Wednesday, October 17, 2018
 
 
CIO Leadership Live with Kristin Darby, CIO at Cancer Treatment Centers of America | Ep 3
In this episode, Maryfran Johnson, executive director of CIO programs and events at IDG, talks with CIO Kristin Darby of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America about IT’s critical role in the convergence of genomic advances, clinical research and digital capabilities in healthcare – and how all of that is creating a new world of connected care for patients.
 
State of the CIO 2018: Learn the latest on the evolving role of the CIO
Better understand the evolving role of the CIO in today’s business climate and the 2018 CIO agenda in this video discussion, hosted by Adam Dennison, SVP/General Manager, IDG Events/CEC & Publisher. Ron Guerrier, CIO at Farmers Insurance Group of Companies, and Kristie Grinnell, CIO & VP Information Technology & Supply Chain, General Dynamics Information Technology, share their thoughts on budgetary responsibilities, business and leadership challenges, and the key skills needed for the job today.
 
Hospitals, pharmacies work to overcome drug shortages from M
Hurricane Maria closed one of the two functioning plants that manufactures the normal-saline solution bags. Since then it has become increasingly difficult to stay on top of the demand on the hospital’s side.
 
CIO Leadership Live: Watch live on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. eastern
Join Maryfran Johnson, executive director of CIO programs for CIO Events and the CIO Executive Council, for an in-depth interview with Kristin Darby, CIO at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. eastern. Watch the show live on Twitter.
 
Using machine learning in Amazon's Cloud
Network World's Brandon Butler chats with Swami Sivasubramanian, general manager for Amazon Web Services (AWS) about its announcements surrounding machine learning and artificial intelligence. The announcements were made at the company's re:Invent show in Las Vegas.
 
Multi-county data-sharing network to improve farming, manufa
A newly formed group of 10 counties have come together to become a national hub of agricultural and manufacturing innovation.
 
SRHS "shoe boxing" items for veterans
This holiday season, Singing River Health Systems wants the community’s help spreading Christmas cheer to those in need. Their shoebox donation drive is aimed at homeless veterans in the area as well as those in local nursing homes. The items needed are health and comfort items like food, clothing, and toiletries, but they’ll also accept books, games, and anything that could be useful to those veterans that are weathering the winter conditions without shelter. It is recommended that each shoe box that is donated should have a total value of about $20. Singing River Health System Foundation Executive Director Laura Sessum said “This Christmas season, when we were looking at which way we’re going to try to help our community, we thought we would try to target our veterans and we wanted to help veterans that are local and so this is how the idea came about from Operation Shoebox which is more of an international type of drive usually, but we wanted to do it locally.” Boxes can be dropped off at either Singing River Hospital location by December 20th.
 
Virgin Islands call on Congress to share hurricane costs
“Today’s the day the United States Congress, the White House and everyday citizens must make a sustained commitment to the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico," Representative Stacey Plaskett from the US Virgin Islands said Thursday. Plaskett (D-USVI At Large) is standing up for the Virgin Islands on the steps of Capitol Hill. She said efforts to help her territory and Puerto Rico are just not enough.
 
IV Fluids low in the Basin
Hurricane Maria destroyed three main manufacturing plants, causing a nationwide shortage.
 
CAPCO RAID PIC FOR ORIGINAL POST
"federal agents and the grand junction police arrived on the scene early wednesday morning outside cap-co inc on the 1300th block of winter's avenue. local police left after securing the area. employees were sent home for the day at cap-co inc -- and what has been confirmed by the u.s. attorney's office for the district of colorado is that no one will be taken into custody on wednesday -- and that this investigation is still developing currently. when looking at cap-co inc's website -- they're listed as a defense contractor company that serve for quote "key procurements offices from each of the u.s. department of defense's service branches, as well as serving a broader commercial customer base of original equipment manufacturers and suppliers in a variety of industries" end quote. the website further details the types of engineer ing and manufacturing capabilities held inside the 100,000 plus square foot facility. the company employs over 300 employees, including an in- house engineering team of degreed engineers, physicists, and chemists. capco's website also says they manufacture a variety of munitions, weapons, and weapon accessories -- including propellents, pyrotechnics and explosives. cordell bennigson, ceo of capco, inc released a statement "as always, capco remains committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products and services. we are cooperating fully with the investigation and we intend to provide the same level of transparency and communication that has earned capco a stellar reputation in the defense
 



Federal Agents Raid CAPCO, INC.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Federal Agents and the Grand Junction Police arrived on the scene early Wednesday morning outside CAPCO on the 1300th block of Winters Avenue. Local police left after securing the area. Employees were sent home for the day at CAPCO and what has been confirmed by U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado is that no one will be taken into custody on Wednesday and that this investigation is still developing currently. When looking at CAPCO's website, they're listed as a Defense Contractor Company that serve for "key procurements offices from each of U.S. Department of Defense's service branches, as well as serving a broader commercial customer base of original equipment manufacturers and suppliers in a variety of industries." The website further details the types of engineering and manufacturing capabilities held inside the 100,000 plus square foot facility. The company employs over 300 employees, including an in-house engineering team of degreed engineers, physicists, and chemists. CAPCO's website also says they manufacture a variety of munitions, weapons, and weapon accessories including propellants, pyrotechnics, and explosives. Cordell Bennigson, CEO of CAPCO, INC., released a statement saying, "As always, CAPCO remains committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products and services. We are cooperating fully with the investigation and we intend to provide the same level of transparency and communication that has earned CAPCO a stellar reputation in the defense community."
 
I&I: Lawsuits against Pharmaceutical Companies (Part 2)
Attorney Stephen Skinner outlines how lawsuits filed by smaller municipalities against pharmaceutical companies will play out in court.
 
I&I: Lawsuits against Pharmaceutical Companies (Part 1)
Attorney Stephen Skinner discusses the negative effects that opioids and misleading advertising have had on the Eastern Panhandle.
 
Gallatin Co. to vote on lawsuit
Gallatin County commissioners are debating whether they will join a lawsuit against pharmaceutical manufacturers. The county says those manufacturers are behind the opioid epidemic.
 
Pharmaceutical Facility to Open in Fayetteville KNWA
Pharmaceutical Facility to Open in Fayetteville KNWA
 
Pharmaceutical Company Plans for Fayetteville Facility FX
Pharmaceutical Company Plans for Fayetteville Facility FX
 
The Opioid Epidemic In The Mid-South: How Bad Is It?
The opioid epidemic is grabbing headlines. From Shelby County suing pharmaceutical companies to Donald Trump declaring the problem a health emergency.
 
Danville biodiesel
new tax credits
 
Small biotech start-up growing in size every year
They're looking to have 20 employees by the end of the year.
 
New movie theater opening at Edgewater Mall
A new state of the art movie theater is coming to Edgewater Mall in Biloxi. Officials say it will open next year. Biloxi hasn’t had a cinema of this kind since before Hurricane Katrina. Biloxi is known for its casino, beaches, resorts, and restaurants, but for years, the city’s entertainment line-up has been missing something. A brand new movie theater is planned to go up at Edgewater Mall and be completed by next November. Residents and Visitors are already excited. Louisiana Resident Marie DeYoung said, “I think it’s fantastic. I don’t go to casinos and I don’t even go for shows, but more of that kind of entertainment makes this an ideal place to visit for a family.” Premiere Cinemas will be built in the building that used to be Sears at the Edgewater Mall. The state of the art movie theater will have eight wall to wall digital screens and luxury reclining seats. Biloxi Resident Cameron Smith said, “I don’t go to the movies much just because of the drive. I feel like having one closer by would make me a lot more, I guess, up for going to the movie theater.” The cinema’s construction design includes plans to turn the pavement around where the new movie theater will stand into 20,000 square feet of landscaped green space. The addition will come with improvements to the food court and the mall’s entrances. All set to take place near the new restaurant called Barefoot Billy’s Grill and Bar which is scheduled to open early December. Edgewater Mall General Manager Terry Powell said, “It creates a great entertainment environment for the mall. This and some other things we’re anticipating for the future. In today’s retail environment you have to look outside the box.” When construction wraps up, the building will be filled with recliner seats. Get your popcorn ready, the grand opening is set for November 2018. “It’s one more feature for those who live locally and those who are visiting for a short little hop to entertain,” said DeYoung.
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





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