Police searching for suspect after attempted robbery, shooting on Corby Blvd

first_img WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Police searching for suspect after attempted robbery, shooting on Corby Blvd By Jon Zimney – July 14, 2020 0 381 Google+ Google+ Facebook (Photo supplied/ABC 57) Police in South Bend are investigating an attempted robbery and shooting that happened around 2 a.m. on Monday, July 13.Investigators say a male suspect approached the victim, who was walking in the 900 block of Corby Boulevard.The suspect demanded the victim’s belongings and shot him in the leg. The victim will be okay.Anybody with information is encouraged to contact Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP. Previous articleAnnual Art Beat event in downtown South Bend canceledNext articleSouth Bend Schools releases COVID-19 classroom plans, options Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. IndianaLocalNews Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

Fueling the entrepreneurial spirit

first_img“We’re not businesspeople, but we are entrepreneurs.”In a simple sentence, Harvard Professor Gary King both described the gulf that separates university faculty members from the business world and provided the reason why some accept the challenge of crossing it: an entrepreneurial spirit that already guides their research and teaching.King, the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor, is a bit of an anomaly: a social scientist who’s also proven to be an entrepreneur. King leveraged research analyzing social media trends into a 2007 startup company, Crimson Hexagon, which was recently named by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative companies on the Web. He also collaborated with Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, to ally his data analytic skills with Mazur’s teaching technology and methodology to form another startup, Learning Catalytics, in 2011, focused on improving classroom education.King and Mazur are among a growing number of faculty members, fellows, and even students who are conducting some of their academic work with an eye outside the lab and the classroom, thinking about ways to have a broader impact by commercializing ideas and discoveries and bringing them to the marketplace.A central pillar of efforts to advance discoveriesHarvard’s Office of Technology Development (OTD), established in 2006, is the central pillar of efforts to advance discoveries made across campus. The office’s core mission is to foster the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship among faculty, harness the power of their intellectual property, and advance the development of their discoveries for the good of society, according to Isaac Kohlberg, Harvard’s senior associate provost and chief technology development officer.OTD can help campus innovators start spinout companies, license their technology to existing firms, and further the development of their research through industry-sponsored funding. Starting a venture can lead to an unusual set of challenges and concerns for many budding entrepreneurs. By combining business expertise and scientific knowledge, OTD demystifies the process of creating a startup and helps to connect the dots among laboratories, investors, and industry leaders, Kohlberg said.“The Harvard research enterprise is fueled by talented faculty and students who are eager to expand outside of the traditional academic outlets and connect on a broader level,” Kohlberg said. “OTD provides the support and expertise needed to help those with entrepreneurial ambition maximize their discoveries so they can have a large societal impact.”Figures show that those efforts are working. Reports of invention are up, showing that investigators are increasingly mindful of the potential commercial applications of their discoveries. Those numbers have almost doubled since 2007, to 412 in 2013. The number of patents issued also rose significantly, to 74 from 43, as did the number of patent applications filed, to 231 from 147.“The Harvard research enterprise is fueled by talented faculty and students who are eager to expand outside of the traditional academic outlets and connect on a broader level,” said Isaac Kohlberg, Harvard’s senior associate provost and chief technology development officer. File photo by Justin Ide/Harvard Staff PhotographerThe value of Harvard innovation is also being recognized outside the University’s walls. Industry research more than tripled from 2007 to 2013, when 81 agreements brought in $42.3 million. Licensing agreements, which bring royalties to the University on income earned by its intellectual property, rose 41 percent over the same period. In 2013, OTD also launched nine companies that were formed around technology developed on campus.Developments in recent months put faces on those statistical trends. Mazur and King’s Learning Catalytics proved promising enough to be acquired by education giant Pearson, while a startup based on the work of chemistry Professor Andrew Myers, Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, went public in March with an initial stock offering.“The OTD office, from the top down, is staffed with an extraordinary group of professionals,” Myers said. “They’ve been very much a partner and extremely helpful.”In addition, stem cell scientist and diabetes researcher Douglas A. Melton reached agreements with two companies, Evotec, a German biotech firm, and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, to further develop a potential diabetes treatment discovered in his lab. And the foundation headed by Harvard Business School (HBS) alumnus Len Blavatnik is helping boost all this activity further, by donating $50 million to energize the translation of basic scientific discoveries into new treatments for patients.“Harvard has reshaped its vision of how we can take our technology to the next level,” Kohlberg said. “With resources such as the Blavatnik gift, we can provide fuel for the research engine as well as help propel the results of that research to serve the public interest.”Vicki Sato, professor of management practice at Harvard Business School and of the practice of molecular and cellular biology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, said that, while there is still work to be done, Harvard has come a long way in nurturing discoveries to market since she was a biochemistry doctoral student here in the 1970s.Sato, whose expertise is in commercializing scientific discoveries, has a long resume in industry, working at biotech firm Biogen after graduating before moving to Vertex Pharmaceuticals, where she eventually became president.Assistance in crossing the “valley of death”Sato gave high marks to the work of OTD and especially of its Biomedical Accelerator Fund, which was the beneficiary of the Blavatnik gift and was recently renamed the Blavatnik Biomedical Accelerator at Harvard University. Curtis Keith, chief scientific officer of the Accelerator Fund, said the 5-year-old entity was created to help breakthroughs made at Harvard to cross the “valley of death” between discovery and development.The valley exists because of the way that the United States finances research. While scientists with worthy ideas can get basic research funding from federal funding agencies, such as the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, and others, those grants stop short of financing the sometimes considerable additional work it takes to develop a promising discovery into a product.On the other side of the valley are private companies, eager for new discoveries that they can turn into products but cautious about investing too early in a discovery that may not pan out. The resulting gap between discovery and development has been a place where good ideas and early stage discoveries go to die. It is also where the Accelerator Fund has come to the rescue.“The typical reaction we get [from industry] is ‘very interesting, it has a lot of potential, but we feel things are too early for us to pick up,’” Keith said. “The purpose of the Accelerator is to provide the funding and expertise needed to develop technologies further so they are ready for partnership with industry or startup formation.”The Accelerator Fund offers grants averaging $200,000 to develop a discovery to the point where private industry or venture capital can step in and provide the additional funding needed to bring the technology to the marketplace.So far, the fund has financed 37 projects. Of the 30 completed, about half have been partnered with industry or spun out into new companies, a rate that’s quite high, Keith said. Of the rest, some haven’t fulfilled their early promise, while others are still seeking corporate partners.Last spring, the Blavatnik gift gave the program a boost. The additional financing will allow the fund to take on more projects, and to extend funding for a handful of projects to develop technology to a more advanced stage.The gift also is intended to strengthen links between Harvard’s business community and medical research and discovery. A portion of the Blavatnik gift provides money for three to five HBS postgraduate students or recent graduates to work one-on-one with Harvard scientists to draft business plans and commercialize discoveries.The fellowship is a step toward the kind of cross-School collaboration that Sato said should occur more often, where the expertise of one School furthers the goals of another.To that end, Harvard has shown that fostering innovation and entrepreneurship is a priority, and not just on HBS’s campus. The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering was founded at Harvard Medical School (HMS) with the goal of translating discoveries to the bedside as quickly as possible. The Harvard Innovation Lab, or i-lab, was built as an incubator to help students, faculty members, and members of the community fertilize the next great ideas.The i-lab, which opened in Allston in 2011, was designed to foster the entrepreneurial spirit of students, hoping to provide a boost to the developers of the next Microsoft or Facebook, both of which have Crimson roots.The facility sponsors a range of activities, including public lectures on topics related to innovation and entrepreneurship, workshops to build skills, and a course — taught by Sato — on commercializing science. The i-lab also helps link people looking for partners, and provides meeting and work space for groups developing an idea or product.Beyond the i-lab, students can find encouragement in classes that foster an entrepreneurial spirit. In CS-50, for example, computer students spend the semester designing and developing a software project. Some students get so engaged in the process that they continue working on their creations after the semester ends.For Adam Lundquist, a master’s student in information technology at the Harvard Extension School, it wasn’t the information technology courses he took that prompted him to start his own digital marketing business last year, but rather an adult development class he took as part of the distribution requirements for the degree.Taught by Robert Kegan, the Meehan Professor of Adult Learning and Professional Development at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the course helped Lundquist understand his fears about taking the plunge into the business world and discern which were grounded in reality and which were not. Using the technical expertise gained from the Extension School classes, Lundquist started his own digital marketing business, Nerds Do It Better, in Philadelphia last year.“I had not started up a business ever before,” said Lundquist, who expects to graduate next spring.  “Using his [Kegan’s] techniques, I could get past it and see if my fears were unfounded.”HMS student Marc Succi, who recently founded a medical device company, said the entrepreneurial spirit is also alive and well among the student body at the Medical School. Succi, working with fellow student Andrew Bishara, developed a digital glove that takes blood pressure, pulse, blood oxygen levels, and other health metrics, during an internship with Associate Professor of Medicine Jeffrey Karp and MIT Institute Professor Robert Langer. Succi said there is a lot of interest in innovation, especially for medical devices, among the student body in the Longwood area.Succi, currently on a radiology rotation at Massachusetts General Hospital, said he and several other residents at HMS-affiliated hospitals are thinking about starting an innovation incubator for the Longwood community. Residents, he said, interact with patients all day and so have both medical knowledge and insight into patient needs.“There’s interest in doing something that’s not just straight clinical work,” Succi said.last_img read more

College students welcome Hobson as commencement speaker

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s Class of 2012 will welcome Mellody Hobson as their commencement speaker Saturday.  Hobson, a 1991 graduate of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of International Relations and Public Policy, will receive an honorary doctor of humanities degree from the College. She currently serves as president of the Chicago-based money management firm Ariel Investments and as chair of the board of trustees for the firm’s mutual funds. Hobson is an expert on financial literacy and investor education and is a regular contributor to ABC’s “Good Morning America.” She is also on the board of directors of Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., Groupon and Starbucks Corp. Senior Kate Park said she thinks Hobson’s wealth of experience will provide for a meaningful address.  “Based on her history and career, I think she can be a very informative speaker for the Class of 2012,” she said. “She seems to have many worldly experiences, as well as [success] in the business world. Therefore, she can give many of us Belles helpful tips on how to become successful after Saint Mary’s.”  Senior Allie Courtney said she is looking forward to Hobson’s commencement address. “I am very excited about this year’s commencement speaker,” she said. “Mellody Hobson is an incredibly accomplished woman and an exemplary role model to all of us. Her work and accomplishments are very impressive, and I can’t wait to hear her speak.” Senior Catherine Swanson said she expects Hobson’s speech to be engaging and memorable due to her many interesting life experiences. “I’m really looking forward to hearing about her experiences and how she got to where she is today,” she said. “She will have a lot of interesting things to say and I am grateful for the chance to listen to her.” Park said Hobson’s success as a woman in business will inspire the Class of 2012. “I am looking forward to being with my fellow Saint Mary’s sisters and enjoying our last moments together as we listen to a woman who embodies all that we embody: a Saint Mary’s education,” she said. “I am hoping we will be inspired from the address.” Courtney said Hobson’s broad expertise will be a valuable contribution to her final moments as a Saint Mary’s student. “I think she is very relevant to our class,” she said. “Our class truly appreciates the community at Saint Mary’s and how we have grown as strong, confident and empowered women because of it. Her example as a truly successful woman is inspiring to us.” Commencement will be held Saturday at 12 p.m. on LeMans Green.last_img read more

Free Fishing Set For Next Weekend In New York State

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Photo: PixabayALBANY – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says next weekend is a free fishing weekend statewide.Commissioner Basil Seggos announced a Free Fishing Weekend for June 27-28. The event is the second of six Free Fishing Days offered in New York State every year.“This free fishing weekend could not have come at a better time,” Seggos said. “Amid the uncertainty of these challenging times, being home together has allowed many families to get outdoors and experience new activities. Free fishing days provide the perfect opportunity for all New Yorkers-from Brooklyn to Buffalo and from Montauk to Mt. Marcy-to try fishing for the first time and encourage those who have fished before to dust off their fishing rods and get outside.”DEC encourages all anglers, new and experienced, to recreate locally and seek out fishing opportunities close to home. DEC’s Places to Fish webpages are a reliable source for those ready to plan their next fishing trip. For beginning anglers interested in getting started, the I FISH NY Beginners’ Guide to Freshwater Fishing provides information on everything from rigging up a fishing rod, to identifying your catch, and understanding fishing regulations. Additional Free Fishing Days in 2020/2021 include: National Hunting and Fishing Day (Sept. 26); Veterans Day (Nov. 11); and President’s Day Weekend (Feb. 13-14). During these designated free fishing days, New York residents and non-residents are permitted to fish for free without a fishing license. Free fishing day participants are reminded that although the requirement for a fishing license is waived during free fishing days, all other fishing regulations remain in effect.DEC reminds anglers to maintain safe social distancing while fishing (PDF) this year to help stop the spread of COVID-19.last_img read more

On Compliance: Risk-based lending

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Risk-based lending for credit unions can be tricky. After all, credit scores exist for a reason and assessing someone’s loan worthiness based on that score is common practice. Staying in compliance when doing risk-based lending requires following both the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and section 1029 of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010, better known as the Dodd Frank Act.Non-Discriminatory LendingAccording to the ECOA, it is illegal to discriminate against any applicant based on race, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, or source of income. This means it is illegal for a credit union to use the aforementioned reasons as a basis for refusing a loan to any member, discouraging any member from applying for a loan, providing different credit terms for members with similar creditworthiness situations, or closing member accounts. continue reading »last_img read more

Motorway services: Emerald miles

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Sky-high living in Surfers Paradise

first_imgMr Consoli said he also couldn’t go past the stunning views.“You’ve got the Hinterland and you can look straight down the Broadwater and then you’ve got the ocean views out the front,” he said. “You can see the whales out the front and even dolphins swimming up the river.” The kitchen features stainless steel appliances and plenty of storage while the main bedroom has a huge walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. Sentinel offers residents the use of an infinity pool, barbecues, entertaining lounge, gym and conference room. No expense was spared in the design of this apartment.The 340sq m of open-plan living is spread out on one floor with views from every room.Vendors John and Trish Consoli say the location initially sparked their interest.“We’ve lived on the other side of Surfers Paradise but over here at Budds Beach it’s just so nice and quiet,” Mr Consoli said.“It’s a short walk and you’re in the heart of Surfers with all the restaurants.” Living areas. Dine in style. What a view! 43/40-42 Riverview Pde, Surfers Paradise is on the market.THIS Budds Beach riverfront apartment offers a luxury lifestyle with 360 degree panoramic views of the city.Located on the 18th floor of the resident-only Sentinel tower, the sky-home features four bedrooms and three bathrooms.center_img Views from every room.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago Luxury at every turn. ON THE MARKET 43/40-42 Riverview Parade Surfers ParadiseAgent: Ricky Numeyer, Harcourts CoastalFeatures: 360 degree views, resident’s poolArea: 340sq mPrice: $2.1 million — $2.3 millionInspections: Saturday, 11.15-11.45amlast_img read more

PGNiG not eyeing US LNG only, in talks with more suppliers

first_imgThe price factor will play a major role in the Polish Gas and Oil Company’s (PGNiG) decision when picking the preferred LNG supplier. The company is not only in talks to secure U.S. LNG supplies but is looking to diversify its sources and is in talks with various partners, Polish Press Agency (PAP) reports, citing Maciej Woźniak, the company’s vice-president.Woźniak added that the company is eyeing mid-term contract ranging from three to 10 years.The company serves as an intermediary for the purposes of LNG supplies to the Polish LNG terminal in Świnoujście, and has a 20-year contract in place with Qatargas.Poland has officially joined the club of worldwide LNG importing nations in June last year with the arrival of the first commercial cargo at the President Lech Kaczyński LNG terminal.The LNG import terminal, operated by Gaz-System’s unit Polskie LNG, is Poland’s flagship project to diversify gas supplies and reduce dependence on pipeline imports from Russia. LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

TC’s Energy engages financial advisor for Ghana wave project

first_imgGhana-based power producer and wave energy projects developer TC’s Energy has hired Palewater Advisory Group (PAG) to act as its corporate finance advisor.PAG, a New-York based insvestmnet banking firm, will provide strategic advisory services to assist with the development of a financial strategy for the delivery of the 1000MW Seawave power project, being developed by TC’s Energy in collaboration with Swedish wave energy player Seabased.Also, PAG will advise on the IPO of the company in the US and the capital raising of $2 billion or more, according to TC’s Energy.PAG will also focus on assisting TC’s Energy in creating and executing new strategies for maximizing shareholder value through its full scope of investment banking services.Brian Kistler, President and CEO of Palewater Advisory Group, said: “The government support that this project continues to enjoy is overwhelming and given the fact that TC’s Energy has already secured an off-take agreement with the government of Ghana, PAG will use that as a springboard through which sufficient capital for the development and operation of the project is raised.”Prosper Melomey, CEO at Bridgewater Advisors, added: “TC’s Energy project will significantly impact Ghana’s energy generation capacity and positively stimulate the nation’s economic health. Bridgewater Advisors Limited in Ghana is therefore delighted to partner Palewater Advisory Group in Africa and MB Africa Investments on this groundbreaking capital raising agenda.”TC’s Energy aims to introduce wave power as a sustainable alternative of generating electricity to meet Ghana’s medium to long-term power challenges.The wave energy park, planned for Ada Estuary in Ghanian Greater Accra Region, has already completed its piloting phase, which included the installation of six wave energy converters, supplied by Seabased, with the combined output of 400kW.TC’s Energy said it is currently about to add on capacity to start generating in commercial scale, having signed a commercial order last year with Seabased for the delivery of upgraded wave energy converters that will expand the capacity of the plant for 5MW.Seabased’s wave energy technology is based on wave energy converters (WECs) with linear generators, deployed on the sea bed. The generating unit placed on the sea bed is connected to a buoy on the surface via a line, which captures the energy in the motion of the waves, enabling the WEC to generate electricity.last_img read more

ADNOC Drilling picks Zentech for engineering support on all rigs

first_imgHouston-based marine engineering firm Zentech has been selected by UAE-based ADNOC Drilling on an exclusive basis to provide comprehensive engineering support for all ADNOC Drilling engineering needs for both its offshore and onshore drilling rigs.One of ADNOC Drilling’s rigs. Source: ADNOC DrillingThe award includes the full range of the engineering service provision of Zentech including but not limited to structural engineering, marine engineering, naval architecture, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering, Zentech said in a statement earlier this week.This all-encompassing contract is for a three-year period.This engineering contract strongly complements the already existing standardization that ADNOC Drilling has implemented with the use of Zentech’s Load & Stability program for jack-ups (LosJack) for its entire offshore fleet for day-to-day operations.Ajai Peter, Area Manager of Zentech’s UAE Operations, commented, “On behalf of our CEO, Ramesh Maini, and our entire company, we are delighted with this award as a recognition of our continued service, quality and commitment to ADNOC Drilling and to the Offshore industry around the world.“This will further strengthen the 16 year relationship we have with ADNOC Drilling,” he added.In related news, Zentech has recently been awarded an engineering and project management scope for the conversion of the Key Gibraltar jack-up rig to a mobile offshore production unit (MOPU) for deployment in the HOEC-operated B-80 field, offshore Mumbai.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more