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Northeastern Vermont Area Health Education Center gets $700,000

first_imgThe University of Michigan-FlintFlintMich.$577,938.00 OrganizationCityStateAward Amount The University of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonTexas$750,000.00 University of ArizonaTucsonAriz.$743,032.00 $9,715,241.00 D’youville CollegeBuffaloN.Y.$741,818.00 Northeastern Vermont Area Health Education Center in St Johnsbury, Vermont, has received $708,930, as the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) today announced $9.7 million in awards to 14 new grantees to increase diversity in the health professions workforce through the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP). The funds will help develop an educational pipeline to enhance the academic performance of economically and educationally disadvantaged students, and prepare them for careers in the health professions.”These awards will play a key role in addressing health care disparities and increasing the diversity of the health professions,” said HRSA Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N. “They will give students from disadvantaged backgrounds the support they need to enter the health professions, and help ensure the make-up of the health workforce better reflects our diverse population.”HCOP funds health professions training institutions to establish and expand programs that provide students from disadvantaged backgrounds an opportunity to develop the skills needed to gain admission to and graduate from health professions schools. HCOP helps to prepare students ‘ from elementary school through graduate school ‘ for success in health professions training programs by providing mentoring, counseling, academic enrichment programs, financial aid assistance and other tools and resources.A list of awards follows. Michigan State UniversityEast LansingMich.$650,656.00 The Research Foundation of State University ofNew YorkAlbanyN.Y.$621,557.00 Meharry Medical CollegeNashvilleTenn.$750,000.00 Mount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkN.Y.$690,369.00 The Regents of the University of California, U.C.San DiegoLa JollaCalif.$742,222.00 Marquette UniversityMilwaukeeWis.$677,873.00 Northeastern Vermont Area Health Education CenterSt. JohnsburyVt.$708,930.00 Howard UniversityWashingtonD.C.$737,693.00 St. Vincent HealthIndianapolisInd.$708,936.00 University of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamAla.$614,217.00 Total Awarded  ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —last_img read more

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Brazilian Government Releases Resources for Acquisition of Rocket Launchers

first_img The Brazilian federal Government has given clear indications of moving forward on the consolidation of a defense industrial base in the country, through a decree signed by President Dilma Rousseff releasing credits of up to 45 million reais (over 28 million dollars) to begin the Astros 2020 project, destined to equip the country’s Army. The project, which has a total value of 1.09 billion reais and will be financed over six years, between 2011 and 2016, foresees the acquisition of an advanced land-to-land rocket launch system developed in Brazil. The Astros 2020 system is an evolved version of the Astros II and is considered a leading product of the select group of internationally competitive firms. In total, the project foresees the acquisition for the Army of 49 vehicles of three kinds: 18 launch vehicles, 18 ammunition transport vehicles, 3 fire-control and monitoring units, 3 weather stations, 3 office vehicles, 3 command-and-control armored vehicles (one for each of the mentioned groups of vehicles), and one command-and-control armored vehicle for the whole. The chief advantage of the new concept is the incorporation of the AV-TM, a high-precision cruise missile with a range of 300 kilometers. Unlike rockets, which have a ballistic trajectory, defined on the basis of the impetus they receive, missiles are guided and can have a controlled trajectory. Another significant advance is in the electronics, now entirely digital. The project is also seen as a way to increase future export levels and benefit the Brazilian balance of trade, since an essential condition for external sales of the product is that the system be adopted by at least one branch of the Brazilian Armed Forces. By Dialogo September 02, 2011last_img read more

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Building the global credit union brand

first_imgWorld Council initiative aims to tell consumers that CUs have the financial services they want.A World Council of Credit Unions initiative is bringing together credit unions and technology experts around the world to build the global credit union brand.The initiative, aptly named “Build the Brand,” aims to tell consumers that credit unions have the financial services they want.It was developed over three years in three phases and produced a new education program geared to millennials called “weCU2.” Here’s how it came to be:PHASE ONE: Message testingThe effort launched in 2012—with funds from Vancity Credit Union in Canada—at a workshop in which leaders compared credit union messaging from the U.S., Canada, and Australia.World Council tested the various messages with consumers and found discrepancies between what credit union “believers” thought would resonate with today’s consumers and what actually did. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Credit union board diversity should include tech acceptance

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Martin WebsterMany financial institutions are rethinking the makeup of their Board and the possible pathways available to bring different backgrounds, talents, and experience to their institution. Usually, these discussions evolve around getting Board Members who are younger, of a different ethnicity, gender, or profession.Along with these, I believe that efforts to create a more diverse Board should also include seeking out Board Members that bring an interest in, and a willingness to explore, technology. Technology adoption as it applies to outward facing services is absolutely necessary for continued viability alongside competitors; most institutions realize this and are doing the necessary steps to update their mobile offerings, embrace social media, and so on. But there have also been many advances in technology to support and improve internal processes as well and Board Members who commit to fulfilling the Board’s role diligently should also be aware of and open to these, especially when competitive and strategic insight can be gained.According to an article by McKinsey & Company, there are critical questions that all Boards should ask in regards to technology strategy. The article offers some valuable takeaways. I’ve spun some of their key points into items addressing technology-related issues strictly from the vantage point of my years of experience working with credit unions and idea5’s area of expertise. continue reading »last_img read more

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Raddon reveals 2018’s top performing credit unions

first_imgLombard, Ill.-based Raddon, a Fiserv company and provider of innovative research, announced the 22 winners of its annual Crystal Performance Award for credit unions, based on benchmarked data from Raddon.Award recipients’ selection, representing the top 3% of more than 500 credit unions analyzed over the past year, is based on in-depth analysis of financial statements, sales figures, service metrics and member relationship data.The Crystal Performance Awards are an extension of performance analytics from Raddon, which provides institutions of all asset sizes detailed analysis of key performance indicators, recommendations on growth opportunities and peer-benchmarked data that according to the Illinois firm provides a clearer view of the marketplace. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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California is ‘pulling the emergency brake’ on its reopening plans.

first_imgDaily case reports are rising in 48 states, and with little action from the Trump administration, governors and mayors across the country are taking new steps to try to halt the spread. On Monday, a sweeping stay-at-home advisory went into effect in Chicago, and Philadelphia announced strict new rules starting Friday, banning indoor gatherings and closing indoor dining at restaurants.In California, which had been credited with getting the virus under control for a time, Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, said the state’s daily case numbers had doubled in the last 10 days, the fastest increase the state had seen since the beginning of the pandemic. The state reached one million known cases on Nov. 12, and the next day issued travel advisories. California’s governor announced Monday that the state is “pulling the emergency brake” on its reopening and reinstating broad restrictions, while Iowa’s governor reversed course and announced a mask mandate.The announcements came as the United States reported its 11 millionth confirmed case on Sunday, with one million new cases over the past week alone. The country is averaging 150,000 new cases a day and will probably reach 250,000 total deaths sometime this week.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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US banks tightened loan standards in first quarter as coronavirus outbreak took hold

first_img“Banks reported that the changes in standards and demand across loan categories reported for the first quarter occurred late in March as the economic outlook shifted when news emerged about the rapid global spread of COVID-19,” the US central bank said in its quarterly survey, referring to the respiratory disease caused by the virus.The latter half of March was when US states and local governments shut non-essential businesses and issued “stay-at-home” orders to limit the spread of the virus.Since then, such businesses have struggled to stay afloat, leading to actions by US lawmakers and the Federal Reserve to try and limit the fallout and stave off a wave of bankruptcies.The US Small Business Administration has processed over 3.8 million loans for more than half a trillion dollars since the launch of the Paycheck Protection Program on April 3, the government agency said on Sunday. The program is designed to provide forgivable, government-guaranteed loans to small businesses shuttered by the outbreak. Loan officers at US banks reported significantly tightening standards and terms on business loans in the first three months of the year as the coronavirus outbreak in the United States began to shutter large parts of the economy and millions became newly unemployed.The officers also said in the Federal Reserve survey released on Monday that there was greater demand for business loans from medium- and large-sized firms, but that business loan demand from small businesses was roughly unchanged.Banks reported tightening standards across all three consumer loan categories — credit card loans, auto loans, and other consumer loans – but saw weaker demand for them during the same period. The central bank said last week it would soon open its “Main Street Lending Facility,” with US$600 billion in loans available to companies with up to 15,000 employees and $5 billion in revenue.Since early March, the Fed has pumped trillions into US financial markets to try and keep credit flowing to businesses and households. It has launched numerous crisis-fighting programs, slashed interest rates to near zero and resumed large-scale asset purchases.US banks previously reported keeping loan standards mostly unchanged for many business loans and commercial real estate loans in the fourth quarter of last year.In tightening standards, loan officers cited a deteriorating or more uncertain economic outlook, a worsening of industry-specific problems, and reduced tolerance for risk.They also said due to the effects of the coronavirus outbreak they “were focused on existing clients rather than granting loans to new clients.”The Fed surveyed loan officers at 67 domestic banks and 22 US branches and agencies of foreign banks.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang warns Arsenal team-mates about Allan Saint-Maximin ahead of Newcastle clash

first_img Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 16 Feb 2020 2:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang warns Arsenal team-mates about Allan Saint-Maximin ahead of Newcastle clash Saint-Maximin has had an impressive debut season at Newcastle (Picture: Getty)Saint-Maximin has had an impressive debut season for the Magpies after arriving from Nice last summer and Aubameyang believes Arsenal’s defenders must be wary of the French winger.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Newcastle are a solid side. I expect them to play quite deep so we will need to find a way of unlocking their back five,’ he said in Arsenal’s official matchday programme.‘But also be careful not to give them too much space on the counter, especially if Allan Saint Maximin is playing.‘He is a threat. I know him very well as he was at the Saint-Etienne academy when I was at the club. He used to come and train with us in the first team. He has great skills and pace too.‘But we are home and we have the belief that we will win with 1,000% commitment and motivation.’center_img Arsenal v Newcastle: Mikel Arteta press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:14FullscreenArsenal v Newcastle: Mikel Arteta press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-v-newcastle-mikel-arteta-press-conference-2110832/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Aubameyang’s strike partner, Alexandre Lacazette, is confident Arsenal will make a ‘big improvement’ in the coming weeks after a shaky start to the campaign.‘There is a lot of change we are more together,’ he said on The Football Report.‘The way we think on the pitch and outside the pitch tactically I think we are better.‘You are going to see a big improvement in the next few weeks.’MORE: Pep Guardiola to stay at Manchester City even if Champions League ban appeal fails Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang knows Arsenal must be wary of Allan Saint-Maximin (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has warned his Arsenal team-mates that Allan Saint-Maximin will pose a huge ‘threat’ for Newcastle with ‘great skills and pace’ at the Emirates.Mikel Arteta will be desperate for all three points on Sunday afternoon after just one win from his opening seven matches as Arsenal head coach.The Gunners have drawn their last four games in the Premier League which sees them languishing down in 11th, ten points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.A victory for Newcastle will see them leapfrog Arsenal in the table and Saint-Maximin’s performance in north London will likely be key for the visitors.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Equinor’s North Sea field duo to operate 34 years longer than expected

first_imgThe Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor consent to use the facilities on the Tordis and Vigdis fields, located in the North Sea off Norway, beyond the approved lifetime.Source: EquinorThe consent granted by the NPD follows the one granted earlier this week by the offshore safety watchdog, the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA).The directorate said on Thursday that Equinor’s applications refer to the basis for continued safe and profitable operation of the fields after the consents expire in December 2019 and March 2024, respectively.Tordis has secured consent until December 31, 2036 and Vigdis until December 31, 2040. This means that the facilities will operate for a total of 34 years longer than originally presumed, the NPD noted.“Utilization of the facilities on Tordis and Vigdis beyond the original lifetime will contribute to increase value creation on the Norwegian shelf, and that’s good resource management,” said Arvid Østhus, Assistant director, Development and operations, Northern North Sea.Equinor is the operator of both fields, which are located in production license 089 in the Tampen area in the northern part of the North Sea. Statfjord, Snorre and Gullfaks are the closest neighbors.Tordis is developed with a central subsea manifold tied to the Gullfaks C platform. Seven separate satellite wells and two subsea templates are connected to the manifold. Vigdis is developed with seven subsea templates and two satellite wells which are tied to the Snorre A platform.Tordis has produced since 1994, and a subsea multiphase pump was installed in 2007 to increase recovery from the field. Vigdis started producing in 1997, and the plan is to also install a subsea multiphase pump on this field in 2020.Current licensees on both fields are Equinor, Petoro, ExxonMobil, Idemitsu Petroleum, and DEA Norge.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

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Health Minister defends decision to assign Chinese doctors to PMH

first_imgLocalNews Health Minister defends decision to assign Chinese doctors to PMH by: – April 17, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweetcenter_img Share 28 Views   3 comments Hon. Julius Timothy.Minister with responsibility for health, Julius Timothy, has defended the government’s decision to assign four Chinese doctors to the country’s main hospital.Several citizens have raised concern regarding the Chinese doctor’s ability to properly communicate with Dominican patients and other staff members at the Princess Margaret Hospital with whom they will have to interact on a daily basis.The minister, who clarified that only one doctor has been approved and registered by the Medical Board, explained that the other three will be supervised by a specialist.He explained further that only one doctor was registered because the board was “satisfied” with the language communication and not because they were un-qualified as they “are all highly qualified for the job”.“The problem was in terms of communication whether they could communicate with patients in a way not to raise too much anxiety. As a result, the medical board registered one and we have three more doctors working with the hospital but they are not working alone. They are not registered by the medical board we’re treating them like interns so they’re working with the existing specialist to ensure that the proper service is given”.According to the minister, the Medical Board was “not satisfied” that the three doctor’s language competence was “adequate enough to deal with the patients so that they will deal with the patients but through a registered local doctor”.He said this arrangement has not posed “any difficulty at the moment, its well understood it’s a temporary period”.The doctors will be supervised and observed for “the next three months” until the Medical Board is “satisfied that their language competence is up to level,” after which they will be fully registered and able to work on their own”.Timothy said; the doctors have been on island “for a reasonable length of time” already and an additional three months should be adequate time for them to be able to speak English competently.He is confident “that based on what we have seen from them that they will be up to standards”.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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