor solution, resulting in headaches and potentially damaged member relationships.Wrapping it upWhile a multi-vendor approach may seem like a good idea, it can cause you unanticipated problems that result in a hard hit to your bottom line. A single-vendor member communications solution can help you streamline member communications and strategically aid in your credit union’s efforts to satisfy member expectations. 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Callie Cady Callie Cady is the Communications & Marketing Manager at Lanvera, a world-class provider of end-to-end outsourcing solutions for transactional documents. At Lanvera, cutting edge technology solutions are coupled with industry … Web: www.lanvera.com Details
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday asked all residents to cancel Thanksgiving plans and stay at home unless they need to go to work or school or to tend to essential needs like the doctor’s office or grocery store.Chicago said it was issuing the 30-day stay-at-home advisory, asking people to refrain from traveling, having guests in their home or leaving for non-essential business “in response to the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the city.” The announcement comes as the virus continues to rapidly spread across the state. Illinois hit a record high in average daily news cases Wednesday, with cases now up more than 60% compared to a week ago, according to CNBC analysis of data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. – Advertisement – Correction: This article was updated to reflect that Chicago issued a stay-at-home advisory. In this March 24, 2019 photo, Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot participates in a candidate forum. Lightfoot won a runoff election April 2, 2019, to become the city’s first black female mayor.AP Photo | Teresa Crawford – Advertisement – – Advertisement – The state reported more than 12,700 new cases Thursday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.Last last month, Illinois Gov. Jay Pritzker announced Chicago bars and restaurants would no longer be allowed to serve customers indoors in an effort to control the coronavirus’ spread in the region. Gatherings would be also be limited to 25 people or 25% of overall room capacity.This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.- Advertisement –
April 04, 2019 Healthcare, Press Release, Public Health, Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf was joined today at the Opioid Operational Command Center at PEMA by Acting Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Lieutenant Colonel Robert Evanchick, York County District Attorney David Sunday, and others to recognize the one-year anniversary of the Pennsylvania Overdose Information Network (ODIN), and the positive impact the information-sharing tool has had on the commonwealth’s progress and continuing fight against the opioid epidemic.Launched in March 2018, ODIN is a centralized repository to track overdoses, naloxone administrations, and investigative drug information that allows police, public safety, and healthcare professionals to share all types of information related to opioid abuse in their communities. ODIN is now used by more than 1,300 agencies in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania, including 1,000 municipal police departments.“We are making progress in our battle against the opioid epidemic thanks to cooperation and collaboration at all levels and across all facets of government,” said Governor Wolf. “Support from counties and municipalities for the sixteen state agencies and commissions that are part of the Opioid Operational Command Center is vital to our continued success.”The real-time information sharing made possible by ODIN has proven to be a useful tool to aid in the apprehension of heroin and fentanyl distributors, by ensuring that actionable information does not slip through the cracks.“ODIN was developed by the state police, but its success in the past year is directly attributable to the information supplied by its users throughout Pennsylvania,” said Lieutenant Colonel Evanchick. “We are grateful to all who use the platform every day to provide crucial information from their individual areas of responsibility. Their contributions help to create a clear picture of the opioid-related issues that affect us all.”Lieutenant Colonel Evanchick pointed to York County as an example of ODIN’s success. Law enforcement in York County has recorded 610 overdoses and 488 naloxone administrations since the system’s inception.“The effects of the opioid epidemic reach far beyond the boundaries of any one police department, agency, or county,” said York County District Attorney David Sunday. “ODIN has proven to be a useful tool to standardize the way we collect and share crucial information.”ODIN was made possible through a collaboration between the Pennsylvania State Police and the Liberty Mid-Atlantic High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) and is available to all law enforcement agencies in the commonwealth. For agencies that are unable to enter their own information, county 911 centers have the capability to enter relevant data.Soon, ODIN will add functionality allowing agencies to import legacy data from their own reporting systems, as well as the ability to export statistical data for integration into existing applications. The enhanced interoperability will produce more detailed and specific reports in individual communities.Overdose and naloxone administration data is available to the public through Pennsylvania’s Open Data Portal. The information can be used with other data collected throughout the state to better understand how the overdose epidemic continues to impact the commonwealth.Gov. Wolf made the unprecedented step in 2018 to declare the heroin and opioid crisis a disaster and along with that established the Opioid Operational Command Center, a collective of 16 state agencies and various advocate and stakeholder groups working together to battle this crisis with recent indications of success.The governor outlined efforts and progress when he signed the declaration’s sixth 90-day renewal in March. Preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control indicates some parts of Pennsylvania saw a decrease in overdose deaths from 2017 to 2018.In addition, since Gov. Wolf signed the opioid disaster declaration, data points to progress:Emergency medical service providers have administered 18,560 doses of naloxone, leaving behind 657 doses;Hospitals and birthing centers have reported 2,359 cases of neonatal abstinence syndrome in newborns;More than 1,500 birth certificate fees have been waived for patients to get into treatment;More than 19,300 residents have been admitted to emergency rooms because of a suspected opioid or heroin overdose; andThe Get Help Now hotline has received more than 19,500 calls looking for information or to connect someone with a local treatment provider.More than 258 tons of drugs were collected and destroyed by law enforcement from the more than 800 drug take-back boxes across the commonwealth.More on how the Wolf Administration is battling the opioid epidemic can be found here. More on opioid use disorder treatment and services can be found here. 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8:00pm-9:45pmTerra Bella Versailles, In. — The Versailles Pumpkin Show is underway this weekend.Here is a list of activities through the weekend: 11:00amCarnival Opens 12:45pm-1:00pmGold Star Chili Dog Eating Contest 9:30am-10:30amThree Sails at Sea 6:00pm-7:30pmDustin Huff 1:00pm-1:45pmYoung Confederates, South Ripley High School 12:15pm-12:45pmGiant Pumpkin Weighing and Awards Announcement Saturday, September 29 10:30amNational Anthem (Rodney Matthews) 4:30pm-6:15pmHippie Fingers 5:00pmCarnival Opens 12:30pm-2:00pmLions Fun Zone: Pumpkin Painting, Frame Making, Bracelet/Necklace Making, Games, Face Painting Friday, September 28 2:00pm-4:30pmTalent Show 10:30am-12:00pmParade 11:30amCommunity Church Service Sunday, September 30CARNIVAL BARGAIN AFTERNOON(All Rides Just 1 Ticket!) 7:30pm-9:45pmDr. Rocker and the Rollers 1:30pm – 4:00pm1:00pm-5:00pmRon BridgewaterCarnival Rides Open
West Dem make strong reply after Georgetown bowled out for 170By Rajiv BisnauthWEST Demerara closed the opening day of their fifth round Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Jaguars Franchise League Three-day tournament at 165-2, with Tagnarine Chanderpaul unbeaten on 94 and Akshaya Persaud on 49, replying to Georgetown’s first-innings total of 170, yesterday at the Lusignan Community Centre ground.The duo shared an unbroken third-wicket stand of 125, after they were reduced to 40-2. The left-handed Chanderpaul has so far played a measured innings, inclusive of two fours and five sixes, while his skipper reached the boundary on six occasions, as West Demerara are just five runs adrift from their opponents’ first-innings total.Earlier, the City batsmen fell to careless strokes, after they won the toss and chose to bat on a two-pace wicket.Off-spinner Richie Looknauth (4-34) and pacer Romario Shepherd (3-56) were the chief destroyers.West Demerara grabbed an early advantage after their bowlers reduced Georgetown to 112-8 at lunch and it took them another hour in the second session to pack them off.Although spinners are expected to dominate on a dry surface, it was Shepherd who tore into the Georgetown top order.Georgetown were left wobbling from ball one after Shepherd bowled opener Robin Bacchus without scoring.Shepherd and Mahendra Dhanpaul caused the early damage with some accurate pace bowling.The pair reduced Georgetown to 30-3, with Dhanpaul removing Sunil Singh, caught at the wicket for 16.Shepherd, bowling with pace and variety, then had Christopher Barnwell also caught at the wicket for two.Andrew Lyght Jr played cautiously for 112 minutes, before the spinners created more problems for the city team.Jahran Byron was the first to be dismissed, caught at the wicket off Yutesh Dhanpaul for 17 before Lyght Jr was removed by fellow off-spinner Richie Looknauth for 47.Dextor Solomon was bowled by Shepherd for 12 before Ronaldo Alimohamed created a double blow by Looknauth, who removed (10) and Gajanan Sukanana (0).After the lunch interval Devon Lord and Kellon Carmichael forged a superb 59-run alliance, with the latter dismissed for 40, and Lord contributed 18.However, both were removed by Looknauth and Keshram Seyhodan respectively.West Dem then lost Ronlado Renee (0), and Safraz Esan (21), before the tea interval, at 40-2, with left-arm seamer Andre Stoll and Sukanana, the wicket-takers.However, Chanderpaul and Persaud survived the remaining overs before tea and then batted the entire final session without much difficulty.Meanwhile, summarised scores from the other three matches are as follows:At Port Mourant: Upper Corentyne declared with their score at 206-9. Skipper Rajiv Ivan stroked 93. He was well supported by Kevlon Anderson who made 33, playing his first match of the competition. Bowling for Essequibo, Kevin Gordon had 3-41 while Anthony Adams also had 3-46.Essequibo in reply were 99-4 at the close with Shivnarine Chanderpaul on 21 and Ricardo Adams on 1. Eon Hooper has so far taken 2-24.At Enterprise: West Berbice won the toss and decided to bat. They were led by Kayron Fraser who scored a century batting at number 10 as he led West Berbice to a formidable 407-9 at the close.He is on 120 not out while Collis Butts is on 34 not out. Andrew Dutchin earlier made 71 while opener Avinash Sewkarran chipped in with 50. Bowling for East Bank, Steven Jacobs and Arshaad Ali has so far taken 3-99 and 2-39 respectively.At Albion: East Coast Demerara posted 277 all out on the back of Chandrapaul Hemraj’s 91. Guyana youth Under-19 all-rounder Bhaskar Yadram stroked a composed 71. Lower Corentyne in reply closed on 70-1 with the in-form Jonathan Foo not out on 36 and Surujnarine Kandasammy on 27.Play continues today beginning at 09:30hrs in all matches.
highlights Denis Shapovalov is the youngest to reach Miami Open semi-final after Guillermo Canas.Roger Federer is one win away from securing his 101st ATP title.John Isner will play Roger Federer in the final of the Miami Open. For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Miami: Roger Federer is gearing up for a Miami Open final shootout with John Isner on Sunday after blowing away young-gun Denis Shapovalov in straight sets. Federer produced a 6-2, 6-4 masterclass at Hard Rock Stadium to leave up-and-coming star Shapovalov, who grew up idolizing the Swiss, chasing shadows during a difficult first set. The Swiss was superb in dismantling the 19 year-old’s game, but knows with huge serving Isner lying in wait in what will be the former world number one’s 50th ATP Masters final, the key will be to defuse the reigning Miami Open champion’s monster service game. Isner used it to great effect in his 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/4) win over Shapovalov’s friend and compatriot Felix Auger-Aliassime earlier in the day, smashing down 21 aces. He’ll be looking for more of the same against 20 time Grand Slam champion Federer. “Playing a big server like John is like being in a penalty shootout in soccer, but I enjoy it,” said number four seed Federer who coped brilliantly with Kevin Anderson’s dangerous serve in the quarter-finals, winning the first set to love. “Sometimes you go with momentum. Sometimes you go with feel. Sometimes you guess maybe a little bit and sometimes you see it. It’s a combination of all sort of things.RELATED “You just hope that the stars align, that you pick the right side, that he picks the wrong side, that maybe he misses a serve, that you can put him in uncomfortable situations time and time again, and at the end somehow you find a way.” Federer had no such challenge from Shapovalov, playing his fifth ATP Tour semi-final. Even though the Swiss was standing in his way of a first final, the 19 year-old stressed beforehand that it was a “dream” to take on Federer. It quickly, however, turned into a nightmare. The Canadian displayed understandable nerves early on, a struggle with his first serve proving as much in a 10 minute opening game which he eventually won. Yet it didn’t settle him down and when another horribly loose backhand flew long, Federer pocketed a vital early break and stayed in the driver’s seat. Shapovalov, who will jump to a career best 20th in the world thanks to this impressive run, enjoyed some much better moments in the second set and looked more relaxed, although the match was never in his hands. He hit just eight winners in response to Federer’s 30 but will learn from this. “It’s kind of surreal, being on the court against Roger,”admitted the Canadian who joked the only enjoyable moment for him was the warm up. “Obviously I wasn’t trying to focus on the fact that it’s him on the other side. I was just trying to play as good as I can, but he played an excellent match. I wasn’t able stay at his level. I’m just going to try to learn from this and move forward.” Federer, assessing his own performance, said he played “very well”. “I had to because when you let Denis play, he’s got some serious power and he gets rhythm going. He can really put you in uncomfortable situations.” This was the first time since 2007 that two teenagers have reached an ATP Masters semi-finals and although both suffered disappointing defeats, they leave South Florida with their heads held high. Auger-Aliassime’s dream run finished with the youngster from Montreal competing confidently in the biggest match of his career even if he will rue the chances that escaped him after being broken while serving for the first and second set. “Unusual,” Isner called it. “It could have been a little bit of inexperience and maybe a little bit of fatigue, also.” Despite the disappointment etched all over Auger-Aliassime’s face at the end, his run here will give him great confidence moving forward as he, and Shapovalov, aim to prove their Grand Slam credentials. The 18-year-old is the youngest-ever male semi-finalist in Miami and only the second qualifier to reach the last four after Guillermo Canas reached the same stage in 2007 before losing to Novak Djokovic in the final. Auger-Aliassime will also see his ranking jump from 55 to 33 in the world. “I think I did the best that I could,” he said. “It’s a chance you can’t miss, serving two times for the set, and just — I don’t know. It’s just terrible. The biggest lesson I learned was to stay in the present and believe in yourself.”
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