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Researcher gets grant of $1.1 million

June 19, 2018 9:52 pm Published by

A $1.1 million grant has been awarded to a Fort Wayne medical researcher to potentially reduce brain inflammation due to stroke.

Jui-Hung "Jimmy" Yen, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at Indiana University School of Medicine-Fort Wayne, was awarded the grant by the National Institutes of Health, the school said in a news release Tuesday.

The five-year NIH-funded project builds on previous research by Yen and funded by the American Heart Association and an Indiana University School of Medicine Research Enhancement Grant.

Fen-Lei Chang, associate dean and director of IUSM-Fort Wayne and executive committee chair of Indiana University Fort Wayne. "IU School of Medicine-Fort Wayne is a regional center focusing on neuroscience and aging research, and as Indiana University Fort Wayne continues to grow its health sciences academic and research programs, the community will benefit now and in the future."

Yen, one of 11 neuroscience researchers at the Fort Wayne school, joined the local faculty in 2013.

LA Kings icon and his family’s philanthropy for kids from foster care

June 19, 2018 9:30 pm Published by LA Kings icon and his family's philanthropy for kids from foster care - Story | KTTV LA Kings icon and his family's philanthropy for kids from foster care

LOS ANGELES, CA (FOX 11) - Hockey icon Luc Robitaille has found a passion off the ice. One brother said "I've never seen such successful foster youth."

For the Robitaille's, it's about echoing hope, one child at a time.


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Youth-owned businesses can apply for grant

June 19, 2018 9:18 pm Published by

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) is offering R200 000 to Tembisa youth-owned businesses as financial assistance.

Head of economic development and city planning in Ward 7 Sibusiso Banda said the grant funding came as a follow up to a business expo staged by the Ward 7 municipal committee on May 25.

"I received a follow-up call on June 4 from Bandile Makhawula, the small business development manager at NYDA.

"I used that opportunity to remind NYDA of the promise they made at the expo and I didn't only remind them but I sent an invitation to NYDA that they accepted.

"We invited a small manageable group of young entrepreneurs to attend the presentation on June 14.

Makhawula concluded the presentation by giving general business tips like good customer service and be disciplined when it comes to money," said Banda.

Conny Mathibela, one of the attendees, said she aspires to start a catering business and the presentation was an eye opener for her.

"It was very encouraging because I had this idea since last year but didn't have the capital to implement it.

"With NYDA I will be killing two birds with one stone as I will get training plus a chance to receive grant funding. Thank you councillor Thabang Jiyane and Sibusiso Banda for your good work," said Mathibela.

Banda added for the prospective entrepreneurs to access the grant funding they need to have a business idea or a business that is viable.

"They must be 18 to 35 years old and you must have attended a compulsory 5-day training course conducted by NYDA.

"Once you completed the training then you can apply for a grant from as little as R1 000 to R200 000 to purchase equipment or stock," said Banda.

NEC Establishes “NEC X” in Silicon Valley

June 19, 2018 9:18 pm Published by Osamu Fujikawa, senior vice president with NEC and head of the company's Business Innovation Unit, is slated to become the CEO of NEC X as it begins operations in July 2018.

NEC X will leverage the ecosystem of NEC's talent and technologies in order to promote commercialization through open innovation. These initiatives will result in the creation of an "outbound style" of business that actively provides state-of-the-art technology and new business ideas.

As one of the new company's first initiatives, NEC X will begin implementing the "NEC Accelerator Program" in July 2018 in order to launch the first startups in early 2019. Singularity University is humbled and thankful to NEC for their partnership."

"NEC is now accelerating the monetization of its competitive technologies by creating diverse alliances as part of the 'strengthening of business development capabilities' in the 'restructuring of execution capabilities' that are outlined in the Mid-term Management Plan 2020(2) that NEC announced in January 2018," said Osamu Fujikawa, Senior Vice President, NEC Corporation. "The establishment of NEC X is an important advancement in this process, following the founding of dotData, Inc.(3) earlier this year."

For more information on NEC X, please see the following link:
http://nec-x.com/

(1) Singularity University
https://su.org/
(2) NEC establishes "Mid-term Management Plan 2020"
https://www.nec.com/en/press/201801/global_20180130_02.html
(3) Disrupting data science with artificial intelligence NEC establishes a startup in Silicon Valley for automating data analytics
https://www.nec.com/en/press/201804/global_20180426_01.html

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world.

City Receives State Grant For Downtown Demolitions

June 19, 2018 9:18 pm Published by City Receives State Grant For Downtown Demolitions | News, Sports, Jobs - Post Journal City Receives State Grant For Downtown Demolitions

The abandoned building where a structure fire occurred last June will be one of two buildings that will be demolished thanks to a $100,000 State and Municipal Facilities Program grant.

City officials have received a $100,000 grant to demolish two downtown buildings that have been a source of concern since emergency situations.

On Monday during a Jamestown City Council work session meeting, Vince DeJoy, city development director, discussed the $100,000 State and Municipal Facilities Program grant city officials received to tear down 24 N.

In December 2017, Gebbie Foundation and city officials didn't receive a $500,000 consolidated funding application grant through the state Regional Economic Development Corporation program that was going to help stabilize the structures. However, with the $100,000 state grant city officials will be able to finally demolish 24 N.

DeJoy said city officials received the grant with assistance by state Assemblyman Andy Goodell, R-N.Y. Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, said this grant is a good example of bipartisanship with the Republican assemblyman assisting the city's Democratic administration.

DeJoy said even with the $100,000 grant, they will still need to use some funds from the city's demolition budget to tear down the buildings.

According to the council's resolution, the state grant is to demolition damaged structures in downtown Jamestown to create park space. On Monday, city officials didn't discuss what will be done with the two sites once the buildings are demolished.

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Bethesda Park District Board discusses Natureworks Grant

June 19, 2018 9:07 pm Published by Bethesda Park District Board discusses Natureworks Grant - News - ThisWeek Community News - Lewis Center, OH

The park board thanked Dirk Davis for having the public works crew construct and install the new picnic tables in the park.

Burkhead discussed the Natureworks Grant application and stated that the board needed to pass an inter-agency agreement to work in cooperation with the Village of Bethesda on the bridge replacement project. Jim Ellis made a motion to enter into an inter-agency agreement with the Village of Bethesda for the Natureworks Grant and Bridge Replacement Project, seconded by Jim Patron. Burkhead asked the board to pass a motion to allow him to prepare a certification of funds for the Natureworks grant after he received the final quote from the people who are going to perform the work. Debbie Mason made a motion to allow Burkhead to prepare the certification of funds and to determine the park boards match, seconded by Jim Patron.

The park board discussed the events for the pave the trail event day which include a pirate treasure hunt, carnival games, laser tag, petting zoo, crafts, food, corn hole tournament, live music, vendor show, funnel cakes, Chinese auctions, gift card boards, and a 50/50.

Summer reading program at Gordon-Nash Library begins June 26

June 19, 2018 9:07 pm Published by '';

NEW HAMPTON a The Gordon-Nash Libraryas summer reading program with the theme Libraries Rock!A will offer childrenas programming focused on music, instruments, and reading, beginning Tuesday, June 26.

There will be several sessions will be held each week, with Tuesday evening programs running fromA 6:30 to 7:30, featuring performances and events for the whole family.

Wednesday afternoons, fromA 3:30 to 4:30, will offer a drop-in Lego time, and most Wednesdays atA 6 p.m.

Sailing to New Horizons

June 19, 2018 8:56 pm Published by

Making waves and spreading positive impact from sea to land, The Sarasota Yacht Club recently partnered with The Community Foundation of Sarasota County to create a charitable arm of their membership called SYC Cares.

SYC proudly selected the Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota County as their first partner believing that the Boys & Girls Club inspires its young members through quality educational programming to instill the same level of commitment to community.

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is proud to partner with SRQ Media Group to highlight stories about community impact powered by philanthropy in our region, thanks to the support of donors and our local nonprofit partners.

Photo: The SYC Cares Committee & The Community Foundation of Sarasota County at a strategy meeting last week at Sarasota Yacht Club

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