TAG NEW MEDIA Recognized for Two Prestigious Interactive Media Awards

first_imgThe Horizon Interactive Awards, a leading international interactive media awards competition, announced the 2004 award winners. The annual competition recognizes excellence in interactive media production among firms, individuals and in-house multi-media departments.Tag New Media was recognized for their excellence in interactive media production with two Silver awards in the Flash™ Category for their latest Rossignol microsites. The microsites for Rossignol’s new Zenith skis and Soft®Light boots can be viewed at www.rossignol.com(link is external).Tag New Media (TNM) is a Web design and development studio based in Burlington, Vermont. Since 1996, TNM has focused on delivering value to their clients through thoughtfully conceived and appropriate interactive design and technology solutions – solutions that address core business objectives.”Once again, Tag New Media has done outstanding work for our brand on a global level. Though being honored by the Horizon Interactive Award for our Zenith and our Soft®Light minisites is wonderful, more importantly,” said Jeanne-Marie Gand, V.P. Communications & Advertising at Rossignol, “we feel that those minisites are actually delivering informed consumers to the stores who will be positively influenced to buy our products.”last_img read more

Christopher Barbieri to be honored as Boy Scouts’ Distinguished Citizen of the Year

first_imgRegistration closes todayDistinguished CitizenAward DinnerOctober 7, 2008ChristopherBarbieriGreen Mountain CouncilBoy Scouts of Americawww.scoutingvermont.org(link is external)To attend: Call 802-244-5189The Distinguished Citizen AwardThe Boy Scouts of America has beenfostering the values of citizenship andleadership in Americas youth since1910. In those years, more than 110million young men and women havecounted themselves as Scoutingalumni.There is no better way to foster positivevalues and to highlight the traits thatAmerica stands for then by having positiveand active role models to copy.The Green Mountain Council, BoyScouts of America recognizes and appreciatesthe service, leadership and visionof Christopher Barbieri. The youthof Vermont have a great role model tolook up to in Chris Barbieri.The Green Mountain Council is honoredand proud to present the DistinguishedCitizen Award to ChristopherBarbieri.last_img read more

Tapping Wind and Natural Gas, New Regional Grid Expansion for Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin Is Complete

first_imgTapping Wind and Natural Gas, New Regional Grid Expansion for Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin Is Complete FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Associated Press:Xcel Energy and Otter Tail Power say they’ve completed a 70-mile power line in South Dakota that’s the last piece of a major expansion of the upper Midwest power grid called CapX2020.The new 345-kilovolt line connects a new substation near Big Stone City with an existing substation in Brookings in eastern South Dakota.In the announcement Wednesday, the Minnesota-based utilities say eight wind projects and a natural gas power plant are waiting to connect to the line.CapX2020 is an initiative of 11 utilities in Minnesota, the Dakotas and Wisconsin to expand and upgrade the regional power grid to handle the increasing supply of wind and solar power. It includes 800 miles of transmission lines altogether, representing a $2 billion investment.Utilities Finish Last Piece of CapX2020 Power Grid Expansionlast_img read more

Salmonella found in Georgia peanut butter plant

first_img Tauxe said a second case-control study looking into a wider array of products will be conducted over the next few weeks, and preliminary results are expected next week. “This appears to be an ingredient-driven outbreak,” said Robert Tauxe, MD, MPH, deputy director of the CDC’s Division of Foodborne, Bacterial, and Mycotic Diseases. He said the first case-control studies suggested that about two thirds of the patients consumed peanut butter, but not national retail brands. Infection from the outbreak strain may have played a role in five deaths, he said. The last illness onset date was Dec 31, which indicates that the outbreak is ongoing. Investigators have determined that the source of the outbreak strain, Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium, might be bulk peanut butter from the Peanut Corporation of America’s (PCA’s) plant in Blakely, Ga. Jan 16, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Federal officials today said investigators have found Salmonella in the Blakely, Ga., plant that has been implicated in a multistate outbreak, though testing hasn’t yet revealed if it is the same subtype and if it genetically matches the outbreak strain. FDA background on Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak So far, the only pathogen that matches the outbreak strain was found in an open 5-lb container of peanut butter at a Minnesota nursing home. The peanut butter was produced by PCA and distributed by King Nut Company. However, the fact that the peanut butter tub was open means cross-contamination could have occurred. Experts from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also told reporters that the probe into the potentially contaminated peanut butter is also focusing on other products such as cookies, crackers, and ice creams that might contain tainted peanut butter or peanut paste. Tauxe said so far 453 cases from 43 states have been linked to the outbreak. One of the patients is from Canada. For patients with available information, 22% were hospitalized.center_img Sundlof and Tauxe said until more information is known about possible contamination in other peanut butter food items, federal agencies aren’t yet advising consumers to avoid specific products. See also: The company has 85 direct accounts, some of which are distributors and some of which are food manufacturers, Sundlof said, adding that the FDA is exploring the distribution chain for the products. Stephen Sundlof, DVM, director of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, said despite the lack of a definitive link, investigators are focusing on the peanut butter connection. He urged food manufacturers to check their supply chains and determine if any of their peanut butter or peanut paste ingredients came from PCA. Sundlof said companies that used any of PCA’s recalled peanut butter should follow the lead of Kellogg Company and remove their products from distribution. On Jan 14, Kellogg placed a product hold on its Austin and Keebler peanut butter cracker varieties and urged consumers to avoid eating the products and asked stores to pull the products from shelves. CDC Salmonella update Jan 15 CIDRAP News story “Kellogg pulls peanut butter crackers as Salmonella probe widens”last_img read more

NEWS SCAN: Avian and seasonal flu, Salmonella outbreak, flu-related pneumonia, E coli

first_imgFeb 6, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Today we are launching a new daily News Scan to help our readers keep up with the full range of current and noteworthy developments in emerging infectious diseases, biosecurity, foodborne diseases, influenza, other public health threats, and relevant policy issues. To create this feature, our CIDRAP science staff and editorial team will carefully cull the day’s most significant stories from a wide variety of reputable sources and distill them into short summaries with links to the original sources. While adding this new service, we will continue to explore significant news developments with our own, more detailed staff-written stories.Avian flu closes Hong Kong bird parkAfter a dead heron tested positive for an H5 avian influenza virus, officials in Hong Kong closed the Mai Po bird sanctuary in the northwestern part of the region for 3 weeks as a precautionary measure, according to a report today from Agence France-Presse (AFP). Further tests are under way to determine if the virus is the deadly H5N1 strain.H5N1 hits another Vietnam provinceAgriculture officials in Vietnam today reported an H5N1 outbreak in another province, Nghe An, in the central part of the country. The disease struck 200 ducks at a local farm. Earlier this week authorities confirmed H5N1 outbreaks in two other provinces, Ca Mau and Soc Trang, both in southern Vietnam.[Feb 6 Xinhua story]More support for bacterial role in 1918 pandemicResearchers compared the time course of illness in patients who died of influenza-related pneumonia during the 1918 pandemic with that of patients who died of pneumococcal pneumonia in the 1920s and 1930s. They found that the time courses were similar, adding more evidence that pneumonia deaths during the 1918 pandemic were mainly from pneumococcal organisms, the group wrote in a letter published in Emerging Infectious Diseases.[Feb EID report]US flu activity increasesThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today that five states reported widespread flu activity last week, up from two states the previous week. The states are Colorado, Delaware, New York, Texas, and Virginia. Almost all (97.4%) influenza A/H1N1 samples that have been tested showed resistance to oseltamivir. New York City reported one flu-related pediatric death.[CDC influenza surveillance report for Jan 25-31]Salmonella outbreak developmentsThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said yesterday that victims of recent Arkansas storms were not served meals that contained peanut butter recalled in the national Salmonella outbreak, but as a safeguard, they urged people to remove and discard any peanut butter items they receive in their emergency meals. Meanwhile, the Associated Press (AP) reported today that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said potentially contaminated peanut butter and other foods were shipped in 2007 to free school-lunch programs in three states: California, Minnesota, and Idaho.[Feb 5 FEMA press release]E coli and norovirus outbreaksPublic health officials in Colorado are investigating an Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak involving 20 people, including 17 children, that appears to be connected to a large stock show that was held in Denver, according to a report yesterday from a Denver television station. Meanwhile, a norovirus outbreak involving 35 women at the University of Florida closed a sorority house for a week, a student newspaper reported. A Wisconsin company, Jack & The Green Sprouts, recalled its alfalfa sprouts from Minnesota and Wisconsin stores after routine testing by Minnesota officials found Salmonella in a package, according to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (WDATCP). No illnesses were reported.[Feb 5 TheDenverChannel.com story]last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, April 9

first_imgI believe that it’s myopic and naïve for anyone to expect one person to bring positive change if the members of the different departments are not working together. That’s not to say that some weren’t.It’s important that city officials (including Schenectady City Council members) work together in coalition with the Public Safety commissioner in dealing with disgruntled employees, unions, corporate council, department heads, etc., in order for the city to move in a positive direction.Thank you, Mr. Eidens, for your service to Schenectady and its resident. I wish you all of the best in your future endeavors.Flora L. RamonowskiSchenectady Case for collusion? Connect the dotsIt’s hard for me to see any United States ties to Russia except for the Roger Stone things, and the Manafort, Cohen and the Flynn things, and the Maria Butina/NRA thing, and the Tillerson thing, and the Sessions thing, and the Kushner thing, and the Carter Page thing, and the Felix Sater thing, and the Sergey Gorkov banker thing, and the Azerbaijan thing, and the Sergey Kislyak thing, and the hack of the DNC thing, and the Guccifer 2.0 thing, and Trump’s request to Russia to hack Hillary’s email thing, and the Trump house sale at $100 million Russian fertilizer king thing, and the Wilbur Ross with his Cyprus bank thing, and Trump not releasing his tax returns thing, and the election hacking thing, and the GOP platform change to the Ukraine thing, and the Steele Dossier thing, and the Sally Yates firing thing, and Trump warning the Russians before the bombing thing, and Flynn’s Turkish lobbying paid for the Russians thing, and the Trump asking Comey for a “loyalty oath” thing, and the Trump firing Comey thing, and the finding out that Trump actually tried to fire Robert Mueller in June 2017 thing, and the lying to the American public during the campaign about having no business in Russia thing and the Ivanka super-duper Moscow hotel spa thing.So there’s probably nothing.  It’s coincidental, and those dots don’t make the picture that you are seeing.Glenn GraySchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionEidens’ resignation came as no surpriseI’m not surprised to read about the resignation of Public Safety Commissioner Michael C. Eidens.I don’t know why Mr. Eidens made this decision. However, when he was first hired, I was concerned that he would burn out with all of the responsibilities expected of him.Not only was Mr. Eidens expected to oversee the Schenectady police and fire departments (and their unions), but also code enforcement and possibly some additional responsibilities.I also felt that the $130,000 salary should have been higher due to Mr.  Eidens’ oversight of such important city departments. Maybe if Mr. Eidens had a magic wand?Knowing Mr. Eidens personally by working with him via the League of Women Voters’ justice committee on alternate courts, I found him to be of the highest character, working for positive change for Schenectady residents.last_img read more

Fuller Peiser loses deals as top agent jumps ship

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PREMIUMAssistants to the assistants: Multiple staffers thwart Jokowi’s bureaucratic reform

first_imgThe government’s decision to set up teams of expert staffers at several ministries and other state agencies has sparked concerns among observers who fear the policy is a setback to the government’s bureaucratic reform agenda.Social and political research institute Cakra Wikara Indonesia deputy chairman Dirga Ardiansa said the recent inauguration of teams of expert staffers and special staffers at various government institutions was an indirect result of the appointment of politicians as ministers in President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s Indonesia Onward Cabinet.“This is part of the effort [by the ministers] to secure the political interests of minister-level officials. They have political interests that need to be secured [such as] generating resources for the interests of their parties,” said Dirga. “There needs to be people who can sec… Log in with your social account Forgot Password ? cabinet Joko-Widodo Joko-Widodo-Maruf-Amin staff expert-staff KSP Presidential-Chief-of-Staff Moeldoko Sri-Mulyani LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Google Topics : Facebook Linkedinlast_img read more

Jamie Carragher explains omission of Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from his team of the season

first_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 7 Apr 2020 8:23 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares Jamie Carragher explains omission of Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from his team of the season Jamie Carragher’s Premier League team of the season GK: HendersonRB: Alexander-ArnoldCB: GomezCB: Van DijkLB: RobertsonCM: De BruyneCM: HendersonCM: GrealishRW: SalahST: AgueroLW: Mane Comment Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will be keen to hold onto his clinical striker this summer, with rumours swirling of his exit from north London.The 31-year-old has just over a year remaining on his current Gunners deal, with the club reportedly setting a £50million price tag if interested parties Manchester United or Barcelona go in for him.MORE: Arsenal transfer target Pau Torres learning English after talks with Santi CazorlaMORE: Arsenal, Liverpool and Man City in race with Real Madrid and Juventus for Houssem AouarFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Carragher opted to go with Mane on the left (Picture: Getty Images)‘It’s difficult to say he’s ahead of Mane or Sterling on the left, I couldn’t have just done that, I couldn’t justify that.‘It’s the same when I go to the centre forward position. I looked at Aubameyang, Jamie Vardy and Roberto Firmino, but I have gone for Sergio Aguero.’Carragher’s team is filled mostly by Liverpool players, given Jurgen Klopp’s side have amassed 82 points from a possible 86.Jack Grealish, Dean Henderson, Kevin De Bruyne and Aguero were the only non-Reds players to make the grade. Advertisement Advertisement Aubameyang has been in top form again for Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has admitted that Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang plays in too many different positions to be included in his Premier League team of the season.The ex-England defender opted for a three-pronged attack including Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, who were joined by Manchester City star Sergio Aguero.There was no place in the team for the Gabon international, who is the league’s second-highest scorer on 17 goals, two behind Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy.Carragher told Sky Sports: ‘I was thinking about Aubameyang and the only problem with Aubameyang is he plays in so many different positions across the front three that I thought it’s hard… he doesn’t play on the left all the time.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Sometimes he plays up front, sometimes he plays in a front two with Lacazette, now and again he plays on the right. So it’s hard to sort of put him in.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news livelast_img read more

USG discusses funding

first_imgTuesday night’s USG senate meeting featured presentations from the Student Leadership Fund and the Women’s Student Assembly, as well as a presentation for allocation of funds to USG’s Program Board.USG Leadership Fund Director Julie Stripe reported an increase in organizations sponsored. The Leadership Fund typically sponsors advocacy groups and leadership seminars.“The leadership fund has added 40 percent of new organizations, which is very good — it means that we’re getting the word out and organizations feel comfortable coming to us for funding,” Stripe said.The Women’s Student Assembly presented next, announcing its upcoming event, “Take Back the Week.” The event will focus on issues of sexual assault and how to prevent them on campus.“[Sexual assault] is a very sensitive issue, but it’s very critical considering the recent establishment of the White House task force,” said WSA Executive   Co-Director Carol Ciricao.The White House was recently appointed by President Barack Obama to explore strategies for preventing sexual assault on college campuses.Take Back the Week takes place next week on campus. WSA said that the event is to open all USC students.USG Treasurer Kameron VanWoerkom ended the senate meeting with a presentation of the 2014 budget allocations for USG’s Program Board. The Program Board is an umbrella organization that organizes USG-sponsored groups and events at USC, most notably concerts such as Conquest and Springfest.Though funding for spring 2014 is comparable to previous semesters, VanWoerkom believes the program funding charged alongside student tuition must eventually be raised to match inflation and rising tuition costs.“We’re really lagging behind in programming fees,” VanWoerkom said. “I had someone email me the other day and say their funding was ‘inadequate.’ That really hurt.”The programming fee, still $52 per student, has not changed since 2010. VanWoerkom believes that even a small increase could greatly increase the efficacy of Program Board funds.“I don’t want to set an expectation, but if it increased by $3, we could keep all of the program boards funded and give the concerts a big headliner,” VanWoerkom said.USG votes on the budget allocation next week.last_img read more