Named after Henry Harford, the illegitimate son of Frederick Calvert, sixth Lord Baltimore, Harford County is located along the shores of Chesapeake Bay. The county is approximately 25 miles northeast of Baltimore, Md. It is bordered by the Mason-Dixon Line and Pennsylvania to the north, the Susquehanna River to the east, the scenic Chesapeake Bay to the south and Baltimore County to the west.Harford County has a population of approximately 250,000 and is home to three municipalities: Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace. The county is also home to the Aberdeen Proving Ground, the Army’s oldest active proving ground.The county is comprised of an ideal mix of rich historical areas, bustling urban regions and waterfront amenities, along with picturesque and scenic landscapes of hills, forests and farms. Numerous outdoor recreational opportunities include fishing, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking and more. There are a number of parks, gardens, museums and other cultural attractions. The county is also home to a minor league team, the Aberdeen IronBirds, founded by former Baltimore Orioles player and hall of famer Cal Ripken Jr., who was raised in Aberdeen. The county offers many shopping, dining and nightlife opportunities for residents to explore. A number of annual events and festivals celebrate everything from Maryland’s history to chocolate and art.
Mach7 Technologies,Vermont Business Magazine Mach7 Technologies has been awarded a United States Patent for handheld medical imaging modality. Core to Mach7’s iModality mobile application, this technology strengthens and advances Mach7’s leadership position in enterprise image management and further demonstrates the company’s belief that the patient should always be at the center of care delivery. Mobile Technology Advanced Through an Enterprise Imaging Platform The Patent covers any mobile device that can capture and upload imaging data into a patient’s electronic medical record (EMR). Using the patented technology, Mach7’s iModality mobile application brings the power and sophistication of Mach7 Enterprise Imaging Platform to mobile devices. The HIPAA compliant solution enables clinicians to securely capture medical imaging data including photos, videos, and notes using a web-enabled smart device (e.g., iPhone, iPad), send to an archive via Mach7 Enterprise Imaging Platform, and link to an EMR for immediate access. iModality enables rapid mobile healthcare in the hands of patient-facing clinicians and moves image management closer to the point of care delivery speeding diagnosis and facilitating care collaboration. “I feel honored and privileged to work with an accomplished engineering team focused on truly advancing the industry and making a difference in people’s lives,” commented Eric Rice, chief technology officer, Mach7 and one of the Patent authors. “From our earliest days, innovation has been at the heart of this company and the Patent award underscores the strength of the technology our team develops to power the future of enterprise imaging.” The current Mach7 Technologies Patent authors include: Eric Rice, CTO, left, and Alexey Ulanov, Chief Engineer Mach7 Technologies is a global provider of enterprise image management systems that allow healthcare enterprises to easily identify, connect, and share diagnostic image and patient care intelligence where and when needed. Mach7’s award-winning platform delivers image management including rapid record identification, integration, synchronization and routing, advanced clinical viewing, and optimized vendor neutral archiving. Mach7 has locations in the U.S., Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. Visit www.mach7t.com(link is external).Burlington, VT – January 13, 2016 – Mach7 Technologies
Route 7 runs through downtown St Albans. Vermont Business Magazine file photo.Vermont Business Magazine As part of an ongoing partnership to revitalize community centers and increase transportation options, the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) are pleased to announce the Better Connections (BC) Grant Program has funded 3 projects that align land use planning and community revitalization efforts with transportation investments.Grant Winners:The Town of Brighton’s grant will grow the local economy with a plan to improve the streetscape and create more opportunities for residents and tourists to walk, shop and enjoy the scenic beauty of Island Pond. (Joel Cope, Town of Brighton, [email protected](link sends e-mail))The City and Town of St Albans will develop a plan to improve safety and accessibility along Route 7, strengthening the connection between the downtown and its northern commercial and employment centers, and improving transportation options for the region’s most vulnerable. (Carrie Johnson, Town of St. Albans, [email protected](link sends e-mail) and Chip Sawyer, City of St. Albans, [email protected](link sends e-mail))The Town of Windsor will create an action plan to guide downtown commercial and industrial redevelopment, improve housing affordability in surrounding neighborhoods, and explore ideas to reconnect to the Connecticut River – making Windsor a great place to live, work and do business. (Robert Haight, Town of Windsor, [email protected](link sends e-mail))”Vermonters depend upon their transportation system to provide access to work, school, shopping and other activities. We need to collaborate with communities and coordinate public polices and investments in order to grow our economy and improve quality of life for all Vermonters,” said Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn. “This inter-agency collaboration is doing just that by supporting communities to plan and grow in a way that integrates transportation and land use planning with economic development decision making.””This exciting agency partnership aligns state and local transportation investments to strengthen the economy, improve our quality of life and make Vermont more affordable for families and businesses” said Housing and Community Development Commissioner Katie Buckley.Annually, the program grants approximately $200,000 in funding to help Vermont communities plan for future transportation investments that support economic development. For more information, contact Jackie Cassino, at 802-272-2368 or Richard Amore at 822-828-5229 and visit the grant website at http://vtrans.vermont.gov/planning/projects-programs/better-connections(link is external).Source: Agency of Commerce and Community Development 3.10.2017
Gifford Healthcare,Works to return services to pre-COVID levelsVermont Business Magazine Following guidance from the state and the easing of restrictions, Gifford Health Care in Randolph is working toward returning to pre-pandemic levels of service, including resuming all outpatient surgical procedures at its medical center.“Our team has reopened surgical services(link is external) to meet the needs of our community while protecting their safety and that of our employees,” said Gifford Vice President of Operations Rebecca O’Berry. “Our committed providers and staff follow all best practices, including personal protective equipment (PPE) protocols, to keep everyone healthy and safe.”O’Berry attributes Gifford’s ability to reopen services to Vermonters’ commitment to practicing social distancing and wearing masks to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the region.“We are able to open back up because of this community and their support during this unprecedented time,” she said. “They are the reason we’re here, and we remain committed to providing them with access to the highest-quality care.” In addition to surgical services, all of Gifford’s clinics(link is external) throughout the region, primary care(link is external) and specialty, are open, and diagnostic services, such as laboratory work and imaging, are also available.“We encourage patients to schedule and keep their medical appointments, especially if they have a chronic condition,” said O’Berry. “Providing care is our top priority, and that includes helping our patients manage their conditions so they do not escalate and lead to more serious issues.”Gifford’s delivery of services follows guidelines established by the Vermont Department of Health (VDH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Patients who are scheduled for surgery at Gifford are tested for COVID-19 prior to their procedure. Additional Gifford protocols include providing patients with a mask if they arrive for an appointment without one, spacing chairs in waiting areas to allow for social distancing, and scheduling appointments to ensure minimal wait times. For more information about Gifford, including services and clinic locations, visit giffordhealthcare.org(link is external). For more information about COVID-19 and answers to frequently asked questions, visit giffordhealthcare.org/coronavirus-covid-19(link is external), cdc.gov(link is external) or healthvermont.gov(link is external).Gifford is a community hospital in Randolph, Vt., with family health centers in Berlin, Bethel, Chelsea, Randolph, Rochester, and White River Junction; and specialty services throughout central Vermont. A Federally Qualified Health Center and a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the country, Gifford is a full-service hospital with a 24-hour emergency department and inpatient unit; many surgical services; a day care; two adult day programs; and the 30-bed Menig Nursing Home, which was named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best 39 nursing homes in the country in 2012. The Birthing Center, established in 1977, was the first in Vermont to offer an alternative to traditional hospital-based deliveries, and continues to be a leader in midwifery and family-centered care. The hospital’s mission is to improve individuals’ and community health by providing and assuring access to affordable, high-quality health care in Gifford’s service area.Source: RANDOLPH, Vt.—Gifford 5.19.2020
Related IPC Media, owner of the UK’s market leading cycling titles Cycling Weekly, Cycling Active, Cycle Sport and Cycling Fitness, has confirmed a new Road Cycling Show for the South East of England at Sandown Park in Esher on the weekend of 21-22 April 2012.IPC Media has teamed up with TCR Shows, organisers of the Triathlon Show and the Running Show, to create a new cycle show for Greater London and the South East. Taking place at the Triathlon Show venue of Sandown Park in Surrey, the Road Cycling Show aims to plug the gap in the market for a purely road orientated cycle show in a key selling period for retailers.Whether cyclists are into sportives, time trials, road racing, or simply want more advice on commuting to work, the show will offer plenty of information, advice and demos on all aspects of road related cycling. The show will be a mix of trade and retail and the organisers are working with manufacturers, distributors and retailers to offer visitors the chance to see, test and buy the key models from many ranges.Seminars with some of the country’s top professional riders and cycle industry experts will also be taking place throughout the weekend as well as a focus on grass roots cycling in the club area. The organisers have been working with the cycling industry on many aspects of the show and more details will be announced shortly.Keith Foster, Publishing Director for IPC Media’s Cycling titles said, “We’re very pleased and excited to launch this show. With the huge growth in cycling in the UK, especially London, we feel the time is right to take this opportunity. Feedback from the industry has been very positive and we look forward to working with TCR and the cycling industry, in creating the best road cycling specific show in the UK.”David Townsend, TCR Shows Director is equally excited about the upcoming event. He added, “Sandown Park is the ideal location for the Road Cycling Show as it’s less than 30 minutes from Central London and literally on the doorstep of the Surrey Hills.“It is on the route of both the Olympic Time Trial and Road Race so is firmly on the road cycling map. It has great facilities for exhibitors and public alike, as proven by our other shows at the venue, and we’ve got plenty of exciting features which promise to make this an excellent day out.”The alliance between IPC Media and TCR Shows presents a real opportunity to build a major cycling show in the key, high population area of London and South East England.IPC Media produces over 60 iconic media brands, with print alone reaching almost two thirds of UK women and 42% of UK men – almost 26 million UK adults – while its websites collectively reach over 20 million users every month (source Omniture).Most importantly, IPC Media’s cycling portfolio has a significant reach with the UK cycling community. It leads the market, with more than a 63% (ABC audited) annual share of all cycling magazine sales in the UK – and over a 75% share of all road cycling magazines. The IPC portfolio is comprised of Cycling Weekly, the UK’s oldest and biggest selling cycling magazine (first published in 1891), Cycling Active, Cycle Sport, MBR and Cycling Fitness magazines.TCR Shows Ltd has been in the business of running trade and consumer exhibitions for the past 10 years. Based in Shepperton Middlesex, TCR Shows has grown to become a leading specialist in niche consumer shows. Its flagship Triathlon Show, launched in 2003 at Sandown Park, has grown to become the premier event for the UK triathlon sector.www.roadcyclingshow.com www.ipcmedia.com www.tcrshows.com
For some people spending money is very stressful. For others, it’s fun—even therapeutic. Might children share these same tendencies?Scholars use a scale to measure adults’ propensity to spend and save. On one end of the scale are tightwads, or people who feel distress when they spend money, and on the other end are spendthrifts, or people who spend a bit too freely. In the middle are unconflicted people who don’t have strong emotional reactions to either spending and saving. Read the whole story: The Wall Street Journal More of our Members in the Media >
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Tullow Oil has invested $6 million in global scholarship programme. The Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme (TGSS), now in its fourth year, is sponsoring over 110 scholars in Oil & Gas related postgraduate degrees.Scholars will begin their studies this September at leading universities in the UK, France and Ireland.“Tullow supports scholars from a range of countries where we have operations, including Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritania, Suriname, Guyana, and Uruguay. Students will study post graduate degrees in subjects including Petroleum Engineering, Oil & Gas Law, Energy & Environment, and Logistics & Supply Chain,” the company explained in the release.Tullow states that many students from the 2012/13 intake of TGSS scholars celebrated significant achievements as a result of their studies. Below are a just a few examples:– Joshua Ayinbora from Ghana studied Petroleum and Gas Engineering at the University of Salford and received a Distinction as well as a certificate of merit from the Society of Petroleum Engineers for being the pioneer Vice President of the society at Salford University;– Clement Migai from Kenya studied International Commercial Law at the Robert Gordon University and won the 2013 Sweet & Maxwell Prize for best student in Law Postgraduate International Programmes;– El-Hadj-Hassane Timite from Côte d’Ivoire took an MBA in Audit at the La Rochelle Business School and was awarded a certificate for the best thesis; and– Brenda Amanda from Uganda studied Oil & Gas Engineering at the University of Aberdeen and she and her team of three students won the SPE Offshore PetroLeague Competition.Frederick Bright, Biotechnology graduate from Teeside University and TGSS scholar, commented:“I am proud to have achieved a distinction in my studies. I am happy to have returned to Ghana to use the skills I have learnt for the benefit of my country.”Aidan Heavey, Chief Executive, commented:“The Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme, now in its fourth year, is helping to create a legacy of academic and technical expertise, supporting students to gain employment and bring their enhanced capacity to their countries’ Oil & Gas industry. The scheme aims to address industry skills gaps and national capacity development requirements, and demonstrates our commitment to the countries where we operate.”The TGSS is a key part of Tullow’s overall approach to education and capacity building, which supports nationals in company’s countries of operation to participate in the Oil & Gas industry. A main requirement of the scheme is that scholars return to their home country to contribute to the future development of their country. As well as post graduate degrees, the next phase will include technical and vocational courses and will explore opportunities for awards in countries where Tullow operates.The TGSS is wholly administered by the British Council.Press Release, September 02, 2014; Image: Tullow Oil
Taking on the media is never a good idea if you happen to be a member of the judiciary. While judges are required to be fair, logical and impartial, reporters and commentators are often inaccurate, opinionated and driven more by commercial needs than by lofty ideals. That much seems well understood by the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge, who is currently discouraging his senior colleagues from giving media interviews on sensitive topics. But he seems to have felt the need to make up for this judicial reticence by agreeing to give off-the-cuff responses to media questions last Friday at the launch of Lord Neuberger’s report on super-injunctions. This was a measured and sensible report, apparently drafted by John Sorabji, legal secretary to the master of the rolls, and printed on recycled, austerity-style paper to show how frugal the judges now are. And the two senior judges might have assumed that media organisations would have welcomed the report’s conclusion that restrictions on the media’s right to report court hearings should be allowed only when strictly necessary. But that assumption ignores two media imperatives. First, the newspapers’ commercial interests are best served if there are no restrictions at all. Second, a story along the lines of ‘judges agree that newspapers should be allowed to publish quite a lot really’ won’t attract many readers. So, reporters looked around for a conflict to generate, settling first on the idea of a row between the judges and parliament. It looked a promising source of disharmony. Only a day earlier, the recently ennobled Lib Dem peer Lord Stoneham had used parliamentary privilege to complain that a ‘super-injunction’ had been used to hide ‘the alleged relationship between Sir Fred Goodwin and a senior colleague’, this allowing the nature of the injuncted information to be reported for the first time. Stoneham was wrong, of course. As the Neuberger committee patiently explained, a super-injunction is one that bans reporting of its very existence; there were never any restrictions on reporting the Goodwin injunction or the judge’s reasons for granting it, provided the former RBS boss was not identified as the person who had obtained it. Asked for a quote, the lord chief justice told reporters dryly that it was ‘wonderful’ for them if an MP or peer stood up in parliament and breached a court order on anonymity. ‘But you do need to think,’ Judge continued, ‘whether it is a very good idea for our law-makers to be, in effect, flouting a court order just because they disagree with the order — or, for that matter, because they disagree with the law of privacy which parliament has created.’ Quite right, of course, but perhaps not the most tactful thing that Judge could have said. The media’s second line of attack involved Twitter. I had asked Neuberger why newspapers should respect injunctions that were widely flouted on the internet. The master of the rolls accepted that this was a problem for the print media. It was Judge, though, who allowed his frustrations to show through. ‘Modern technology is totally out of control,’ he said. ‘Anybody can put anything on it.’ Again, true; but inconsistent with the lord chief’s warning that ‘people who, in effect, peddle lies about others by using modern technology may one day be brought under control.’ The real problem is that Judge allowed himself to be portrayed as someone with a personal interest in restricting freedom of speech. That’s not the case, of course, but the newspapers seem to have got it into their heads that every victory for the press in getting the terms of an injunction relaxed is a defeat for the judiciary. By the start of this week, it had all got a whole lot worse. First, a Scottish Sunday newspaper identified Ryan Giggs as the married footballer who had been granted an anonymised injunction banning media reports of his alleged relationship with Imogen Thomas, described as a ‘reality TV star’. Next, just as Judge had predicted, an MP decided to name Giggs in the Commons. One by one, the mainstream media organisations decided that they were safe to use the footballer’s name. By then, it might have been wise for the courts to have lifted the court order. But Mr Justice Tugendhat concluded that the injunction was needed, more than ever, to protect the claimant and his family from intrusion into their private and family life. That might be true, but allowing Giggs to be identified could not have made matters much worse for him. Maintaining the injunction also gave the newspapers an excuse to depict the judges as out of touch. John Hemming’s identification of Giggs came in response to an announcement by the Attorney General, Dominic Grieve, that a joint parliamentary committee would be established to advise the government on how ‘current arrangements can be improved’. This could mean anything. Instead, parliament should decide whether footballers and other entertainers who cheat on their wives may have their names kept out of the newspapers. My own view is that we are too generous to these people, although I can see stronger arguments if blackmail is involved. I am not impressed by the argument that privacy is necessary to protect miscreants’ children: you can’t claim anonymity if you are convicted of murder, rape or getting your wife to take your penalty points. Privacy is a fundamental right and deserves to be respected. So does freedom of expression. But the judges would benefit from some parliamentary guidance on where to draw the line.
FleetWeather began serving the global maritime industry 47 years ago as a weather routing company, before branching into business intelligence solutions in 2013.The rebranding is taking place to reflect the company’s latest shift from a business intelligence and analytics provider for the commercial shipping industry to a provider of such services for a wider range of transport modes.www.accuritas.com