President’s Innovation Challenge taps students’ ingenuity

first_imgDeveloping a device that can provide continuous ventilation to patients, affordable solar technologies, and real-time incentives for healthier lifestyles are just three of the 25 projects named finalists in the 2020 President’s Innovation Challenge, the Harvard Innovation Labs announced today.The annual competition calls on the Harvard community to work on compelling solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.“In a given year, the teams competing in the President’s Innovation Challenge represent the extraordinary talent that exists across the University,” said Harvard President Larry Bacow. “This year has pulled our finalists physically apart, but the wide range of problems to which they have applied their knowledge and skills gives me great hope. I look forward to a future in which their work with one another — and with communities around the world — resumes and thrives.”During the President’s Innovation Challenge Virtual Awards Ceremony on May 21, winners will take home Bertarelli Foundation Prizes totaling $510,000. The awards consist of five grand prizes of $75,000, five awards of $25,000 for runner-up ventures, and the President’s Innovation Challenge “Ingenuity Awards,” which will give a total of $10,000 to teams advancing ideas with the potential to be world-changing, even if they are not yet fully formed ventures.LeverEdge’s chief of staff Linda Zhou at the orientation.“COVID-19 has upended life as we know it, and I’m incredibly impressed with how all of the 2020 President’s Innovation Challenge semi-finalists continue to move their ideas forward during this extraordinary time,” said Matt Segneri, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Executive Director of the Harvard Innovation Labs. “This year’s finalists share a commitment to improving the lives of millions of people, and we look forward to celebrating their accomplishments during a virtual gathering that will be both immersive and inspiring.”The 25 finalists are included in five categories.Social Impact or Cultural Enterprise TrackChange the Tune: The Studio: An innovative and accessible summer program model providing impactful learning opportunities for youth and innovators.Coding it Forward: A 501(c)(3) nonprofit empowering the next generation of technology leaders to create social change.H2OK Innovations: Empowering communities with knowledge that will help them sustainably access clean water, through AI and IoT (Internet of Things).Immigrants Like Us: A legal aid nonprofit preparing immigration documents using an intuitive web platform.Shamsina: Providing access to affordable solar technologies for energy-poor communities.Health or Life Sciences TrackBoston Meats: Sustainably and ethically growing animal-free meat.Concerto Biosciences: Discovering functional microbial communities for human therapeutics using a patented, high-throughput screening platform.Overjet: Using AI to analyze dental clinical data and help payers and providers improve patient care and profitability.Umbulizer: Developing a reliable, low-cost, and portable device that can provide continuous ventilation to patients.Visionairy Health: Developing an automated chest X-ray screening solution to reduce radiologists’ workloads and increase their efficiency.Open TrackAcelab: Empowering ACE professionals to make responsible choices through preconstruction intelligence.Fractal: Streaming GPU-powered Windows 10 desktops to any macOS or Windows device.Leveredge Association: Using group buying power to negotiate down loan rates.Shelly Xu Design: The first zero-waste fashion startup with original designs that are more accessible, versatile, and fully zero-waste.Tang: A mobile app allowing Filipino overseas workers to send money home and allowing the receiver to use the same app to e-pay.Launch Lab X (Alumni) TrackBensen: Helping restaurants take more orders by automatically answering the phone as well as taking orders by text message and voice assistant.OZÉ: A platform connecting small business owners in Africa to data, cash, clients, and each other.Smoodi: Making people happier and healthier with on-demand, fresh and customized smoothies through a proprietary self-cleaning blending unit.Surround Insurance: Building customer-centric, technology-enabled insurance products to serve modern consumers.Vincere Health: Using real-time incentives and behavioral nudges to motivate people to live healthier lives.Life Lab TrackAccure Health: Developing a digital diagnostic platform to enable fast, affordable and highly accurate diagnostic solutions at the point of care.Day Zero Diagnostics: Combining genome sequencing and machine learning to modernize infectious disease diagnosis and treatment.I2O Therapeutics: Developing safe and effective oral formulations of therapies traditionally limited to injections.SanaRx: Leveraging bacterial genetic engineering to serve patients with orphan diseases of the alimentary tract.Tectonic Therapeutic: Transforming the discovery of novel drugs addressing targets in the G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) family.last_img read more

Sean O’Loughlin: Wigan Warriors captain to retire at end of 2020 Super League season | Rugby League News

first_img“I’ve always known it would be a difficult decision because it’s something you love doing,” O’Loughlin said. “To not be able to do that going forward is pretty difficult to take.“The reason you start playing as a kid is because you enjoy it and I don’t think I’ve ever lost that enjoyment. It’s got more difficult as you get older, but the enjoyment is still there.“We’ve had tough years and years where we’ve done fantastically well, but I wouldn’t change any of it.- Advertisement – Sean O’Loughlin will retire from rugby league at the end of the season Sean O'Loughlin will retire from rugby league at the end of the season
Sean O'Loughlin will retire from rugby league at the end of the season

From the summer of 2, Jet2020 will also fly to Zadar

first_imgSteve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, said that “The UK government has confirmed that flights to destinations within the European Union will continue as before, regardless of the outcome of Brexit, and tourists can continue to book flights with confidence. We are also delighted to take this opportunity to announce a summer program for 2020 that will give tourists and travel agencies even more choice and flexibility than ever before.” Tickets for Zadar in the period from May to early November 2020 have already been put on sale, and flights are from London Stansted and Manchester airports. 30 seats are expected for Zadar in that period. The third largest airline in the UK and the second largest travel organizer, budget airline Jet2, has announced on its website two new destinations for the summer of 2020. It is about the Greek Preveza and our Zadar. The announcement in which they represent Zadar is transmitted in its entirety: “Zadar is located on the spectacular Dalmatian coast. It is one of the most dynamic and exciting cities in Croatia, and in it you can find Roman and Venetian ruins, religious buildings and churches, beautiful promenades, magnificent bays and large monasteries. Also, around Zadar there are many islands and some of the most famous Croatian national parks and resorts such as Petrčane, Biograd, Šibenik and Vodice.” TOURISTS FROM THE UK WILL NOT NEED EU VISAS AFTER BREXIT Namely, there are already lines to Dubrovnik, Split and Pula. With this expansion of Croatian destinations, 400 seats with over 50 flights a week will be on sale during the peak season. The important news is that British citizens will be able to enter the European Union without visas even after the country leaves the EU, but only for short trips, but also under the condition that EU citizens can enter the UK without visas, he made a decision a couple of years ago. days European Parliament. More attached. From the summer of 2, Jet2020 planes will fly to as many as four destinations in Croatia. last_img read more

TMT Deploys Abandonment Tool Off Australia

first_imgTotal Marine Technology (TMT) has recently deployed its Hot Tap Tool (HTT), as part of an abandonment project, offshore North Western Australia in collaboration with Sapura Energy. They were used subsea to create orifices in flowlines and to flush the flowline systems.These Australian-made tools were designed, manufactured and qualified at TMT’s facilities in Western Australia and were connected to the flowline systems in 95msw from the Sapura Constructor vessel.Set up by divers and operated via ROV intervention, the HTTs clamped, sealed and created an orifice up to 40mm in diameter and in up to 168mm OD rigid flowlines while they were still under pressure and incorporated a flow path in a single package. The dual seal capability and the low volume back seal test confirmed a zero-leak environment was established before committing to breach the pipe, TMT explained.The HTTs allowed the internal pressure to be monitored and the flowlines to be flushed back to the shore facility. The high-volume flushing was by means of a 55km subsea pipeline.CEO of TMT, Paul Colley, stated that this was a significant milestone in TMT’s development of this technology that can now be used for many future abandonment projects.last_img read more

Mermaid and ARV forge subsea alliance in Thailand

first_imgSlanvetpan believes ZeaQuest will add values to ARV and Mermaid, as well as the E&P industry, and benefit Thailand’s economy. Chalermchai Mahagitsiri, chief executive officer and vice executive chairman of Mermaid, also said: “ARV specializes in research and development of AI and robotics technologies for petroleum exploration and production and non-E&P industries. Dr. Thana Slanvetpan, general manager of AI and Robotics Ventures, said: He noted the JV will first target Southeast Asia, and later expand these services to Middle East and worldwide. ZeaQuest has a registered capital of $5 million and a 50-50 ownership ratio in the joint venture between the companies. Finally, the aim is to commercialise these technologies by 2021. “In the initial phase, ZeaQuest plans to use these technologies in the IRM, infrastructure installation support, and subsea engineering services.”center_img The aim is to provide underwater IRM services to oil & gas and renewable energy sectors in Asia and globally. In addition, ARV is working on a subsea flowline control and repair robot called Nautilus, and analytics technologies utilising IoT. Slanvetpan also said that ARV is currently developing an inspection-class autonomous underwater vehicle or Xplorer. AI and Robotics Ventures (ARV), a subsidiary of PTT Exploration and Production, and Mermaid Subsea Services (Thailand) have formed a joint venture called ZeaQuest to develop subsea AI and robotic technologies. “This partnership between Mermaid and ARV is a critical milestone in the utilization of highly complex AI and robotics technologies in surveillance, inspection, repair and maintenance of subsea infrastructure and equipment.” “The partnership between Mermaid and ARV is a significant strategic move that will uplift Mermaid’s subsea services to be more efficient, by deploying robotics and AI technologies developed by ARV. last_img read more

Egyptian forces mistakenly shoot Mexican tourists

first_imgRelated Mexican Foreign Minister in Cairo after 8 tourists killed Pentagon agrees its forces mistakenly targeted a rival local force Egyptian security forces kill 10 suspected militants in Cairo As many as eight Mexican tourists were killed by Egyptian security forces, who mistook them for militants at the moment there are a lot of questions being asked, but not much clarity on the facts surrounding the incident. Clementine Logan reports.last_img

Officer Mann Awarded State NWTF Wildlife Officer of the Year

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Master Officer Tony Mann, an Indiana Conservation Officer with the DNR Division of Law Enforcement, has been selected as National Wildlife Turkey Federation (NWTF) Wildlife Officer of the Year for the state of Indiana.The award was presented at the 2018 Indiana State Awards Banquet at Fort Harrison State Park earlier this month.NWTF’s considerations in choosing an award-winner include the full-time law enforcement officer’s case involvement, public relations outreach, and service to the community.Mann serves as a defensive tactics instructor, a National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) instructor, and tree-stand accident investigator.Mann began his career as an Indiana Conservation Officer in 1990, when he was assigned to Boone County, northwest of Indianapolis. Since 1997, the Loogootee resident and Dubois County native has served District 7, where he is assigned to Martin and Dubois counties.Considered the division’s expert on tree-stand safety, he reviews and documents all tree-stand accidents and has done several public service announcements in the last few years on the topic. He also makes frequent personal appearances for DNR Law Enforcement, including Jakes Day events for the NWTF.In 2018, the 28-year veteran received DNR Law Enforcement’s Pitzer Award, which is given to its top overall field officer in the state. Previously, he has been recognized as District 7’s Officer of the Year, Boating Officer of the Year and Hunter Education Officer of the Year.Mann is now eligible for the NWTF National Wildlife Olast_img read more

Ruth A. Meyer

first_imgRuth A. Meyer, age 80 of Oldenburg, died Monday, April 22, 2019 at Margaret Mary Health.  Born February 17, 1939 in Batesville, she is the daughter of Opal (Nee Walterman) and Herman Moeller.  She married Lawrence Meyer June 11, 1957 at St. Anne’s Church in Hamburg and he preceded her in death on August 26, 2013.Ruth was a long time cook for Wagner’s Restaurant, Hillenbrand’s Jawacdah Farm and Cricket Ridge Restaurant.  She also loved playing cards with family and friends.She is survived by her daughters Debra (Brian) Krieger of Oldenburg, Denise (Roger) Hartman of Indianapolis, Darlene Meyer of Bloomington, Indiana; son Doug (Susan) Meyer of Oldenburg, brother Kenny Moeller of Batesville; seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and dear friend Pat Kaiser of Oldenburg.  In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by son Dale Meyer; brother William Moeller and sister Dorothy Meyer.Visitation is Saturday, April 27th, from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Holy Family Church.  Funeral services follow at 11:30 with Rev. Carl Langenderfer officiating and burial in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the Holy Family Capital Improvement Fund. For online condolences go to read more

Kohli set to receive Polly Umrigar award

first_imgNew Delhi, June 7: Following his phenomenal showing in the past two seasons, India skipper Virat Kohli will be presented with the prestigious Polly Umrigar award for the best international cricketer (2016-17 and 2017-18) at the BCCI Awards to be held in Bengaluru on Tuesday, the board announced on Thursday.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Awards recognises and honours the top domestic and international cricketers across all age groups.While Kohli gets top honours in the men’s category, Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana are set to be maiden recipients of the award for best international cricketer (women) for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons respectively.To honour one of its finest administrators, the BCCI has rechristened four awards in memory of former board President Jagmohan Dalmiya.The Jagmohan Dalmiya Trophy will be presented to the leading run-scorer and wicket-taker respectively in the U-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy and to the Best Junior and Senior Cricketer in women’s cricket.The BCCI has also raised the prize money for nine categories by Rs 1 lakh and the revised prize money is Rs 1.5 lakh. IANSlast_img read more

Broward County OESBD receives President’s “E” Award for export service

first_imgHighest award a U.S. organization may receive for expansion of U.S. exportsBROWARD COUNTY, FL – At a ceremony in Washington, D.C. today, the Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) received the President’s “E” Award for their outstanding contributions to U.S. exports. For the past four years, OESBD has been committed to export expansion through its innovative International Trade initiatives that have a broad impact. Revived by President KennedyPresident Kennedy revived the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America’s exporters. Thus, the “E” Award Program was established by Executive Order 10978 on December 5, 1961. The “E Star” was authorized in l969 to recognize “E” Award winners for continued efforts in export expansion. In Washington, DC on behalf of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners and County Administration to accept the prestigious award were Broward County’s Vice Mayor Dale V.C. Holness, District 9, and Economic Development Specialist (International Trade) Paola Isaac Baraya. United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross referenced in the award recognition letter that the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development’s achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S economy and create American jobs. Provides export educationSince 2013, the Office of Economic and Small Business Development has provided education about exporting to more than 3,500 attendees. They have presented over 100 seminars/workshops, as well as host the annual Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE) attracting over 3,300 participants including U.S. businesses and international delegates representing 52 countries. Broward County Mayor Mark Bogen said, “The Broward County Board of County Commissioners would like to thank the United States Department of Commerce for this remarkable honor and recognition. Our Office of Economic and Small Business Development works diligently to provide meaningful education and information to our local small businesses. The international trade services OESBD provides, such as our annual FITCE Conference and our nationally recognized export readiness seminar, 11 Steps to Exporting, provides useful tools to small businesses to help navigate and demystify the exporting process.” For more information on Broward County’s International Trade and Export Programs or for information on the upcoming FITCE Conference, October 9 – 10, contact the Office of Economic and Small Business Development at 954-357-6400 or Sponsorship packages are now available; please contact Paola Isaac Baraya at 954-357-7894 or for more details. The Office of Economic and Small Business Development The mission of this office is to enhance Broward County’s economy with value-added job creation, business expansion and retention, small business growth, business development, international trade development, export readiness and entrepreneurial training and development. Services are delivered through partnerships with state, local and private sector organizations. Broward County promotes equal access to procurement opportunities for small business enterprises in local and federal small business programs and helps position small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs to grow their businesses beyond Broward. Call 954-357-6400 for more information or visit read more