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AIG chief exec reveals he has cancer to staff

first_imgTuesday 26 October 2010 8:25 pm KCS-content AIG chief exec reveals he has cancer to staff Share whatsapp ROBERT Benmosche the chief executive of US insurance giant American International Group (AIG) has revealed he has cancer and is currently undergoing “aggressive chemotherapy” to fight the disease.The 66-year-old said in a letter to employees on Monday that he began treatment last week and felt fine, although the long-term prognosis would be clearer over the next couple of months.Benmosche, who has said he plans to retire sometime in 2012, took over as chief executive in August last year, as AIG was struggling to sell assets to repay the US government after receiving a $182.3bn (£115.4bn) taxpayer-funded bailout during the crisis. He was the fourth person to take the top job at AIG in just over a year. Since then, he has led a surprising turnaround for AIG, bringing the insurer to a point where the government has an accelerated path out of its investment in the company. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Blackbaud announces TechnOvation grand prize winners

first_img Howard Lake | 15 October 2002 | News Blackbaud, the technology provider to non-profit organisations and educational institutions, has announced the three grand-prize winners of the 2002 TechnOvation Award, a new international award that honors technological leadership at non-profit organiszations. The three winners were announced at the company’s International Conference on Philanthropy. They are:Association for International Cancer Research, St. Andrews, Fife, UKDuring a period of explosive growth, reduced the time it took to acknowledge gifts from weeks to days using scanning technology in conjunction with The Raiser’s Edge®. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Portland Art Museum, Portland, ORReduced administrative costs by $55,000 and made changes in programming to better meet member needs after using The Raiser’s Edge to track and analyze member visits.U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Naval Academy Foundation, Annapolis, MDStrengthened relationships with alumni by creating special Web pages that share data with The Raiser’s Edge.Germaine Ward, Vice President of Products at Blackbaud, announced the three grand-prize winners after honoring the ten finalists for their achievements. “Our hope is that, by highlighting some of the key ways your peers have overcome challenges in their environments, others will be enlightened and will also benefit from these TechnOvations,” said Ward, who joined Paul Clolery, Editor-in-Chief of The NonProfit Times, and Ron Eagle, President of the Information Technology Alliance, in making the final selection. Each of the three winners received a trophy and a $2,000 donation.You can read profiles of the ten finalists at Blackbaud.com. Blackbaud announces TechnOvation grand prize winners  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

What’s Transdev’s role in German rail crash?

first_imgA tragic head-on collision of two commuter trains in the German state of Bavaria that killed 10 people — drivers, conductors and passengers — on Feb. 9 and injured many more raised issues that reverberate through Europe and here in the United States.Thirty years ago, people could set their watches by train schedules in Germany, France and Switzerland, where commuter and intercity trains carry the bulk of commuting passengers. Given all the automatic safeguards now, why should an accident occur in which two trains going in opposite directions were using the same track?The New York Times often goes out of its way to extol the market economy. But its article of Feb. 9 reporting the disaster raised the privatization of the European railroads as a negative factor leading to insecurity in the network:“Many countries in the region have abandoned government-run monopolies in favor of privately-run rail systems, even as the European Union is spending billions of euros to modernize rail networks.“The result is an increasingly precarious system, with a patchwork of old and new technologies in use at the same time, and with drivers, who are often alone in cars, shouldering more responsibility for safety.”The Times found that leaving drivers alone in the cab — which is the private corporation’s way of increasing profits by employing fewer workers to do the same amount of work — added to the danger.The other point to consider is which private corporation took over the commuter trains in Bavaria.Regional rail provider Meridian operated both of the trains in the crash. The parent company of Meridian is Bayerische Oberlandbahn, which in turn “[is] owned by the German subsidiary of the French railway conglomerate Transdev.” (Times)Regular Workers World readers know that Transdev is a French-based transnational that handles bus and rail transportation, often replacing or attempting to replace government-owned utilities. Formerly a subsidiary of Veolia, which is involved globally in privatizing water supplies, Transdev is the company that tried and failed to break United Steelworkers Local 8751, the Boston school bus drivers’ union.It’s also the company that, when part of Veolia, ran an apartheid-like bus line in the occupied West Bank until last August, and had been the legitimate target of Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions activists who support Palestinian rights.Veolia-Transdev’s history is that of taking over transportation and water systems from government-owned enterprises, breaking unions if they existed, and reducing the number of workers to keep increasing profits. They excel in profiteering, not in providing services.Commuters in Bavaria and the unions of railroad workers would do well to investigate the cost-cutting measures that Transdev-Bayerische Oberlandbahn-Meridian put in place, which may have led to the tragedy 35 miles southeast of Munich, Bavaria’s capital.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

NCGA Asking for Delay of Mississippi River Work

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE NCGA on river closureThe National Corn Growers Association is urging the Army Corps of Engineers to delay work on the Mississippi River that would shut a portion of the river channel down to barge traffic. The Corps of Engineers Thursday announced they are shutting down five miles of the river near Memphis for two weeks to all daylight traffic. NCGA Vice President of Production and Utilization Paul Bertels says the timing of the work is problematic.“It’s some bank stabilization and levee work as far as I understand it. It’s important work. It has to be done. What we’re saying is, hey, your timing is really, really bad. With all that’s going on this is the absolute worst time to be doing this. In addition the grain industry can be incredibly dynamic working around issues that we know are coming. I find it hard to believe that you couldn’t tell us that you guys were getting ready to shut the river.”Bertels says while the river will be open at night, it won’t be enough time to get all the traffic through.“It goes both ways, so loads of grain heading south and either empties or northbound product coming north, last I heard they were still hauling salt into Chicago and Pittsburg and places like that, so you have a lot of product that’s moving both ways. Sure the river’s open at night for traffic but the problem is you don’t have enough time to clear each day’s backlog during just 12 hours of dark.”In the letter from NCGA, it stated the Association believes the closure could create backups as long as 75 miles. The closure could result in delays of grain shipments bringing potential financial implications on farmers.Source: NAFB News Service By Andy Eubank – Nov 10, 2014 SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News NCGA Asking for Delay of Mississippi River Work NCGA Asking for Delay of Mississippi River Work Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleFood Processing, A Key Market For Corn and Soybean Growers Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Why Does Congress Hate Corn?

first_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleSenate Appropriations Committee Approves USDA Spending BillNext articlePoll Finds Farmers Ready to Act on Recent Soybean Rally Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – May 22, 2016 Home Commentary Why Does Congress Hate Corn? SHARE Why Does Congress Hate Corn? Facebook Twitter SHARE As I write, farmers across the Midwest are risking their livelihoods, betting against the odds, and using the latest mechanical, satellite, and computer technology to plant this year’s crop of corn. This crop will, in turn,  produce food, feed, energy, pharmaceuticals, industrial products, and billions of dollars in economic activity worldwide.  Corn is not additive, toxic, carcinogenic, unsightly, or smelly. While the growing of corn has some environmental impacts, it also has climatological benefits.  So, with all this in mind, why do so many powerful people in high places hate corn?Having covered agriculture for more than 30 years, I am well aware that there is political opposition on issues like ethanol, livestock production, trade, crop insurance, biotechnology, conservation, water use, and a host of other agriculture-related issues. Yet, at the root of much of this opposition is a bias against corn. Beth Elliott, Washington-based lobbyist with the National Corn Growers Association, told the Indiana Ethanol Forum last week that “People on Capitol Hill just don’t like corn.”  What has corn ever done to them, I thought, except provide them with the food and fuel they depend on every day? When I pressed Elliott for a reason why corn is so disliked in Washington, she was at a bit of a loss to pin it on one thing.She theorized that much of it had to do with a lack of understanding and accurate information about corn. She pointed out that many of the people who are whispering in the ears of elected officials are their 24 year old staffers. Many are recent political science or pre-law graduates who have no on-farm experience or who have probably never even seen a corn plant in person.  In addition, activist groups have been very good at spreading lots of misinformation about corn.If you are big oil who is threatened by ethanol, well you want to demonize corn. If you are an animal rights wacko, you want to spread falsehoods about the primary feed source for livestock: corn. If you are an environmentalist, you love to bash corn even though corn has more positive environmental impacts than negative ones. The same is true for those who oppose free trade and biotechnology. In short, all the things that make corn such a vital crop, also make it a target.Yet, the continued growth of corn is vital to both the U.S. and the world. According to the USDA, corn is the most widely produced feed grain in the United States. Most of the crop provides the main energy ingredient in livestock feed and is produced on over 90 million acres of land in the U.S. each year. The United States is a major player in the world corn trade market with between 10 and 20 percent of the corn crop exported to other countries.  The United States accounts for about 40 percent of world exports of corn.  Corn is at the heart of the American diet. The average American consumes more than 1,500 pounds of corn, which breaks down to an astonishing four pounds per day for every man, woman, and child living within U.S. borders.While the importance of corn is not news to those of us in agriculture, the fact that so many people hate corn may be a bit of a shock. Ms. Elliott said the corn industry has not done a good job of telling its story to those in policy positions. Likewise, farmers who grow corn have not told their story to their elected leaders. Perhaps after we get this corn crop planted, we should spend some time telling elected officials, neighbors, and just about anyone who will listen why the crop you just planted is so important.  By Gary Truittlast_img read more

Pasadena’s Burger-Flipping Robot is Being Called Up by the Majors, Signed by Dodgers to Fry Chicken Tenders

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS top box 1 Pasadena’s Burger-Flipping Robot is Being Called Up by the Majors, Signed by Dodgers to Fry Chicken Tenders From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 2:09 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img FLIPPY GOES BLUE from Miso Robotics on Vimeo.Flippy, the burger flipping robot that debuted earlier this year at a Caliburger restaurant in Pasadena, will start cooking fried chicken tenders at Dodger Stadium in August, becoming the first robotic kitchen assistant to work in a North American sports venue.Miso Robotics, the Pasadena-based AI (artificial intelligence) company that assembled Flippy, said the robotic assistant will work alongside stadium employees to cook and serve fresh chicken tenders and tater tots around the middle of next month.The Dodgers Stadium attracts as many as 50,000 customers daily, says a USA Today report.“Flippy is being called to the majors,” David Zito, Miso Robotics CEO, told the news magazine.Miso Robotics agreed with the Los Angeles Dodgers, its hospitality partner Levy, and its tech and analytics company E15 Group, to bring AI and robotics to the stadium’s kitchen, completing some of the more time-consuming, repetitive tasks, and allowing all employees currently working at the stand to take on more strategic guest-focused roles. Employees will manage the kitchen assistant, finish dishes, and interact more with fans and guests, according to a joint press release.“Levy and Miso are doing some very creative things to blend technology and food service, and as a forward-thinking company ourselves, we’re grateful for the opportunity to test and implement it at Dodger Stadium,” Tucker Kain, the Dodgers’ Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of Guggenheim Baseball Management, said. “When it comes to our food experience, we’re all for advances that help with quality and speed of service for our fans.”Levy and Miso started a strategic partnership in March to trial and assess AI and robotic assistants in sports and entertainment venues. The Dodgers Stadium project builds on that partnership and Flippy’s successful debut as the world’s first autonomous robotic kitchen assistant.After Levy participated in Miso’s Series B funding round, the two companies collaborated to expand the robotic kitchen assistant’s skillset and test its fry-cooking abilities in a concessions setting. Levy chefs also trained one-on-one with Flippy to help Miso perfect the cooking process.“Speed of service and food quality form lasting impressions when fans leave a ballgame,” Jaime Faulkner, CEO of E15, said. “AI and robotics have the potential to enhance both areas, while allowing employees to add value to the fan experience through more one-on-one interaction; technology that enables employees to be more successful will influence the future fan experience.”Zito said adapting Flippy into a fryer assistant with the Levy team has been a great opportunity to demonstrate the scale of his company’s platform.“We shared the vision that this technology would be a win-win – improving working conditions for stadium employees and improving the game experience for fans,” Zito said.The Dodger Stadium pilot project is scheduled to run through the end of the 2018 Dodgers season. 4 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a commentlast_img read more

Gardai investigate road rage incident

first_imgNewsBreaking newsGardai investigate road rage incidentBy admin – January 8, 2014 754 Advertisement Email WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleLauren air rage ends with court fineNext articleFurther objections lodged to Croom school planning admincenter_img Print Report by Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up GARDAÍ in Mayorstone are investigating a road rage incident at Island Road on Saturday January 4, shortly after 1pmIt is understood that the initial incident occurred at the Athlunkard Road/ Island Road junction as the injured party was turning onto Island Road when a black Toyota starlet pulled out at speed.The driver was unable to let the driver of the Starlet out on to the junction as they were already committed to the turn. He was stopped in traffic further down Island Road, when the driver of the Starlet got out and assaulted him, causing injuries to his faceGardaí are seeking assistance from anyone who may have witnessed the manoeuvre at the junction of Island Road/ Athlunkard Street or the incident on Island Road.Mayorstone Gardaí can be contacted on 061- 456980. Linkedin Facebooklast_img read more

220 additional Covid-19 cases identified in NI

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Twitter By News Highland – September 28, 2020 220 people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland today.No new deaths have been reported.The total number of cases in the North now stands at 10,949.The incidence rate in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area continues to rise.355 people have tested positive for the virus in the area over the past 7 days.The incidence rate in Derry and Strabane remains the highest in the country at 235 per 100,000. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme 220 additional Covid-19 cases identified in NI Google+ Previous articleLocal Property Tax rates are to remain the same in DonegalNext articleMortgage payment break scheme will not be extended News Highland Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA last_img read more

Concern over Glenmore Anaerobic Digester Plant extension

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Concern over Glenmore Anaerobic Digester Plant extension DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – November 10, 2019 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+center_img Concerns have been raised over the proposed extension of the Glenmore Anaerobic Digester Plant on the Glenmore Estate in Aghaveagh.It is understood the plant is permitted to accept and treat non-hazardous biodegradable wastes including agricultural and food waste and change the materials into sustainable products using the anaerobic digestion technology.However locals have concerns about noise, odour, visual impact and transport of the AD process.The Glenmore Action Group will hold a meeting in The Cloghan Health Care Centre on Monday 11th November at 8pm for concerns to be voiced over the proposed extensions to the plant. Twitter Pinterest Facebook Twitter Previous articleRugby Review: Successful weekend for North West sidesNext articleCallum Devine finishes third in ERC Rally Hungary News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

‘I was the only living witness’: Teen who saw dad’s murder confronts ‘Golden State Killer’

first_imgDNY59/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Joseph DeAngelo, the man now known as the “Golden State Killer,” was confronted in court Thursday by the family members of people he murdered decades ago.‘I was the only living witness’On Sept. 11, 1975, DeAngelo, who was a police officer at the time, shot and killed journalism professor Claude Snelling in front of his daughter, Elizabeth, at their Visalia, California, home.“My father caught him twice peering in my bedroom window when he came home from teaching night school, and tried to chase him down but wasn’t able to catch him,” Elizabeth Snelling said in court Thursday.In the early hours of Sept. 11, Elizabeth Snelling, who was 16 years old, said she was awakened by an intruder in a ski mask who pointed a gun at her head.Snelling said the intruder told her “he was taking me with him and if I made any noise he would kill me.”DeAngelo dragged her out of the house with a gun pointed at her head, she said, and her dad charged out of the house.“DeAngelo fired two shots hitting my dad,” she told the court. “He then turned the gun on me as I was down on the ground. My only thought was, ‘this is it.’”“He started kicking me in the head and face then ran off,” she said.Claude Snelling was 45 years old and in “the prime of his life,” his daughter said, calling him her “hero.”“We somehow managed to stay in the same house but with added security. I slept in my mom’s room for the next year,” Elizabeth Snelling said.“Knowing that my dad’s murderer was never caught … left us all feeling very vulnerable,” she continued. “Since I was the only living witness … there was a chance he could come after me. The police gave us extra security and patrolled our neighborhood … but I still lived in fear.”“DeAngelo was able to live a normal life with his family for all those years while my family and I could not be with my dad,” she said. “I am so thankful that he will at least spend the rest of his miserable life in prison.”DeAngelo, a 74-year-old father and grandfather, was arrested in 2018. In June he pleaded guilty to 13 counts of first-degree murder as part of a plea deal, which also required him to admit to multiple uncharged acts, including rapes.The death penalty was taken off the table in exchange for the guilty pleas.Three days of victim and family impact statements began Tuesday with powerful words from rape survivors and their relatives. On Thursday, family members of the 13 people DeAngelo killed have their day in court.On Friday, DeAngelo will be formally sentenced to life without parole.‘If I had my way he would be shivering, blindfolded, naked and exposed’In July 1981, Cheri Domingo and her boyfriend Gregory Sanchez were killed.Sanchez, 27, was shot and bludgeoned in the head two dozen times, prosecutors said. DeAngelo then bound 35-year-old Domingo, raped her and beat her in the head more than 10 times, prosecutors said.“My heart is racing,” said Domingo’s daughter, Debbi McMullen, as she began speaking in court Thursday.McMullen, who was 15 at the time of her mother’s murder, said in her 20s “I started to sink into a depression that was undiagnosed and untreated for many years.”She said she “stumbled into drug use,” during which “a decade was lost.”“Mom would have helped,” she said. “She would have supported me and guided me toward solutions. She would have prodded me into admitting that I needed help.”By her mid-30s, McMullen was clean, sober and welcoming her children back home, she said. McMullen then learned her mother’s slaying may be the work of a serial killer and she poured her energy into helping solve the case.“I am not that lost teenager anymore. Today I am in the room with the pathetic excuse of a man who will now finally be held accountable,” she said. “If I had my way he would be shivering, blindfolded, naked and exposed every moment from now on.”‘He had no idea how much Katie and Brian were loved’In Feb. 1978, Brian and Katie Maggiore were shot dead while walking their dog. After Brian Maggiore was shot, his wife ran away and yelled for help, but DeAngelo caught up with her and shot her in the head, prosecutors said.Katie turned 20 years old four days before she was killed in “cold blood,” her brother said in court Thursday.“He had no idea how much Katie and Brian were loved. They have remained alive in all our hearts,” he said.‘Her future was stolen’Debra Manning and her boyfriend, Robert Offerman, were killed on Dec. 30, 1979.Manning was bound, raped and shot twice in the head, while Offerman was bludgeoned and shot four times, her friends said in a statement.“Her future was stolen,” they said.DeAngelo, who was a police officer from 1973 to 1979, committed 13 murders as well as multiple rapes and burglaries in the 1970s and 80s.The crimes, which terrorized towns from Northern to Southern California, went unsolved until April 2018, when DeAngelo was arrested in Sacramento County.DeAngelo was the first public arrest obtained through genetic genealogy, a new technique that takes the DNA of an unknown suspect left behind at a crime scene and identifies him or her by tracing a family tree through his or her family members, who voluntarily submit their DNA to public genealogy databases.To identify DeAngelo, investigators narrowed the family tree search based on age, location and other characteristics. Authorities conducted surveillance on DeAngelo and collected his DNA from a tissue left in a trash. Investigators plugged his discarded DNA back into the genealogy database and found a match, linking DeAngelo’s DNA to the DNA found at multiple crime scenes, prosecutors said.Since DeAngelo’s arrest, over 150 other crime suspects have been identified through genetic genealogy. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more