After 51 Super Bowls, When Will the Eagles Finally Win One?

first_imgFor long suffering fans of the Philadelphia Eagles, Super Bowl Sunday is always met with a sense of sadness. How can a franchise that has enjoyed a relatively successful tenure in the NFL still be without a Super Bowl victory? Well maybe, just maybe, that will change in the near future.During Andy Reid’s time with the Eagles, they were a perennial playoff team that made it to a Super Bowl in 2005. After Reid’s time in Philly, I think most Eagles fans would agree that the Chip Kelly experiment was a failure and actually set the team back during his 3 years in Philadelphia. Now with new coach, Doug Pederson, in place and the seemingly smart move to draft a potential franchise Quarterback in Carson Wentz, the Eagles fortunes have certainly begun to look up.The Eagles front office has expressed an interest in clearing significant salary cap space by parting ways with some long-standing veterans. Names like Connor Barwin, Jason Kelce, Jason Peters, Brent Celek and Ryan Matthews have been mentioned as those who could very well be on their way out. With that needed cap space, the Eagles would have the ability to address some of the most glaring areas of need on the team for 2017.If you even watched one quarter of an Eagles game this year, you probably noticed the Eagles wide receivers rarely caught a pass this year. Addressing the need for sure handed wide receivers who can not only catch the ball but also spread the field with additional speed, may signal a potential return of former fan favorite, DeSean Jackson. The former Eagles wide receiver was famously cut by Chip Kelly and ended up playing the past several seasons for the Washington Redskins. While not the dynamic player he once was, Jackson is still a big play receiver who would be welcomed back by the fans of Philadelphia to help improve our receiving corps.The Eagles also shrewdly acquired a first round pick for serial under-performer, Sam Bradford, right before the start of the 2016 season. That pick has now become the number 14 pick in the draft and will allow the Eagles to pursue other areas of need on the team such as Cornerback and an edge Defensive player who can help apply more pressure on opposing Quarterbacks. Interestingly enough, the draft is being held in Philadelphia this year, so perhaps that is a sign of good luck for the Eagles.Despite the fact that the Eagles missed the playoffs again this year, it is interesting to note that they beat the Super Bowl bound Atlanta Falcons in November in Philadelphia and also famously let a few other games slip away from them over the course of the year. Perhaps with an improved roster and a coach and QB who have gained more experience, the prospect of the Eagles making the playoffs next year look very good.When will the Eagles actually win a Super Bowl? It’s hard to say…..let us know what you think by visiting our Facebook page and voicing your opinion.last_img read more

Arboretum and Boston Teachers Union School partner for science education

first_imgGrowing out of a longstanding commitment to sharing knowledge about the natural world, the Arnold Arboretum’s educational programming for children began in the 1980s with the introduction of field study opportunities in the historical landscape. While this programming continues to thrive today, the Arboretum’s Boston Teachers Union School collaboration is designed to provide science instruction as an integral part of student learning throughout the school year. Funded through the generous support of a private donor, the program includes lessons on plant and animal life but also nurtures a broader understanding of science in general, intending to spark curiosity through thought-provoking activities that promote observation, reasoning, and language skills.Collaborating with the BTU School has opened avenues of discovery for both students and their instructors, and both teachers and parents have noticed a spike in the children’s enthusiasm for learning science. In addition to engaging students in the classroom, the Arboretum hosted the students for field studies in the landscape, creating opportunities for students to expand on their indoor experiments through an exploration of the Arboretum’s living collection of plants. Some of the students will learn elementary botany by growing plants in their classrooms this spring, and all will return to the landscape when the weather warms to continue to learn about science in the field. Whether in the classroom or on the Arboretum grounds, students and educators both look forward to the continued flowering of this unique educational partnership.Learn more about the Boston Teachers Union School and its partnership with the Arnold Arboretum. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Easing the Transition to New Ways of Working

first_imgWhen COVID-19 hit, France-based Air Liquide was already on the front lines as a world leader in gases and services for Industry and Health. Its role in producing medical oxygen, ventilators and supplying other home health care solutions has become critical in combating the virus. Still, the company was faced with responding to the health crisis while ensuring many of its employees could work from home effectively. The company successfully rolled out its business continuity plans that included the streamlined deployment of thousands of pre-configured Dell laptops, enabling remote workers to continue serving clients, medical institutions and patients all over the world. Grupo Boticario, a retailer with 4,000 locations across Brazil and a presence in eight other countries, faced a dual challenge as COVID-19 spread: How to enable thousands of employees to work remotely while continuing to serve customers online. The solution was technology, and it would have to be in place quickly. Armed with Dell EMC servers, more than 1,000 laptops and configuration, deployment and support services, Grupo Boticario was able to help 3,000 employees work remotely. Now, the company will be able to maintain the performance and stability it needs even during peak demand. From medical equipment to groceries, technology is helping businesses make new ways of working a reality. The spread and severity of COVID-19 has forced businesses and public institutions to find ways to carry out their essential missions while keeping their customers, employees and citizens safe.That means large-scale transitions to remote work. For many, those transitions have had to be seamless. Lives and livelihoods are on the line, both in the workplace and in communities around the world.For many, the pressure is intense. Failure to develop and implement secure remote work capabilities makes it more difficult to provide the public with vital information on health and safety. Without these capabilities, health care professionals and first responders would not be able to do their jobs safely and efficiently. Vulnerable citizens would not be able to get the supplies and prescriptions they need.Businesses and government agencies have turned to tech not only for the innovation that makes these new remote work arrangements possible, but for guidance on how to best implement these new arrangements, often on extraordinarily tight deadlines.“Business continuity is about more than just keeping the lights on. It’s about serving others when it matters most,” said Jen Felch, Chief Digital Officer and CIO, Dell Technologies. “We have more than a decade of experience in enabling our own remote workforce. Before we announced a global work-from-home policy due to COVID-19, 65 percent of our team members were leveraging our flexible work policies, and we had approximately 30 percent of team members working remotely on any given day. Our connected workplace experience set us up well for the unexpected, and we’ve been applying this experience to our work with customers and partners, some of whom are making the transition to a remote workforce for the first time.”“In addition, our global supply chain is leveraging their flexibility and working diligently to get customers around the globe the technology they need to serve their own businesses, customers, students and communities,” Felch said. “Similarly, our Dell Financial Services can help find the appropriate resources for our customers in a timely matter, furthering our end-to-end customer enablement.”Dell Technologies is helping businesses around the world establish, expand or refine remote work capabilities. Here are just a few examples:Idaho-based grocery chain Albertsons Cos Inc. knew it had to act quickly to keep critical operations up and running while providing for thousands of employees to work from home. This included enabling remote support for over 1,000 Albertsons call center and retail support employees, who play a vital role in solving technical problems for Albertsons check-out systems and pharmacies. Any delay in setting up remote work systems, any failure that could not be solved remotely would directly impact customers and employees by straining strict social distancing policies in-store. Dell Technologies helped Albertsons make the jump to remote work for call center and retail support employees with a variety of PCs, monitors and peripherals along with configuration, deployment and support services. All of this was done within an extremely short timeframe.center_img Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), a busy shipping port in the Middle East, has not only survived but actually thrived during the COVID-19 pandemic due to a Business Continuity Plan (BCP), remote work infrastructure, and most importantly, automation solutions. ADT’s operation is a critical link in the region’s supply chain, moving as many as 250,000 20-foot containers through its terminal each month. When the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in early 2020, ADT was already using an automation solution powered by Dell Technologies and VMware which allowed ADT to fast-track the rollout of a remote work program and meant there was no reduction in productivity. Excluding operators, mechanics, and security personnel, ADT has nearly 100 percent of its employees working remotely. These remote workers include Management, Information Technology, Finance, Commercial, Human Resources, and Operations Control Center personnel.Learn more about how Dell Technologies can enable and support a productive and secure remote workforce.last_img read more

Murder suspect arrested

first_imgPacia wasdetained in the custodial facility of the Hinigaran police station. BACOLOD City –Charged with murder, a man was nabbed in Barangay Gargato, Hinigaran, NegrosOccidental. Officers of themunicipal police station served the warrant issued by Judge Walter Zorilla ofthe Regional Trial Court Branch 55 in Himamaylan City dated March 30, 2019. Policeidentified him as 23-year-old resident Cornelio Pacia Jr.center_img Pacia wascaught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 6, apolice report showed. The courtrecommended a P200,000 bail bond for his temporary liberty./PNlast_img read more