Congressional district COVID-19 dashboard launched

first_imgResearchers at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and the Center for Geographic Analysis at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science recently launched  a public dashboard for congressional representatives. The dashboard also includes constituents on key COVID-19 metrics for the congressional districts of the country, as identified by the 116th United States Congress.Nearly a year into the global pandemic, data on COVID-19 metrics for the United States congressional districts have not been readily available. Yet, having access to such data can substantially enhance the ability of elected officials and the constituents they represent to monitor and develop testing strategies, vaccine deployment strategies, and other measures to allow their districts to open safely.Nydia M. Velázquez, chairwoman of the Committee on Small Business and representative  of New York’s 7th congressional district, underscored the importance of having COVID-19 metrics by congressional districts.“This research from the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies provides critical insight not previously available into how this pandemic is impacting different congressional districts across the United States,” she said. “Because of this information, the House Small Business Committee can better examine the efficacy of federal programs in reaching the areas most impacted by this virus. Data like this is critical to policymakers as it improves our ability to legislate changes that ensure aid is going to those that need it most.”The Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA) at IQSS works with researchers across Harvard and beyond its campus to strengthen University-wide geographic information systems (GIS) infrastructure and services; provide a common platform for the integration of spatial data from diverse sources and knowledge from multiple disciplines; enable scholarly research that would use, improve, or study geospatial analysis techniques; and improve the ability to teach GIS and geospatial data science at all levels across the University. To learn more about CGA, visit: gis.harvard.edu  Read Full Storylast_img read more

Schedule of Sell Croatia workshops for 2018

first_imgSlowly but surely, the tourist story for next year is coming together and the time of various workshops, conferences, fairs and business meetings is starting.One of the very important and valuable workshops is certainly Sell Croatia, organized by the CNTB, because regardless of the achievements of technology, direct meeting and contact is still very important and crucial for long-term and quality cooperation. You can learn a lot from every conversation, meet new people who will lead us to new opportunities, which is why networking is the strongest entrepreneurial tool today, and I hope it always will be.Business workshops called “Sell Croatia” (B2B workshop) are held between Croatian tourism entities and foreign partners, and characteristic of the concept of “Sell Croatia” is the maintenance of emitting markets. Most of the workshops are organized by the CNTB representative office abroad, ie organized by the CNTB DG if there is no representative office on the relevant market. The aim of the workshops is meetings of representatives of the Croatian tourism industry (hotel and tourism companies, travel agencies and DMC) with foreign partners as well as business meetings with partners and negotiations on the purchase of services and / or packages.The CNTB points out that, as far as distant markets are concerned, where the Croatian National Tourist Board does not have its representative offices, cities where workshops will be held have not been defined yet because we are still examining the interest of the Croatian economy. . “We plan business workshops in Shanghai and Guangzhou in China in May, in Pyeongchang in South Korea during the Winter Olympics and then in Tokyo, Japan in cooperation with the Slovenian Tourist Board. Also, in April, we are planning a business workshop in Dubai, UAE before the ATM Tourism Fair. If there are not enough companies interested in a business workshop in South Korea and Japan, we will organize a presentation in South Korea during the Olympics, in cooperation with our longtime partner, the Slovenian Tourist Board and in Tokyo at the end of the year.”Point out the CNTB.For all information and expression of interest for the mentioned workshops / fairs and proposals for the organization of workshops in some other distant markets, you can contact the CNTB directly by e-mail.  [email protected] . See a list of all Sell workshops hereRelated news: IMPLEMENTATION OF IT INFRASTRUCTURE IS KEY TO THE SUCCESS OF THE TOURIST BUSINESSlast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Lose To Lady Wildcats In Softball

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs were shut out by The Franklin County Lady Wildcats by the score of 10-0 at Brookville.  FC wins the JV game 9-6.BHS vs. FC Varsity Softball (5-5)Batesville will welcome Rushville on Friday evening for a 5:30 PM varsity start.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.last_img

Consultation launched on Donegal Airport funding

first_imgThe Minister for Transport has launched a public consultation on the future of Ireland’s regional airports – including Donegal Airport. The launch of the review comes just weeks after the publication of a spending review by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.Transport Minister, Shane Ross, said that he hopes the consultation will contribute to the design of a cost-effective measure to support regional airports that will also align with objectives in regional development, connectivity, sustainability, and climate impacts. It is understood that Donegal Airport receives €3million under the scheme for regional airports in the country.It determined that if passenger numbers continue to grow at regional airports, State subvention, valued at €15.4 million last year, could be cut.The new review seeks views on the “effectiveness of current support measures” and suggestions to consider “the need for something different”.The public consultation will end on Sept 30 and Mr Ross will publish a draft regional airports programme later this year. It will set out a programme to cover the period of 2020-2024.Consultation launched on Donegal Airport funding was last modified: September 9th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Demand more when buying a herd sire

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Bull buying season is well underway throughout the cow-calf regions across the country. If your calving season starts in January, you may have already made your herd sire selections for this year’s breeding season. If your calving season starts a bit later, you may be in the midst of making herd sire selections. If you have yet to make your bull buying decisions, there are plenty of opportunities available in the immediate future through public auction or private treaty.As an Extension professional and a seedstock producer, one of the most interesting discussions I can have with a producer is reviewing their thoughts on what they are looking for in a potential purchase for a herd sire. Obviously, there is a wide range of criteria to be considered depending on the production goals and size of the herd. In my experience, a few very consistent themes emerge with discussions on a potential herd bull purchase: calving ease, disposition, and price.Given the value of feeder cattle and the level of expenses associated with beef production today, discriminating bull buyers should demand that potential herd sire candidates be equipped with the proper qualifications to do the job. Prospective bull buyers should expect these qualifications from any operation selling bulls at private treaty or public auction. There is simply too much risk involved in beef production today to take a chance on a sire with a lack of information in the areas of genetics, health, and fertility.Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) allow the breeder to identify the animals that excel in the traits that are important for their operation. The EPDs can be used to determine exactly where a herd sire candidate ranks within a given breed and his potential to make significant improvements in performance of future calf crops. A documented health program should be emphasized with any herd additions regardless of gender. A sound biosecurity plan for the herd can go a long way to help avoid the introduction of a costly disease into a herd.It is my opinion that the most important job qualification that any potential herd sire should possess is a successful Breeding Soundness Examination. This examination gives the purchaser an assurance that a herd sire candidate has the ability to get cows bred. Even mature bulls should have a Breeding Soundness Examination performed prior to turnout before a breeding season. Given today’s economic climate, a cow is too expensive to maintain and feeder calves are too valuable to sell to take risks with poor potential reproductive performance from a sire without a fertility check.Beef producers need to be concerned with a wide variety of production traits if they intend to be successful in this business. Weaning weights, yearling weights, milk, carcass traits, etc. should be prioritized to varying degrees depending on your marketing program. A person that sells feeder calves at weaning will be concerned about weaning weights while a marketer of freezer beef will be more concerned about carcass traits. However, regardless of your marketing program, the traits of supreme importance are fertility (percentage of females bred) and calving ease (percentage of live calves).While calving ease is extremely important, I believe there is a tendency for the typical Ohio herd owner to overemphasize calving ease across the entire herd. The average cow herd in Ohio numbers approximately 17 head with most herds retaining some number of replacement heifers to add to the herd. Herds of this size usually work with one herd sire to cover both mature cows and yearling heifers. If you choose a herd sire with the proper calving ease for the heifers, he should also possess enough quality in the traits of importance such as growth and carcass merit for the mature cows. There are bulls out there that can do many things well, but they can be hard to find and more expensive to own.This brings us to the subject of price. It should be the goal of every cow-calf producer to purchase the best possible bull that fits within a determined budget. I realize that philosophy would result in a wide range of bull prices among producers. A rule of thumb that I have often heard for many years is that the value of a typical herd bull should be equal to the value of two to three market steers or three to five feeder calves at weaning. There are exceptions to these guidelines but an above average bull that excels for traits such as calving ease, growth, carcass traits, etc. will likely demand a premium.I am not about to tell any producer what the correct amount is that they should pay for a bull. However, I would like to offer a few suggestions for producers as they search for their next herd sire.Establish the production goals for your herd and select a sire that compliments the needs of your cow herd.2. Use EPDs, actual performance data, and Selection Indexes to identify outstanding sire prospects.3. Never buy a bull without a Breeding Soundness Examination.4. Select the appropriate age and size that matches the number of cows to be bred. A time-honored rule-of-thumb is to place about the same number of cows or heifers with a young bull as his age is in months. Putting too many cows with too young of a bull is a recipe for open cows.5. A bull that can increase the number of live calves born, add growth, and increase the maternal strength of a herd through daughters retained should be viewed as a sound investment.6. A low-cost bull that may not excel in traits of importance may be purchased just to get cows bred and does little to add to the profitability of the herd. This bull is little more than a “cow settler.”last_img read more

Venrock: Still Hustling After All These Years

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Interviews#start Venrock has quite a history as a VC firm. In the 1930s, Laurance Rockefeller pioneered early-stage financing by investing in the entrepreneurs who started Eastern Airlines and McDonnell Aircraft. In 1969, Venrock was founded to continue this heritage of investing in and building entrepreneur-backed companies, beginning with Intel. You will find a bunch of household names in its portfolio, such as Apple, as well as more recent Web tech ventures, such as CC Betty, BlogHer, Bungee Labs, and SlideShare. Venerable, perhaps, but not one to rest on its laurels, as Brian Ascher explained in our recent interview.Listen to the InterviewDownload the MP3.Questions and MP3 GuideQuestion #1: The Venrock history is amazing: Intel, Apple, etc. How does this help Venrock select and assist great ventures today?Skip to 1:11 in MP3Summary: Brian made it clear that “you cannot rest on your laurels in the venture business. You have to show up hungry and passionate every day.”Question #2: How can Venrock stay focused on early-stage? Do you keep the fund deliberately small?Skip to 2:47 in MP3Summary: Despite a track record that would allow it to raise much bigger funds, Venrock keeps its fund as small as $600 million. In bio tech and clean tech, large amounts of capital are still needed. But Venrock is happy to do small deals for capital-efficient Web tech ventures.Question #3: User experience is critical, and we recognize a great one when we see it. But is it just magic? What can ventures do to create consistently great user experiences?Skip to 4:00 in MP3Summary: Brian emphasized the basics: hard work, lots of testing, and iteration.Question #4: Tell us about Adify. Does Google just suck all the profit from online advertising? How can intermediaries create value today?Skip to 5:20 in MP3Summary: Brian identified three areas of opportunity. First, better targeting by analyzing social media conversations. Second, ad exchanges. Third, branding via video advertising (see below).TurnHere: Crowdsourced Video Ad ProductionOne of the ventures Brian mentioned seems like a great idea. TurnHere answers the need for video ads produced at the right price. Paying a big agency to produce video ads is okay for a big brand, but what about small companies that want the emotional and branding power that only video can deliver but don’t have the budget? TurnHere uses crowdsourcing to pay videographers a fixed fee. Videographers often have spare time in their schedule and would fill it with lower-priced jobs if the process was simple enough. Neat idea: this will be interesting to track.Listen to the InterviewDownload the MP3.center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… bernard lunnlast_img read more

Intel AppUp Java SDK Overview

first_imgGrowing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid This overview goes into detail about the SDK. It includes the SDK API libraries, the packaging utility for integrating required files and a validation utility for pre-validating runnable JAR files.It also includes a download for the the Intel AppUp Java SDK, the Java IDE plug-in, Java packaging guidelines, submission guidelines, API reference guide for Java as well as developer guides and release notes.Download White Paper PDFIntel AppUp Java SDK OverviewView more documents from ReadWriteWeb. Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Tags:#hack#RWHackSponsored center_img Related Posts 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… klint finleylast_img read more

The Big Allure of Cheap PV

first_imgThat’s too good of a deal to pass upGBA Senior Editor Martin Holladay finds it hard to argue with the numbers. “Given the figures you have just been quoted, you’d be nuts not to jump at the chance to install the 10-kW PV system,” he writes. “It’s money sitting on a plate. So take it.”McCombe could always borrow money later to make energy-saving improvements on his house, and the money he’s saving on his power bill should make that easier to pull off.Holladay’s one caveat is to check the fine print on the net-metering contract with the utility carefully. Some contracts reset the clock every 12 months, so homeowners won’t get paid for electricity produced above and beyond what they use. Other utilities will pay homeowners for the excess power they generate.“If your local utility won’t pay you for surplus production,” Holladay adds, “you don’t want to buy a PV array that is bigger than your family’s needs.” As the installed cost of solar electric continues to fall and subsidies remain in place, this is a choice many other homeowners could be facing. That’s the topic for this Q&A Spotlight. Net-metering rules are bound to changeGrid-tied photovoltaic systems draw on utility power when output is too low to meet demand, and put electricity into the grid when the system makes more power than the house can consume. That’s where the battery analogy comes from, but there’s a point where this arrangement makes utilities nervous.“As PV penetration rises, and utilities struggle with real time loading and the effects on their distribution system protection schemes as related to heavy penetration, they will be (already are) adding storage/buffer schemes and they are going to want more money,” Chatum writes. “Storage is going to be a huge issue. Using the utility as a rechargeable battery is cheap now but it ain’t gonna stay that way.”Duke Energy plans to ask North Carolina regulators to reduce net-metering rates for homeowners, and utilities have raised concerns about the effects of net-metering rules in Arizona and California as well.In the future, Chatum says, even net-zero energy houses could see the distribution portion of their power bills go up.“The reason is because they are effectively using the utility as a storage battery, sending power to the ‘battery’ on sunny days and drawing power from the battery at night or on cloudy days,” he writes. “Well such PV systems are pretty much using the grid as much as non PV customers, so even if they are net zero and currently only paying something like $7 a year as a ‘customer’ fee, they wont continue to get away with paying that little.“In addition to being expected to pay for grid maintenance like regular customers do, they will be asked to help pay for changes in the distribution system that are needed to accomodate PV.” Until now, Patrick McCombe has believed that improvements to the envelope of his home should come before an investment in photovoltaic panels. Now he’s weighing a deal that seems too good to pass up.McCombe lives in Connecticut (he’s an associate editor at Fine Homebuilding magazine) and he recently attended an informational meeting sponsored by an organization working to lower the cost of PV. Panels could be purchased or leased, but the bottom line was that with federal and state incentives, McCombe could buy a 10-kilowatt array for $15,000.“I’ve always believed that envelope improvements make more sense than PV,” he writes in a Q&A post at GreenBuildingAdvisor, “but the state and federal incentives and super low prices of PV coupled with our very high electric rates has me considering an installation.”McCombe heats his small house with fuel oil, a relatively expensive fuel common to New England. Even though he doesn’t use that much oil, the prospect of weaning himself from this fuel entirely is very attractive.“Am I silly for installing PV first without significant envelope improvements to my very small but not terribly efficient home?” he asks. “In the three years we’ve lived there we’ve needed three tanks of heating oil, so our heating costs are much lower than most folks in New England. Our house is small and reasonably airtight. If we lowered our plug loads, it’s conceivable we could also heat our house with heat pumps or resistance heaters using our 10 kW array.” RELATED ARTICLES Use that money for a ductless minisplitThe offer may be very attractive, writes Dana Dorsett, but installing a type of air-source heat pump called a ductless minisplit would be a better deal.“If you’re burning 250 gallons of oil a year, at $4/gallon (recent-years’ pricing), that’s $1,000/year,” Dorsett says, “It’s very likely that for an investment of $4,000 to $5,000 you can heat with a ductless minisplit at about half the cost of heating with oil (even at 20 cents/kWh) which would have an even better [internal rate of return] than a 10-kW PV array at a post-subsidy cost of $1.50/watt.”Whether McCombe buys the PV system or not, a ductless minisplit is a “no-brainer type of investment,” he adds, that’s a better option than heating with electric resistance heaters powered by PV.As Dorsett sees it, McCombe could meet his heating needs with a 1-ton Fujitsu or M-series Mitsubishi minisplit. The electrical power consumption of those units would be the equivalent of fuel oil at $2.22 per gallon, and McCombe could reduce his heating costs by $445 per year.“This is a very rough cut, but it’s the right ballpark,” he says. “Assume that you’ll replace both the minisplit and the inverter in 20 years, and the PV panels in 40 years — the short-term internal rate of return isn’t the same as a lifecycle cost. But there’s no up-side to sticking with oil heating at the current price/performance point of minisplits, quite independently of the PV question.”For further thought, Dorsett refers McCombe to a a research paper published by the Rocky Mountain Institute.center_img PV Systems Have Gotten Dirt CheapAn Introduction to Photovoltaic SystemsGreen Basics: Ductless Minisplit Heat Pumps Just Two Minisplits Heat and Cool the Whole HouseHawaii’s Solar Battle Major Utility Wants Lower Net-Metering Rates Arizona Approves New Fee for Solar Customers Hold the phone: What happened to green?“What in the hell happened to the original shade of green,” writes Sonny Chatum, “where people wouldn’t dream of using PV without first minimizing energy use?”His advice: reduce his electricity as much as possible first. Then add the PV. “Don’t join the hundreds of thousands of people who have just thrown up PV just to get some [solar renewable energy certificates] and they could care less about doing the right thing in terms of energy efficiency,” Chatum says.A 10-kW solar system is “huge” for a typical house, he says, and if McCombe has a small house he may not even have room for the panels on his roof. He could meet his electricity needs with a PV installation, but only by reducing demand to a minimum and using the utility as a “rechargeable battery.”“Ideally, you want the electric utilities out of the picture as much as possible,” he says. “Use them for a battery for now, but minimize that use partly by, again, minimizing your electricity need. This is because the utilities are starting to complain about being a free battery service, and, trust me, they will start getting heavily paid again for heavier battery use, so use them as little as possible.”A deep energy retrofit helped Chatum cut his electricity use almost by two-thirds, and he’d probably be able to meet the demand with a reasonably sized rooftop array.“I think it’s disappointing,” he adds, “that Green Building Advisor has to a large degree lost sight of the original shade of green.”Responding to Chatum, Holladay notes, “If a PV array provides residential electricity for cheaper than it costs to buy the electricity from your local utility, it’s obvious that homeowners will choose it. Remember, I advised Patrick not to install an array that is any larger than necessary to meet his family’s annual needs. And if you read GBA regularly, you’ll realize that we still stress conservation and efficiency.”McCombe explains his motivation to Chatum: “It’s just so darn cheap to buy PV panels right now.” But he adds, “One thing I fear: the utilities will start charging PV owners surcharges or higher rates for grid power. Isn’t there discussion of this in California?” Our expert’s opinionGBA Technical Director Peter Yost had these thoughts:I decided the best thing to do on this one was check in with Mark Sevier, my good friend, former colleague at Building Science Corp., and now an energy efficiency and renewable energy engineer in Massachusetts. In his “spare time,” Mark has built a zero-energy home, and is currently working on an electric car conversion project based on the original Honda Insight. Most of his efforts at work and home have been related to understanding the key criteria to reducing environmental impact for the good of future generations.Here is Mark’s cut on this issue:“I agree that it makes sense to review the cost of conservation in relation to generation, especially if a home is in reasonable shape from an energy perspective and applicable enclosure retrofits pencil out as very expensive.“I first came across this issue on a superinsulation retrofit project, where the addition of 4 inches of foam on the top of the roof (increasing the assembly from about R-40 to 60) yielded only an additional ~$20 per year in energy savings, for what was probably $10,000 of capital cost (a fairly complex roof assembly, as you might expect). Take that same $10,000 and spend it on $4/watt PV today (even with no incentives) and it would roughly yield ~$500/year in electric savings in Massachusetts vs. the $20/year in gas savings from the extra roof insulation. PV paybacks can be short in comparison to “over-conservation.”“Conservation measures like insulation have diminishing returns, while generation from a PV system yields nearly linear returns. The conservation returns curve is steep at low R-values, but is rather flat by the time it gets to R-20 or 30. Each doubling of R-value provides half the savings of the previous one, so it’s worth looking at what it costs for each next R, and comparing it to PV on a lifetime basis. Because this isn’t simple, it isn’t usually done; “expert” intuition takes its place.“If your house has insulated wall and ceiling cavities, double-glazed windows or single-glazed windows with storms, and all reasonably accessible and major hole air sealing has been done, it’s probably time to look into PV if you have good solar access. My intuition is that Massachusetts code is probably close to optimum on conservation (that is, if builders actually and completely meet the code), and the next step is on-site generation. But don’t take my word for it, take a look at the math on the projects you’re looking at.”Mark made one last point:“It is true that someone has to pay to maintain the grid infrastructure and keep the lights on when it’s nighttime, so the current net metering situation will have to change at some point. If people don’t want to pay for grid support, they can go buy the hardware necessary to get along without it, and in so doing realize how cheap it was to just pay for the grid.“Consider as well that PV penetration is so small right now — and the utilities and their regulators are slow moving entities — that most PV installations that go in today will probably have paid for themselves before the rules change, and the rule change probably won’t be retroactive to those who put in systems under the past scheme.“In Massachusetts, regulators specifically changed the net metering structure in 2010 to help get more renewables in place faster, so I don’t see this being reversed anytime soon in states where there is a push to add renewable generation.”last_img read more

‘Happy’ Perisic to end Man Utd hopes

first_imgTransfers Man Utd hopes ended as ‘happy’ Perisic set to be rewarded with new Inter deal Last updated 2 years ago 00:02 8/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Ivan Perisic Inter Getty Transfers Serie A Premier League Primera División Internazionale Manchester United Real Madrid Croatia boss Ante Cacic believes his star winger will not be on the move before the summer deadline and will instead pen fresh terms at the San Siro Ivan Perisic will continue to snub interest from Manchester United as he is “happy” at Inter, says Croatia boss Ante Cacic.The 28-year-old winger has been heavily linked with a big-money move to Old Trafford throughout the summer transfer window.It appeared at one stage as though the Red Devils were closing on a deal, but Inter have maintained throughout that they have no interest in selling and Perisic has been convinced to stay put. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Inter 11/8 to beat Spal -2 handicapHe is now expected to put an end to the transfer rumours once and for all by committing to fresh terms at the San Siro, with Cacic not expecting any movement before Thursday’s deadline.”I spoke to Ivan Perisic, he is happy in Inter,” the Croatia head coach told reporters after seeing his squad report for international duty.“The coach [Luciano Spalletti] appreciates him, they are preparing new contract for him.”While delighted to see Perisic’s domestic future being resolved, Cacic has also welcomed the ongoing commitment of Luka Modric to the international cause.Luka Modric Real MadridThe Real Madrid midfielder admitted to questioning his position after facing criticism for changing his testimony in the recent Zdravko Mamic corruption trial.He told Vecernji List in July: “I have still not made a final decision, we will see.”Cacic, though, claims that the 31-year-old never came close to retiring from the national team fold.He said: “Luka Modric is best midfielder in the world, proud of Croatia and he never considered quitting national team.”Croatia are currently readying themselves for World Cup qualifiers against Kosovo and Turkey.last_img read more

Natalie Cole And Smokey Robinson To Perform For Gabrielles Angel

first_imgDenise Rich will host the Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation’s Angel Ball 2012 on October 22.Along with performances by Natalie Cole and Smokey Robinson and DJ Cassidy, the evening will be hosted by Entertainment Tonight correspondent Christina McLarty. Also expected to attend are Estelle, Roberto Cavalli, Lorraine Schwartz, Ethan Zohn & Jenna Morasca, Clive Davis, Russell Simmons, Jessica White, Star Jones, Ivana Trump, Lorraine Bracco, George Hamilton, Simon de Pury, Amare Stoudemire & Alexis Welch, Tyson Chandler & Kimberly Chandler, Mark Linn-Baker, Tamara Eccelstone, Suleika Jaouad and many others…The Angel Ball is a black-tie benefit, hosted by Grammy-nominated song writer Denise Rich and her daughters Daniella Rich Kilstock and Ilona Rich Schachter, and will feature a cocktail reception, dinner, show and both live and online auctions. This year’s gala will honor three individuals for their outstanding philanthropic contributions to cancer research: Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Trustee of The Charles Evans Foundation and Lester and Sue Smith, Founders of The Lester & Sue Smith Foundation.Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research was created in 1996, when Grammy-nominated songwriter and philanthropist, Denise Rich lost her daughter Gabrielle, a vibrant 27-year-old actress and Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor, to acute myelogenous leukemia. Gabrielle’s mother and sisters, Daniella Rich Kilstock and Ilona Rich Schachter, believed the best way to honor Gabrielle’s memory was to create a Foundation that would fund the best and brightest scientific investigators with the hope that less toxic treatments, and ultimately a cure, might be discovered.Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation funds young scientific investigators conducting research in the fields of leukemia, lymphoma, and related cancers. Since its inception, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation has awarded grants totaling nearly $20 million to over 100 of the top physician-scientists in America. Acknowledged by the Better Business Bureau as an Accredited Charity and recognized as one of the “Best in America” by the Independent Charities of America, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation maintains its status as one of the largest non-governmental sources of grant support for blood cancer research in the United States. In 2011, the Foundation announced the creation of its sister chapter, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation UK, which will expand its mission to fund similar research in the United Kingdom.WHEN: Monday, October 22, 2012WHERE: Cipriani Wall Street 55 Wall Street, New York CityFind out more here.last_img read more