Nancy Krieger receives prestigious American Cancer Society award

first_img Read Full Story Nancy Krieger, professor of social epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, was named recipient of an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor Award on April 2, 2015. It is one of the most prestigious awards offered by the organization.The Clinical Research Professor Award is for mid-career investigators who have made seminal contributions to cancer research and who are expected to continue providing leadership in their research area. The five-year award is highly competitive; no more than two candidates are appointed per year.Krieger works to challenge the mainstream approach to social inequalities in cancer, with the goal of establishing a sound scientific basis for the elimination of these inequalities. Among her priority areas: challenging the persistence of scientific work that present data on “race” with scant or no data on socioeconomic position, discrimination, or historical context, or trends in cancer inequities.last_img read more

Two big trends shaking up retail payments

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Anyone who’s ever struggled to lay their hands on cash or a card while sitting behind the wheel of a car at a McDonald’s drive-up window will appreciate this: In Brazil, drive-up customers can simply say: “I’m paying with Sem Parar,” when they finish ordering. “Sem Parar” (it means “nonstop” in Portuguese) is the Brazilian electronic toll-pass system. McDonalds partnered with payment systems vendor Fleetcor to use the toll-pass system as the means for consumers to pay by voice.Voice pay is just one of two transformative developments rolling through the payments world. The other trend that’s opening big potential opportunities for retail banking providers is the suddenly awakened U.S. contactless card market. The contactless trend is happening now, while voice pay is a little further down the road. But both are important for the development of the retail payments business.Voice Pay: Can You Hear Me Now?If you had any doubts as to whether smart speakers such as Amazon’s Echo and Google Home are a passing fad, new data from NPR and Edison Research should sweep them away. The organizations revealed that the number of smart speakers in U.S. households grew by 78% to 118.5 million devices in one year — from December 2017 to December 2018. Of the 14 million U.S. consumers who bought one during the 2018 holiday season, just over half were adding the device to one or more existing smart speakers.last_img read more

Stanislav Yudin Almost Done with Beatrice Piling

first_imgSeaway Heavy Lifting’s vessel Stanislav Yudin has installed 80 out of 86 sets of foundation piles for the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm off Scotland.After completing the installation of the piles, Stanislav Yudin will resume the jacket foundation installation, which is currently suspended as Oleg Strashnov left the site on 2 October.Beatrice will comprise 84 Siemens 7MW wind turbines and two Siemens Offshore Transformer Modules (OTMs), all placed on top of jacket foundations.The 80-metre wind turbine foundations are fabricated in Fife, Newcastle, Belgium and Denmark by BiFab, Smulders and Bladt.The first turbines are expected to be installed in summer 2018, while the commissioning is scheduled for the end of 2019.Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL), the owner and developer of the wind farm, is a joint venture partnership between SSE (40%), Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (35%) and Red Rock Power Ltd. (25%).The wind farm is being developed with a tier 1 supply chain comprising Seaway Heavy Lifting, Subsea 7, Nexans and Siemens.last_img read more

Man arrested for 3 sexual batteries in St. Lucie County

first_imgPolice have arrested a man for multiple sexual assaults in Fort Pierce over the last four years.29-year-old Kano Roen Demetrius Brown was arrested on Thursday in the 1900 block of S. 26th Street in Fort Pierce and has been charged with sexual battery, aggravated battery, and kidnapping charges.St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara called the details of the crimes “chilling.”Sheriff Mascara said that Brown is accused of multiple violent attacks on women dating back to 2016. The crimes occurred in 2016, 2019, and last month.“Every one of these victims experienced violence at the hands of this animal,” Sheriff Mascara said.Investigators were able to link Brown’s DNA to all three sexual assaults.Brown was booked into the St. Lucie County Jail, and is being held without bond.The sheriff’s office is urging anyone who may have been victimized by Brown to call 772-462-3230, or the Fort Pierce Police Department at 772-467-6800.WATCH NEWS CONFERENCE:last_img read more