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All Blacks great Dan Carter retires

first_img“I took a few months to chew it over. The more time I spent with my family, the more I realised that I’ve clocked off. Now is the time to commit to that decision. I’ve got three young kids — seven, five and two — with a fourth on the way. It’s about time I started pulling my weight around the house!”Since Carter has broken the news that his playing days are over tributes have poured in from all over the rugby world, with many hailing him the greatest of all time. Simply put, the Greatest of All Time.I watched him from the stands twice, and both times I was giddy with the sheer privilege I’d forever be able to say I saw *Dan Carter* play.Nobody else has ever done that for me. Perhaps nobody ever will. The best there’s ever been. https://t.co/vZmN41JFBr— Squidge Rugby (@SquidgeRugby) February 20, 2021 All Blacks great Dan Carter retiresDan Carter has announced his retirement from professional rugby – and tributes have been pouring in on social media.The former New Zealand fly-half earned 112 caps during his 12-year international career and was part of the All Blacks’ World Cup-winning squads of 2011 and 2015. He also played an integral role in the All Blacks’ series win over the British & Irish Lions in 2005.The 38-year-old is the top point-scorer in international rugby, with 1,598 points in Test matches, and he has won titles at domestic level with the Crusaders, Perpignan and Racing 92.Carter had been playing for the Kobelco Steelers in Japan but the Covid-19 pandemic brought that stint to a premature end last year and he has now decided to retire from professional rugby.“I felt like I could have played there into my 40s,” Carter told The Daily Mail. “I came back to New Zealand because of Covid and that put everything into perspective. I needed to be all in but I just didn’t have that drive any more. IMHO @DanCarter is the greatest player lace up a pair of boots. Had it all. played with panache and style. His ‘weaknesses’ were better than most players’ best strengths. Often the scourge of the @springboks but never anything but humble and graceful. Rugby genius. @AllBlacks— Craig Ray (@craigray11) February 20, 2021Let us know your favourite memories of Dan Carter and whether you think he is rugby’s ‘GOAT’ by emailing [email protected] Dan Carter with the Webb Ellis Cup in 2015 (Getty Images) TAGS: Highlight Tributes pour in for the World Cup-winning fly-half as he announces his pro playing days are overcenter_img Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Congrats mate on an amazing career. Was a huge honour to play against u as many times a I did. Was less of an honour to lose that many times as well Congrats again, enjoy retirement, well earned — Matt Giteau (@giteau_rugby) February 20, 2021 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Incredible servant to the game @DanCarter , one of the greatest. Enjoy retirement fella @AllBlacks https://t.co/JKSAtWjnZD— Rocky Clark MBE (@RockyClark_1) February 20, 2021 Watching the world’s best fly halves over 50+ years since I gave up trying to be a fourth-rate one myself, one wondrous performance stands above the rest: Dan Carter @AllBlacks against @lionsofficial The Cake Tin 2005. Regrettably, I didn’t see Barry John mesmerise NZ in 1971. https://t.co/X5s2xquAOF— Peter Jackson (@JackoRugby) February 20, 2021last_img read more

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Apopka Prayer Breakfast Features Alveda King

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Alveada King will speak in Apopka on Saturday morning at the Unity Through Prayers breakfast event.The prayer breakfast is part of a two-day celebration of Black History Month hosted by Congress of Racial Equality.  The theme of the celebration is All Lives Matter.The celebration brings together a coalition of civil rights groups, conservative leaders, pro-life advocates, and fellow Christians in Jacksonville and in Orlando to promote the banner of unity among all races and ethnicities and to focus on equality of all human lives while praying for elimination of all social, ethnic, economic, and denominational biases.The two day celebration will feature Reverend Dr. Alveda King, a niece of Martin Luther King, as the keynote speaker. Alveda Celeste King is a Director of African American Outreach with Priests for Life, a NAACP member, an American civil rights activist, a Christian minister, a pro-life activist, a conservative, and an author.Featured guests include Niger Innis and Thuy Lowe of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in all three events.The celebration kicks-off on Friday, February 12th with an appearance by Dr. Alveda King in Jacksonville for the Celebrate Life event. The Celebrate Life Event will begin at 6:30pm and end at 8:00pm. It will be preceded by a VIP reception starting at 5:30pm and will be at the Salem Center, located at 7235 Bonneval Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256.On Saturday, February 13, 2016, an Unity Through Prayers breakfast will be in the Orlando area and will include State Representative Mike Hill. Event venue is at the Apopka Community Center at 519 So. Central Ave., Apopka, FL 32703.The celebration will conclude with a brief history of the civil rights movement during the 60’s in a Mock Debate between two actors playing Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X with Ms. Alveda King as the moderator. The event will begin at 6PM and continue till 9PM at the University of Central Florida-Pegasus Ballroom in the Student Union.More information about the Apopka Prayer Breakfast can be found HERE.Tickets for the Apopka Prayer Breakfast can be purchased HERE.RSVP for these events by no later than Wednesday, February 10th. Email inquiries to [email protected] or call Thuy Lowe at 407-619-4373 for more details on sponsorship and ticket information. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Previous articleThe Errol Shooting – Part TwoNext articleApopka HOAs Get Organized Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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EPA Taking More Time to Respond to SRE Ruling

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News EPA Taking More Time to Respond to SRE Ruling The EPA is taking more time to reply to a federal court ruling against small refinery exemptions (SREs).On Friday, the EPA filed an extension to the Justice Department to grant the agency an additional 15 days to respond to the ruling.The request pushes the deadline to March 24, according to Politico. The Trump administration now plans to appeal the ruling that struck down three waivers granted back in January.The ruling could significantly narrow the scope of allowed waivers. An appeal would be upsetting to ethanol and corn groups.An effort to sway the White House to appeal the rule, led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx), is seen as a “misinformation campaign,” according to Growth Energy.In a joint statement by farm groups and Growth Energy, they say that President Trump needs to recognize Cruz “doesn’t care about this administration or families across the heartland who are counting on the White House to keep its promises.” By NAFB News Service – Mar 9, 2020 EPA Taking More Time to Respond to SRE Ruling Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleNMPF: Lactose-Free Milk is Growing Faster Than Plant-BasedNext articleHoward County Farmers Receive National Soil Health Recognition NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

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EpiEndo Pharmaceuticals Appoints Maria Bech as New Chief Executive Officer to Support Move into…

first_img EpiEndo Pharmaceuticals Appoints Maria Bech as New Chief Executive Officer to Support Move into Clinical Development Previous articleBaylor back from pause, resumes bid for undefeated seasonNext articleAbilene Christian defeats Sam Houston St. 86-72 Digital AIM Web Support Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Facebook Pinterest Twitter TAGS  center_img Local NewsBusiness Pinterest WhatsApp REYKJAVIK, Iceland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– The Board of EpiEndo Pharmaceuticals is pleased to announce the appointment of Maria Bech, MSc as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Company, effective immediately. EpiEndo Pharmaceuticals is a privately held biopharmaceutical company currently developing a next-generation therapeutic platform for the treatment of inflammatory disorders through addressing underlying causal pathways of disease. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005655/en/ Maria Bech, CEO, EpiEndo Pharmaceuticals (Photo: Business Wire) Ms Bech, who succeeds Dr Fredrik Lehmann as CEO, is a seasoned pharmaceutical industry executive with over 25 years’ experience in a range of senior executive and board-level positions. Prof Clive Page OBE, Chairman of the Board of EpiEndo Pharma welcomed the appointment: “I am delighted to welcome Maria into this new role as CEO. I would also like to thank Fredrik for his invaluable leadership and dedicated service to the Company during its pre-clinical phase which has brought us to this inflection point in EpiEndo’s history. We look forward to working closely with Maria, whose broad management experience from within big pharma as well as high growth biotech companies, and deep expertise in clinical development will be huge assets for EpiEndo as our development moves into the clinic.” New CEO Maria Bech commented “I am thrilled to be taking on this role at EpiEndo, joining a really experienced team and advisory board at this exciting time as we start to explore the opportunities for our unique non-antibiotic macrolide drug platform in clinical use. I’m honoured to be leading the advancement of the company’s innovative drug science into this next phase of clinical development. I believe that our approach has potential for real disease-modifying benefit, and we look forward to exploring how our highly differentiated approach of epithelial barrier integrity enhancement can be advanced for a range of indications.” Ms Bech who transitions into the role, had previously been engaged to supervise the EpiEndo’s clinical development strategy and preparation of the Company’s first in man study. She formerly held the position of Chief Scientific Officer at Smartfish AS and before that was VP of Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs and previously Director Clinical Operations and Principal Project Manager at Karo Bio AB. Prior to that she served in a variety of clinical study leadership and project management roles for over 13 years with AstraZeneca and Pharmacia & Upjohn. She also continues to serve on the Board of Directors of Iconovo AB, Paxman AB, EQL Pharma AB and Neuronano AB. Ms Bech holds an MSc in Molecular Biology from Lund University and has worked in several therapeutic areas including metabolic disease, CNS, oncology, pediatrics, endocrinology, and nutrition. ### About EpiEndo Pharmaceuticals ( www.epiendo.com ) EpiEndo is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a unique approach to inflammatory disorders through focusing on enhancement of epithelial barrier integrity as a causal pathophysiological factor underlying the etiology of a number of major diseases. Epithelial cells are a key component of the barrier that makes up human skin and lung tissue, as well as the intestinal tract and genitalia. Comprise of the integrity of this barrier is implicated in the progression and non-resolution of inflammation. EpiEndo is developing a proprietary portfolio of orally available macrolide drug candidates with promise as first-in-class disease-modifying therapeutics, to address the huge global burden of chronic respiratory diseases and other significant unmet medical needs. EpiEndo’s lead drug candidate, EP395, aims to be the first on-market oral, disease modifying, non-antibiotic, barrier strengthening and anti-inflammatory macrolide for COPD. For more information, please visit www.epiendo.com Forward-Looking Statements This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements concerning the financial condition, results of operations and businesses of the Company. All statements other than statements of historical fact are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements of future expectations that are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance, or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in these statements. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this section. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this presentation. The information in this presentation is subject to updating, completion, revision, further verification, and amendment without notice and the Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or other information. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005655/en/ CONTACT: Maria Bech CEO E-mail:[email protected] Levinger Head of BD&L & IR E-mail:[email protected] Tel: [+44] 208 133 8664 KEYWORD: ICELAND EUROPE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH CLINICAL TRIALS RESEARCH PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY SOURCE: EpiEndo Pharmaceuticals Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 09:23 AM/DISC: 02/24/2021 09:23 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005655/en WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

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708 more births than deaths in Donegal in 2018

first_imgHomepage BannerNews 708 more births than deaths in Donegal in 2018 Previous articleOllie Horgan: Defensively we were disappointingNext articleGovernment not prioritising vulnerable farming sectors – McConalogue News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Facebook Twitter Twittercenter_img Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp There were 708 more births than deaths in Donegal in 2018 according to figures published by the Central Statistics Office.The birth rate in the county was just below the national average, the death rate was slightly above.There were 1,892 births registered in Donegal in 2018, 938 of them boys and 954 of them girls. That’s a birth rate of 11.6 per 1,000 in the population, compared to a national rate of 12.6.There were 1,184 deaths registered in the county during the year, 588 of them males and 596 of them females. That’s a death rate of 7.3 per 1,000 in the population, compared to a national rate of 6.4.Of those deaths, 14 were classed as suicide, 12 of them male and two female. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – June 1, 2019 Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

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Brundidge plans grant to upgrade water lines

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Published 9:09 pm Wednesday, May 22, 2019 However, the maximum grant request is $350,000 so Thomas said the council will have to make a decision as to what the priorities will be for inclusion in the grant application.The council also considered the bids received  for moving powerlines in Caldwell Subdivision.Thomas said the powerlines that are located off Johnson Street are in a heavily wooded area and are difficult to service. Only two bids were received for moving the lines. Petty Line Construction bid was $105,937.06 and Kings Table Powerline Service, Inc. was $59,186. Margaret Ross, District 3 councilmember, said the powerlines are in her district and the lines have caused the residents great inconvenience over the years.“I am certainly in favor of resolving this problem,” she said.The council voted to accept the low bid. That bid does not include the cost of materials. If the city purchases the materials, the total cost of the project is  estimated at $80,000.Spentresia Fenn addressed the council and requested permission to host movie nights on the grounds of Brundidge City Hall during the month of June.Fenn said she would supply an inflatable screen and a public-address system. The first movie would be kid-friendly and the response will determine future showings.The council voted in favor of Fenn’s request.Concern was expressed by those in attendance about vehicles speeding through the downtown area. A greater police presence was suggested as a way to curb the problem.Councilman Byron Gaynor said he would like for the police officers to patrol the downtown area frequently as well as the neighborhoods.“I want those patrol cars to be moving, not stopped,” he said.Mayor Isabell Boyd informed the council that she received notification from the Alabama Historical Commission that the Old Brundidge City Cemetery has been added to the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register.Boyd said the register is a prestigious listing of historic cemeteries in Alabama and features 832 cemeteries statewide. There are now 13 cemeteries in Pike County listed.Boyd also encouraged the council members and those in attendance to plan to attend the “Making Alabama: A Bicentennial  Traveling Exhibit,” June 10-21. The exhibit will be hosted by the City of Troy at the Pike County High School Arts Center Building. The exhibit will be open from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and from 4 until 7 p.m. week days.  Reservations may be made for groups at other times. For more information or to make reservations, call Brundidge City Hall at 334-735-2385.The Brundidge City Council meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Brundidge City Hall. The meetings are open to the public. You Might Like Rex, Kimber on schedule, open in June After months of construction and development, Kimber Manufacturing and Rex Lumber are both set to open some time in June…. read more The list includes designated residential structures on Hardshell and Galloway roads, 6th and 7th avenues, Shipman Circle and Oak, East Troy and North Main streets. Non-residential structures on the list include the former Hudson building, a service station on Veterans Blvd. and a business on Highway 231.Thomas said those structures are only a sampling of 39 or 40 structures that could qualify.Thomas said the demolition of the structures identified in the grant application and the cleanup work would be done without cost to the property owners. However, if the grant is not awarded, the city could enforce the city code related to dilapidated or abandoned structures which allow liens to be placed on the property and the owners bearing the responsibility for bringing the property up to code.Following the public hearing, the council voted to apply for the combination grant  for the removal of blight throughout the city and the upgrades of the waterlines on the designated streets. Email the author Brundidge plans grant to upgrade water lines Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Articlecenter_img Thomas said the water line upgrades on the specified streets would complete the waterline upgrades citywide.The upgrades to the water lines on Oak Street would be $118,828 and on Ramage Street, $102,705 for a total of $356,872. The city’s grant match would be 10 percent.Thomas said the city has compiled a list of structures that would be top priority for demolition if the grant application were approved. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen The Brundidge City Council held a public hearing prior to its Tuesday meeting to allow public input into the city’s 2019 Community Development Block Grant application.Ashton Hutchinson, grant coordinator, said the city is  considering a combination grant that would fund the upgrade of four-inch water lines to six-inch lines on Oak, Ramage and Lee streets and also provide funds for the demolition of blight within the city, including residential and commercial structures.Britt Thomas, city manager, said the larger water lines are needed to improve residential water pressure. The increased water pressure will also increase the pressure of water needed for fighting fires in those areas. 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Former leading independent estate agent dies

first_imgJohn Metcalf, who during his 50-year career as an estate agent became one of the leading lights within the  North West of England, has died aged 85.Born in 1935 in Blackpool and one of six children, he set up Metcalf’s Estate Agents & Auctioneers in 1963 and soon had a thriving business, moving to larger premises in 1995.Metcalf’s was best known for its success with composite property auctions  at which  both residential and commercial property are sold together.John retired during the early noughties and his former business partner Hamze Ballout carried on running hte business until it was snapped up in 2010 by a group of local businessmen.They then opened a second office in Preston and re-launched the business as a ‘modern high street estate agency modelled on London agencies’, eschewing window displays.CharismaticJohn, who was one of the most charismatic estate agent figures on the Fylde coast, was also involved in politics for many years including as a councillor at city and county level.“Throughout his life, he was always involved in his local church and was a dedicated member of the Knights of St Columba,” his family told local media.“Above all, John was very much a family man and enjoyed walking, reading, and singing.”What happened to his residential business after he retired is less certain – the company behind its estate agency was dissolved last year, Company House records show, and its website is no longer live. The Metcalf’s Estate Agents Facbook page hasn’t been updated since September 2019, and it does not list properties on the portals.Read more about Blackpool.John Metcalf Blackpool October 5, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Former leading independent estate agent dies previous nextAgencies & PeopleFormer leading independent estate agent diesCharismatic businessman John Metcalf established an agency that dominated the Fylde Coast property market for many decades.Nigel Lewis5th October 20200847 Viewslast_img read more

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Press release: Young people most at risk in a flood, warns Environment Agency & British Red Cross

first_imgThe British Red Cross wants to create a national network of 10,000 community reserve volunteers who can be called upon to help in a crisis. Over 5,000 people have already signed up to the scheme so far.To be a community reserve volunteer you don’t need specialist skills to make a difference and simple acts of kindness can make big difference. Any necessary training will be given at the scene of the crisis and you can confirm your availability when you are contacted.With these two initiatives the Environment Agency and the Red Cross want to see younger people not only better prepared for flooding but also more actively involved in supporting the community in times of need.The Environment Agency is spending more than £2.6 billion to build flood schemes around the country as part of its current programme, which will better protect 300,000 homes by 2021. Young people most at risk in a flood, warns Environment Agency & British Red Cross The Environment Agency has today launched its Flood Action Campaign, partnering with the Red Cross, to encourage young people to learn how to Prepare Act Survive in a flood to reduce the impacts of damage, and to join a new national network of Community Reserve Volunteers to help their communities if disaster strikes.Caroline Douglass, Director of Incident Management & Resilience at the Environment Agency said: 18-34s least aware of dangers of flooding in their area More than half of 18-34s would not know what to do in an emergency Mental health impacts of flooding can last for two years or more The terrible impacts of flooding can last long after the flood waters have receded. But simple actions can lessen the damage to your home, protect your wellbeing and help you recover more quickly. Our flood defences protect thousands of homes around the country but we can never entirely eliminate the risk of flooding, which is why it’s crucial to know how to protect yourself when it hits. Being flooded turned our world upside down for a whole year. The community came together in an amazing way during the recovery process but the stress and worry in the months that followed was devastating. It was difficult to unpack the trauma and took several months of counselling – suffering physical and emotional symptoms of post-traumatic stress. I can’t underline how important it is to be prepared and to know what to do when flooding hits. Simple actions can make a huge difference and could save you months of trying to gather your life and home back together. Simon Lewis, Head of Emergency Response at the British Red Cross, said: #JustOneThingThe Environment Agency and British Red Cross are urging young people to learn how to protect themselves and help their communities when flooding hits after research shows a lack of knowledge is putting them at risk.According to Environment Agency research, 18-34 year olds are least likely to know if the area where they live is at risk of flooding and least likely to know how to protect their homes and possessions. Less than half (48%) of under 35s would know what to do if a flood warning was issued.This week, the government published new climate change projections which show that sea levels are set to rise over this century and more frequent, extreme weather requires urgent action. This means that knowing your flood risk and understanding what action to take in a flood is more important than ever.5.2 million homes and businesses in England are at risk of flooding and the average cost of flood damage to a home is £30,000 but the devastating consequences can go beyond the material. Those who experience flooding in their own home are also at high risk of suffering from negative mental health impacts which can last for years after flooding has hit. The most recent Public Health England research shows that over a third of people who were flooded in 2014 suffered with depression, anxiety or PTSD and nearly a quarter of people were still experiencing these negative mental health impacts two years later.In December 2015, Storm Desmond struck North West England and caused extensive flooding, leaving 45,000 homes without power. Thousands of properties in Cumbria were flooded including a church in Kendal where local resident, Jonny Gios still works. He said: We respond to an emergency every four hours in the UK, from major fires to devastating floods. Flooding can have a catastrophic impact on homes and communities, causing untold damage to the things and the people we treasure most. That’s why it’s vital we all know what to do, and how to help, to lessen the impact and help communities rebuild and recover faster. Sadly we cannot always stop things like this from happening, but by becoming a community reserve volunteer, young people across the UK could help make a difference should the worst happen.last_img read more

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News story: jHub: what we do

first_imgWe fund and accelerate their pilotsIf there is a good balance between user need, technological feasibility and business viability, then our target time to pilot is 30 working days.The length of the pilot is determined by the user and supplier; the critical component is that the partnership is agile.We take successful pilots to the UKStratCom Innovation Board for decisions on prioritisation and fundingWe have privileged access to the UKStratCom Innovation Board, chaired by Commander UKStratCom. For successful pilots, we ask the board to make significant delivery and funding decisionsThe board meets every 3 months but can be activated out of session as required. Ultimately, an innovation will be judged a success when it delivers capability into the hands of users. artificial intelligence autonomy data analytics simulation behavioural sciences blockchain This introductory video explains how the jHub model works to successfully deliver capability into the hands of the military user at pace.jHub Defence InnovationWe connect world class technology and talent to military usersWe look for market ready or near market technology. We don’t conduct scientific and technical research. We are specifically interested in building ‘MilTech’, this is cutting edge digital technology that can be adapted for military use.Our 6 focus areas are:last_img read more

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Around the Schools: Harvard Graduate School of Education

first_imgA group of students at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) will give the gift of literacy this holiday season while on a service-learning trip to Caluco, El Salvador.The students recently created the Learning Through Libraries project to battle illiteracy in the developing world. They will travel with a Harvard administrator to El Salvador next month to create libraries for three rural communities, providing them with books, painting murals on walls, and training local educators how to best use their newly acquired materials and resources.Through partnerships with several Cambridge organizations and businesses, as well as the Amigos School in Cambridge, the HGSE students collected more than $5,000 and plan to distribute close to 1,500 books.Additionally, the students have collaborated with a number of nongovernmental organizations in El Salvador that will assist in the training and teaching efforts, and help to develop oral history and photography projects.“We all wanted to get involved in service and literacy, and then it all came together and just kept building,” said Debra Gittler, HGSE ’10, a founder of the project. “Every time we think we are done, something else ends up happening. It’s so exciting.”— Colleen Walshlast_img read more

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