VCE to Integrate Cisco Intercloud

first_imgToday at Cisco Live 2014, Cisco announced momentum for its Intercloud initiative, and VCE is excited to support this key milestone. By providing an onramp to Cisco’s Intercloud workload migration capabilities, VCE Vblock Systems will enable customers to rapidly, seamlessly and securely manage their private, hybrid and public cloud environments. This integration will enable the management of cloud-enabled workload across heterogeneous environments to be centralized with consistent network and security policies and optimized to fit the needs of the business. Check out this video with VCE CTO Trey Layton and Cisco’s Jim McHugh discussing the value of VCE Vblock Systems and Cisco Intercloud.last_img read more

AIM class provides hands-on experience

first_imgNotre Dame’s Applied Investment Management course (AIM) is true to its name: It allows students to directly apply their knowledge of equity evaluation and research through the management of a live portfolio of University funds. The handpicked students in the class, comprised of undergraduate seniors in the fall and MBA students in the spring, manage approximately $6 million of the University’s endowment fund through the buying and selling of stocks. Executive-in-Residence Jerry Langley, one of the faculty members that oversee AIM, said Notre Dame created the course in 1995 with the intent of teaching students how to evaluate U.S. stocks and manage a live portfolio. “[The University] felt the students should have a hands-on experience learning equity evaluation, and it means a lot more when it’s real money, not play money,” he said. “We’ve put additional money into the fund since, and the fund has done quite well.” Before each semester, the approximately 25 students each choose a stock from the portfolio out of a hat. The students then present six reports on the stock over the first half of the semester, including an overview of what the company does, an analysis of the industry and an earnings forecast. “They wind up doing an intrinsic evaluation, saying this is what we believe the stock is worth intrinsically, compared with the stock exchange,” Langley said. “And then they say buy or sell.” After that process ends right before fall or spring break, students choose their own stocks to research for the second half of the course, and they repeat the process. At the end of the semester, the students make a decision about the stocks in the portfolio. “This semester they were left with 54 stocks to vote on,” Langley said. “They sold a few of the ones we held and bought some new ones, and they left 25 stocks in the portfolio for the spring.” Senior Alex Vander Linde, a student in this semester’s AIM class, said he particularly enjoyed seeing that $250,000 of the endowment fund was spent to buy a stock that he personally had recommended. “It is really refreshing being in a class with direct practical application, instead of learning about theoretical concepts,” he said. “And knowing that you and your peers are in charge of a large amount of money serves as a great motivation to do your homework.” While the course’s six credit hours commanded the most effort he has put toward a class, Vander Linde said the benefits he has reaped from AIM far outweigh the workload. “After graduation I plan to work in investment banking where financial analysis is performed on a daily basis,” he said. “The skills I learned in this class will prove helpful, but even more importantly, learning how other people look at companies and think about stocks has given me a perspective I never imagined when enrolling in this class.” Langley said the brightness of the students stands out as the main reason he enjoys teaching AIM. In order to register for the course, students must submit a resume, a grade transcript and a statement on why they would like to be in the class. “Because it’s handpicked, we get typically the top students applying for the class,” Langley said. “The class is very well known on Wall Street and in the financial services industry. The students who get in are highly desirable so I get to work with the best and the brightest.” Senior AIM student Sam Beres agreed the hardworking nature of the students in the class provided a unique learning opportunity. “The students in AIM really made it what it was,” he said. “A lot of what I learned actually came from them.” Beres said he chose to apply for AIM because of its prestigious reputation as a demanding yet extremely rewarding finance class. “I was told it was the best hands-on investing experience you could receive here at Notre Dame as a finance student,” he said. “Also, having the opportunity to manage a small portion of the University’s own money and network with top finance professionals across the nation was really too good to pass up.” AIM students are given several opportunities to network with investment professionals, Langley said. Alumni who work in the field often spoke to this semester’s class on the Fridays before football games. Additionally, the AIM class traveled to Chicago and New York to meet with investment professionals and gain exposure to different forms of investment. “Talking to successful professionals at great firms helped us gain insight on how others go through the security research and analysis process and how they make investment decisions,” Beres said. “The networking opportunities we had during them were probably the most important takeaway.” The trips to Chicago and New York not only offered great contact for the future, Vander Linde said, but they also provided the students with incentives to work hard in their professions. “We were lucky enough to speak with two billionaires on these visits, which was a pretty motivating experience,” he said.last_img read more

Saliba named Exec VP at Citizens Bank

first_imgCarol-Lynn Saliba named Executive Vice President,Director of Retail Banking for Citizens Bank in NH and VTMANCHESTER, NH — Citizens Bank New Hampshire has announced thatCarol-Lynn Saliba has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Directorof Retail Banking. In her new position she is responsible for the branchnetwork in New Hampshire and Vermont, including community business lendingand consumer banking. Her team supports the branches in all aspects ofsales, customer service, and training. Most recently, Saliba was seniorvice president, director of retail sales and service for Citizens Bank NewHampshire, where she was responsible for all sales management support forthe traditional branch network, including overseeing sales training,promotions, incentives, and sales results. Saliba joined Citizens Bank in2000 as Vice President of Retail Sales. Prior to joining Citizens, she wasvice president and district sales leader for the Small Business LendingDivision at KeyBank.”I am so pleased to promote Carol-Lynn to head upretail banking division in New Hampshire and Vermont,” said Tom Metzger,president and CEO of Citizens Bank New Hampshire. “She has exceptionalleadership skills. With her extensive retail and business bankingexperience, and her capabilities in strategic planning, execution, andsales training, Carol-Lynn is a very valuable asset to the bank. She hascontributed significantly to the retail team’s tremendous growth throughcreation of numerous branch sales programs and key business developmentinitiatives. We are proud to recognize her talents, her hard work and heroverall contributions to the success of our organization.”An activemember of the community, Saliba is on the board of the Nashua Chamber ofCommerce. Saliba also serves as a cabinet member for Heritage United Way.Saliba earned a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Maine,Orono. She resides in Bedford with her husband and daughter. About Citizens Bank New HampshireCitizens Bank New Hampshire is an $8 billion state-chartered, full-servicecommercial bank headquartered in Manchester. It has 75 branches and 167ATMs located throughout the state and is a major lending and commercialbanking services resource for the New Hampshire business community. It hasmore than 1,200 employees.Citizens Bank New Hampshire is a subsidiary of Citizens Financial Group,Inc., a $131 billion commercial bank holding company headquartered inProvidence, R.I. Citizens has more than 1,580 offices, approximately 2,800ATMs and approximately 24,000 employees in 13 states. It operates inConnecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, NewHampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island andVermont. Citizens is the 12th largest commercial banking company in theUnited States in asset size and ninth when ranked by deposits. Citizens isowned by RBS (The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc). The Citizens Web siteis www.citizensbank.com(link is external) .##last_img read more

Revet Long Term Care offering insurance to business

first_imgRevet Long Term Care Agency, LLC has added to their individual offerings by adding a new product to help business owners protect their company. Using pretax dollars you can own a long term care policy that will protect you and your company against the cost of long term care. With the roll out of this new product line we are offering a free consultation and needs analysis for you and your business. Learn how you can save up to 40% off the price of your long term care insurance policy.Mark & Lisa Revet have over 20 years combined experience in the long term care industry. Lisa having grown up in Bennington, Vt and now living in nearby Hoosick Falls, NY is helping businesses protect themselves, their families, and their businesses from the threat of long term care.For a business owner’s guide or to speak with someone regarding your business options and long term care contact the Revet Long Term Care Agency, LLC 800-535-8311 or lrevet@revetagency.com(link sends e-mail). The Revet Long Term Care Agency was voted the 12th largest health insurer in New York’s Capital District by the Albany Business Review and has made the book of lists again in 2005.last_img read more

Credit union head teller confesses to theft via text message

first_img continue reading » In the early morning hours of Monday, Sept. 10, then head teller for the $188 million URW Community Federal Credit Union in Danville, Va., sent a text to his supervisor.His text read that he stole money from two branches and that he was sorry.Since then, police have been searching for Jorge Omar Navarro Jr., 27, who worked at the credit union for 10 years.Search warrants filed in Danville Circuit Court accuse Navarro of allegedly stealing more than $100,000 and replacing it with so-called Hollywood prop money, the Danville Register newspaper reported earlier this week.“He did this on Friday (Sept. 7) and Saturday (Sept. 8),” Cheryl Doss, president/CEO of URW Community FCU, said when contacted by CU Times. “He texted his supervisor in the early hours of the morning on Monday, prior to any branch opening, and told her what he had done and that he was sorry.” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

HTI – the largest European conference on health tourism again in Zagreb

first_imgThe largest European conference HTI (Health Tourism Industry) from March 1 to 3 at the Westin Hotel in Zagreb will bring together the world’s most relevant experts in the field of health tourism.At the eighth edition of the HTI conference, an integrated gathering consisting of summits, forums of prestigious European and world associations and sales workshops, over 400 visitors from more than 40 countries are expected. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about current trends and future challenges of this industry, and the conference will, as in previous years, fulfill its goal and give them the opportunity to make contact with the most influential representatives of public and private health tourism from around the world.”Health tourism is extremely important for Croatia, it is one of our most prominent products with a long tradition and history and is one of the tourist products that will be the focus of promotional activities of the Croatian Tourist Board. It is a product that is growing globally at a rate of between 15 and 20% per year and perfectly complements the rest of the tourist offer, and our ultimate goal is for Croatia to be recognized as a renowned year-round destination for health tourism. said Kristijan Staničić, Director of the CNTB Head Office, adding that he was looking forward to the response of 50 customers of health services and the most eminent insurance companies who confirmed their arrival at the B2B conference “Buy Croatia – health tourism” organized by the Croatian National Tourist Board in partnership with HTI conference.In cooperation with the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, HTI will organize separate destination forums “How to do business with? ” with a focus on Russia and other CIS countries, China and the Middle East. These are large and underutilized markets that are expected to change conditions in the global healthcare market. The latest partnership with ITB Berlin, one of the world’s largest tourism fairs, is a continuation of the policy of networking conferences with world industry leaders, organizations and events.With the support of the prestigious investment fund Princeton Healthcare, the educational part of the conference will be dedicated to various investment opportunities through the use of funds for health tourism. Numerous panels will discuss the crucial factors on which the future of the industry depends such as specific marketing tools, workforce, education and certification, changes in health insurance, growing corporate and medical wellness.The program will further spice up a set of key health tourism buyers (agencies, intermediaries and insurers) 3. European Buyers Initative, and in partnership with CIGNA will be organized 2. EHTI Leaders Summit at which high representatives of state and other public institutions of Europe will meet with the aim of creating synergies for the promotion of Europe as a health destination.HTI conference programlast_img read more

COVID-19 data central govt announces different from what we report, Ridwan Kamil says

first_imgAs questions mount over the validity of the government’s COVID-19 data, West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil confirmed that the numbers announced by the Health Ministry in its daily press conferences did not match that reported by his regional administration.“After [the COVID-19 outbreak] ends, I need to press the central government to give more powers to regional governments in dealing with crisis,” Ridwan said in a roundtable discussion with foreign ambassadors on Monday. He said this was necessary because regional administrations had a better grasp of grassroots level data. “For example, I reported 30 cases today, the central government put five in the report. I reported seven today, the central government reports 50,” he said. “That’s why in today’s pandemic we are using our own data, not using the central government’s data to create scientific data analysis.”According to the Health Ministry’s official count, the number of new cases in West Java has fluctuated widely in the past few weeks, with some days reporting zero new confirmed cases and other days more than 100 new cases.Ridwan said the data discrepancies also extended to government COVID-19 aid, adding that this confusion was the main cause of public dissatisfaction during the outbreak“We discuss the potential for social unrest [due to economic concerns] with the local intelligence agencies, but so far there has been no issue, only confusion from the public about how we’re handling [the outbreak],” he said.Topics :last_img read more

Young families making presence felt in market

first_imgThe home at 7 Ashbrook Drive, Morayfield sold for $426,000.A FAMILY home in Morayfield sold after strong interest from buyers keen for the popular location.The property at 7 Ashbrook St sold via private treaty for $426,000. Sell Exclusive marketing agent Adam Parry said the four-bedroom home attracted “above average” interest for the local market. “We took about 12 groups through the home over a period of 20 days,” he said. “And we had multiple people going to offer on the place.” The buyers of 7 Ashbrook Drive, Morayfield were impressed by the layoutMore from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Mr Parry said buyers liked the location close to everything on offer in Morayfield. “The successful buyers particularly like the layout of the home and the space,” Mr Parry said. “And the vendors were ecstatic with the sale.”Mr Parry said the Morayfield market had been performing well for the past two years. “A few years ago Morayfield was rated as No. 2 across Australia for family affordability and that created a lot of interest.“Morayfield is pretty much the best spot in the area for families — it’s affordable and close enough to the city to commute for work.” The home at 7 Ashbrook Drive, Morayfield proved popular with buyersMr Parry said most buyers were young families looking for value for money. “We’ve seen a lot of new buyers on scene since February. Some are still in the approval phase,” he said. “They’re coming from all over including Sydney, Coffs Harbour and even the Northern Territory and Western Australia. “We’ve even sold a couple of properties sight unseen because the market is moving so rapidly.”last_img read more

The hypocrisy of Labour’s Bill Shorten on ‘gay marriage’

first_imgFederal election 2016: Bill Shorten flips on gay plebisciteThe Australian 29 June 2016Family First Comment: 2013 – “But in terms of a plebiscite — I would rather the people of Australia could make their view clear on this than leaving this issue to 150 people.”2016 – the proposal for a same-sex marriage plebiscite would be a “taxpayer-funded ¬platform for homophobia”Hopefully Shorten will fail this weekend.Bill Shorten told religious leaders and Christian voters in the final days of the 2013 election campaign that he was “completely relaxed about having some form of plebiscite” on same-sex marriage.In video footage ¬obtained by The Australian, the ¬Opposition Leader outlined a position that is in stark contrast to his claims ¬yesterday that a plebiscite would be a taxpayer-funded platform to give a “green light” to ¬homophobia and hate. Mr Shorten told the Australian Christian Lobby forum in his electorate that he preferred “the Australian people make their view known” to the 150 MPs in federal parliament. “Personally speaking, I’m completely relaxed about having some form of plebiscite,’’ he said. “I’d be wary of trying to use a referendum and a constitutional mechanism to start tampering with the Marriage Act. “But in terms of a plebiscite — I would rather the people of Aust¬ralia could make their view clear on this than leaving this issue to 150 people.” He told the Christian forum, which was webcast, he supported same-sex marriage and did not support a referendum but he did not think parliament would act.Mr Shorten used his final election address to the National Press Club yesterday to pledge Labor’s first act would be to introduce a same-sex marriage bill into parliament and accused Malcolm Turnbull of settling for a “second-best option” of a plebiscite because of a “grubby deal with the right wing of the Liberal Party”. He repeated his attack that the proposal for a same-sex marriage plebiscite would be a “taxpayer-funded ¬platform for homophobia” and -refused to say if Labor in opposition would pass the proposal through the Senate. He also used the plebiscite commitment — made by Tony Abbott as prime minister and adopted by Mr Turnbull — to accuse Mr Turnbull of weakness and allowing a “green light” for homophobia and hate. “Why on earth can’t the Liberal Party just let their politicians do their day job rather than (spending) $160 million (on a plebiscite) to make up for Mr Turnbull’s deal to become the leader of the Liberal Party,” he said. “Mr Turnbull knows that he’s come up with the second-best ¬option. He knows if he had his way, if he was genuinely leading the Liberal Party, if he was actually the man in charge rather than simply the guy who is the front for the Liberal Party, then he would go for a vote in parliament.”http://www.theaustralian.com.au/federal-election-2016/federal-election-2016-bill-shorten-flips-on-gay-plebiscite/news-story/fd7f72809333817973db6448f554e371last_img read more

Retired cop hangs self

first_imgLayson’s wife Fe discovered him lifelessaround 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 15, the report added. The 60-year-old Noel Layson was believedto have committed suicide, a police report showed. Officers of the Dueñas police station haveyet to rule out foul play in the incident./PN The victim was reportedly suffering fromnervous breakdown. ILOILO City – A retired police officer wasfound dead hanging inside their house in Barangay Poblacion A Dueñas, Iloilo. last_img