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Facebook Jon Levy Named Executive Vice President of Patrinely Group Facebook Twitter HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– Patrinely Group, LLC, a national real estate firm, announces the addition of Jon Levy as Executive Vice President to help lead its growing development team. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005738/en/ (Photo: Business Wire) “We expect significant growth for the company in the coming years and finding the right leaders was a top priority for the new year,” said Robert Fields, president and CEO of Patrinely Group. “Jon’s impressive experience in developing strategies for creating value in the real estate space on a global scale will be instrumental for us as we grow.” Levy joins Patrinely Group with over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, specializing in industrial and e-commerce project development. In his previous role as Director of Worldwide Operations, Real Estate, for Amazon, Levy led over 125 real estate professionals and brokers across North America, Europe and the Middle East. During his tenure at Amazon, Levy’s group led the expansion of Amazon’s logistics portfolio as it saw unprecedented growth, including robotic fulfillment centers, middle mile sortation sites, airport logistics and last mile delivery stations. Prior to that, he served as Associate General Counsel – Real Estate for Amazon, and as a real estate partner at Pircher, Nichols & Meeks, one of the country’s largest real estate legal boutiques, for 16 years. As a part of the Patrinely team, he will lead the industrial platform for the company, which will focus on build-to-suit and speculative development for warehouse and e-commerce users. Levy received his J.D. from the University of Michigan School of Law and holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan. About Patrinely Group, LLC Patrinely Group is a national real estate investment, development and management firm focused on large scale, Class A mixed-use, office, multifamily, and most recently, data center and industrial properties in major markets. Recognized as a leader in real estate development since 1983, Patrinely Group has completed $10 billion in transactions and is experienced with all real estate asset classes. For more information, visit www.patrinelygroup.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005738/en/ CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACTS: Kelly Kimberly [email protected] 713.822.7538 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TEXAS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY SOURCE: Patrinely Group, LLC Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 11:00 AM/DISC: 02/24/2021 11:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005738/en Pinterest Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp TAGS Previous articleMaluach scores 22 to lead New Mexico past Air Force 73-65Next articleGolf without Woods? Battered leg brings it closer to reality Digital AIM Web Support
Facebook Referendum Count – Update News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter By News Highland – October 5, 2013 The counting of votes cast in yesterday’s two referendums is underway. One referendum was on the abolition of the Seanad, the other was on the establishment of a Court of Appeal.In Donegal North East, early indications are that it could be very close in both referendums.In the Inishowen area, two out of the three boxes opened showed a slight majority of No votes in the Senate referendum.However, in the Court of Appeal referendum two out of the three boxes showed a slight majority of Yes votes.There are only two people tallying votes at the count centre in Bonagee, Letterkenny. WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous article‘Historic day’ for Buncrana as Amazing Grace viewing point is unveiledNext articleSlight fall in September Live Register figures News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry
ITHACA, N.Y.—The Ithaca City School District’s annual Board of Education election will take place Tuesday, May 18, where voters in the district can choose between four candidates for three spots on the Board of Education, as well as choose whether or not to support the district’s request for its largest-ever budget (though the district’s tax rate is still decreasing). Where and when to vote: Anyone who is over 18, registered to vote in Tompkins County and a legal resident of the district is eligible to vote in the school district elections. Voters can head to one of 12 different polling places from 12-9 p.m. on May 18. Locations of one’s proper voting place can be found here. What’s at stake: With just one challenger and three incumbents, the make-up of the board can’t actually change that drastically. However, the annual proposed budget, which includes tax ramifications, is also on the table, as well as approval of the use of over $330,000 from the capital reserve fund, primarily for the purchase of two additional school buses. Full ballot here. Coverage of the budget can be found here and here. The district has also published a lengthy explainer webpage. Candidate profiles, by name:Kelly Evans (Challenger) Nicole LaFave (Incumbent)Moira Lang (Incumbent)Ann Reichlin (Incumbent)Watch the forum from the Village at Ithaca organization here, hosted by Karen Yearwood and Meryl Phipps, one of three that were held last week. In addition to the coverage below, brief bios of each candidate are available on the district’s website. Kelly EvansEvans is the lone outsider on the ballot, though her connection to the school district runs deep: not only does her wife work as a special education teacher in the district, but her child is also a special education student in ICSD. Evans’ platform has been built on improving the special education experience in ICSD, primarily by boosting support for teachers and students, and making sure that those who are economically disadvantaged are given adequate consideration in board decisions and discussions. In an interview with the Ithaca Voice and in numerous candidate forums over the last week, Evans argued that large administrator salaries, and associated expenses, unnecessarily drain resources that could be going toward improving student learning. She said the need to cut administrators and repurpose the money is made even more acute by the mental health needs that are certain to be higher than normal next year, coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic. “That money would be better served bringing in more specialists, adding more teachers that could actually do the [Response to Intervention],” Evans said of how the extra money could benefit the special education curriculum. “That would do a wealth of good for our children. […]There’s a great need for more social workers in our buildings. If we got rid of administrators that we don’t need and put it back into teachers’ hands, as we have been for decades, then you have that money to bring those social workers in and work on the well-being of the students and teachers.”While acknowledging that it would take some time for her to refine her understanding of the scope of the board’s responsibilities, as well as the breadth of its jurisdiction. She also weighed in on the controversial resignation of Dr. Luvelle Brown, the district’s superintendent, who first announced his intention to leave the district on Jan. 12 before reneging on Jan. 26 amid allegations that are still being investigated by the New York State Department of Education. Evans said she felt that Brown should not have been allowed to return to his post after resigning initially, and that the board should have taken the opportunity to find someone “more dedicated” to the district and not moving on. Beyond that, Evans has made a point to emphasize transparency between teachers, district administration and the Board of Education, and additionally in the board’s relationship with the Ithaca community. Inherent in that process should be an emphasis on giving voice to those who are experiencing poverty—they were hit uniquely hard by the district’s reliance on distance learning, but it only highlighted the difficulties they face accessing education even in normal times. “In order to be equitable, you have to be inclusive,” Evans said. “While I think our school district is doing a good job at starting the process of including minorities, I think that the scope needs to be broadened to include not only race, but also economic status, sexual identity. […] I really think that our board, going forward, and our administration need to be more present in those areas, and do a lot more outreach so those communities know they are heard.”Nicole LaFaveLaFave has served on the Board of Education for two terms and is now seeking a third term, while also vying for a seat on the Tompkins County Legislature. As it has been before, LaFave’s message for her campaign is somewhat personal: as a single mother of three, she feels particularly invested in how her kids learn in the district and the experiences of students in general. Tagged: ann reichlin, Board of Elections, budget, icsd, ithaca city school district, kelly evans, moira lang, nicole lafave Matt Butler Beyond that, LaFave is often seen during board meetings calling attention to perceived inequities on a wide range of topics, from students who were especially disadvantaged during distance learning because of internet connectivity to most recently when the board’s policy to disallow anonymous comments was called into question. “I believe the rent that we pay on this earth is giving back, coneecting with others and loving and caring for our neighbors,” LaFave said. “Being on the board has provided me with the opportunity to work with Ann, to work with Moira, and other board members that have diverse and very different perspectives and political beliefs, but our intentions and our goals are the same.”As with other candidates, LaFave emphasized the need for far-reaching equity in the education system during the Village at Ithaca forum. She expressed support for New Roots Charter School specifically as a way to achieve some measure of equity through alternative schooling methods, a fairly rare sentiment among ICSD or board officials, both of which normally have an adversarial relationship with New Roots. Overall, she was circumspect about the equity issues in ICSD, acknowledging that they are larger than the district could hope to handle itself, but that more innovation is needed to cure them within the district—to whatever extent possible. “This is very systemic, it’s not Ithaca-based,” LaFave said, mentioning a situation that arose at Beverly J. Martin School that involved extra costs for students who wanted to play a musical instrument—a financial barrier to students being able to play. “We have to be committed to not only to addressing the issues but looking out of the box to create alternative and radical solutions to those issues.” Moira LangLang has served on the Board of Education since 2015, one year after retiring from a 35-year career of teaching English in schools. She works on the Curriculum, Human Resources and Policy committees for the board, and this would be her third term. Perhaps her strongest answer during the Village at Ithaca forum was early on, to a question about the much-ballyhooed “return to the old normal,” that may sound good to some, but as a return to also bad conditions for others. Lang, who pushed giving kids “what they need” as a district in the pursuit of equity, “The old normal was failing, was not working for all kids,” Lang said. “Everything from technological access, some people have it and some people don’t. Before we so heavily relied on technology, there still was a disparity in what some children were able to accomplish in terms of who had technology and who didn’t. That’s certainly come to light.”Collaborative work between teachers became crucial to move forward, Lang pointed out, which is something that could be a silver lining of sorts to the pandemic—that time and opportunity for collaboration and professional development should be centered going forward in the district. One of the harder hitting audience submitted questions during the aforementioned Village at Ithaca forum was posed to Lang (as well as Reichlin), theorizing that the white female members of the board should step back during some discussions and let others talk. “This is really food for thought,” Lang said. “I do think about patterns of participation, but probably not in this way. […] I think this is a great topic for the board to discuss among ourselves, when we have a moment to talk about it with others. I’d like to think about it myself, what prompts me to talk more or hold back and think about that more.”Ann ReichlinLike LaFave, Reichlin is seeking her third term on the Board of Education. She admitted that the past year-plus has been a far more “challenging” experience as a board member, but said she wants another term because of the intriguing ways to improve the education system that exist in the effort to recover as COVID-19 (hopefully) fades away in the coming months and years. Part of her interest in that rebuild comes from her acknowledgment that the hybrid learning system the district employed as its chief pandemic response was “not successful.” It was the subject of nearly constant criticism at board meetings by parents (though some have said their children thrived under the hybrid/distance model), and the district has already said they don’t intend to continue to use it—at least not as currently formulated. “There’s all these expectations, and then it’s like someone said ‘Oh, no, actually you don’t have to do this,’” Reichlin said. “You realize that some of those rules are malleable, that you just presumed because it’s always been this way. I think the same thing can be said with the way people have been teaching.”It’s interesting, to Reichlin, to explore the myriad ways that education can look different after the pandemic—she specifically points to the district-wide asynchronous learning days, held weekly on Wednesdays, that she said could hold intriguing potential going forward, with some tweaks (like being held on school grounds).“Now that we can go back, what things can we take out of this traumatic experience and do differently?” Reichlin asked, rhetorically. She mentioned the potential for outdoor learning, another example of something that was occasionally used, more common for younger age groups, then suddenly became one crucial way to teach while maintaining safety during the pandemic. Reichlin declined to comment further on the board’s handling of the Brown resignation situation, only saying that she was glad he is still at the helm of the district and that people can find out the extent of the board’s investigation and conduct through the district clerk.Results of the election will be posted on IthacaVoice.com once they are available, likely Tuesday night. Matt Butler is the Education & Public Health Reporter at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at [email protected] More by Matt Butler Your education news is made possible with support from:
A Buncrana councillor has described the fire on Buncrana’s Main Street last night as ‘awful’, but says the one positive is that no lives were lost and no injuries were reported.Cllr Rena Donaghey lives in Aghilly, a mile outside Buncrana, and says she could clearly see the flames from her house……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/renadfire.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest Buncrana fire was “awful” – Donaghey Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Facebook Facebook By News Highland – February 4, 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMagees win 11th National title in 12 yearsNext articleExperts prepare to assess damage caused by Buncrana fire News Highland Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic
View post tag: wins View post tag: Navy View post tag: usa Share this article View post tag: F/A-18E/D View post tag: News by topic The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded $46,700,000 for delivery order 0014 under a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00383-06-D-001J) for various quantities of new consumable parts to support the F/A-18E/F aircraft.Work will be performed in St. Louis, Mo., and is expected to be completed in Dec. 30, 2013. Navy Working Capital Funds will not expire before the end of the current fiscal year.This was a non-competitive requirement and one offer was received in response to the solicitation. NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.[mappress]Source: defense, September 14, 2011; View post tag: contract USA: Boeing Wins USD 46.7 Million F/A-18E/D Aircraft Contract View post tag: Boeing View post tag: Naval View post tag: USD September 14, 2011 Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Boeing Wins USD 46.7 Million F/A-18E/D Aircraft Contract View post tag: Aircraft View post tag: 46.7 View post tag: million
PSE&G joins Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS) to recognize the fifth annual Utility Scam Awareness Week Nov. 16 – 20. National Scam Awareness Week is an advocacy and awareness campaign focused on educating customers and exposing the tactics used by scammers.“This year has presented many challenges, and scammers prey on us when we are distracted,” said Fred Daum, executive director of Customer Operations, Customer Services, PSE&G. “We are pleased to participate in the UUAS awareness campaign to educate and help decrease the number of customers that fall victim to the scammers.” Signs of potential scam activity: Threat to disconnect: Scammers may aggressively tell the customer their utility bill is past due and service will be disconnected if a payment is not made – usually within an hour.Request for immediate payment: Scammers may instruct the customer to use cash or purchase a prepaid card, a gift card or even Bitcoin, and then to call back to make a phone payment to the utility company, or to receive instructions for an in-person meeting, supposedly at a utility customer center. Often, after the customer makes the first payment, the scammer will call back and request the payment be resubmitted due to an error with the amount. The scammer refers to a new amount and claims that the original payment will be refunded. Sometimes they will call a third time to say the payment did not go through and to resubmit again.In person-demands: Scammers may arrive at a home or business, flash a fake ID and/or claim to be a utility collection representative. The impostors may wear “uniforms” or affix false company signs to their vehicles. The scammers generally ask for personal information, something authentic utility representatives do not do, or offer bogus discounts.Request for card information: If a customer calls back with the requested information, the caller asks the customer for the prepaid card’s number or giftcard PIN, which grants the scammer instant access to the card’s funds, and the victim’s money is gone.Priority meter installs: Recent phone scams reported to PSE&G include demands for payment for past-due bills, discounts for good payment history or requiring a deposit for a priority meter installation. PSE&G does not require a deposit for meter installations. Often scammers will threaten to disconnect electric service if payment is not made immediately. These scammers often demand payment through a pre-paid card (e.g. Green Dot Money Pak, Vanilla Reload Card) or Bitcoin. If the victim takes the bait, the scammer provides a telephone number where a fake representative requests additional information that completes the fraudulent transaction.“Customers need to be on high alert as we continue to see impostor utility scams rise across North America,” said UUAS Executive Director Monica Martinez. “Scammers demand money or personal information on the spot—usually with threatening language—and indicate that service will be disconnected immediately. Anyone and everyone, from senior households to small business owners, is at risk of being targeted.”Protect yourself against scams: Be alert to the telltale sign of a scam: someone asking by telephone or email for payment in pre-paid debit cards or through a MoneyGram transfer, or to send money to an out-of-state address. Never arrange payment or divulge account or personal information, including Social Security numbers or debit or credit card information, over the telephone unless you are certain you are speaking to a PSE&G representative.Customers should also know what PSE&G will and won’t discuss over the phone. A genuine PSE&G representative will ask to speak to the “Customer of Record.” If that person is available, the representative will explain why they are calling and provide the account name, address and current balance. If the person on the phone does not provide the correct information, it is likely the customer is not speaking with a PSE&G representative.If the “Customer of Record” is not available, the PSE&G representative will not discuss the account at all and ask that a message be left for the “Customer of Record” to call 1-800-436-PSEG (7734).If a customer has doubts about the legitimacy of a call or an email — especially one in which payment is requested — call the company directly at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734).PSE&G is a member of the UUAS collaborative. UUAS, a consortium of more than 145 U.S. and Canadian electric, water, and natural gas utilities and their respective trade associations, has helped to create awareness of common and new scam tactics and to cease operations of nearly 5,000 toll-free numbers used against utility customers by scammers.For more information on various payment scams reported in the PSE&G service area and around the country, visit https://nj.myaccount.pseg.com/customersupport/scamsandfraud ×
The Weichert Family of Companies has announced that its employees, associates, friends and sponsors were able to raise a collective donation of $25,000 for the American Cancer Society (ACS) and breast cancer research in 2020. These contributions came despite the hardships brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.“It’s a real testament to the kindness and generosity of people when, in the most challenging of times, they can still find it in their hearts to give,” said Joe McDonald, regional vice president for Weichert, Realtors. “Breast cancer continues to hit close to home for so many of our colleagues, family members and friends, who are battling this deadly disease.” Joe McDonald ×Joe McDonald In a normal year, Weichert would have held its annual golf outing fundraiser. In fact, the company was well into preparations for its milestone 20th Annual Charity Golf Outing when COVID-19 hit last March. Like most events in 2020, the pandemic forced Weichert to cancel the golf outing. Nevertheless, the company remained optimistic that many people would still be eager to support the cause.“The Weichert culture has always been one of giving back to the communities in which we live and work, and supporting causes that strive to make the world a better place. Throughout our 20 years of supporting the American Cancer Society, the donations of our sponsors have helped many people through their journey with breast cancer,” explained McDonald.Since the annual fundraiser began in 2001, Weichert has raised a remarkable $1.637 million for the ACS and breast cancer research.According to McDonald, the event chairperson, Weichert’s 2021 Annual Charity Golf Outing is scheduled for August 19 at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, N.J. “Our hope is that we can resume our charity event later this year and exceed our previous donations with the continued support of our generous contributors.”For more information about Weichert, Realtors or to find your local office, please visit www.weichert.com.
“We are determined to remove the barriers that prevent our students from succeeding in their studies and completing their degree and certificate work,” said Dr. Chris Reber. “This Resource Center provides a complete array of services and resources to address students’ myriad of needs, and ensure their academic success.”In 2018, United States Government Accountability Offices research demonstrated that up to 50 percent of community college students experience food insecurity, and 15 percent endure homelessness.In spring 2019, with seed money provided by the HCCC Foundation, the College community established food pantries on both the HCCC Journal Square and North Hudson campuses.Since opening, thousands of students utilized the pantries. In viewing the response to the pantries, it became apparent that HCCC students had other needs, and some were discontinuing their studies for “life happens” reasons.In the summer of 2019, the College instituted “Hudson Helps,” and in addition to the food pantries, the College offered emergency financial assistance for those times when students may not be able to pay their utility bill or rent, or fix a problem with the car they depend on for going to and from work and classes.The new Resource Center will continue to offer hallmark programs of “Hudson Helps,” including the food pantry with shelf-stable, refrigerated and frozen foods as well as HCCC Culinary Arts Institute-prepared, ready-to-heat meals; nutritional counseling; mental health and social work services; emergency financial assistance; financial counseling; emotional health and spiritual counseling; immigration counseling; technology support; and Chromebook loans, among many others.Two new features are being added to the “Hudson Helps” Resource Center:The Career Clothing Closet provides business attire and accessories donated by Lord Abbett for students’ interviews and jobs. Lord Abbett is a 92-year-old, global asset management company headquartered in downtown Jersey City.“Single Stop” is a centralized network that links students to child- and elder-care services; transportation; health care (vaccines, preventive care, screenings, treatment, and insurance); financial counseling; employment assistance (temporary employment, financial literacy, and public assistance); tax services; mental health counseling (on-campus and community-based); legal aid; food assistance; housing assistance (temporary housing, utilities, weatherization, and relocation); emergency relief, recovery assistance and start-up help; and a host of other support services. “Single Stop” is made possible as part of an $850,000 investment in HCCC from JPMorgan Chase to fund the HCCC “Gateway to Innovation” initiative, which is designed to provide lasting improvement in the Hudson County workforce ecosystem.“Hudson County Community College is a beacon of hope and promise to so many. HCCC students often refer to the College as their home,” Dr. Reber stated. “Our sincere thanks to Lord Abbett, JPMorgan Chase, our Trustees, the HCCC Foundation, our faculty, students, staff, and everyone who assists in providing our students with much needed, caring, and comprehensive services.” × Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has further strengthened its culture of care with the opening of the new “Hudson Helps” Resource Center. The college held a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 15 at the Resource Center, which is located on the third floor of 70 Sip Avenue, on the college’s Journal Square Campus in Jersey City.HCCC President Dr. Chris Reber said the new “Hudson Helps” Resource Center will provide HCCC students with services, goods, financial assistance, counseling, and a variety of programs in-person and remotely, all year-round.
In the late ‘90s, when consumer internet was relatively new, there was a controversy swirling around online commerce: is it safe to use your credit card online? Fast forward to today. Online commerce is ubiquitous, and one of the largest credit card breaches to date recently occurred in Target’s brick and mortar stores. Now with enterprise cloud computing, there’s another controversy swirling: is it safe to store your data in the cloud?As a provider of EMC cloud services—including Mozy and Spanning—and in working to tier our on-premises storage products to an EMC object service, I’m often asked this question. The answer depends upon the level of security deployed by the cloud service.By federating identity and authentication with employees’ corporate authentication service, IT can make access to these services more convenient and more secure. Data should be encrypted in transit and at rest, and customers should have an option to use their own encryption keys. To validate that the data arriving in the cloud is exactly the same as from the point of origin, the service should apply a payload integrity validation check, which safeguards against corruption in transit. And a solid role-based access schema will ensure authorized users can only perform their intended duties. Finally, to respect data sovereignty laws, the service should provide geographical data residency options.Physical access to the data center must be strictly controlled at building entrances by a professional security staff who enforce visitor policies. But even more important is cyber hardening of the perimeter, hosts, and applications. Even one security hole in the perimeter could be exploited to gain access through the intended boundary, allowing access to the high-value servers and data. Steps like ongoing vulnerability monitoring and solid patching practices are essential. Access management is also crucial, and increased security measures for legitimate administrators go a long way in preventing password hacks.The next step in prevention is early detection. Active monitoring provides an ideal air cushion in the event a flaw is exploited. Tools, such as RSA Security Analytics, provide alerts from both unexpected log activity and indicators of compromise within the active network traffic flow. And, in case the worst happens, the service needs an incident response and containment team available 24/7.How does one know that a service is taking these measures? There are self-certification attestations, such as assuming responsibility as a Business Associate under HIPAA. There are also independently certified attestations, such as SOC I or 2 Type 2, ISO 27001:2013, just to name a couple.When it comes to security there are no absolutes, but with the right features, operations and compliance in place, a cloud service can provide the same or even better protection than some on-premises data protection options.