News story: Assessing the impact of medical technologies: apply for funding

first_imgCompetition information reduce cancellations or unnecessary appointments in primary and secondary care reduce the burden on accident and emergency services, for example, by diverting footfall improve patient safety and avoid patient harm speed up diagnosis, such as improving the scope of lower cost diagnostic imaging enable earlier diagnosis of cancer support the management of long-term conditions, such as diabetes, chronic pain management, cardiovascular disease, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Find out more about this competition and apply. In line with NHS prioritiesProjects can range from smaller ones looking at the feasibility of collecting data to larger ones that support the actual collection of data.They must be carried out in the NHS and show how they will impact NHS priorities. This includes to: Find out more about how Innovate UK supports innovation in health and life sciences. the competition is open, and the deadline for applications is at midday 21 March 2018 projects must be led by an SME working alone or with partners, but only the lead business can apply for funding we expect projects to range in size between £50,000 and £250,000 and to last up to 10 months businesses could attract up to 50% of their costs The Office for Life Sciences, in partnership with Innovate UK, has up to £1 million to invest in projects that help developers of innovative medicines, medical devices, diagnostics and digital technologies to evaluate their products in a clinical setting.This competition will allow small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to generate evidence that the products they are developing can meet the priorities of the NHS.The life sciences sectorLife sciences is one of the most important sectors of the UK economy. More than 5,000 businesses employ around 235,000 people and generate £63.5 billion in turnover.Over 95% of businesses working in the sector are small. They often find it difficult to generate sufficient evidence to get their products adopted.last_img read more

When your ZIP code costs you more

first_imgWhat if you can save hundreds of dollars on SAT tutoring by one weird trick? Try a different ZIP code.When researching the Princeton Review website for SAT tutoring, four Harvard College students discovered that the site required a ZIP code be entered prior to learning the cost of the private online tutoring services. With this information, Keyon Vafa, Christian Haigh, Alvin Leung, and Noah Yonack tested 33,000 ZIP codes. The results? The Princeton Review would charge you from $2,760 to $3,240 for 24 hours of private online SAT tutoring depending on your ZIP code. The student researchers learned that it even made a difference whether you lived in ZIP codes 13901 or 13905 in Binghamton, N.Y., where you’re charged $2,760 versus paying $3,000 if you live in 13903 or 13904.Their research, which appeared online in Technology Science, published by the Data Privacy Lab at Harvard University, was advanced by ProPublica’s data journalists Jeff Larson, Surya Mattu, and Julia Angwin, who published an accompanying paper in Technology Science that found areas with high Asian populations are 1.8 times more likely to be paying more for the tutoring services than similar areas without Asians. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Help select Smith Campus Center furniture

first_imgRenovations are continuing on the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center, and work is on schedule for a targeted completion date of fall 2018. The project is an important element of President Drew Faust’s common spaces vision — one that brings together students, faculty, and staff as a community in new and exciting ways.Your ongoing feedback has been most valuable in helping us to shape the vision and plans for the campus center. You are invited to share your thoughts on the furniture under consideration for fitting out the new center.We hope to select furniture that will best support the many activities that will take place at the campus center, including events, meetings, studying, eating and relaxing; and we want your opinion. Please sign up to view, test out, and evaluate the furniture in sessions to be held  Oct. 11–21 in our “showroom,” at the Smith Campus Center, located at 1344 Massachusetts Ave., opposite Harvard Yard. Sessions are available at various times throughout the day. Food and beverages will be provided for all participants.To register for a session, please visit:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smith-campus-center-furniture-showcase-registration-27714577046last_img read more

Skylight, Starring Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy, Opens on Broadway

first_img View Comments The Broadway revival of David Hare’s Skylight opens officially at the Golden Theatre on April 2. Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy return to Broadway in the Stephen Daldry-helmed show, which depicts an unprompted and heated reunion between two past paramours.The whole gang’s there; in addition to Nighy and Mulligan as Tom and Kyra, respectively, the sketch features Broadway newcomer Matthew Beard as Edward. Oh, and there’s a big pot of spaghetti bolognese. Naturally.Happy opening to the cast of Skylight. Enjoy that bolognese (and maybe save some for us)! Skylight Show Closed This production ended its run on June 21, 2015center_img About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Related Showslast_img read more

Complete Casting Announced for Stew & Heidi Rodewald’s The Total Bent

first_img View Comments Passing Strange masterminds Stew and Heidi Rodewald will perform live with the on-stage band for the world premiere of their new work The Total Bent, playing the guitar and bass, respectively. Helmed by Joanna Settle, the previously announced off-Broadway production will begin performances on May 10. Opening night is scheduled for May 25 at the Public Theater.The tuner will feature Ato Blankson-Wood (Hair) as Marty Roy, Kenny Brawner (The City Club) as Deacon Charlie, David Cale (Lillian) as Byron Blackwell, Vondie Curtis-Hall (Dreamgirls) as Joe Roy, Damian Lemar Hudson (Romeo & Juliet) as Deacon Dennis, Jahi Kearse (Baby It’s You!) as Andrew and Curtis Wiley (Diner: The Musical) as Abee. Musicians will include Marty Beller, John Blevins and Brad Mulholland.When a British record producer arrives in Montgomery, Alabama to hook Marty Roy, a young black musical prodigy, he launches us back into Marty’s tumultuous upbringing. The son of a gospel star and self-proclaimed healer, Marty spent his childhood writing the songs that have made his charismatic father famous. But in a nation on the verge of social upheaval, with the rising heat from the street guiding his pen, Marty finds himself at odds with his spiritually forceful father as he strives to create a masterpiece that will change America—no matter the cost. A funny, fiery, one-of-a-kind show, The Total Bent is about the passions that divide a father and son as they make their music and make their choice between salvation and selling out.The production will feature scenic design by Andrew Lieberman, costume design by Gabriel Berry, lighting design by Thom Weaver and sound design by Obadiah Eaves and Sten Severson. The Total Bent is scheduled to run through June 12. Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016 Related Showscenter_img The Total Bent Heidi Rodewald & Stew(Photo: Sabine Scheckel) Ato Blankson-Woodlast_img read more

December 15, 2002 News and Notes

first_img News and Notes Charles A. Mancuso of Thomas and Pearl, P.A. in Ft. Lauderdale, was elected as international president for the Delta Chi Fraternity. Holly R. Skolnick, a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig LLP, in Miami, has received “The Friend of the Center” award from the Center for Ethics and Public Service at the University of Miami School of Law. Mark R. Eiglarsh of Robbins, Tunkey, Ross, Amsel, Raben, Waxman & Eiglarsh, P.A., in Miami, recently presented “Rainmaking 101,” sponsored by the Dade County Bar Young Lawyers Section, in Miami. Debra B. Ansbro of Gronek & Latham, LLP, in Orlando, was presented with the 2002 Downtown Orlando Woman of the Year Award by the Women’s Executive Council during WEC’s 32nd Annual Women’s Achievement Awards. Theodore J. Leopold of Ricci, Leopold, Farmer, and McAfee, in West Palm Beach, was a featured speaker at the “Called-to-the-Bar” program, introduced by the Cumberland School of Law. He spoke to students about what it really means to be a practicing lawyer and lectured on “Experts and Other Evidentiary Related Matters.” Christine D. Hanley of Christine D. Hanley & Associates, P.A., in West Palm Beach, recently presented at the Employment Law Update in Florida Seminar in West Palm Beach, sponsored by Sterling Education Services, LLP. Michael Andrew Haggard of Haggard, Parks, Haggard and Bologna, P.A., in Coral Gables, recently served as chair of the 2002 Auto Negligence Seminar hosted by the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, and held at both the Tampa Airport Marriott and the Renaissance Ft. Lauderdale Hotel. He also served as an expert guest speaker at a seminar focusing on “Litigating Premises Liability and Negligent Security Cases in Florida,” at the Ft. Lauderdale Sheraton Hotel. Rhea F. Law, president and CEO of Fowler White Boggs Banker, received the Florida Volunteer of the Year Award at the Southern Economic Development Coun-cil’s (SEDC) annual conference in Birmingham. Hannah B. Shear and Nancy Luria Cohen, principals of Synergie, LLC, in Miami, recently presented “Conflict Resolution Within Organizations” at the annual Florida Dispute Resolution Center Conference for Mediators and Arbitrators in Orlando. Laurel Myerson Isicoff, a shareholder at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A., in Miami, recently led a workshop on “Lease Transfers in Bankruptcy” at the International Council of Shopping Centers Law Conference. Roy Harris of Broad and Cassel, in Orlando, spoke at the National UCG HIPAA conference in Atlanta on “Keeping Your Business Associates in Line.” George S. LeMieux, a shareholder with Gunster Yoakley in Ft. Lauderdale, has been named to Attorney General-elect Charlie Crist’s transition team. Albert E. Dotson, Jr., of Bilzin Sumberg Dunn Baena Price & Axelrod, has received the March of Dimes’ 2002 Building Our Community Award, in the category of real estate law. Michael L. Ferguson of McDonald, Fleming, Moorhead, Ferguson, Green and Smith, LLP, in Pensacola, has been elected a trustee of the University of Florida College of Law Association. Lauren Y. Detzel of Dean, Mead, Spiel-vogel & Goldman, in Merritt Island, spoke recently at The Florida Bar Probate Team Seminar regarding the current developments of federal estate taxes. David Pratt of David Pratt and Associates, P.A., in Boca Raton, has become a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Heather Gatley, a partner with Steel Hector & Davis, LLP, in Miami, has been appointed to the board of governors for the Human Resource Association of Broward County, and will serve as legislative chair. Mike Segal, Edward Hopkins, and Gabriel Imperato of Broad and Cassel, spoke recently at the Second Annual Compliance Summit in Ft. Lauderdale. William J. Cea of Becker and Poliakoff, P.A., in Ft. Lauderdale, recently spoke at a one-day seminar in Ft. Lauderdale, entitled “What You Need to Know About Public Records and Open Meetings in Florida.” His presentation was on the topic of “Government Procurement.” Ted Taub of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, in Tampa, recently delivered a paper on “Eminent Domain’s Role in Redevelopment: The Evolution of the Public Purpose Doctrine” to the annual meeting of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, in Beverly Hills, California. He also addressed the annual ALI-ABA Land Use Institute on several topics including: “The Ethical Land Use Lawyer: A Government Lawyer’s Perspective.” Elliot Wilcox with the Office of the State Attorney, Ninth Judicial Circuit, presented “Restitution and Violation of Probation Hearings,” at the Flo-rida Prosecuting Attorneys Association’s “Prosecution 101” program in Orlando. Jim Runyon, a sole practitioner in St. Petersburg, has been recognized as Flor-ida’s Child Advocate of the Year for his more than 150 hours of pro bono representation of children in the Sixth Judicial Circuit’s Guardian Ad Litem program. Martin B. Kofsky of Kirkpatrick & Lock-hart, in Miami, has been re-elected to the board of the Dade Association of Health Underwriters, which focuses on improving the state’s healthcare system. Howard D. Rosen of Donlevy-Rosen & Ro-sen, in Coral Gables, recently presented “The Malpractice Crisis: How to Protect Yourself” to the medical staff of Baptist Health Systems in Miami-Dade County. Jason M. Murray, a shareholder for Carlton Fields, in Miami, recently authored a chapter in the new edition of Covenant Against Competition in Franchise Agreements, a book that offers a state-by-state survey of the interpretation and enforcement of franchise-related law. Patricia Donlevy-Rosen, of Donlevy-Rosen & Rosen, in Coral Gables, recently presented “Asset Protection Planning” for the Federal Tax Institute of the Florida Institute of CPAs in Orlando. Peter A. Quinter, a shareholder with Becker and Poliakoff, P.A., recently spoke at the Space Coast World Trade Council’s 6th Annual Regulatory Review, in Cocoa Beach. His presentation included the topic “Customs Compliance–Year in Review.” He also spoke at the TOC2002 Americas Conference, in Miami, on the panel discussion of “Maritime Trade, Port and Terminal Security.” Louise B. Zeuli of Louise B. Zeuli, P.A., in Maitland, recently presented “The Legal Implications of Parish Nursing” at Florida hospital, Sunbelt Systems, where she spoke about the unique dilemmas facing parish nurses of different faiths. Bruce Blitman of Ft. Lauderdale, presented “How to Market Your Mediation Practice and Build Client Relationships Under the Ethical Rules and Standards for Mediators and Lawyers” at Tabas Mediation Group, Inc.’s educational seminar in Boca Raton. Calvin J. Allen of Key West, has been selected to serve as an intermittent tax advisor by the U.S. Department of Treasury, and will be responsible for the delivery of technical assistance in the promotion and implementation of national tax policy for emerging market governments around the world. John J. Fumero, South Florida Water Management District general counsel, was invited to serve on the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s newly formed Palm Beach County Grant Advisory Committee. Lynn E. Wagner, president of Litigation Alternatives, Inc., in Winter Park, completed an employment arbitrator training program sponsored by the Alliance for Education in Dispute Resolution/Georgia State University. December 15, 2002 News & Notes December 15, 2002 News and Noteslast_img read more

Some Choices Matter: A national branding campaign experiment

first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I’ve heard a number of people in the past few weeks talk about the need for a national branding campaign for credit unions.I can see both sides of the argument. Many such campaigns fail. They cost a ton.  And free riders benefit from the effort, without donating any sweat equity into the campaign.I’ll say this, though. Many of the best movements weren’t orchestrated. They simply sprang up when the time was right.So here’s today’s experiment. There are roughly 1,700 people that read this blog. I’ll ask each of you a favor. Watch this video.If you agree with the video, do me another favor. Post it to your Facebook page. Tweet it. If there are other social media channels that you use, share it through them. continue reading »last_img read more

Members are not just a number

first_img continue reading » At Pelican State Credit Union in Baton Rouge, La., members in need of loans are more than credit scores. They’re separate stories.“When we review the credit report, we ask a ton of questions,” Jessica Oliver, director of financial outreach at the $311 million asset credit union, tells the CUNA News Podcast. “We want to make sure the member’s story matches what we’re seeing in print.”Often, members who have blemishes on their credit report will say they’ve had a family emergency, a death in the family, a job loss, or another life event that caused them to fall behind on paying their bills, she says. 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Garnar addresses 44th COVID-19 death, protests, Rec Park fire

first_imgIn total, 559 cases of the virus have been reported since the outbreak began in Broome County. (WBNG) — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar announced the 44th death from COVID-19 at his June 1 news conference. The victim was a Willow Point Nursing Home Resident and a man in his 70s. Garnar says he is concerned after around 1,000 people showed up in Binghamton to protest against the death of George Floyd. Reopening criteria and protests: Coronavirus numbers: In total, Garnar says 44 Willow Point residents have tested positive for the virus. The county executive says its important people continue to wear their masks, remain socially distant and wash their hands. He says he supports the message of the protest but worries if it will result in a spike of coronavirus cases in the county. Broome County June 1 coronavirus update:center_img Binghamton Mayor Rich David and District Attorney Michael A. Korchak denounced the arsonists early Monday. 392 people have recovered from the virus in the county. Throughout Broome County, there are 123 active cases of the coronavirus. Recreation Park Fire Additionally, Garnar says he was upset over the Our Space Playground being destroyed by arson early Monday morning following a night of peaceful protests. The county executive says it was an “incredibly difficult 24 hours” since the fire destroyed the playground. Garnar says the Southern Tier continues to meet reopening criteria after phase two started on May 29. Garnar says he has hope the community will come together to help rebuild the park.last_img read more

Tim Henman believes Andy Murray is still driven to fight injury problems | Tennis News

first_imgHenman ranks that moment as his highlight of the last 11 years of the event being in London.“It is the end of an era of the ATP Finals at the O2,” he said. “(Roger) Federer has won a couple of times, Djokovic has won four in a row, there has been some amazing ends to the year.“For me Murray winning in 2016, he had been on such a hot streak, for it to go down to the final match of the year, playing against one of his biggest rivals in Djokovic, the final match to decide not only the champion but also the end of year number one.“For Andy to win that in front of his home crowd was special.” Andy Murray cut short the 2020 season and instead is prioritising his preparation for next year Andy Murray cut short the 2020 season and instead is prioritising his preparation for next year
Andy Murray cut short the 2020 season and instead is prioritising his preparation for next year