Our Stories Make Us Stronger

first_imgThe volume was rising in the room. We sat in pairs facing each other and spoke about our careers and aspirations, our interests and our challenges. Twenty minutes later, the bell rang. Everyone switched partners and began the next conversation. The process repeated once more, until over 150 conversations had taken place.  It was another successful session of “Speed Coaching.”The time I spent coaching confirmed the importance of championing diversity and inclusion at EMC. What if we were able to draw out all 50,000 of our employees in the way that we did during this hour?  What if we were able to realize the full power of their stories, their passions, and their expertise?  As a global company and community, we would know so much more about how to keep EMC innovative, creative, inclusive and competitive. But how do we achieve this at hundreds of locations around the world?As a technology leader, EMC builds lasting customer relationships through the power of our portfolio – the combination of products, solutions and services that are unique to us. Our investments in diversity and inclusion offer the same opportunity to create lasting value. Throughout the world, our efforts are being recognized. We recently received a Disability Matters award for our work with disabled employees in India. We maintained our perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign for offering a positive working environment for our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender employees. We were honored by the government of Spain for our efforts in gender equality. We were named as one of the best companies for veterans, and for the first time we were listed as one of 25 Noteworthy Companies by DiversityInc.We are proud of all of these accomplishments, and they inspire us to continue the work that is still ahead. We realize that our efforts need to extend beyond our company and into the communities where we live and work. Our ongoing commitment to supporting STEM education is helping build confidence and skills for future generations. You will find EMC colleagues volunteering their time for “An Hour of Code” instruction at local schools in Boston and bringing students into EMC labs in Ireland to prepare for robotics competitions.  In addition to the practical knowledge they are sharing, our employee volunteers serve as role models for developing careers and giving back.We express our support for gender equality in many ways. Chapters of our Women’s Leadership Forum reach around the world, and EMC was proud to serve as host or lead sponsor at recent regional conferences for women in Boston, Silicon Valley, London and Beijing. As a presenter, I remember looking out at the hundreds of women in the audience and thinking how much power and potential were present. As we prepared for a day of listening to highly accomplished and committed leaders in a variety of industries, I asked everyone to be sure to find themselves in the stories they heard.  The differences in our stories are the diversity that makes us stronger, and by considering our own stories through the examples of others, inspiration becomes action.We recently invited all of our employees around the globe to access the online resources of DiversityInc, to learn more about the ways we can be more inclusive as we work together. Our greatest success will come when everyone at EMC is comfortable bringing their full selves to work every day knowing that every idea, every perspective, is valued.  We are committed to the journey, and to all that we will learn along the way.last_img read more

The Fans Have Spoken! Your Top 10 Broadway Inks of the 2015-2016 Season

first_img9. She Loves Me 8. Fiddler on the Roof 10. American Psycho 6. Waitress The 2015-2016 Broadway season has been positively vibrant, and Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson has captured every curtain up in kaleidoscopic colors. Audiences have loved seeing the characters jump from the stage to his canvas in performances that have been haunting, heartwarming or simply hilarious. We asked you which Broadway Ink masterpieces have been your faves. Check out the ones you chose and be sure to see Squigs’ top picks! 5. Shuffle Along 3. School of Rock 7. The Color Purple 4. Spring Awakening © Justin “Squigs” Robertson 1. Hamilton 2. The 2016 Tony Award Winners View Commentslast_img read more

Three utilities solicit new energy contracts

first_imgThree utilities solicit new energy contractsVermont’s three-largest electric utilities today issued a joint request for new power supply resource proposals, casting a wide net across the Northeast and Canada, and the state’s two largest utilities issued an additional request for bids to supply more energy in case Vermont Yankee is unavailable.Central Vermont Public Service, Green Mountain Power and Vermont Electric Cooperative said today’s solicitations would be the first of several staggered RFPs issued over the next couple of years.In one RFP, the utilities are jointly seeking up to 100 megawatts of energy, up to 40 megawatts each for CVPS and GMP, and 20 megawatts for VEC. In the second RFP, CVPS is seeking an additional 100 megawatts and GMP an additional 50 megawatts. The utilities expect to issue RFPs in 2010 and 2011 as well, to stagger the start and end dates of various portfolio components.”This is part of our broader integrated resource planning efforts, which are designed to ensure we continue to provide safe, clean, reliable and affordable energy in the years ahead,” the utilities said in a joint statement. “As a state, we enjoy arguably the cleanest power supply in the country, with rates that are the lowest in the Northeast. Our power-planning efforts are intended to preserve those competitive advantages to the greatest extent possible.”The three companies rely heavily on energy from Hydro-Quebec and Vermont Yankee, but contracts with both suppliers end between 2012 and 2016. Vermont Yankee’s license, which expires in 2012, is being considered for renewal. While contract negotiations are under way for new power supplies with both those suppliers, the utilities are also planning to take this opportunity to diversify their portfolios in the years ahead.CVPS, GMP issue second requestThe second RFP by CVPS and GMP for 150 megawatts of new energy is contingent on the outcome of Vermont Yankee relicensing and contract negotiations.”We want to be prepared in the event Vermont Yankee is not relicensed, or negotiations fail to produce an acceptable power contract,” CVPS President Bob Young said. “Last fall, I made a commitment to legislators that I’d come back to them in January with information on the cost impacts if we were to lose Vermont Yankee, and this request for bids will help us understand the scale of that impact.”Young and GMP President and CEO Mary Powell said they continued to view Vermont Yankee as a solid, reliable and affordable asset, but issued the RFP to help prepare for the possibility of its loss.”Vermont Yankee provides us power that has low emissions and is very reliable,” Powell said. “Assuming it can pass state and federal reviews, we hope it will continue to be an option, but we must prepare for a different outcome.”Several factors to be weighedThe utilities said that among the factors to be considered in both RFPs are price, volatility or stability, fuel diversity, environmental attributes, the results of the state’s public outreach process and reliability.”Regardless of the outcome of the VY debate, we want to expand the pool of potential suppliers to ensure the best power mix possible,” the utilities said. “We may each weigh the value of the proposals differently, but we will give added weight to reliable, renewable and stably priced proposals. Each company will make its own decisions about accepting or rejecting the proposals, but we all put extra value on non-fossil, renewable supplies from diverse sources.”Fuel diversity and credit requirements will be considered,” the utilities said. “Energy from small or medium-sized renewable projects will be given more weight than energy from large fossil fuel plants. New projects that can defer or supplant the need for transmission and distribution expansion or upgrades will be favorably evaluated.”The RFPs are just one of several activities the utilities are taking to ensure a solid energy future for Vermont. CVPS, GMP and VEC, along with Washington Electric Cooperative and VPPSA, sponsored a study of the possibility of building a new in-state generator, and all the companies are working to develop renewable energy such as CVPS Cow Power(tm) and Greener GMP.The RFPs are being distributed to all New England Power Pool participants, power suppliers and developers, which includes dozens of companies in the region. “Our hope is to notify winning bidders in late March,” the utilities said.More information about participating in the RFPs can be found at www.cvps.com(link is external).last_img read more

4 tips to keep your money goals on track this year

first_img 112SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Even if you feel you’re doing pretty well with your finances, you could probably stand to make a few changes to your financial habits. If you’d like to stay a little more on track with your money this year, here are a few things to consider…Be cautious with credit: A credit card can be a valuable tool, but if it’s abused, it can quickly create a mountain of debt. Only use your credit card for purchases you will pay off each month. Cards can be a great way to improve a credit score, but always make sure you’re being careful when paying with plastic.Be on the lookout for savings:  It doesn’t matter what you’re  buying, you can probably find it cheaper somewhere else. Have you looked online? You’ll probably find exactly what you’re looking for on the internet, and usually for a lot less. If you don’t feel like waiting for something to be shipped, see if the store will price match your online price.Stop forgetting to pay bills: Have you mapped out your monthly bills and their due dates? If you’re not a very organized person, it may be time to design an auto pay schedule that will keep you from missing any payments. Paying your bills on-time is must if you want to keep your credit score up.Embrace frugality: No matter how much money you make, you should always try to spend less than you want to. You’ll be glad you filled up that savings account when an emergency arises.last_img read more

7 ways smart leaders start a new year

first_imgAs you prepare to set goals and resolutions for the new year, it is a good idea to take stock of your current skills and behaviors to see what areas could use some possible improvements and growth.Marcel Schwantes, principal and founder of Leadership From the Core, provides seven moves the best leaders make at the start of new yearand encourages us to think about adding these activities into our goals. The list includes:Smart leaders promote the big picture.Smart leaders know what’s needed to keep their most talented employees happy and engaged. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Government’s social assistance programs highlighted

first_imgLocalNews Government’s social assistance programs highlighted by: – April 17, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! 82 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share Share Emmanuel Nanthan. Photo credit: digicelcricket.comOne of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit’s advisors has highlighted the importance of several of the government’s social assistance program which were implemented to assist the less fortunate on the island.Emmanuel Nanthan told the Next Level Radio Program at the weekend that there are 27 programs under which the government assists citizens in various areas including education and health. One of the more famous social assistance programs, dubbed the “Red Clinic’ is an initiative of Prime Minister Skerrit where citizens can meet with him to discuss issues affecting them and or assistance required. The Opposition United Workers Party is among several who have been very vocal in criticizing the “Red Clinic”, claiming that it is not in the best interest of the people as it will create a culture of begging.However, Nathan explained that there are 27 social assistance programs other than the Public Assistance Program (Red Clinic) which will continue as the government is committed to caring for its people.He listed several programs including; the Small Business and Employment Agency, Basic Needs Trust Fund, Dominica Youth Business Trust, Education Trust Fund, Child Welfare Program, Small Business and Support Agency, Agricultural Investment Unit, CHANCES, the Yes We Care Program which he said is responsible for “caring for elderly, the sick and shut in, in Bataca, Boetica, Penville and in Roseau and all around Dominica”.The Primary Health Care program is responsible for providing “free medical care for children who are 16 years and under and 65 years and over” as well as “assistance for overseas medical care”.He explained that Shernel Prince; a teenager of Wesley who recently died and there was a public outcry claiming that the government did not assist her enough, was assisted by the government on two occasions for medical assistance.“A number of people have benefited from the overseas medical care program. In the last few weeks you had all the talk about this girl from Wesley whose parents did not have the wherewithal and finances to go out and the government extended an arm. The child went out to Trinidad and was being taken care of and the parents said our backs are against the wall and there is another situation. The government extended another arm and then they came out again a third time”.The government also provides assistance to cancer patients, the National HIV/AIDS Response Program, Adult Education Division, Educational Enhancement Program and Workshop for the Blind.He emphasized on the School Feeding Programs within the rural communities, “where people that are less fortunate cannot provide their children with the food that they need; the basic nutrients that they need to go to school”.According to him, the government has not been “on the mountain tops with microphones talking about” and although the programs are not being spoken about; many people have benefitted from them.“We are conscious of the fact that these things are being done for the less fortunate, these are being done because the people have the wherewithal you know; they cannot, they do not have means and the ways and therefore we try to help them.”He suggested that instead of criticizing the program, more people should “take some of their energies and try and reflect and see how best they can come together to add value” to these 27 programs. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

One injured in Franklin County crash

first_imgFranklin County, In. — A Friday afternoon accident in Franklin County injured one person on New Trenton Road just west of Bower Road.A report from the sheriff’s department says at 5:20 p.m. a car driven by Ryan Barrett, 24, of Brookville was westbound, crested a hill and collided with an eastbound car driven by Earl Perry, 83, of Cleves, Ohio.Perry was transported for treatment. There is no word about injuries to Barrett.last_img

Coronavirus takes heavy toll on budgeted FIFA revenues for 2020

first_img Budgeted spending on competitions and events has been cut by $78 million (£62 million/€69 million) to $122 million (£98 million/€107 million). As well as the tournament costs that have been pushed into 2021, FIFA has shaved $5 million (£4 million/€4.4 million) off the original $31 million (£25 million/€27 million) projected cost of the club protection programme. By contrast, the budgeted development and education spend has been lifted to $620 million (£496 million/€546 million) from $578 million (£462 million/€509 million). Projected FIFA governance and administration costs have come down by $28 million (£22 million/€25 million) to $211 million (£169 million/€186 million), with nearly half the saving accruing from an expected $13 million (£10 million/€11.5 million) reduction in the cost of the annual Congress and committee meetings. The overall picture is that this year’s deficit before taxes and any financial result is now projected to be a hefty $794 million (£635 million/€699 million), up from $624 million (£499 million/€549 million) originally budgeted. The FIFA World Cup, next scheduled for Qatar in 2022, generates the vast bulk of the body’s well over $6 billion (£4.8 billion/€5.3 billion) quadrennial revenues. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 FIFA is now budgeting for this year’s revenues to come in a little more than half of its original projections, as a consequence of coronavirus. Licensing revenue for 2020 was originally forecast at $112 million (£90 million/€99 million) and, since much of this is thought to be linked to esports, there seems scant reason why it should be much – if at all – reduced. Surging licensing revenue was already instrumental in helping FIFA out in its previous 2015-18 financial cycle, as it battled to counter the impact on its business of the reputational issues that engulfed it as the Sepp Blatter era drew to a tumultuous close. read also:FIFA president Infantino congratulates Liverpool owners In 2018 alone, the $185 million (£148 million/€163 million) contribution to revenue from licensing rights was said to be “206 per cent higher than budgeted”, mainly driven by the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 Grand Final. A revised budget published last week puts total revenue for the current year at just $250 million (£200 million/€220 million). This is 48.3 per cent down on the $484 million (£387 million/€426 million) originally forecast in a detailed budget for 2020 published as part of the world governing body’s 2018 financial report. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the postponement of several competitions originally scheduled for this year. These include the men’s and women’s Olympic football tournaments in Japan, as well as the under-17 and under-20 Women’s World Cups in India and Costa Rica-Panama respectively, plus the 2020 Futsal World Cup in Lithuania. Expected revenues – and expenses – associated with these tournaments have broadly been pushed out into 2021. Provided they can ultimately take place, the main financial impact on FIFA will be on originally projected cash flows, with associated revenues materialising later than originally expected, rather than being lost altogether. For example, FIFA would normally have expected to receive the bulk of the approximately $25 million (£20 million/€22 million) it can expect from Tokyo 2020 this coming September or thereabouts. Now, even if the Games take place, the money will not appear until September 2021. One other tournament, the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar, probably the last in the present format, is currently still planned for this coming December. It looks possible that licensing rights may now be the biggest single revenue source for FIFA this year.center_img Budgeted costs for 2020 are now put at $1.04 billion (£832 million/€915 million) – down just $64 million (£51 million/€56 million), or 5.8 per cent, from the just under $1.11 billion (£888 million/€977 million) originally stipulated. Loading…last_img read more

Roy Gunter, 80 New Marion

first_imgRoy C. Gunter, 80, of New Marion passed away at 10am, Monday, April 20, 2020 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. He was born in Vallonia on September 19, 1939 the son of Charley and Mary Louise Simpson Gunter. He was married to Betty Roth on March 12, 1961 and his wife of 59 years survives. Other survivors include two sons Daniel Gunter of North Vernon and Wayne (Mindy) Gunter of Osgood; two daughters Tamera (Martin) Stickans and Kimberly (Curtis) Tyler both of North Vernon; 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; two brothers Willis Gunter of North Vernon and Ray (Edith) Gunter of Holton; two sisters Susan Mathews of Seymour and Brenda Sandlin of North Vernon. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Robert, Jim, Daniel, Charles, and Gene Gunter, and his sisters Lonnie Tyler and Linda Hurst. Mr. Gunter retired from North Vernon Forge where worked as a furnace operator. He was also a former employee of H. C. Brewer Masonry at Holton where worked as a bricklayer. Roy enjoyed spending time with his family and being in the outdoors hunting and fishing. His family shared that he was an avid follower of CNN and even in the hospital wanted to make sure that he could get CNN on TV. Roy served his country by giving 8 years to the Indiana National Guard. Due to the current health pandemic funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Karen Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in the New Marion Cemetery. . If you would like to have a Hugs from Home card given to Roy’s family to express condolences in your absence, please contact the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in at 812-689-1171. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Other Sports Under-23 Asian Championship silver medalist Reena fails dope test, gets suspended

first_imgReena had settled for silver in the 53kg category at the Under-23 Wrestling championship.Reena also won a bronze in the junior Asian championship last year in July.Reena secured silver in the Asian cadet championship in 2015. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img New Delhi: In yet another embarrassing doping episode for Indian wrestling, Under-23 Asian Championship silver medallist Reena has flunked a dope test, resulting in a provisional suspension. Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Sharan confirmed the development to the PTI.  “Reena had failed the dope test for consuming a banned substance. We were intimated by the World Wrestling Federation (UWW) a few days back. We asked her and she said she took an injection to treat pain on the advice of a relative who happens to be a coach,” Sharan said.     Reena had secured a silver in the 53kg category at the championship, held in Mongolia in March. She had also won a bronze in the junior Asian championship last year in July, apart from bagging a silver in the Asian cadet championship in 2015.RELATED     “It’s not good news. We again have to cough up Rs 16 lakh to pay the penalty to the UWW. Now we can afford but it was not possible a few years back. We have already paid Rs 32 lakh in the last 12 months and this is now the third case.”     The WFI president said he has requested both NADA and Sports Ministry to send representatives to collect samples during the trails. “If they do and 2-3 offenders are caught, it will instil fear in the minds of others. It will work as a deterrent. But it has been not been done.”     At the last national championship, held in Gonda, NADA representative had come and collected samples. Sharan said the WFI has now instructed the coaches attached with the Indian teams to report to the federation if they suspect any wrongdoing by wrestlers. “These things do not happen at national camps. The personal coaches, who do not have expertise and knowledge about banned substances have a huge role in it. The wrestlers also have to behave responsibly,” he said.     “That’s why we had issued a circular recently that coaches will also face consequences if wrestlers fail dope tests,” he concluded.last_img read more