Peace prevails: SL Green, Local 79 settle dispute over protests

first_imgMessage* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink TagsConstructionCoronavirusSL Green SL Green CEO Marc Holiday and 420 Lexington Avenue with Scabby the Rat (Getty; Google; SL Green)Shrill whistling, verbal shaming and a giant inflatable rat are now a thing of the past at SL Green’s Midtown headquarters.The day before its quarterly earnings call with investors, the developer agreed to a settlement with labor union Local 79, following more than a month of contentious protests which resulted in both state and federal lawsuits.“After a productive meeting today, Local 79 has agreed to cease its protest regarding construction at 126 Nassau,” a joint statement from SL Green and Local 79 said.In exchange, SL Green withdrew its federal lawsuit in which it accused the union of potentially spreading Covid and called its actions “terroristic”.The dispute revolved around one of SL Green’s properties at 15 Beekman Street, where it will build a 215,000-square-foot dormitory for Pace University. The developer hired a non-union demolition company to perform work at the site.Local 79 responded with protests at SL Green’s headquarters at 420 Lexington Avenue, including keeping an inflatable Scabby the Rat outside the building each day since early September, according to the company’s earlier complaint.Earlier on Tuesday, SL Green had filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan to stop the protests, Crain’s reported. But by the end of the day, the parties had agreed to settle the dispute.As for whether additional union labor would now be used over the course of the Financial District project, neither party would comment beyond a prepared statement.“SL Green is a strong supporter of union labor and we appreciate the opportunity to sit down with Local 79 … and the opportunity to strengthen our relationship and work together on future projects,” said Edward V. Piccinich, chief operating officer of SL Green.“We recognize and appreciate the leadership of Marc Holliday and SL Green in driving economic development in New York that creates good jobs during this difficult time for the city,” said Robert Bonanza, business manager of the Mason Tenders District Council, a labor organization that represents Local 79, among other workers.“At times like this we need to work together to keep New York moving,” Bonanza added.Write to Orion Jones Email Address* Full Name*last_img read more

Small devs need to promote more – SNJV

first_imgSmall devs need to promote more – SNJVFrench trade group says promotion budget for smaller titles should equal production budgetBrendan SinclairManaging EditorTuesday 1st December 2015Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareThe Syndicat National du Jeu Vidéo has released the results of its annual developer survey, providing a snapshot of the 2015 French gaming industry. While the full report details a number of modest changes in the country’s gaming companies over the last year, one of the trade group’s key takeaways from the survey is that developers need to be devoting more resources to promoting the games they make.”Development studios are only allocating 11.8 percent of their production budget to promoting their titles,” the SNJV said in its report. “This varies according to the type of game, the platforms targeted and the marketing culture of the studio. Although the ratio of promotion budget to production budget can be 1:5 for AAA games, it should be at least 1:1 for games needing less investment.”Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games The report acknowledged that many development studios don’t have much money to invest in promotion, and discussed the difficulties they have in finding financing. The problem is further complicated by the rising costs of development, as the survey found the average annual production budget for developers is expected to rise 14 percent year-over-year in 2015, from €1.26 million to an estimated €1.44 million this year. Every major platform saw production budgets expected to rise, with the only exceptions being connected objects and specialized consoles like Vtech learning toys.However, the trade group still believes the average spent on promotion needs to be higher given how many of the studios are self-publishing their games through digital distribution platforms. (Almost 94 percent of responding development studios considered themselves to be independent, and 100 percent worked on digitally distributed games; just under 30 percent worked on games to be sold on physical media as well.)The SNJV survey was conducted from May to July as an online questionnaire sent to directors of various French game companies from the trade group’s ranks and beyond. 146 such directors responded, believed to represent over one-third of the total French gaming industry.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair 7 hours agoEA Play Live set for July 22Formerly E3-adjacent event moves to take place a month and half after the ESA’s showBy Jeffrey Rousseau 9 hours agoLatest comments (2)Nick Parker Consultant Edited 1 times. Last edit by Nick Parker on 2nd December 2015 4:56pm 1Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyDarren Adams Managing Director, ChaosTrend5 years ago Hmmm this 1:1 is a big issue really, marketing nobs will tell you that they are essential to make your product valuable. When in reality it is just an arms race where the marketers are the arms dealers.Visibility is obviously a key component of selling your game, but it is not the be all and end all. You cannot win an arms race against people who have massive budgets and they know this. You have all heard about stories of $10m in advertising being spent every month to keep market domination, well think why that is for a moment.It is not to get new eyes on their product, but to lock everyone else out by essentially paying “protection money” to marketers. They outspend everyone so nobody else can gain traction in the chart/public eye (hence why things look stagnant in the industry sometimes).This is why I love it when games pop out of the blue, no marketing budget apart from time and effort that capture the public’s imagination. Good for them, they deserve everything they get. 5 years ago For some independent developers, there is no money left over for marketing; even if it’s in the budget, any slippage will divert those funds back into the studio costs. Marketing is now becoming crucial as the mobile market (and even consoles and Steam) becomes so crowded. As a rule of thumb, marketing costs in traditional packaged goods are 10% of revenues on media (as there is usually some above the line media), 5% on production so a total 15% of expected revenues on marketing. Digital product will require similar levels, not 11.8% of the production budget (as highlighted in the article) but approaching 11.8% of expected revenues even if, in a digital world, more imaginative, cheeper means of spreading word of mouth are available.center_img Edited 2 times. Last edit by Darren Adams on 3rd December 2015 10:05am 3Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

More Lemon Less sugar? Let’s make a Lemonade!

first_imgWe cannot always be motivational,follow the rules, behave like a leader, make everyone laugh,make everyone fall in love with, and pose like an aristocrat.I know, sometimes;Life is more lemon’s less sugar.As they say “When life gives you lemon’s, enjoy the lemonade”and, while you are doing that for most of the time, most of your lifeYou actually forgot to live for yourself!So,Let’s thumbs up for the person you were,To the person, you are right now& To the person, you’ll become.Because The next time when you get bored having a lemonade each timeYou can still return to the home that you had made within yourselfAnd, have something better & tastierlast_img read more

Gas pipelines hit bottleneck for NY power plants

first_imgNot all of the proposed plants will end up being built, of course. But the PSC estimates that the city will need to increase capacity by 25%, or 700 million cubic feet a day, over the next five years to fuel new plants and meet increased demand from an expanding economy. “Pipelines are getting as hard to build as power plants,” says Steve Bergstrom, president of Dynergy Inc., a Houston-based power producer. “The industry believes we are going to get decent pipeline expansion into the Northeast, but it’s not going to happen in the next two years.” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nov 12, 2000 (Crain’s New York Business)—The new power plants planned for New York City are desperately needed as demand for electricity soars. But experts fear there will not be enough natural gas to power them. Residential and small business customers of natural gas would be largely unaffected, since the local utilities, Consolidated Edison Co. of New York and KeySpan Corp., guarantee the same delivery price to them year-round. Vietnam: scaling back coal-fired plans toward gas, renewables Twitter Also, the New York Power Authority has proposed installing 11 small gas turbines in the city by next summer to provide 520 megawatts of emergency electric power. The driving force behind the need for more pipeline capacity is the 13 applications for new or expanded power plants in the city. The plants, which combined would produce more than 6,000 megawatts of power, are designed to meet the city’s rising electric demand. All would be fueled by natural gas, which is cleaner than oil or coal and was, until recently, less expensive. Coal Delays in building new pipelines could also drive up the cost of electricity by forcing existing power plants to buy gas on the more expensive spot market or burn oil. Fuel costs could also increase for large users, such as hospitals, universities and apartment houses, which have to switch to other fuels when gas isn’t available. Facebook Linkedin Gas pipelines hit bottleneck for NY power plants 11.14.2000 (c) 2000 Crain’s New York Business, Inc. All rights reserved. Linkedin By chloecox – By PHILIP LENTZ center_img Low on gas “We characterize supply as tight,” says Phillip Teumim, director of gas and water for the state Public Service Commission. “We need additional pipeline capacity to meet core load growth.” MarketLink has aroused fierce local opposition in New Jersey, putting its April 2001 construction start date in doubt. Transco recently asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which approves pipelines, for permission to build the pipeline in stages. TAGSNYPA Facebook Mississippi Power cutting stakes in coal-fired, gas-fired stations to reduce excess MW, emissions Several new regional gas pipelines have been proposed to increase the supply of gas into the city by 25%, but all have run into community opposition, and it is unclear whether they will be approved and built in time to fuel the new plants. Iroquois also ran into local opposition in the Bronx when its original route was slated to go under a portion of Pelham Bay Park. That route has been changed, and the pipeline is scheduled to be completed in late 2002. To see more of Crain’s New York Business or to subscribe go to http://www.crainsnewyork.com New Yorkers saw the impact of a capacity shortage last winter when a cold snap sent local gas prices skyrocketing. And weather forecasters say this winter is likely to be colder than recent winters, which could limit gas supplies. No posts to display Schedules in doubtThree new pipelines have been proposed to increase the region’s natural gas capacity: MarketLink, a 150-mile expansion of an existing Pennsylvania-to-New Jersey pipeline by Transco; Millennium, a 440-mile pipeline from Lake Erie to Westchester County by Columbia Gas Transmission Corp. of Fairfax, Va.; and Eastchester, a 30-mile spur planned by Iroquois Gas Transmission System from its main Long Island pipeline into the Bronx. Previous articlePower-Gen: Gearing up for global needsNext article$525k DOE grant to pay for Internet-based energy efficiency project chloecox “Our pipeline is for all practical purposes full,” says a spokesman for Houston-based Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Corp., which provides about two-thirds of the natural gas in the New York area. “Demand has gone up, but the capacity has remained the same.” Twitter While the three are targeted to be completed before new power plants come on line, all have run into stiff local opposition, which put their schedules in doubt. Millennium’s route in Westchester hit resistance when Columbia suggested putting the pipeline under Con Ed’s high-tension lines. Columbia now says it wants to put the pipeline along Route 9 and Route 9A. First proposed in 1997, the pipeline had its completion date postponed by backers for a year, to November 2002. Optimizing Plant Performance: The April POWERGEN+ series activates today last_img read more

FEI Restructures Sports Departments

first_img SIGN UP More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Horse Sport Enews Email* The FEI is to restructure key positions within its Sports Departments across both the Olympic and non-Olympic disciplines.Bettina de Rham is to take over as Director of the Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage Department at the FEI. Mrs de Rham, who has been with the FEI since June 2008, will remain in charge of the Vaulting and Reining disciplines, and will add Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage to her portfolio after the Rio Paralympic Games in September.Driving, which was previously under Mrs de Rham’s remit, will be taken over in September by Manuel Bandeira de Mello, who will also continue in his role as Director of Endurance.The restructuring comes following last month’s announcement that Trond Asmyr, Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage Director since June 2009, had left the FEI due to ongoing health issues. He had been on long-term sick leave since August 2015.Bettina de Rham (45), who is of Swiss and Dutch origins, is an amateur Dressage and Eventing competitor and an event organiser at national level. One of her first roles on joining the FEI included assisting in logistical coordination for the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.“After eight years working with the non-Olympic disciplines at the FEI, I see this new role as a great opportunity at Olympic and Paralympic level”, Bettina de Rham said. “I’m really excited to take on Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage and am looking forward to the challenge of taking on this new expanded role. The four disciplines I will be looking after all have different subjective judging systems and I think there are areas where they could learn from each other.”Carina Mayer, who was appointed Senior Manager and acting Head of the Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage Department in August 2015, will remain in that role until the end of September when she moves to Germany to take up a new role as Secretary General of the European Equestrian Federation in Warendorf.Manuel Bandeira de Mello (56), former Secretary General of the Portuguese Equestrian Federation, was chef d’équipe for the Portuguese team at numerous FEI championships and was also Portuguese chef de mission at three editions of the FEI World Equestrian Games™. During his 13-year term at the National Federation, he organised the 2012 FEI World Singles Driving Championships in Lezirias (POR), acted as a referee at national Driving events during the 1980s and was a member of the Portuguese Driving Association (APA).“I have been involved in Driving since I was a child when I used to drive a pair of ponies at home in Portugal”, Manuel Bandeira de Mello said, “so I’m very grateful to the FEI for offering me this chance to get back into the sport that I love, as well as retaining my current role as Endurance Director. I am thrilled to accept this new challenge later this year.”In addition the FEI is planning to strengthen the two Sports Departments under Bettina de Rham and Manuel Bandeira de Mello with new hires as appropriate within both teams.“We are delighted that we have such great in-house talent we can support in this restructuring exercise”, FEI Secretary General Sabrina Ibáñez said. “This will guarantee a smooth transition internally here at FEI Headquarters, but also externally in our wider community. Bettina and Manuel are both well-known and highly respected within the sport and we have no doubt that they will settle into their new roles with confidence.” Tags: FEI, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition!last_img read more

Every GNE driver to be a ‘Dementia Friend’

first_imgGo North East (GNE) is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Society to pledge that every new driver will have to become a Dementia Friend before driving in service. The Go-Ahead subsidiary, the region’s largest operator, has also promised that every one of its 1,600 drivers will become a Dementia Friend within the next five years, helping to transform the way people think, act and talk about dementia. Launch: (l-r) Jim Dunn, Rachael Hall, Bernard McLaughlin, Natasha Tanner and Michael HandyAlready 220 drivers have completed the information session. A Dementia Friend learns about what it’s like to live with the condition and turns that understanding into action.There are 30,000 people living with dementia in the north-east. This initiative is part of GNE’s commitment to providing inclusive travel and tourism within the North East. GNE encourages staff to become volunteer Dementia Friends champions, enabling them to deliver information sessions about dementia to drivers across its nine depots.It is part of a mental health module within GNE’s Disability Awareness DCPC course.  Other modules include legislation, company policy, sight guidance (in association with the RNIB), mobility (which covers the company’s easy access guarantee) and hearing loss. Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest-ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition.Joe Kirwin, Dementia Friends Officer at Alzheimer’s Society said: “It’s all about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From getting in touch with someone you know living with dementia, to wearing your badge with pride, every action counts.”Stephen King, Head of Commercial and Retail said: “We are passionate about never standing still when it comes to achieving excellence in accessibility and this partnership-led initiative with Dementia Friends is incredibly important to us.“As the region’s largest bus operator we have a responsibility to ensure that our front-line staff understand the condition. “By committing to making all drivers Dementia Friends we aim to provide reassurance to those living with dementia that they can count on a safe and comfortable journey when travelling with us. “With this step we also hope to play a significant role in eliminating the feelings of loneliness and social exclusion that those with dementia can feelGo North East operates in the cities of Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland; across Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and into Tees Valley.Around 200,000 people use Go North East bus services every day.It employs 2,100 local people to run 700 buses and coaches and its annual turnover is £100m.last_img read more

Obama warns UK a post-Brexit trade deal could take 10 years

first_imgBarack Obama said Britain could have to wait 10 years to reach a trade deal with the U.S. if U.K. voters decide to leave the European Union.In an interview with the BBC broadcast Saturday, the U.S. president echoed an earlier warning that the U.K. risked going to the “back of the queue” for a separate free-trade agreement with Washington if it voted to leave the EU at the June 23 referendum.“The U.K. would not be able to negotiate something with the United States faster than the EU,” Obama said, referring to ongoing negotiations on a sweeping transatlantic trade deal. “It could be five years from now, 10 years from now before we were able to actually get something done.” The comments came at the end of Obama’s visit to London, where he said he believed Britain was better off staying in the Union.“We rely heavily on the U.K. as a partner globally on a whole range of issues,” Obama told the BBC. “We like you having more influence, we like you being at the table helping to influence other countries who may not oftentimes see things as clearly from our perspective as our British partners do.” Also On POLITICO 9 takeaways from Barack Obama’s Brexit intervention By Tom McTague Hillary Clinton backs UK in a ‘united’ Europe By Vince Chadwicklast_img read more

Crosby, Stills, and Nash Announce Spring Tour Dates

first_imgLegendary singer-songwriter trio Crosby, Stills, and Nash are ready to once again hit the road. This time, the group will embark on a tour of the Far East, before making their way back to the States for a 12-night run. The group will play shows in Japan, the Philippines, and Singapore, before coming back home for shows in Milwaukee, Chicago, Atlantic City, Brooklyn, and more.Tickets for all shows can be purchased at the band’s website HERE.Crosby, Stills & Nash Asia Dates3/5 – 6 – Tokyo, Japan @ Tokyo International Forum Hall A3/9 – Osaka, Japan @ Osaka Festival Hall3/10 – Fukuoka, Japan @ Fukuoka Sun Palace Hall3/12 – Nagoya, Japan @ Nagoya Shi Kokaido3/16 – Manila, Philippines @ Araneta Coliseum3/19 – Singapore, Singapore @ The Star TheatreCrosby, Stills & Nash U.S. Dates4/29 – Lincoln, NE @ Lied Center4/30 – Sioux City, IA @ Orpheum Theatre5/3 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater5/5 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre5/9 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Caesars Atlantic City – Circus Maximus5/10 – Baltimore, MD @ Hippodrome Theatre5/12 – 13 – New Brunswick, NJ @ State Theatre5/15 – 16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre5/19 – Boston, MA @ Citi Performing Arts Center5/20 – Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatrelast_img read more

James Harriman Jandl

first_imgDr. James H. Jandl died on July 17, 2006 after a prolonged illness. He spent his entire career at Harvard Medical School where he became one of the world’s premier experimental hematologists. He was also a highly effective teacher and a renowned textbooks author.Dr. Jandl was born in Racine, Wisconsin, in 1925. He enjoyed a happy and active childhood. With the encouragement of devoted parents, he developed a wide range of interests: academic, athletic, and artistic. Jandl was valedictorian of his high school class and editor-in-chief of his school newspaper, an early indication of his passion for writing. He played varsity football and basketball, and was an avid and highly skilled skier. In his teenage years he developed an interest in music and became sufficiently adept at the clarinet to play both in the high school band as well as in dance bands and jazz groups. Jandl was also a keen outdoorsman who, from his youth on, had an enormous affinity for nature, especially ornithology, which became a lifelong avocation.Jandl came of age during World War II and joined the Navy immediately following high school graduation. He was posted to a naval installation at Franklin and Marshall College where he completed his bachelor’s degree and received a B.S. in Chemistry after only two years of study. During that time, his Naval SAT scores were the highest in the U.S. His participation in college athletics included a basketball game with an Army team that consisted of the Harlem Globe Trotters!Jandl’s academic performance at Franklin and Marshall was so outstanding that he became the first student in many years from that college to attend Harvard Medical School. He received his M.D. degree from HMS in 1949, Cum Laude and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. During his two years as intern and assistant resident on the II and IV (Harvard) Medical Services at Boston City Hospital he came under the aegis of Dr. William Castle, the George Minot Professor of Medicine. Castle served as his mentor for the next two decades, playing a critical role in developing Jandl’s interest in experimental hematology. After two years completing his tour of duty in the Navy, Jandl returned to the Thorndike Laboratory at Boston City Hospital, first as a research fellow in 1952, then Instructor in 1955, and was appointed Assistant Professor in 1959.Jandl’s research productivity was extraordinary. He took full advantage of the wealth of pathology at the Boston City Hospital and focused on inherited and acquired disorders of the red blood cell. He began studying patients with alcoholic cirrhosis and published definitive studies on red cell production and survival in chronic liver disease as well as the impact of cirrhosis on folic acid metabolism. Thirteen years later, he and Richard Cooper showed that in liver disease, the red cell membrane acquires excess phospholipids and cholesterol, leading to the formation of target-like and spiculated red cellsJandl soon turned his attention to hemolytic anemias. In a remarkably thorough and inventive series of studies published primarily in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Jandl explored the mechanism by which antibody-coated red cells are destroyed in the liver and spleen. He exploited the use of radio-labeled erythrocytes to monitor cell survival and to identify sites of organ sequestration. Subsequently, he and his colleagues demonstrated that antibody-coated red cells attach to macrophages via the immunoglobulin FC receptor, forming flower-like rosettes. The macrophage nibbles at the membrane of adherent red cells, transforming normal biconcave discs into spherocytes. This vivid morphologic observation provided an elegant explanation for the enhanced rigidity of antibody-coated red cells which contributes importantly to their destruction. In addition, Jandl and his colleagues published definitive studies delineating the fate of free hemoglobin in the plasma, identifying organs of uptake and the process by which the kidney handles hemoglobin.Jandl made equally important contributions in other types of hemolytic anemia. He and Harry Jacob showed increased cation leak and consequent high glucose consumption in red cells of patients with hereditary spherocytosis, providing a logical explanation for their demise in the unfriendly nutrient-depleted cords of the spleen. Jandl and Jacob also broadened our understanding of the nature of drug-induced oxidant hemolysis in individuals with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. Their experiments provided new insights into how oxidant stress can lead to denaturation of hemoglobin within the red cell resulting in development of rigid inclusion-laden red cells. Jandl’s studies of red cell metabolism produced a coherent understanding of mechanism by which deficiency in specific red cell enzymes including pyruvate kinase leads to a shortening of red cell lifespan.Jandl’s remarkably insightful and comprehensive studies of the hemolytic anemias were accompanied, and perhaps trumped, by an equally thorough and groundbreaking investigation of the utilization of iron by erythroid cells. He and Jay Katz provided the first comprehensive understanding of the entry of iron into erythroid through iron transferrin and its binding to specific receptors. They developed the concept of the “iron transferin cycle”, a process by which this iron-binding protein in the plasma efficiently transports a large amount of iron to the erythropoietic cells in the bone marrow sufficient to accommodate high level hemoglobin production. These studies were among the very first to recognize the critical importance of receptors for specific biological transport functions.Although the great bulk of his research effort was devoted to studies of the red blood cell, Jandl collaborated with Richard Aster in comprehensive studies that provided new and fundamental insights into the nature of platelet production, lifespan and sequestration in the spleen.Jandl’s conduct of science set a standard that informed and inspired a generation of trainees who had the good fortune of working with him. His intellect was as deep as it was broad. He had uncanny insights into underlying biological mechanisms and, by a combination of reasoning and instinct, could design the experiment most apt to produce a conclusive result. His trainees learned that scientific truth is a very stern mistress, and that any presumption of discovery must pass the muster of rigorous self-criticism. Jandl conveyed a reverence for the English language, not only in his scholarly writing but also in his lectures and even in informal discussion. His remarkable effectiveness as a mentor came from a synergistic blend of these highly disciplined attributes with great personal magnetism: a delightfully wry sense of humor, a high level of energy and genuine concern for the welfare of his fellows, residents and students.In 1968 Jandl succeeded Dr. Maxwell Finland as George Richard Minot Professor and Director of the Thorndike Laboratory and Harvard Medical Unit at Boston City Hospital. Although this recognition was largely based on outstanding scientific achievements, he had become increasingly involved in teaching and administration. He earned plaudits from second year medical students for his dynamic leadership of their course in hematology pathophysiology. Third and fourth year students and residents were equally appreciative of his bedside teaching on the wards at Boston City Hospital. Jandl directed the Hematology Division at the Thorndike very effectively, maintaining high levels of productivity and esprit de corps. However, when he assumed leadership of the entire department, he encountered formidable financial and political problems that led to his stepping down after only a three-year tenure. He was succeeded by Dr. Franklin Epstein.Jandl devoted the remainder of his career writing three outstanding and widely read text books devoted to blood disorders. His Blood: Atlas and Sourcebook of Hematology, done in collaboration with his long-time associate Carola Kapff, remains the most thorough and instructive compilation of peripheral blood and bone marrow morphology. His concise single-author text Blood: Pathophysiology has given a generation of medical students an understanding of the mechanisms underlying hematologic disorders. His Blood: Textbook of Hematology is a large (1200 pages) comprehensive and scholarly compendium of the entire field, appearing in two editions, 1987 and 1996. For a single author to write authoritatively on such a broad, complex and rapidly growing discipline is an exceptional tour-de-force. The writing within this tome is unfailingly precise as well as adroit, colorful, and at times witty. Understandably, this book won two national awards.Until his final illness, Jandl greatly enjoyed his retirement, having time to return to some of his boyhood passions. He and his wife Nancy took great pleasure in creatively renovating their home in Concord and cultivating their lawn and gardens. Jandl greatly enjoyed watercolor painting of outdoor landscapes. He returned to Dixieland/Big Band jazz, playing the clarinet and saxophone each summer in camps for devoted amateurs. He remained in close contact with his five children and 16 grandchildren.Respectfully submitted,Howard F. Bunn, ChairRonald A. ArkyFranklin H. EpsteinDavid G. Nathanlast_img read more

Los Angeles’ Virgin Fest Announces Inaugural Lineup: Lizzo, Anderson .Paak, The Marcus King Band, More

first_imgLast fall, it was reported that Sir Richard Branson‘s Virgin empire had acquired the KAABOO Festival brand and was planning to throw their own major music event in Los Angeles sometime this year. On Wednesday, organizers behind the festival confirmed event details along with the lineup of artists who will perform at the inaugural Virgin Fest, which will take place at the Banc of California Stadium and Exposition Park near downtown Los Angeles this summer on June 6th-7th.Related: Goldenvoice Reportedly Planning Lovers & Friends Hip-Hop Festival In Los AngelesThe first-year festival will treat attendees to performances throughout the weekend from Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals, Major Lazer, Lizzo, Kali Uchis, A$AP Rocky, Ellie Goulding, and more.Additionally, the Virgin Fest 2020 lineup poster also includes names like The Marcus King Band, Tank and the Bangas, Barns Courtney, Empress Of, Japanese Breakfast, and Miya Folick to name a few.As Billboard points out, this Virgin Festival is not related to the similarly-named event in 2013.“By combining Virgin’s signature hospitality and ingenuity with a strong sense of purpose, our team built the festival of tomorrow, today.,” Branson said of the first-year event in a statement. “We are proud to bring Virgin Fest to LA and to be on track to become one of the United States’ greenest festivals.”Tickets for the 2020 summer event are on sale now. Head to the event website for tickets and general information.[H/T Billboard]last_img read more