A Message To Customers: CX Day 2016

first_imgAt Dell Technologies, we have an unwavering focus on putting our customers first. The reality is that you—our customers—have always been the driving force behind everything we do. Our leadership team values just as highly what our customers and team members feel as what financial and market share metrics show.And today, as we celebrate the industry-wide Customer Experience Day (CX Day), I am especially humbled to extend a personal video message to you—our valued customers.As a new company, we open a new chapter and you can expect a new experience—driven by a single commitment: the relentless pursuit of your success. Thank you for putting your trust in us. The best is yet to come.And if you feel so inclined, please join me at Dell’s live CX Day virtual event today at 2 pm EST to hear from our customers and leaders and learn more about our CX strategy and customer-centric innovations. I also hope you will share why you are passionate about your customers using #CXDay on Twitter.last_img read more

Traffic Stop Nets Seizure Of Drugs, Shotgun; Trio Arrested

first_imgJAMESTOWN – Jamestown Police say three people are charged following a traffic stop that resulted in the seizure of drugs and a shotgun Thursday evening on West Seventh Street at Monroe Street. Police say they originally stopped the vehicle, driven by Robert Mosley, 25, for a traffic violation. Two passengers, Walter S. Dupree, 36, and Bradley M. McKay, 25, were also in the vehicle.Police say they seized 15.4 grams of marijuana, seven grams of heroin and the loaded modified shotgun. Mosley is charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.Dupree is charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana. McKay is charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance. All three were taken to the Jamestown City Jail where they are awaiting arraignment. Share: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)last_img read more

Predictions for the 2015 Tony Nominees for Performances in Plays

first_imgBEST ACTRESS IN A PLAYFRONTRUNNERSLeft: Helen Mirren, The Audience — A nom is the surest bet in town for this reprise of a role that won the much-decorated actress an Oscar and continues to earn raves from critics and crowds.Right: Carey Mulligan, Skylight —There’s no question this Oscar nominee will get a slot for her clear-eyed take on a strong woman determined to live with the difficult choices she has made.IN THE MIXLeft to Right:Geneva Carr, Hand to God — Her mix of piousness and sexual abandon has audiences howling and might sway nominators.Glenn Close, A Delicate Balance — It’s unthinkable to count out this three-time Tony winner, especially in such a crisp performance.Maggie Gyllenhaal The Real Thing — Could this Oscar nominee’s quiet debut get a nod for the warmth she brought to her tricky role?Ruth Wilson, Constellations — Glowing reviews and a graceful performance will likely win a spot for the Olivier winner.BROADWAY.COM SHOUTOUTElisabeth Moss, The Heidi Chronicles — The Mad Men star’s endearing performance should be honored by nominators for its authenticity and skill despite the show’s early closing date.ALSO POSSIBLEBlythe Danner, The Country House; Lindsay Duncan, A Delicate Balance; Mia Farrow, Love Letters; Renee Fleming, Living on Love; Gretchen Mol, Disgraced Do you scream at the TV (in joy and/or anguish) when the Tony nominations are announced? Join the club. Yes, the nominators love to surprise anyone who thinks they have a clear crystal ball; nevertheless, here we are once again trying to predict who will get a nod on April 28. Read on for our totally unscientific (possibly dead wrong) stab at a Tony forecast, including frontrunners, hopefuls and a Broadway.com Shout Out to actors we hope the nominators will remember. Here’s our Tony cheat sheet for performances in plays! BEST ACTOR IN A PLAYFRONTRUNNERSLeft to RightBradley Cooper, The Elephant Man — The three-time Oscar nominee shed modesty and comfort for this bravura star turn in which he transformed into the deformed title character without prosthetics.Ben Miles, Wolf Hall — Playing Thomas Cromwell in this two-part marathon certainly requires endurance, but the British actor also brought wit, urgency and a delicious deviousness to the part.Alex Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time — This recent grad nails the emotional sensitivity and demanding physicality required for his character, a high-functioning teen with Asperger’s Syndrome.IN THE MIXLeft to Right:Steven Boyer, Hand to God —This splashy star turn as both a troubled teen and the foul-mouthed puppet will likely earn a nod.Hari Dhillon, Disgraced —Will this Broadway newbie, who soared as a simmering attorney on the edge, be remembered?Jake Gyllenhaal, Constellations —The Oscar nominee’s debut was sweet, intelligent and acclaimed; he seems destined for a spot.Nathan Lane, It’s Only a Play — Never count out this two-time Tony winner whose comic timing is utter perfection. BROADWAY.COM SHOUTOUTBill Nighy, Skylight — A nuanced, intense and laser-focused performance from David Hare’s preeminent interpreter. Nominators should not overlook this master class in complexity and eloquence.ALSO POSSIBLEMichael Cera, This Is Our Youth; Kieran Culkin, This Is Our Youth; Larry David, Fish in the Dark; Brian Dennehy, Love Letters; Hugh Jackman, The River; John Lithgow, A Delicate Balance; Ewan McGregor, The Real Thing; Douglas Sills, Living on Love BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAYFRONTRUNNERSLeft to RightRichard McCabe, The Audience — Tony nominators will undoubtedly tap this Olivier-winning performance, a hilarious take on Harold Wilson, who wins over Her Majesty as well as audiences.Nathaniel Parker, Wolf Hall — The recent Olivier winner commands the stage as King Henry VIII, in which he is both fierce and playfully foolish; nominators will surely give him a nod.Bryce Pinkham, The Heidi Chronicles — The Tony nominee brings heart and charm to his role as a witty pediatrician and true friend to the title character. This should be a slam-dunk nom.IN THE MIXLeft to Right:Ian Barford, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time —His portrayal of a devoted but flawed father is in the running.James Earl Jones, You Can’t Take It with You — Nominators are unlikely to forget the distinguished actor as a wacky grandpa.Alessandro Nivola, The Elephant Man — His elegant take on an empathetic Victorian doctor should not be overlooked.Joe Tippett, Airline Highway — This newbie glows with quiet menace on stage; a nom would be a welcome surprise.BROADWAY.COM SHOUTOUTMicah Stock, It’s Only a Play — An attention-grabbing debut in a cast of all-stars, this newcomer deserves a nom for his deadpan delivery and spot-on timing. Plus, his 11 o’clock number is tops.ALSO POSSIBLEF. Murray Abraham, It’s Only a Play; Dylan Baker, The Audience; Bob Balaban, A Delicate Balance; Matthew Beard, Skylight; Jason Biggs, The Heidi Chronicles; Matthew Broderick, It’s Only a Play; K. Todd Freeman, Airline Highway; Marc Kudisch, Hand to God; Josh Radnor, Disgraced; Jerry O’Connell, Living on Love; Ben Shenkman, Fish in the Darkcenter_img BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAYFRONTRUNNERSLeft to RightPatricia Clarkson, The Elephant Man — The Oscar nominee will probably nab a spot for deftly bringing daring and compassion to the role of a strong Victorian woman who sees beneath the surface.Lydia Leonard, Wolf Hall — Her debut as the ill-fated Anne Boleyn is a shoo-in for her scheming seductiveness and irresistible swagger.Julie White, Airline Highway — The Tony winner transformed into an anxiety-ridden prostitute trying to keep her demons at bay; nominators will surely be impressed.IN THE MIXLeft to Right:Annaleigh Ashford, You Can’t Take It with You — It’s impossible to forget this Tony nominee as a hilariously untalented ballerina.Stockard Channing, It’s Only a Play — A nod is likely for this Tony winner who has a killer side-eye and a flair for landing zingers.Enid Graham, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time — Her mix of vulnerability and volatility as a conflicted mother should be noticed by nominators.Julie Halston, You Can’t Take It with You — Will she get a slot for stealing scenes as a sloshed and snoozy guest with less than 10 lines?Judith Ivey, The Audience — Virtually unrecognizable in her role as the Iron Lady, this two-time Tony winner always has a shot at a nom.BROADWAY.COM SHOUTOUTFrancesca Faridany, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time — Her grounded performance as a kind-hearted special education teacher should be remembered for its simplicity and grace.ALSO POSSIBLEElizabeth Ashley, You Can’t Take It with You; Lucy Briers, Wolf Hall; Rose Byrne, You Can’t Take It with You; Geneva Carr, Hand to God; Tavi Gevinson, This Is Our Youth; Clare Higgins, A Delicate Balance; Jayne Houdyshell, Fish in the Dark; Megan Mullally, It’s Only a Play; Caroline Neff, Airline Highway; Kristine Nielsen, You Can’t Take It with You; Cynthia Nixon, The Real Thing; Karen Pittman, Disgraced; Sarah Stiles, Hand to God; Rita Wilson, Fish in the Dark View Commentslast_img read more

Lending executive sentenced for fraud

first_imgMike Alcorn, president/CEO for the $30.7 million Morehead Community Federal Credit Union in Morehead, Ky., thought his vice president of lending Brenda Rudd was a great asset because she was well known and liked by members.But when Rudd took a vacation in July 2014 and Alcorn reviewed her loan documents, he was shocked to uncover irregularities that revealed one of his best employees was an embezzler. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Easysland back to Cheltenham on Friday | Racing News

first_imgEasysland will try to make it three wins from as many appearances at Cheltenham when he returns to Britain for the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase on Friday.Trained in France by David Cottin, the six-year-old is the new kid on the block in that sphere, having toppled Tiger Roll with a dominant performance at the Festival in March.- Advertisement – “The plan is to come to Cheltenham,” said McManus’ racing manager, Frank Berry.“”Everyone is very happy with him. It will be nice to see him back there, and the ground and everything should be good.“With a bit of luck he’ll stay in one piece and give a good account of himself.”- Advertisement – Easysland had impressed on his first visit to the Cotswolds in December after winning the Grand Steeplechase Cross Country de Compiegne in November.It was after his first win at Cheltenham that owner JP McManus stepped in to buy the gelding.Connections have decided to bypass Compiegne this year and go to Cheltenham instead – where he could face an early rematch with Tiger Roll.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

WHO confirms Iraq’s third avian flu case

first_imgSep 19, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has retrospectively recognized Iraq’s third human case of H5N1 avian influenza, involving a 3-year-old boy who was hospitalized with a mild illness in March and recovered.The WHO says the boy was hospitalized in Baghdad but doesn’t list his home, the source of his infection, or other details.The agency said shipment of test samples was difficult during Iraq’s H5N1 outbreak, which is now considered over. The boy’s initial test results were inconclusive, possibly because of sample deterioration during shipment. Repeated testing with different methods confirmed his infection, the agency said.The other two human cases in Iraq were fatal ones that occurred in January, involving a 39-year-old man and his 15-year-old niece from the northern province of Sulaimaniyah. H5N1 outbreaks in poultry were confirmed in the area in early February, and a WHO-led team was sent to the scene to assess the situation and support the local response.In other news, a World Bank expert recently proposed a new estimate of the global financial impact of a flu pandemic: $2 trillion. Jim Adams, who heads the World Bank’s avian flu task force, made the projection at the annual meeting of the bank and the International Monetary Fund, according to an Agence France-Presse report 2 days ago. Adams said a severe pandemic could cut the world gross domestic product by more than 3%.Today, several news services reported an apparently peaceful military coup in Thailand, one of the countries hit hard by H5N1 avian flu in 2004 and 2005. In July, the disease resurfaced in poultry after an 8-month lull, followed by WHO confirmation of two new human cases, both fatal.Thailand’s prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, has been under pressure to step down because of alleged corruption, according to a report today by Cable News Network (CNN). Also, media reports say a separatist insurgency has been raging in the Muslim south of Thailand since 2004, killing 1,700 people.In a Financial Times article 2 days ago, the United Nations’ senior coordinator for avian influenza, David Nabarro, said the ongoing political crisis in Thailand may have weakened the government’s response to avian flu outbreaks.”You don’t maintain control over this disease unless there is regular top-level direction from a committed senior political figure that wants to be sure that the necessary activities are being undertaken,” Nabarro told the Financial Times.Thailand has been without a fully functioning government since February, when the prime minister dissolved parliament to stem controversy over his family’s financial dealings, the newspaper reported.See also:Sep 19 WHO statement on H5N1 case in Iraqhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_09_19/en/index.htmlFeb 7 WHO statement on avian flu in Iraqhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_02_07/en/index.htmllast_img read more

Jakartans give GBK sports complex wide berth in virus crisis

first_img“It is 30 minutes to one hour [per] session. We keep practicing to maintain our health, as it is in line with the government’s advice,” Wina said. “Until there is an announcement from the government declaring that the situation has returned to normal, we will not conduct any on-site sessions.”The Youth and Sports Ministry released a protocol last Tuesday on mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in the sporting world. The protocol focuses not only on athletes, but also the general public. It recommends that people who want to continue exercising in groups avoid direct physical contact.On Friday, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan declared a state of emergency in the capital, limiting public transportation and urging offices to suspend operations for 14 days as of Monday. He urged everyone – including corporations, social organizations and religious groups – to take drastic action to prevent the spread of the disease during the state of emergency, in what experts believe resembles a soft lockdown.GBK complex management (PPK GBK) will not prohibit anyone from conducting workouts on the premises during the outbreak but has promised to step up precautionary measures, including by spraying disinfectant solution.“We are aware that people need a place for exercising, an outdoor area where they can get sunlight during their practice. We now regularly spray disinfectant at GBK and its surroundings. We pay extra attention during weekends when crowds often flock to the area,” PPK GBK head Winarto said.“Aside from that, we also advise the GBK visitors to maintain social distance while they are exercising at the GBK, which is regularly broadcast via loudspeakers. The chairs at cafes inside the sports complex are also arranged in a safe distance [from one another].”PPK GBK is adding more handwashing stations in the complex.Established in 1960, the GBK has long been a place for walking, cycling, jogging or practicing yoga, particularly during weekends and on Friday nights. After the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and South Sumatra’s Palembang, more and more people flocked to the GBK sports complex to stay fit by conducting a variety of workouts. This is in line with one of the Asiad’s campaigns to promote sports among the public.Amid coronavirus fears, many joggers at the site now exercise in smaller groups or alone, according to 24-year-old Jakartan named Ragil Irmalia, who decided to hit the GBK last week, partly out of boredom.“Having stayed at home during this outbreak, I feel like my body is aching. I have tried various workouts in my bedroom, but the bedroom is too small. I prefer jogging to other exercises,” said Ragil, who believed that keeping her body fit was essential during the outbreak.She would usually go jogging twice a week at GBK but now she exercises extra caution and is considering to reduce her frequency and duration.“I was quite afraid actually, but I prefer jogging in an open space because I will be able to maintain a distance from people and avoid crowds better than if I go to a gym. I like running by myself and I am not part of any community of joggers. So I think running outdoors is much safer for me,” she said.“I read information that we are allowed to run as long as we remain alert. Before and after running, I immediately clean myself.”Topics : Once a popular place for sports enthusiasts, the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) sports complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta, is seeing few visitors amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.Many people and some sport communities have stopped visiting the GBK complex for their regular exercises after authorities advised social distancing to contain the spread of the coronavirus, which has infected more than 500 people across the archipelago. Among them is a yoga community called the Yoga Dogether GBK, which suspended its regular sessions at the sports complex to prevent any contagion.“We conducted our last session together on March 15. At the time we made the decision, authorities had not even appealed to the public to stay at home and work from home,” Yoga Dogether GBK’s social media coordinator Wina Setyawatie said.“We actually even had a debate on whether we would retain or suspend our last practice on March 15, but we came up with a decision to continue our last session but with extra attention to personal hygiene and distance between participants,” she said.The group, which was established six years ago, now provides virtual yoga sessions everyday via livestream on its Instagram account @yogadogether_gbk.last_img read more

Danny Murphy mocks Arsenal after Liverpool defeat at Anfield

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Danny Murphy mocks Arsenal after Liverpool defeat at Anfield Mohamed Salah scored twice as Liverpool comfortably beat Arsenal at Anfield last weekend (Picture: Getty)Arsenal will ‘need a telescope to see Liverpool’ by the end of the season such is the gap that exists between the two sides, according to Danny Murphy.Unai Emery’s new-look team travelled to Anfield last Saturday hoping to extend their 100% start to the season at a venue which has become a deeply unhappy hunting ground in recent years.Despite the presence of David Luiz and record signing Nicolas Pepe making his full debut, Arsenal were undone by familiar defensive failings and erratic finishing.Liverpool took a deserved lead five minutes before half-time when Joel Matip powered home Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner and Mohamed Salah made the game safe with two goals in the space of nine second-half minutes.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal: Jurgen Klopp press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 4:51FullscreenLiverpool 3-1 Arsenal: Jurgen Klopp press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/liverpool-3-1-arsenal-jurgen-klopp-press-conference-1992222/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Jurgen Klopp’s side took their foot off the gas thereafter and although Arsenal grabbed a consolation goal through substitute Lucas Torreira, former Liverpool midfielder Murphy felt it was ‘men against boys’ throughout.‘Arsenal will need a telescope to see Liverpool by the end of the season,’ the former Reds midfielder told talkSPORT‘It was boys against men, it was too easy. Liverpool didn’t even get into proper gear.‘For parts in that first-half it was so easy for Liverpool. It was too easy to get into the final third because of Arsenal’s tactics and Unai Emery has to hold his hands up for that.‘Alright, Arsenal had a tight four and it was hard [to break down] but you can’t play against a top team and let them get so high up the pitch so easily in wide areas, especially with the full-backs they’ve got.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘If you go to Liverpool every year and get done, why not try something different?‘It looked like a system that had been put on a board and they hadn’t worked on it.’center_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 27 Aug 2019 12:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link61Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

NPRF partners with Chinese sovereign investor for technology fund

first_imgIreland’s National Pensions Reserve Fund (NPRF) has launched a $100m (€73m) technology growth fund backed by China Investment Corporation (CIC).The China Ireland Technology Growth Capital Fund, backed by a $50m contribution from each sovereign investor, will consider investments in software and clean technology in both Ireland and China, the NPRF said in a statement.“The fund’s strategy will be to make minority equity investments in fast-growing technology companies in Ireland that have a substantial presence or strategic interest in China, and in Chinese fast-growing technology companies that have a substantial presence or strategic interest in establishing a presence in Ireland as a gateway into the broader European market,” the statement added.The fund will be co-managed by Beijing-based WestSummit Capital and Atlantic Bridge, headquartered in Dublin. Both managers also maintain offices in Silicon Valley.Irish finance minister Michael Noonan said he was “very pleased” to see the country’s reserve fund partnering with CIC and noted that recent state visits had shown there was opportunity for increased economic activity between the two countries.“The cooperation between these two dynamic economies and creation of this fund exemplify that opportunity,” he said.NPRF chairman Paul Carty, meanwhile, noted the potential stemming from China as one of the “largest and fastest growing” markets globally.The NPRF’s $50m commitment to the fund joins earlier investments in the Innovation Fund Ireland, managed by Highland Europe.The venture capital fund in March last year attracted $12.5m from the NPRF to invest in growth-stage technology companies.It comes as the NPRF prepares to transfer its €6.8bn discretionary portfolio to the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, intended by the government to stimulate economic activity in Ireland through a reallocation of its assets towards domestic investment.last_img read more

First-quarter coverage ratios plummet at KLM pension funds

first_imgKLM’s €7.6bn pension fund for ground staff reported a first-quarter return of 3.1%, citing a 4.7% return on its government-bond allocation and a 0.5% return on real estate.It lost 2.2% on equities.The Algemeen Pensioenfonds KLM closed out the first quarter with a coverage ratio of 101.8%.It said it moved to shore up its deteriorating financial position by shifting the concentration risk of its inflation-linked bonds across more countries.It has also started investing in residential mortgages, together with its two sister schemes.The pension fund for ground staff has established a dedicated committee for “investment matters” that has been tasked with “strengthening the board’s grip on the investment process”.The new body is to operate as the link between the scheme’s board and the investment advice committee, covering all three KLM schemes, according to Erik Voorhoeve, the pension fund’s secretary.He added that KLM’s other two large pension funds were also considering setting up similar committees.According to the pension fund, the committee came as a consequence of a recent investment survey conducted by the Dutch regulator.Meanwhile, KLM’s €2.6bn scheme for cabin staff, Cabinepersoneel, said that, despite having produced a first-quarter return of 3.5%, its funding fell by 8.2 percentage points to 98.1%.The pension fund achieved positive returns on bonds (3.9%) and property (0.8%) but lost 2.1% on its equity holdings. Falling interest rates and rising liabilities as a consequence have taken their toll on KLM’s largest pension funds in the Netherlands over the first quarter of the year.KLM’s €7.9bn pension fund for pilots returned 1.3% over the period, yet its funding fell by 9.4 percentage points to 112.6%.As a result, the Pensioenfonds Vliegend Personeel’s official policy funding – the average coverage over the 12 months previous, and the criterion for indexation and rights cuts – fell by 2.1 percentage points to 120.8%.That figure falls 1.3 percentage points short of the scheme’s required financial buffer.last_img read more