covid pandemic – 18-98 Plus http://18-98plus.com/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 15:42:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://18-98plus.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-3-150x150.png covid pandemic – 18-98 Plus http://18-98plus.com/ 32 32 WAEC at 70: Nigeria committed to providing quality education, says Buhari https://18-98plus.com/waec-at-70-nigeria-committed-to-providing-quality-education-says-buhari/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 15:42:00 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/waec-at-70-nigeria-committed-to-providing-quality-education-says-buhari/ President Muhammadu Buhari said Nigeria would continue to work with other English-speaking West African countries to ensure citizens have access to quality education. According to a statement issued by Femi Adesina, Presidential Spokesperson, on Sunday, Buhari said this in a message to congratulate the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on its 70th anniversary. The West […]]]>

President Muhammadu Buhari said Nigeria would continue to work with other English-speaking West African countries to ensure citizens have access to quality education.

According to a statement issued by Femi Adesina, Presidential Spokesperson, on Sunday, Buhari said this in a message to congratulate the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on its 70th anniversary.

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) was established in 1952 following the promulgation of the West African Examinations Council Ordinances in 1951 by the governments of Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and The Gambia.

In 1974, Liberia joined the council as the fifth member country.

Speaking on the board’s efforts, Buhari urged the review body to continue to ensure adherence to its standard values ​​which are rooted in excellence, integrity, professionalism, accountability and transparency.

“As a proud founding member of the most important examination board for the people of West Africa, President Buhari affirms that Nigeria appreciates the commitment shared with other Council members and would continue to engage with other partners to achieve the Council’s mandate to maintain quality education standards that prepare the next generation to meet the challenges of the 21st century,” the statement read.

“The President notes with joy that for 70 years, the West African examination body has brought together Anglophones in West Africa to encourage academic and moral excellence through qualitative and reliable assessment of education. .

“As delegates to the 70th meeting of the council deliberate, reflect and celebrate the gains of the decades, the Nigerian leader urges them to remember the core values ​​of excellence, integrity, professionalism, accountability and transparency, at the heart of WAEC, and to stand firmly by them.

“The President believes that just as member countries survived a difficult year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic and, in some countries, years of internal conflict, this cherished educational institution would continue to thrive as a ‘world-class examination body.’

Meanwhile, Nigeria will host the 70th Annual Council Meeting of the WAEC, which is scheduled to take place from March 14-18, 2022 in Abuja.

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jammu: 20,000 capacity accommodation set up for Amarnath pilgrims in Jammu: official https://18-98plus.com/jammu-20000-capacity-accommodation-set-up-for-amarnath-pilgrims-in-jammu-official/ Sat, 12 Mar 2022 06:12:00 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/jammu-20000-capacity-accommodation-set-up-for-amarnath-pilgrims-in-jammu-official/ The administration of Jammu and Kashmir is making arrangements to set up accommodation with a capacity of 20,000 people in the Jammu division for the upcoming annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave sanctuary in the southern Himalayas in Kashmir, said a senior official. Jammu Divisional Commissioner Raghav Langer said the 2020 and 2021 Yatras at […]]]>
The administration of Jammu and Kashmir is making arrangements to set up accommodation with a capacity of 20,000 people in the Jammu division for the upcoming annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave sanctuary in the southern Himalayas in Kashmir, said a senior official. Jammu Divisional Commissioner Raghav Langer said the 2020 and 2021 Yatras at the shrine at an altitude of 3,880 meters were conducted on a symbolic basis due to the Covid pandemic, and this year the number of pilgrims should be very high.

“The expected huge footfall will certainly boost tourism activities in the region which has experienced a lean season for the past two years due to COVID-19,” Langer said, chairing a joint meeting of government officials and officials on Friday. members of civil society to discuss and review the modalities of the pilgrimage which usually takes place in the month of ‘Shravan’ (July-August).

The divisional commissioner said the administration was making arrangements to create accommodation with a capacity of 20,000 people.

A 3,000-bed yatri niwas has been built at Chanderkote in Ramban district by the shrine council and it will give a major boost to the accommodation capacity for pilgrims along the Yatra route, he said. declared.

He said the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) has introduced IT interventions to ensure the safety of future pilgrims.

The council has decided to use radio frequency identification (RFID) to track the movements of vehicles and pilgrims during this year’s pilgrimage to the revered shrine, home to the naturally formed ice shivlingam, the officer said.

He said RFID cards will be issued to all pilgrims.

During the meeting, participants suggested placing special emphasis on the cleanliness of market areas, religious places and the city, in addition to better lighting, more accommodation centers and better control room services, an official spokesperson said.

They suggested distributing leaflets containing information on tourist destinations in the districts of Jammu division in Lakhanpur – the gateway to Jammu and Kashmir bordering Punjab, the spokesman said.

To make Yatra more comfortable for pilgrims, he said attendees also suggested to carry out vehicle check and tagging only at Lakhanpur if documents are complete and said there should be no other checks at any other checkpoint.

Attendees advised to start helicopter service from Jammu, allow tourists to visit destinations in other districts and ease the process of changing (community cooking) permission, the spokesperson said .

They also suggested setting up special vehicle services for Yatris to visit local tourist spots like Suchetgarh Border, Bahu Fort and Peer Kho, the spokesperson said.

He said that all participants have assured their full cooperation to the administration for the success of the Yatra.

The Divisional Commissioner said the Yatra is also pushing business activities in the region which have suffered greatly during the Covid lockdown.

“Tourist activities will also be promoted as many new tourist destinations have been developed in Jammu and outlying districts,” Langer said.

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Global Mining Explosives Market Prices Expected to Rise 4%-6% During Forecast Period | ExpenseEdge https://18-98plus.com/global-mining-explosives-market-prices-expected-to-rise-4-6-during-forecast-period-expenseedge/ Mon, 07 Mar 2022 12:35:00 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/global-mining-explosives-market-prices-expected-to-rise-4-6-during-forecast-period-expenseedge/ NEW YORK, March 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Mining Explosives Market Will Record Additional Expenditure of Approximately USD 2,180.26 millionincreasing to one CAGR of 5.50% over the five-year forecast period. A targeted strategic approach to mining explosives sourcing can unlock several opportunities for buyers. Mining Explosives Market Supply and Supply Research Report This report also […]]]>

NEW YORK, March 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Mining Explosives Market Will Record Additional Expenditure of Approximately USD 2,180.26 millionincreasing to one CAGR of 5.50% over the five-year forecast period. A targeted strategic approach to mining explosives sourcing can unlock several opportunities for buyers.

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Expanded capacity for activities and businesses applies starting today, March 1 – Q COSTA RICA https://18-98plus.com/expanded-capacity-for-activities-and-businesses-applies-starting-today-march-1-q-costa-rica/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 08:20:40 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/expanded-capacity-for-activities-and-businesses-applies-starting-today-march-1-q-costa-rica/ QCOSTARICA – Effective today, March 1, an expansion of business and retail capacity comes into effect, as part of the flexibility measures recently announced by the government. Sports, cultural, academic and commercial activities, as well as discos, dance halls and nightclubs, will be able to operate at 100% capacity when requesting the vaccination QR code […]]]>

QCOSTARICA – Effective today, March 1, an expansion of business and retail capacity comes into effect, as part of the flexibility measures recently announced by the government.

Sports, cultural, academic and commercial activities, as well as discos, dance halls and nightclubs, will be able to operate at 100% capacity when requesting the vaccination QR code or at 50% capacity without the use of the QR.

The President of the Presidente de la Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) – National Emergency Commission, Alexander Solís, stressed that the opening responds to the epidemiological situation of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In addition, government authorities have chosen to expand the voluntary use of the QR code and maintain the capacity of shops, restaurants, bars, cinemas, theaters and social events.

From April 1, the capacity will be expanded to 100% without the QR vaccination check.

As of next Monday, March 7, the restriction on medical vehicles, which currently applies from midnight to 5:00 a.m., will be lifted.

On this day, the only vehicular restrictions applied are in the city of San Jose, bounded by the Circunvalacion, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekdays, as was the case before the pandemic.

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UB School of Medicine implements anti-racism as a core tenet of its curriculum https://18-98plus.com/ub-school-of-medicine-implements-anti-racism-as-a-core-tenet-of-its-curriculum/ Fri, 25 Feb 2022 00:39:51 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/ub-school-of-medicine-implements-anti-racism-as-a-core-tenet-of-its-curriculum/ Thu February 24, 2022 7:00 PM Curriculum changes affect all aspects of medical education, spurred by demands from Jacobs School student leaders By University at Buffalo A new medical program focused on anti-racism is being designed and implemented at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Catalyzed in 2020 by the […]]]>

Thu February 24, 2022 7:00 PM

Curriculum changes affect all aspects of medical education, spurred by demands from Jacobs School student leaders

By University at Buffalo

A new medical program focused on anti-racism is being designed and implemented at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Catalyzed in 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the murder of George Floyd and the ensuing global protests, the evolving new curriculum is the result of the profound awareness these events have imposed on those who study and practice medicine.

“I have never seen so much willingness to change,” observed Margarita Dubocovich, Ph.D., senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion, and one of the four co-chairs of the Diversity, Inclusion and Learning Environment Committee. “Now is the time. This is the opportunity.”

Although issues such as the social determinants of health have been part of the Jacobs School’s orientation and required coursework, it was a student-written document and petition submitted in June 2020 that launched the overall efforts. currently in progress.

student petition

“The student petition changed urgency,” recalled Linda Pessar, MD, former director of the Center for Medical Humanities and now professor emeritus of psychiatry. “He demanded that the medical school rapidly increase its attention to structural racism and social justice, to examine the ways the curriculum creates and perpetuates racism by failing to take into account the differences between people.”

Former Dean Michael E. Cain, MD, called for the requested changes to be expedited. Her successor, Allison Brashear, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School, who arrived at UB in December 2021, has stepped up her efforts.

“Medical education at Jacobs School is undergoing fundamental changes to address structural racism in medicine in an effort initially inspired by our students,” she said. “This fact speaks volumes about the depth of commitment our students bring to this work collectively as they work with faculty to achieve health equity in all aspects of patient care.”

Recommendations included providing racial and socioeconomic context behind long-standing health issues in African American communities and directly acknowledging the effects of systemic racism and the threat of police violence on people’s physical health. of color. They included teaching students how to be effective patient advocates and teaching about the history of anti-darkness, discrimination against LGBTQ+ people and other marginalized communities, and how these issues have affected the medicine and how it is taught.

The petition also aimed to increase faculty and staff diversity, a goal to which the university as a whole has committed through the establishment of President Satish K. Tripathi’s Race Advisory Council. Trustees recognize that such diversity is sorely lacking in medical school, but with this change comes new diversity requirements for search committees and a focus on holistic interviews.

It is well documented that greater diversity among instructors benefits all students and faculty, and that mentorship is essential, a premise taken for granted throughout the medical profession.

Additionally, the school has:

√ Anti-racism training recommended for teachers and lecturers.

√ Committed to protecting students and applicants who speak out against social injustice.

√ Establishment of a crisis/bias advisory response team.

√ Undertake a full case review

The patient cases to which students are exposed, both in the classroom and in the clinic, either with standardized patient volunteers or in the community with preceptors, are a key component of curricular change.

“We look at the full caseload in the curriculum,” said Jennifer Meka, Ph.D., associate dean for medical education and director of the Institute for Medical Education and Education Research at the JacobsSchool.

Professors reviewed and edited cases and discussed ways to encourage students to think about implicit bias and structural racism.

“It’s really a systemic look at the entire program,” said Alan J. Lesse, MD, senior associate dean for the medical program, who along with Meka co-chairs the program’s review subcommittee. .

An early and critical change was the decision in fall 2020 to subscribe to a database that specializes in dermatological manifestations of disease and features a broad spectrum of representation, including many people of color.

Traditionally, most cases involved patients who were white males between the ages of 40 and 55, with no mention of race or economic orientation.

“We are working on guidelines to revise cases to better reflect the diversity of the population our local students will be working with,” Meka said. “The goal is to develop the racial competence, cultural humility and advocacy skills necessary for the practice of medicine, to examine the intersectionality of race and its impact on health and well-being. We also work with our faculty facilitators to move beyond biomedical issues and to speak with patients about the social determinants of health, incorporating respect for other cultures.

More diverse “standardized” patients

The Clinical Practice of Medicine course, which students take during their first two years, is a key focus. It relies on community volunteers who are trained to act as “standardized” patients with specific medical symptoms, which are then diagnosed by medical students.

“Most standardized patients are white,” said Class of 2024 member Tatiana Amaye-Obu. never had a standardized non-white patient.”

Diversifying this pool of standardized patients will be difficult. “Minority communities are already wary of medicine,” Amaye-Obu said. “So to improve that, we have to go out into the community and really explain what we’re doing. That’s the whole point of making standardized patients: taking care of others in the future.

To that end, the school introduced the Neighborhood Health course in 2018 as a pilot elective course.

The course pairs medical students with congregational members from Hopewell Baptist Church in Buffalo. The objective of the course is for students to become familiar with the realities of medical disparities and how they affect individuals.

“The intent of the course was to explore the effect of racism on the black community and to engage with the African American community,” said David Milling, MD, senior associate dean for medical education, who has founded the course with Pessar and Henry-Louis Taylor Jr., Ph.D., professor of urban and regional planning in the School of Architecture and Planning and director of UB’s Center for Urban Studies. “It didn’t have much to do with us providing care, but more about listening to the community, finding out what the barriers are to providing care, and how can we be better doctors.”

The course has now expanded to include a clinical component, blending what students learn in the classroom with culturally sensitive interviews as they work with clinical preceptors in underserved communities.

Instructors throughout the school have integrated anti-racism into their courses, not only for those pursuing medical studies, but also for those pursuing undergraduate and graduate programs in the biomedical sciences.

Jennifer Surtees, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry, and David Dietz, Ph.D., chair of the department of pharmacology and toxicology, explicitly integrated anti-racism into their ethics course, introductory to research Science and Responsible Conduct ( BMS 514LEC). One of the objectives of the class engages students in addressing the attitude still prevalent among some scientists that “we don’t need to discuss this in science.”

Social Justice and Equity Administration Leadership Fellowships

Students urged school administrators to work to ease the burden on students of color who are impacted by structural racism while being key leaders in diversity and inclusion efforts.

These efforts resulted in the creation of the Social Justice and Equity Administration Leadership Fellowships launched last year by the Office of Inclusion and Cultural Enhancement. Funded initially by the Jacobs School Dean’s Office, the scholarships give graduate students in medical and biomedical sciences the opportunity to work on specific projects that address social, educational, or health care inequalities while providing $3,500 each in scholarships, as well as funding for travel expenses. .

Five scholarships were awarded in the first round and topics range from evaluating the course’s impact on neighborhood health and improving vaccine equity in communities of color, to developing a program on the history of racism and ways to improve the learning environment for members of the LGBTQ+ community.

And while the institution has clearly embraced these changes, Lesse noted, they all have yet to fit into the medical curriculum.

“The question is, we have four years right now to turn students into doctors,” Lesse said. “What do they need to learn when?” These changes will make them much more aware of their role as doctors in society.

This is especially true in the compulsory first-year Medicine and Society course, which emphasizes the role of the physician. The course has been redesigned with a greater focus on health inequalities.

James N. Jarvis, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics, who is of Akwesasne Mohawk ancestry and has worked on Native American and Alaska Native child health issues for more than 30 years, spoke to the class.

He told students, “You can’t just say to indigenous groups, ‘We’re here to help you, that’s what we think you should do.’ Instead, you need to spend time with them. Ask them what they think. Sit down with these communities. Be humble and listen.

These principles, which have become an integral part of the Jacobs School curriculum, will benefit not only individual students in training, but also, by extension, any communities where they eventually practice.

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Solar Inverter Market Report by Type, Application and Regional Outlook https://18-98plus.com/solar-inverter-market-report-by-type-application-and-regional-outlook/ Sun, 20 Feb 2022 16:48:45 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/solar-inverter-market-report-by-type-application-and-regional-outlook/ The latest economic intelligence report on solar inverter market size provides a detailed industry outlook for 2022-2028. It discusses effective growth strategies for the future by considering major growth catalysts, remunerative prospects, and roadblocks affecting industry dynamics. Abstract: Request a sample copy of this report @ https://www.getnewsalert.com/request-sample/26785 According to experts, the solar inverter market size […]]]>

The latest economic intelligence report on solar inverter market size provides a detailed industry outlook for 2022-2028. It discusses effective growth strategies for the future by considering major growth catalysts, remunerative prospects, and roadblocks affecting industry dynamics.

Abstract:

Request a sample copy of this report @ https://www.getnewsalert.com/request-sample/26785

According to experts, the solar inverter market size is expected to register a CAGR of XX% over the forecast period and amass a valuation of USD XX.

Furthermore, the study contains substantial insights into factors affecting various industry segmentations including regional bifurcation followed by an analytical review of competitive dynamics. Additionally, it examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to help stakeholders make successful strategic decisions.

Synopsis of the market:

Regional outlook:

  • According to the study, the regional landscape of the solar inverter industry is segmented into Americas, APAC, Europe and Middle East & Africa.
  • Economic indicators of major geographies and their impact on the overall industry growth are included in the report.
  • The consumption growth rate and market share of each region during the stipulated period are also hosted in the report.

Product Land Overview:

  • The product range of solar inverter industry is categorized into Central Solar Inverter String Solar Inverter Micro Solar Inverter .
  • The consumption market share related to each type of product is presented in the report.
  • The industry share of each product segment along with the revenue generated and sales generated are listed.

Application Range Outlook:

  • According to the report, the scope of the different product offerings is divided into residential, commercial and utility.
  • Consumption value as well as consumption share data for each type of application over the analysis period are provided.
  • The market share of each application segment is also included in the report.

Competitive Arena Review:

  • The competitive landscape of the solar inverter market is defined by key players such as ABB SMA Solar Technology Canadian Solar SolarEdge Technologies SunPower Delta Electronics Solectria Renewables Sineng Electric Hitachi Hi-Rel Power Electronics Power Electronics.
  • Basic information about each company along with an overview of their activities is provided in the report.
  • A systematic representation of the total sales, net revenue, pricing model and gross margins of the mentioned companies are incorporated into the report.
  • Details relevant to the operating areas and distribution channels of major industry players are also discussed in the report.
  • Recent updates on market concentration rate and strategic developments are compiled in the document.

Solar Inverter Market Report Key Questions Answered:

What will be the market growth rate of the Solar Inverter market in 2028?

What are the key factors driving the global solar inverter market?

Who are the key manufacturers in the Solar Inverter market?

What are the market opportunities, market risk and market overview of the Solar Inverter market?

What are sales volume, revenue, and price analysis of top manufacturers of Solar Inverter market?

What are the Solar Inverter market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global Solar Inverter market?

What are sales, revenue, and price analysis by types and applications of Solar Inverter Market?

Main points of the table of contents:

  1. Report scope

1.1 Market Overview

1.2 Years considered

1.3 Research objectives

1.4 Market research methodology

1.5 Research process and data source

  1. Abstract
  2. Solar Inverter Market Size by Players
  3. Solar Inverter Market by Regions
  4. Market Drivers, Challenges and Trends
  5. Global Solar Inverter Market Size Forecast

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How a Thai hospital bounced back after a drop in international business https://18-98plus.com/how-a-thai-hospital-bounced-back-after-a-drop-in-international-business/ Fri, 18 Feb 2022 01:53:28 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/how-a-thai-hospital-bounced-back-after-a-drop-in-international-business/ At Bumrungrad International Hospital, MarTech Chief Digital Officer Wisut Ua-Anant led the development of a comprehensive digital health app that brings the benefits of transformation directly to its Thai and international patients. One of the main impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a significant reduction in the hospital’s international activities and the need to […]]]>

At Bumrungrad International Hospital, MarTech Chief Digital Officer Wisut Ua-Anant led the development of a comprehensive digital health app that brings the benefits of transformation directly to its Thai and international patients.

One of the main impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a significant reduction in the hospital’s international activities and the need to strategically refocus on the needs of domestic patients during the crisis, as explained by Ua-Anant.

Ua-Anant has been in Bumrungrad for two years, laying the foundation for a digital healthcare ecosystem that includes cloud infrastructure, automated marketing, online shopping and electronic payment, telehealth and telehealth services, including including direct chat with the nurse.

Solid foundations

“As we learned during the crisis, most Thais like to chat and make calls more than email,” he says. “The MarTech team has worked closely with clinics, centers and specialist nurses, creating online chat platforms that lead patients directly to nurses at over 30 clinics. Patients can not only ask questions, but also make an appointment for a visit to the hospital or a telemedicine consultation.”

The Bumrungrad app brings many of these developments into a unique patient experience. “We put the patient first and center in everything we do – it’s a customer-centric mindset – so we can anticipate their wants, needs, communication preferences and build lasting relationships. with them in the app,” says Ua-Anant.

The first phase of development focused on appointment reminders and marketing automation for personalized offers – for example, timely vaccination alerts or prompts to purchase a screening package annual. The next will integrate health data and real-time monitoring with the Internet of Things (IoT).

A win-win situation

“We primarily used the Four Actions framework and Design Thinking to come up with eight specific patient touchpoints,” says Ua-Anant. “Next, we delivered a meaningful patient journey based on our digital core values: providing the most convenience, a great experience, and reducing patient wait time and cost. The patient can also easily access their health information through the app. They feel valued and keep coming back.”

Feedback is constantly gathered from customer reviews and the hospital’s patient experience team, contributing to the regular release of new features as well as streamlining internal processes and reducing time to waiting for patients.

“Improving customer service through the app creates a win-win situation,” says Ua-Anant. “Digital transformation in healthcare is the positive impact of technology in healthcare. The pandemic has changed consumer behavior to the new normal for good. So we need to embrace the new normal of the consumer journey and use digital technologies to help reduce, eliminate, increase, and create innovative services that can address the needs and pain points of our customers.”

Ua-Anant will speak at the HIMSS APAC Healthcare CEO Summit – the region’s inaugural gathering of healthcare CEOs – on March 3, 2022. This digital event is free to employees of government agencies, hospitals, medical centers, academic institutions and not-for-profit associations. Learn more here.

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Bridgeport Islanders president of business operations Brent Rossi resigns https://18-98plus.com/bridgeport-islanders-president-of-business-operations-brent-rossi-resigns/ Wed, 16 Feb 2022 19:10:48 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/bridgeport-islanders-president-of-business-operations-brent-rossi-resigns/ After two and a half seasons as president of business operations for the AHL team at Bridgeport, Brent Rossi has stepped down. “I decided to move on to the next challenge,” Rossi said. “It’s been a lot of fun here. We have accomplished a lot. I loved every second of it, but an incredible opportunity […]]]>

After two and a half seasons as president of business operations for the AHL team at Bridgeport, Brent Rossi has stepped down.

“I decided to move on to the next challenge,” Rossi said. “It’s been a lot of fun here. We have accomplished a lot. I loved every second of it, but an incredible opportunity presented itself to me, a great next step for me and my family.

Rossi, who still has some time in Bridgeport, declined to reveal where that next step will come from as his destination has yet to be announced.

Rossi joined the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in 2019 following the retirement of team president Michael Picker. He and his team were working on new ideas for 2020-21 in March 2020, when the AHL, like most sports around the world, shut down amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

No fans were allowed for the shortened spring 2021 season. They were slow to return to Webster Bank Arena in 2021–22, when the team changed its name to the Bridgeport Islanders; average attendance is less than 2,000.


“There’s a lot of unfinished business,” Rossi said. “We have such an amazing staff, a lot of plans to really try to push the brand forward in Bridgeport and also in Connecticut.

“The foundation is laid. We are set for massive success once the world returns to normal. The talent is there, the passion.

He is pleased that the team and the city reached an agreement over the summer to keep the team for another decade and to expand and refurbish the team’s locker room complex, which he called the one of the best in the AHL, along with other parts of the arena. .

“We are extremely grateful to Brent for the great job he has done with Bridgeport,” the Islanders said through a spokesperson. “We wish him all the best in his next opportunity.”

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Svitla Systems of Marin County prepares for threats to its operations in Ukraine https://18-98plus.com/svitla-systems-of-marin-county-prepares-for-threats-to-its-operations-in-ukraine/ Fri, 11 Feb 2022 17:22:08 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/svitla-systems-of-marin-county-prepares-for-threats-to-its-operations-in-ukraine/ As tensions mount along the Ukrainian border in the event of a possible Russian invasion, a multinational custom software developer and testing provider based in Marin County and operating in Ukraine is “hoping for the best but preparing for the worst”. “We are listening to reports of impending aggression and Russia’s ultimatum, and know that […]]]>

As tensions mount along the Ukrainian border in the event of a possible Russian invasion, a multinational custom software developer and testing provider based in Marin County and operating in Ukraine is “hoping for the best but preparing for the worst”.

“We are listening to reports of impending aggression and Russia’s ultimatum, and know that we need to be alert and prepared if diplomacy fails,” said Nataliya Anon, President, CEO and Founder of Svitla. Systems Inc., headquartered in Corte Madera.

Anon, a Ukrainian-born Stanford Business School graduate who is fluent in several languages, said she was very concerned about the safety of her 500 employees in five Ukrainian cities, including the capital, Kyiv. The company has more than 800 employees worldwide: Costa Rica, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland and 20 in the United States.

“The border between Ukraine and Russia is tightly controlled but not completely closed, with only a passport needed to travel between the two countries,” Anon said. “Ukrainians can freely travel to Europe, the United States or anywhere else in the world – but few travel to Russia these days. We see investors and capital fleeing Ukraine, while we and most residents stand firm. »

The conflict began eight years ago, when the Russians invaded the Crimean peninsula and annexed it to Ukraine in 2014. The difference between now and then is that in 2014, Ukraine did not had no army.

Today, Ukraine has a standing army of some 250,000 troops and an equal number of reservists, according to The New York Times. The country also receives arms, material support and troops from the United States and other European countries.

Anticipating that the current conflict could escalate, Anon offered its employees the option of relocating to Svitla offices in Krakow, Poland, and Guadalajara, Mexico.

“We considered chartering an Airbus (plane) that could ferry our staff out of the country, but the majority of our employees decided to stay, and there were few moves,” Anon said. “A hotline has been set up so that employees can express their concerns and obtain more information. Only eight called. Ukrainians are tough and resilient people. Our employees are essential to us.

Anon believes its company has successfully preempted this impending crisis. Six years ago, the company created a strategic plan that examines all eventualities, including the preservation of sensitive Svitla administrative and human resources files, proprietary employee and customer information, and critical records. payroll and financials stored in the cloud.

The company uses point-to-point security measures, encryption technology and uses multiple Internet service providers. Svitla has increased redundancy among its critical network systems with distributed backup in multiple centers around the world, including Amazon Web Services in the United States.

Beyond the escalating war of words between Russia and Ukraine, Anon said his company has so far not encountered any supply chain issues.

“We anticipated such eventualities and placed orders for additional computers and related equipment in advance,” she said. “We have extended hard-line telecommunications links and acquired cell phones for internet access and cloud storage. In addition, we have also installed more emergency backup batteries that can meet our electrical needs in the event power outage.”

Thinking back to the start of the current conflict, she said that in 2014, when fighting first broke out, Svitla was unable to acquire new customers, but which customers stayed with the company. throughout this crisis.

Svitla focuses on the business, medical and financial services sectors as well as information technology and management companies.

In 2021 and now in 2022, she said demand for Svitla’s services remained high. Customers are asking the company to provide more developers and technical support specialists to meet growing needs for custom software solutions and to help digitize mountains of hardware to put it in the cloud.

Anon said there is currently a shortage of IT and software professionals in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company continues to recruit seasoned developers from around the world.

In an era increasingly characterized by remote and hybrid work models, Svitla has been a pioneer in harnessing the expertise of a large number of IT software and IT professionals with expertise in virtually every programming languages ​​and coding platforms that reside in Ukraine to provide services. to its customers on several continents.

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GCM Grosvenor raised $1.5 billion for Diverse Manager https://18-98plus.com/gcm-grosvenor-raised-1-5-billion-for-diverse-manager/ Fri, 11 Feb 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/gcm-grosvenor-raised-1-5-billion-for-diverse-manager/ CHICAGO, Feb. 11 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GCM Grosvenor (Nasdaq: GCMG), a global provider of alternative asset management solutions, today announced that it has raised $1.5 billion for various manager investment mandates in 2021. , bringing its total diversified manager assets under management (AUM) to approximately $11 billion as of December 31, 2021. The […]]]>

CHICAGO, Feb. 11 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GCM Grosvenor (Nasdaq: GCMG), a global provider of alternative asset management solutions, today announced that it has raised $1.5 billion for various manager investment mandates in 2021. , bringing its total diversified manager assets under management (AUM) to approximately $11 billion as of December 31, 2021.

The $1.5 billion consists of approximately $500 million raised for various management mandates in real estate and $1.0 billion raised for various management mandates in private equity, including capital raised for the company’s first $770 million Advance Fund, which held its final close on December 30, 2021. A total of 55 institutional investors committed to various management mandates in 2021, of which 43 were new investors at GCM Grosvenor. GCM Grosvenor has invested with various managers since 2002.

“We are thrilled to see significant flows of capital dedicated to investing with women and underrepresented minorities in the space of alternative investing,” said Michael Sacks, Chief Executive Officer of GCM Grosvenor. “The interest in investment strategies and through our first specialty fund and personalized separate accounts demonstrates that investors are recognizing this high-quality investment opportunity that has been overlooked for far too long.”

About GCM Grosvenor

GCM Grosvenor (Nasdaq: GCMG) is a global provider of alternative asset management solutions with approximately $70 billion in assets under management across private equity, infrastructure, real estate, credit and investment strategies. absolute return. The firm has specialized in alternatives for over 50 years and is dedicated to delivering value to its clients by leveraging its versatile and flexible investment platform.

GCM Grosvenor’s experienced team of approximately 520 professionals serves a global clientele of institutional and high net worth investors. The company is headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul. For more information, visit: gcmgrosvenor.com.

Investing with impact is one of GCM Grosvenor’s core values. Learn more by reading the firm’s 2021 Impact Report: https://www.gcmgrosvenor.com/impact-report.

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This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are generally identified by the words “believe”, “project”, “expect”, “anticipate”, ” estimate”, “intend”, “strategy”, “future”, “opportunity”, “plan”, “may”, “should”, “will”, “would” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, therefore, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this press release, including, without limitation, the historical performance of GCM Grosvenor’s funds may not be indicative of future results of GCM Grosvenor; risks related to redemptions and termination of commitments; effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the business of GCM Grosvenor; the variable nature of GCM Grosvenor’s revenues; competition in the industry of GCM Grosvenor; the effects of government regulation or compliance failures; market, geopolitical and economic conditions; identification and availability of suitable investment opportunities; risks related to our internal control over financial reporting; and risks relating to the performance of GCM Grosvenor’s investments. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” sections of the Annual Report on Form 10-K/A filed by GCM Grosvenor Inc. on May 10, 2021 and its other filings in the States. -United. Security and Exchange Commission. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and GCM Grosvenor undertakes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information , future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Source: GCM Grosvenor

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