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Couple donates $1m for nursing program

first_imgWellesley residents Burton and Gloria Rose recently presented Hebrew SeniorLife with a $1 million gift to support its Nursing Career Development Program, which allows certified nursing assistants who work for Hebrew SeniorLife to become licensed practical nurses…Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, offers senior housing, health care, research, and education programs…Read more here The Boston Globelast_img

Drew Ledbetter & More Board World Premiere of A Persistent Memory

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on June 19, 2016 Related Shows Drew Ledbetter(David Noles) Drew Ledbetter and more have been tapped for the world premiere of Jackob G. Hofmann’s A Persistent Memory off-Broadway. Tickets are now available for the production, which will be directed by Jessi D. Hill and is set to begin performances on May 27. Opening night is scheduled for June 1 at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre.Joining Ledbetter (Ripples) in the cast will be Victoria Vance (Veep), Lisa Bostnar (The Madras House), Richard Prioleau (The Glass Menagerie), Claire Warden (One Man Two Guvnors) and Ariel Estrada (The Americans).David is losing his grip on reality. With every passing moment his most precious memories are slipping away. Haunted by his past, he finds help while investigating a mysterious phenomenon that is overwhelming the world’s elephant population. A Persistent Memory explores the unexpected virtues of grief, the impact of childhood memories, and how sometimes meeting the right people at the right time can change our lives forever.The production will feature scenic design by Parris Bradley, lighting design by Greg Solomon, sound design by Miles Polaski and costume design by Valerie Joyce.The limited engagement will play through through June 19.center_img A Persistent Memory View Commentslast_img read more

Vine vaccination

first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaAt a test plot, Phil Brannen injects a grape vine with a bacterium similar to a deadly grape disease. If he pokes the needle into just the right spot, the vines xylem, or central vein, will suck the bacterium right up, possibly giving the vine protection against the disease.“It’s very experimental,” said Brannen, a plant pathologist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Working with University of Florida plant pathologist Don Hopkins, Brannen is testing this inoculation, or cross protection, process in Georgia. It’s another step in the search for better ways to manage Pierce’s disease, a vine-destroying disease Georgia growers have battled for years.Hopkins and Brannen are injecting both wine grape seedlings and older plants. According to Brannen, Hopkins has vinifera wine grapes in Florida that have survived 10 years thanks to cross protection. “In Florida, vinifera grapes would normally die within a year from Pierce’s disease,” Brannen said.To fight the disease, wine grape growers must either replant vines periodically to replace the diseased vines to keep their businesses going.Wine grape production is a rapidly growing industry in north Georgia, where grape vines add a bit of a Napa Valley feel to the rolling hills. In 1999, Georgia grape production, which includes muscadines, was valued at about $4 million. By 2005, the value had almost doubled. Vineyards now cover about 1,700 acres.The biggest battle in growing vinifera grapes in Georgia continues to be Pierce’s disease, primarily because Georgia doesn’t have much suitable land high enough in elevation to prevent or slow down its spread. For wine grapes to grow well, Brannen said, vines should be planted at an elevation of 1,300 feet or higher.“In the past, several vineyards have been decimated at lower elevations,” he said. “Plus, warmer winters over the last few years may have resulted in a shift in the Pierce’s disease safe zone.”The shift has alerted the industry, he said. It could be a chronic problem related to changing winter temperatures.But cross protection could help.“Even if this technology continues to show promise in the field, it is unlikely that this method will allow for a major expansion of the vinifera range, though this is a possible outcome,” Brannen said. The technology is likely to be more valuable during warmer winters, he said. It could reduce epidemics on the edge of the Pierce’s disease safe zone.Cross protection is very expensive and takes a lot time and effort.“But if it works right now, we’d be golden,” Brannen said.(Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

VELCO seeks public input on draft transmission plan starting April 27

first_imgRutland, VT–The public is invited to review and provide input on Vermont Electric Power Company s (VELCO) 2009 Vermont Long Range Transmission Plan Public Review Draft at a series of public forums around Vermont.The forums, hosted by VELCO and convened by the Snelling Center for Government, will include an overview of the plan, information kiosks on key issues, facilitated discussions, and the opportunity to meet with VELCO staff and representatives of local electric distribution utilities. Refreshments will be served. Sign language interpretation will be provided if requested at least one week prior to the event, by contacting: publicoutreach@velco.com(link sends e-mail).The public forums are scheduled as follows:Monday, April 27 at 5:30Holiday Inn, RutlandWednesday, April 29 at 5:30 pmLake Morey Resort, FairleeTuesday, May 5 at 5:30 pmSheraton Hotel, BurlingtonThursday, May 7 at 5:30 pmCatamount Arts Center, St. JohnsburyWednesday, May 13 at 5:30 pmMarlboro Tech Center, BrattleboroMonday, May 18 at 1:30 pmNoble Hall, VT College of Fine Arts, MontpelierThe 2009 Vermont Long-Range Transmission Plan is part of a collaboratively-designed planning process approved by Vermont s Public Service Board (PSB) in 2007. The plan, which looks out 20 years and must be updated every three, identifies transmission upgrades that may be needed to maintain reliability and where generation and energy efficiency could potentially address those reliability needs. The new 20-year planning horizon offers additional opportunities for public input and is intended to provide ample time for full, fair and timely consideration of alternatives to building transmission. The draft plan is on line and available at www.velco.com/publicoutreach(link is external).last_img read more

Fall CycloFest: A Cycling Demo Experience like None Other

first_imgJoin us October 20-22, 2017 at the renowned U.S. National Whitewater Center for the second annual Fall CycloFest.Ride the best new bikes from top brands. Explore more than 25 miles of world-class mountain bike trails and the area’s network of fantastic roads. Enjoy great food, craft beer, and live music.It all happens at Fall CycloFest. Come on out and experience the East Coast’s newest outdoor cycling demo and festival for yourself. Here are just a few of the highlights you won’t want to miss: Demo 2018 products from your favorite brands, including Cannondale, Santa Cruz, 3T, Pivot Cycles, Campagnolo, Shimano and SRAM.Take in live music from Griz Folk and Super Doppler and enjoy some great food and craft beer.Join us Friday night for an exclusive outdoor screening of the film “Blood Road,” presented by Red Bull Media House and the USNWC. PLUS: tech clinics, Kids’ Bike Rodeo and much more!Whether you’re more of a social rider or ready to get competitive, the weekend is full of races and rides for all levels.NCCX Race #3 – USNWC Cyclocross ShowdownKing and Queen of East Main Loop – X-Country Mountain Bike RaceThe Enduro Challenge – Timed Slope-style eventSunday Social – Group Road RideGet-a-long Shorty – Short Track Mountain Bike RaceThe Whitewater Grinder – Gravel Grinder RaceSee the full schedule and details at CYCLOFEST.COM. The event is open to the public and free to attend. Video: https://youtu.be/ZDELJ9TOHvIlast_img read more

Court rules that DCAs have the final say in PCAs

first_img October 1, 2004 Regular News Court rules that DCAs have the final say in PCAs The recently adopted Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.330(a) cannot be used to get the Supreme Court to review a case where a district court of appeal has refused to issue an opinion or explanation when it decided an appeal.The high court made that ruling September 2 in dismissing a request that it use its all writs authority to review a Second DCA ruling in R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Kenyon, 856 So. 2d 998 (Fla 2d DCA 2003).R.J. Reynolds had appealed a circuit court ruling, which the Second DCA rejected with an opinion reading “PER CURIAM Affirmed.” The company then asked for a rehearing, a rehearing en banc, certification, and for issuance of a written opinion under Rule 9.330(a).The appellate court rejected all those motions with a one-line ruling stating only that the motions were denied. R.J. Reynolds then petitioned the Supreme Court in its all writs jurisdiction and asked the court to “clarify the standards to be used by the district courts in ruling on a request for a written opinion” made under Rule 9.330(a).In its unanimous per curiam opinion, the justices said that would constitute an end run around its constitutionally limited jurisdiction that prevents the court from reviewing DCA rulings issued without an opinion. The court also noted that Rule 9.330(a) — adopted after a special committee studied the per curiam affirm issue — specifically allowed a party to request a written opinion from the DCA, but does not require the DCA to grant the request or give the Supreme Court authority to review such a denial.“[T]he petition is an attempt to obtain this court’s review of the unelaborated order denying the Rule 9.330(a) motion and an attempt to have this court compel the district court to write an opinion,” the ruling said. “Because the order denying the motions does not contain any citation, explanation, or elaboration, we have no jurisdiction to review the order.”The opinion also noted, “Even though Rule 9.330(a) has been expressly amended to allow a party to request a written opinion from a district court, that rule did not create an automatic right for a party to obtain a written opinion when requested.”The justices concluded: “We reiterate that in the future we will dismiss all extraordinary writ petitions, regardless of how they are designated, in which the petition requests that this court review a district court’s denial of a request for a written opinion made pursuant to Rule 9.330(a) and the denial does not include any elaboration, citation, or explanation that would give this court jurisdiction.”center_img Court rules that DCAs have the final say in PCAslast_img read more

Alabama One: Emails imply coercion of ACUA

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A lawsuit filed by the $600 million, Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based Alabama One Credit Union and its president/CEO John Dee Carruth against several Alabama state officials and employees of the Alabama Credit Union Administration is based in part on dozens of emails written by attorney Justice D. “Jay” Smyth III, according to attorneys for Alabama One.CU Times recently reported on the contents of those emails and the fallout Carruth alleges occurred because of what he believes is a state government conspiracy. The emails appear to detail Smyth’s role and involvement in the suspension of Carruth and three of his colleagues in 2014. Smyth has denied a conspiracy, and said he was acting as a good steward to protect his clients and the state from the financial institution’s employees’ alleged fraudulent activity. Smyth began representing five Alabama One members after former member Danny Ray Butler’s arrest over losses they said they had suffered because of straw loans the credit union made for Butler in their names. Some of those cases are still pending. continue reading »last_img read more

Do rewards influence referrals?

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr We’re a social species, us human beings. We like to talk to each other and we like to tell each other about stuff and should be no surprise at all that as our social lives becomes more entwined with the internet, the internet becomes more social.Since time immemorial, people have been telling each other where to find the sweetest fruit, the best hunting grounds, the safest shelter – in other words, where to get the best stuff. We are still doing this, except now we are telling each other (and vast other audiences) on Twitter and Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook, Periscope and Vine and YouTube and a hundred other social platforms designed solely so that we can tell each other about stuff.And we love to hear about stuff – a recent survey by RewardStream showed that 71.9% of people surveyed had purchased something which was recommended to them by a friend – and with 88% of marketers believing that referral schemes help them to acquire new customers, it’s no surprise that nailing a great referral programme will help to underpin many a successful marketing strategy.RewardStream has been running an occasional series based on information gathered via Google surveys, which looks into the demographics of what sort of people are most likely to refer products and who is most likely to act on a referral.   (Note that the demographics in this report are Google Surveys’ inferred demographics.)We’ve looked at whether or not people are more likely to refer products based on their age, location and economic status and our latest survey looks specifically at whether or not offering people a reward for referring their friends is more likely to get them to refer a product or not – after all, we’re all about rewards here at RewardStream. continue reading »last_img read more

Work has begun on the runway of Dubrovnik Airport

first_imgWork on the runway of Dubrovnik Airport, which is currently the largest construction site in the Republic of Croatia, according to plan, began these days and will last until March 15, 2019, when Dubrovnik Airport should be fully ready for the new tourist season and even better reception of passengers, and also for even better air connections between Dubrovnik and Zagreb, on which the local population depends. During the execution of works, regular winter traffic will take place with minor restrictions, and you can see the traffic schedule HERE.Temporary traffic regulationFor the purpose of performing works at the airport, they also mean a new, ie temporary traffic regulation. The main entrance to the airport for all vehicles will be on the east side (current entrance for cargo and administration building). During the works, the parking lot at the airport will be free, ie without parking fees.These works will require constant adjustments and will directly affect the restrictions, which will have to be introduced in the flight schedule.Aware of the needs of passengers, Dubrovnik Airport has limited these works to the minimum necessary period, specifically to the period from November 8 to December 9 this year, in which certain types of aircraft will not be able to operate at night.  As they point out from Croatia Airlines (CA), adhering to the protocol agreed with Dubrovnik Airport, and in order to transport as many passengers as possible, CA as the Croatian national airline will ensure daily connections between Zagreb and Dubrovnik, implementing a reduced flight schedule. Following the above, and having in mind the realistic flight limitations and always guided by the principle of passenger safety, the reduced flight schedule will be subject to change, depending on daily operating or weather conditions, as well as the stage of work. It should be emphasized that Croatia Airlines, instead of canceling flights, will perform special preparations with crews in the specified period in order to perform flight operations completely safely and despite all restrictions caused by works in ZL Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik Airport and Croatia Airlines will strive to less likely to affect passengers, who will jointly, with the maximum engagement of all capacities, inform about all the necessary changes. To all passengers who bought tickets for evening flights at a time when all the restrictions related to the mentioned works were not yet known, Croatia Airlines will offer a transport service in alternative terms and try to find an acceptable solution and justify their expectations. “Dubrovnik Airport and Croatia Airlines apologize to all service users for possible inconveniences and thank you very much for your patience and understanding given the great complexity of the project for the reconstruction of the maneuvering areas of Dubrovnik Airport.”Conclude Croatia Airlines.RELATED NEWS:FROM 2019 DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM DUBROVNIK TO THE USADEVELOPMENT OF DUBROVNIK AIRPORT IN WINTER SEASON 2018/2019 In the coming winter, Dubrovnik Airport continues the implementation of the Project “Development of Dubrovnik Airport” co-financed by the European Union, through the Operational Program Competitiveness and Cohesion. The most sensitive part of the Project is the reconstruction of the runway, which according to the dynamic plan of works will continue in early November 2018. This reconstruction began last year and was completed in the length of 1200m.The ZLD Development project during the winter season (October 28, 2018 – March 30, 2019) will take place in three phases:• Phase 1 (beginning of November – mid-November): during this period, reconstruction works on the USS will begin, due to which the USS will be limited in force, the length of which will then be 1425m for landing and 1575m for take-off;• Phase 2 (late November – early December): during this period, work on the USS will continue, while the restrictions will be slightly different from Phase 1. The length of the USS for landing will be 1425m while for takeoff it will be available 1515m;• Phase 3 (December 2018 – March 2019): during this period, works on the USS will be carried out, but the limitations of the USS will be significantly lower compared to Phases 1 and 2. The available landing and take-off lengths will be 2100m.last_img read more

Birmingham transport link

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